Floristic Regions – พืชกระท่อม

Recommendation: ☹ พืชกระท่อม1 is a seven-track EP from Occasionally Tapes by Floristic Regions. Reissued in 2016, Floristic Regions’ debut release is pure mallsoft, taking muzak and smooth jazz to their reverbed extreme with a bit of phasing in an imaginary plant store. If you’ve heard mallsoft before, then you know what to expect here. The album is promoted as having […]

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Dallas Raines – 天気予報官

Recommendation: ✂ (“M E G A d o p p l e r メガドップラー”, “Dew Point 露点 • 圧力変化 Pressure Change”, “Moderate Visibility 適度な可視性”) “Weathersoft” is a small but rather vibrant sub-subculture within mallsoft. Practitioners make art that serves to evoke services such as the Weather Channel and local meteorologist networks. Songs generally feature smooth jazz samples and tunes that […]

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Evaporated Sounds releases “ベクトル都市” by 人類

Here’s a new release of hypnagogic drift plus mallsoft called ベクトル都市 by 人類, available through Evaporated Sounds. This release is eight tracks of (sorta) lo-fi upbeat and happy-sounding samples with additional percussion and high-treble production. There’s a lot of audible tape hiss, giving ベクトル都市 the impression that it’s being played through some old Windows hardware speakers from the mid-90s. It’s […]

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Datavision Ltd. – NIGHTWAVES

Recommendation: ✂ (“[untitled]”, “Get Lifted”) NIGHTWAVES is a mixtape by Datavision Ltd., an old-school vaporwave duo that consisted of Robin Burnett of INTERNET CLUB and Leonce Nelson. This mixtape consists of “booty-poppin malljams” of existing songs, sort of like ECCOJAMS but using the whole song rather than an earworm sample (with a couple exceptions). Each track consists of one song […]

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CVLTVRΣ – Virtual Life

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Virtual Life is classic-style vaporwave from… wait, 2014? Damn, I could’ve sworn this has been around since 2011 or 2012. Sure looks and sounds that way. Huh. Nice. Anyway, CVLTVRΣ’s debut album originally came out to relatively little attention, but it quickly grew in popularity on message boards and eventually found itself featured on the first Vaporwave ULTRA […]

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Squarecom広場SOFTWARE – バーチャルSHOPPING CENTRE

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ “I have some new hits I can’t wait to share with you.” Aww. Regardless of the music, that’s pretty cute. バーチャルSHOPPING CENTRE1 is the third album by Squarecom広場SOFTWARE,2 a classic-style vaporwave artist whose works evoke adventures within the neverchanging Virtual Plaza(TM). This release is significantly influenced by mallsoft, with many tracks featuring the ever-so-slight glitch and fuzzy production […]

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