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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Occasionally Tapes releases “affliction” by Untitled Quota

Our final new music update today is from Occasionally Tapes. affliction is a ten-track full-length from Unknown Quota. It’s ambient vaporwave music with extremely distorted samples as a result from large amounts of pitch-/tempo-shifting. Recommended for fans of Chinese Hackers, especially the ░▒▓死▓▒░ EP. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   affliction by Untitled Quota […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “The Strange And Exciting World Of Mystery Type” by Mystery Type

The engimatically-titled The Strange And Exciting World Of Mystery Type by Mystery Type is now available on Occasionally Tapes. This release is like a mix of vaporgoth and mallsoft music to create a strange, hazy album of ambient vaporwave. Recommended for fans of the murkiest Virtual Dream Plaza albums and of La Santisima 死. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “Please Hold” by Air-Conditioned

Please Hold is new music from Air-Conditioned, out on North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes. It revolves around a fictional air conditioning support line, and all tracks are exactly one or three minutes in length. Recommended for fans of metrosong – the music doesn’t sound the same, but the hyper-sterile feel is sorta similar. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. […]

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Occasionally Tapes releases “Successful Clearance” by Embddd Systms

Here’s some more super old-school (wait, is that qualifier even possible for a genre barely half a decade old?) classic-style vaporwave, this time from Occasionally Tapes. Successful Clearance by Embddd Systms features tons of instrumental muzak with plenty of cheesiness. There’s even some calypso on “authentic”. Recommended for fans of 90s SimCity construction music. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital […]

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