Midnight Moon Tapes releases “Black Mesa Research Facility” by 猫 シ Corp. & Mezzaluna

Black Mesa Research Facility is a split between 猫 シ Corp. & Mezzaluna out on Midnight Moon Tapes. The album is a mallsoft (mesasoft?) and vaporgoth release that explores the titular Black Mesa Research Facility of the Half-Life series of first-person shooter games. Each track explores a different aspect of the facility, ostensibly before the incident around which the first […]

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Bogus Collective releases “☼ Coast to Coast ☼” by Dallas Raines

Here’s weathersoft from Dallas Raines titled ☼ Coast to Coast ☼, courtesy of Bogus Collective. In contrast to Dallas Raines’ previous albums in standard weathersoft production format, ☼ Coast to Coast ☼ is produced as a real weather program on the Weather Channel. Individual movements don’t really start or end as much as they suddenly fade out and switch to […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “Hello Shoppers!” by Windows Windows Windows

Mallsoft? Yup, mallsoft. Hello Shoppers! is new music from Windows Windows Windows, out on Occasionally Tapes. This seven-track mini-album is mallsoft jams of muzak and adult contemporary that would soundtrack any mindless consumerist existence. Yay shopping! It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   Hello Shoppers! by Windows Windows Windows 0

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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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