Seikomart releases “CLEANING STAFF” by Love Hotel究極

A love hotel? Bow-chicka-wow-wow.1 CLEANING STAFF is five tracks of mallsoft out on the Seikomart label. It sounds like what might be played in the seediest, weirdest, back-alley brothel that you know. Tracks pretty vague and dark; the ten-minute opener “ROOM 612” is vaguely reminiscent of “Strugglin’” by Tricky off of Maxinquaye, except without the oppressiveness of the latter. “ROOM […]

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AOTW | 31 October – 6 November: Nyetscape – Nyetscape 4

Nyetscape 4 is a mallsoft album by Nyetscape. As with many mallsoft releases, Nyetscape 4 seeks to enhance and elicit the feeling of being inside of a mall – abandoned or otherwise. But where Nyetscape 4 differs is the strange, foreboding darkness that slowly creeps in upon the album’s progression. “Fever” and “AgenciesXL” may be lively-ish muzak tracks, but nobody […]

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cereaʟ – Opening Soon

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Opening Soon is a five-track extended-play by cereaʟ, one of only two releases ever put out by this Australian artist. This EP is mallsoft, but with a twist: rather than produce what would come from the PA speakers in a mall or make the soundtrack to an empty and soulless shopping experience, Opening Soon is a field recording […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “Shops at Sky Mall” by SoKool

New music out from the reliable “Adhesive Sounds”! Here’s something that’s a bit different from their usual output: it’s a mix of mallsoft, ECCOJAMS, and hypnagogic drift from SoKool, titled Shops at Sky Mall. It’s quite varied: the beginning song crosses some old-school classic-style vibes, and the immediate follow-up is straight easy listening/smooth jazz music. The presentation is set up […]

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Verbatim Consciousness Recordings releases “1-900-WEATHER” by Cosmic Cycler

Verbatim Consciousness Recordings is on quite a roll with releases lately, shelling out a new one practically every day this week. 1-900-WEATHER is today’s album, by the artist Cosmic Cycler. This album is weathersoft, a sub-subgenre (hyper-genre?) of mallsoft that elicits the soundtrack of The Weather Channel and similar networks. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out […]

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夢が制限されています – 彼らは徐々に消失しています

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Is that George Takei? Probably not, but just look at that face: it screams “Oh myyyy.” 彼らは徐々に消失しています1 is a minimalist ambient album of the Telepathic Data Storage project. It’s part of a little-known subgenre called “lowercase,” which takes Brian Eno’s statement that ambient music should be as “listenable as it is ignorable” to the far end of the […]

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SeikoMart releases “ウィングツイスト” by AIR DO CREW

New music out on the SeikoMart label, a label known for releasing albums of the mallsoft bent. This is ウィングツイスト by AIR DO CREW, which utilizes many similar aesthetics and vibes of mallsoft in addition to aspects of hypnagogic drift and ECCOJAMS. Fans of the ambient-esque mallsoft flavors of Disconscious’ Hologram Plaza may enjoy this short, four-track release. It’s available […]

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