Occasionally Tapes releases “Farewell Concert” by Stadium Filler

Stadium Filler is a fictitious band from the mid-2300s, and Farewell Concert capture their eleven-track set at their final concert ever. The result is a crazy mix of plunderphonics and old-school pop music. Go read the accompanying text on Occasionally Tapes’ web page – it’s pretty interesting. Farewell Concert is available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below: […]

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Holographic Technologies – Edit / Delete

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Edit / Delete is notable for being the first album ever to be released on North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes, coming out on 7 August 2016 on digital download and cassette format. This twenty-three track1 album consists of classic-style vaporwave that’s edited together into two cassette sides of pretty much continuous music. The album makes use of very […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “exoplanets” by saneLIV

North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes has released a new mini-album by saneLIV, titled exoplanets. This is a quirky vaporhop album with some elements of cyberpunk/dreampunk aesthetic through the usage of digital twinkling and artifacts. Recommended if you’re also digging the PFS album 1000 POUNDS released on Evaporated Sounds this week. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “コンソールエイト” by ヒップ アーチ ロゴ

コンソールエイト by ヒップ アーチ ロゴ is fourteen tracks of bite-sized chunks of hypnagogic drift for your weirder moments. The album is generally constructed of short samples of what is assumed to be plundered samples that have been divorced from their context in a way kind of like telepath’s 仮想夢プラザ project – except for brevity rather than length. Recommended for fans […]

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日本語の文字 – 何も は リアル

Recommendation: ☹ 日本語の文字 is a sneaky parody of vaporwave; the name translates as “Japanese characters”. The album title 何も は リアル is related; it translates as “Nothing Is Real”, which might be a snipe at the thematic focus on emotional emptiness that permeates many vaporwave (especially classic-style) releases and message boards. Or perhaps I’m overthinking it all.1 Musically, 何も は […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “Watch that Scene” by Star Vision

Watch that Scene is a slushwave/hypnagogic drift release by Star Vision that was released this past Friday on North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes. Tracks have a muted, swirly production style that makes heavy use of stereo panning, but not in a dizzying way. It’s recommended for fans of telepath’s early releases (2013-early 2014). It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. […]

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