Adhesive Sounds releases “植物波 [ p l a n t w a v e ]” by TVVIN_PINEZ_M4LL

Hey, it’s a Back to the Future reference! 植物波 [ p l a n t w a v e ] is out on Adhesive Sounds, coming from the artist TVVIN_PINEZ_M4LL. The album is eighteen tracks of smooth jazz and corporate muzak interpreted through hypnagogic pop. All tracks have references to plants, gardening, and topiary. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital […]

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Fantasy Deluxe releases “MIDNIGHT RADIO DELUXE” by ΣPSON

Fantasy Deluxe announced the release of Midnight Radio Deluxe two days ago, one of many releases by the hypnagogic pop and classic-style vaporwave artist ΣPSON. The majority of Midnight Radio Deluxe‘s thirteen tracks are lo-fi, processed samples of old-school R&B and slow jam tracks; quite a few of these songs would fit well on a late night lo-fi playlist. It’s […]

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TOYOTAセリカ – COSMIC漂流

Recommendation: ✂ (“恒星間ハイウェイ”) COSMIC漂流1 is a three track extended-play of old-school hypnagogic pop and samplism vaporwave from TOYOTAセリカ.2 As can be imagined from the presentation, each track has a space/car theme. The first – and shortest – track begins as a standard slowed jam but quickly degrades into a computer-twinkle outro. It’s unexpected, and quite pleasant as a listening experience […]

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Various Artists – NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL VAPORWAVE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL VAPORWAVE refers to a 2012 fabricated compilation album of the same name. One that, fittingly enough, never came out – because that’s the point, right? But in 2015, Colosseum Records1 went ahead and did it, and the result is forty-two tracks compiled from various artists within the vaporwave scene, mostly those who have […]

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いすゞ・ピアッツァ ENTERPRISES – ISUZU PIAZZA

Recommendation: ✂ (“1981 Isuzu Piazza XE,” “Tokyo Motor Show,” “Tape Start B”) The only extant album of いすゞ・ピアッツァ ENTERPRISES1 is textbook vaporwave in the sense of almost entirely unedited samples put together in a package meant to elicit nostalgia and set up as if it’s from a promotional cassette tape for the titular vehicle. It does what it does well, and those looking for nothing more than […]

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Ailanthus Recordings releases “always on my mind 夏の夜” by 「サンセット Network❾❶」

If I’m reading the note “I think it’s time to move on” correctly, then always on my mind 夏の夜 will be the final album by 「サンセット Network❾❶」. It’s a twenty-seven track release (as per this artist’s norm!) of hypnagogic pop with a serious eighties/early nineties feel. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   always on […]

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