TKX Vault releases “LOST: The Infernal Mixtape”

LOST: The Infernal Mixtape is a new featured release from Martin Smith (f.k.a. Chessmaster/Chesumasuta). It’s also the final album for TKX Vault, being billed with the catalogue number “TKX-END”. TKX Vault originally ran for fifty albums from 2014 through 2016 before closing with the release of Hong Kong Express. It was then re-opened for ten albums starting in mid-2017. This […]

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Antifur releases “Loathe” by Infinity Meter

Loathe is a brief, four-track EP from Infinity Meter and is now available through Antifur. Loathe is best seen as a remix-techno album, despite being released on a hardvapour giant. Opening track “Falling Forever” features distorted yet plaintive techno synths with autotuned male vocals with a simple drum machine beat. Recommended for fans of ambient hardvapour – maybe. It’s available […]

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AOTW | 19 February – 25 February: Qebaxugon – ��▀̿▀̿▀̿ �☐ � ☐� ▀̿▀̿▀̿��

Hardvapour is notable for its incorporation of industrial and noise music into techno beats. For most artists and albums, the “noise” stops at static overlays or significant distortion. Qebaxugon, on the other hand, did not. ��▀̿▀̿▀̿ �☐ � ☐� ▀̿▀̿▀̿�� (and no, your browser didn’t die – that’s the name of the album) is a noise release to the fullest […]

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Antifur releases “The Book of Life” by Martin Smith

Martin Smith is the artist formerly known as Chessmaster (a.k.a. Chesumasuta, チェスマスター), who has now shed that earlier cyberpunk-breakdown persona. The Book of Life is the first release as Martin Smith, and it being on the Antifur label should clue one in on what it’ll sound like. The album is the hardvapour equivalent of hardvapour, taking exceptionally hard-hitting rap leads […]

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