Elemental 95 releases “Swimsuit Edition 水着雑誌” by b l u e__ΔCID

Fresh from French label Elemental 95 is new music from b l u e__ΔCID called Swimsuit Edition 水着雑誌. This is a ten-track full-length of classic-style vaporwave and sample curation that primarily samples from adult contemporary music and slow jamz R&B. Tracks have thematic and sampled source material that imply beach hang outs (e.g. “︽TᕼE ᑭEᖇᖴEᑕT ᗯᗩᐯE︽”) and softcore pornography (e.g. […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “smoke break vol II” by qualchan.

Returning into the vaporwave folds is qualchan (typeset as “qualchan.”) with smoke break vol II, available through Adhesive Sounds. This release is set up as two continuous sides of a cassette, with each track made up of a multitude of movements constructed through classic-style vaporwave and sample curation. Sources include instrumental adult contemporary music and smooth jazz, like what would […]

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Bogus Collective releases “the search for joy” by 一時的 b l i s s

Following up the new WTF.FM album on Bogus Collective is the search for joy by 一時的 b l i s s. This release is a thirteen-track full-length of pure classic-style vaporwave/sample curation with nameless adult contemporary and instrumental muzak tracks, as if you’re listening in on someone’s slightly-off recollection of the late 80s/early 90s. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital […]

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Penthouse Apartment – Trump

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Believe it or not, TKX Vault once had a late night lo-fi vaporwave release – and one themed around Donald Trump! Trump was released on 8 August 2015 through the Dream Catalogue imprint, which primarily catered to experimental works that weren’t entirely fitting on the parent label. By this time, classic-style vaporwave was on its way out for […]

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Zenkraft – COLD NIGHTS 1 2 MANY

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ COLD NIGHTS 1 2 MANY is the third album out of four released through the short-lived label Retrotech Sounds, from which nothing has been released since October 2015.1 It comes from the Australian artist Zenkraft, who utilizes a mix of hip-hop, adult contemporary, and new age (or slowed-down enough to sound new age) sounds in a seven-track mix […]

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