AOTW | 16 October – 22 October: 식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open

Lots of mallsoft albums purport to be the soundtrack to your shopping journey, but only one album actually changes aisles with you. 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open is that album. One of the first releases ever on the now-monolithic Dream Catalogue label, 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open chronicles your experience at the local market, providing some easy instrumental listening for you as you shop […]

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Power Lunch releases “Adopt-A-Succulent” by Azuresands大麻

The cutely-named Adopt-A-Succulent is a new album of mallsoft music released by Azuresands大麻, a mainstay on the Power Lunch label. Adopt-A-Succulent is eight tracks of relaxing pseudo-new age music with a sample curation aesthetic as you shop for your new plant friend. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download, for $8 USD on cassette in an edition of eight, and […]

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Seikomart releases “Inpatient” by SUNSET PRISM LTD.

Inpatient is like sample curation or mallsoft for hospitals (hospitalsoft?). This new release from SUNSET PRISM LTD. is available through Seikomart, a Japanese label that caters to a variety of vaporwave and cyberpunk-influenced subgenres. This release is eight tracks of moderately “happy” and mid-tempo music that could be what plays through the hospital-provided waiting rooms of various places such as […]

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HTSB Sounds releases “Pagbebenta Na Ngayon” by Inabandunang

HTSB Sounds is the sister label to Evaporated Sounds, a future funk and hypnagogic drift label. HTSB Sounds generally releases albums that wouldn’t quite fit the milieu of Evaporated Sounds or tend to be more on the experimental side – similar to the relationship between Dream Catalogue and TKX Vault. Pagbebenta Na Ngayon by Inabandunang is the label’s fourth release. […]

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AOTW 10 July – 16 July: Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza – Transversal Worldwide Shopping

What is “transversal”, and how would it be applied to worldwide shopping? Well, maybe Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza has the answer. Transversal Worldwide Shopping is the pseudonymous artist’s most out-there release. In contrast to the other “chapters” of LVP, Transversal Worldwide Shopping is only two tracks, both of which are long-form hypnagogic drift jams that launch into something like trip-vaporhop. One […]

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khoven – ファーリー・ファンダム

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ ファーリー・ファンダム1 is the fourth album released on Velvet Bazaar, which has been home to artists such as 2047, .mp3neptune, reef frequent, and MindSpring Memories – an impressive roster for a label that’s only had ten releases! This is a twenty-six minute mini-album2 of ambient vaporwave music from the artist khoven. Each track is a little less uptempo than […]

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