General Translator – CONTEMPORARY

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ General Translator was one of the most engaged members of the community in vaporwave’s adolescence from 2012 to 2014, after which he took a three-year hiatus1 before returning with 2017’s OPERATION ETERNAL ECSTASY. This artist produced music for a variety of labels including the short-lived Tinnitus1 – of which 2013’s CONTEMPORARY is the most well-known. CONTEMPORARY was reissued […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “AM Transport Company (1AM​-​5AM)” by KASH N' KARRY SHOPPING CART

DMT Tapes FL has many specializations, and a significant one is in classic-style vaporwave with a narrative theme that generally focus on specific locations. “AM Transport Company (1AM​-​5AM) by KASH N' KARRY SHOPPING CART mixes mallsoft with classic-style vaporwave and sample curation. In contrast to other albums in the DMT Tapes FL catalogue, this release is exceptionally lo-fi with some […]

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Shikuramen Garden releases “Pambansang Tindahan” by NewEraDreaming

We’ve got some new stuff breaking from NewEraDreaming, one of the co-owners of the Flamingo Records label. Pambansang Tindahan is a fifteen-track concept album on Filipino culture. Tracks are constructed of short fragments of muzak, adult contemporary, and smooth jazz – very similar to old school vaporwave releases on Fortune 500. Some tracks (e.g. “Boulevard”) have reverb characteristic of mallsoft. […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “virtual mall//real life” by TM memories

TM memories? Don’t remember that move from Pokemon. virtual mall//real life is a new release from this artist – an eighteen-track mini-album of mallsoft vignettes. Recommended for fans of the early DMT Tapes FL, as well as some of the classic-style vaporwave on Cyber Dream Records. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   virtual mall//real […]

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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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