SHUT_INS releases “REFLECTIONS” by MALK

SHUT_INS is a fairly eclectic label, and REFLECTIONS is a fairly eclectic release. This new album by MALK combines lo-fi hip-hop (“Zero Gravity”), ghost tech (“Amber Leaf”), and hardvapour (“1 Note Samba”) with some extremely high-quality production. It fits in well among other releases from SHUT_INS including last year’s release from New Shoppe and this year’s releases from Des Une […]

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Antifur releases “Brolamfetamine” by Ezhak

Ezhak started off in hypnagogic drift (and released a pretty community-acclaimed album on Cyber Dream Records last year – Heat on the Beach); his debut for Antifur called Brolamfetamine sees him trying his hand at hardvapour music. Brolamfetamine is five tracks of industrial techno-influenced hardvapour that are great for fans of Pinkerton and Animalman. It’s available for $4.21 USD as […]

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Antifur releases “Blind Vision” by Ross Khmil & Sonya Blade

Here’s a cool new collaboration now available through Antifur. Blind Vision is a forty-minute single-track release that is the product of Ross Khmil and Sonya Blade. Similar to some recent albums on Antifur and HVRF, Blind Vision is best described as “ambient hardvapour” that incorporates IDM, techno, and deep house music that contrasts with the hard noise and gabber influence […]

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Antifur releases “The Buffering” by Struggle Shamer

The Buffering (oh no!) is a new full-length album from Struggle Shamer, who has also released albums through HVRF. The Buffering follows 2017’s trend of relatively downtempo hardvapour music hitting the market, at least compared to the industrial/gabber freak-outs that were the end of 2015 and through 2016. Choice tracks include “5000 Deep” and “COPULATION 209”. Possibly recommended for fans […]

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HVRF releases “AMBIENT NIGHTMARE” by Lila Tirando a Violeta

HVRF brought us a new album from Lila Tirando a Violeta via AMBIENT NIGHTMARE, a hardvapour EP composed entirely on analogue synths. AMBIENT NIGHTMARE sounds like exactly that: highly distorted ambient synthesizers with a bit of the industrial techno influence that characterizes much of hardvapour. Choice track is “CIRS: Cybernetic Implant Rejection Syndrome”. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. […]

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