Seikomart releases “West Park Pioneer” by NINENINENINE

West Park Pioneer is some exceptionally slurred vaporwave from NINENINENINE and the Japanese label Seikomart. Tracks feature extensively edited, pitch-/tempo-shifted muzak and adult contemporary music of which the production focuses on high-frequency sounds as if the music is being played by PA speakers in need of some serious maintenance. Lots of reverb gives it a cavernous, empty-mall milieu. Recommended for […]

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Pizza Beast reissues “FOCUS LIFE永遠に愛して” by SHOPPING WORLD JP

FOCUS LIFE永遠に愛して was originally released in 2013 by SHOPPING WORLD JP, whom you might recognize as the artist behind mallsoft album MARKET WORLD from the same year. As with its sister album, this release is a bunch of short vignette tracks that feature one or two samples with pitch-bending and reverb to evoke the soulless consumerist space of shopping malls. […]

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Bogus Collective releases “Phantasie” by ライフMIDI

Phantasie is a six-track EP of mallsoft music produced by ライフMIDI and available through Bogus Collective. It’s the first in a double-EP release for the label. This album utilizes a variety of mallsoft sounds,including a few wistful hypnagogic tracks reminiscent of Hologram Plaza by Disconscious. Recommended for fans of cereal (the vaporwave artist, not the breakfast food). It’s available as […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “A T R I U M” by Hallmark ’87

A T R I U M is a new mallsoft release from Hallmark ’87, an old-school inspired vaporwave producer who primarily creates plunderphonics remixes of instrumental music. This album is a highly ambient and hypnagogic release, with tracks like “CONCRETE” having the shifting, swirly production values generally associated with early telepath or Gateway. Others such as “MEZZANINE” and “LOOKING UP” […]

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Junk Maker Sounds releases “ベルベットファンタジー” by ベルベット73-95

ベルベットファンタジー is a new full-length of mallsoft by ベルベット73-95, released through Junk Maker Sounds. This album is primarily comprised of sample curation of muzak sounds like those which would be played in a mall that hasn’t had their PA system upgraded in a few years. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   ベルベットファンタジー by ベルベット73-95 […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “Clearance Sale” by Sport3000

Here’s a new full-length from Sport3000, another relatively recent vaporwave artist who primarily works within classic-style vaporwave and sample curation. Clearance Sale is a mallsoft/classic-style release on Adhesive Sounds that is a concept album about the “last days of a department store”. Tracks steadily change from pretty straightforward mallsoft into glitchy vapornoise-esque. Recommended for fans of Virtual Campus(TM) by Universitat […]

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Gulf Audio Company releases “Midnight Shopping” by ハリウッドの食料品

Well we missed this one by a few days, but that’s okay! Midnight Shopping by ハリウッドの食料品 on Gulf Audio Company is a mallsoft release that captures the aesthetic of a lonely PA system playing to a cavernously empty mall. Recommended for fans of Disconscious. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download; the cassette editions are already sold out. Check it […]

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