Power Lunch releases “Izakaya観光客” by Zima Clearmalt

I don’t think I’ve met anyone who’s drank a zima, much less enjoyed one. Izakaya観光客 is a new release by Zima Clearmalt for the Power Lunch label, which releases a variety of (mostly goofy) vaporwave albums, although primarily within classic-style vaporwave and hypnagogic drift. Izakaya観光客 is a chill sample curation release that mostly utilizes downtempo sources. It’s available as a […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “JUKAIZEN受改善” by METAPRISE APPLICATIONS

JUKAIZEN受改善 is a full-length of classic-style vaporwave from METAPRISE APPLICATIONS, available now on DMT Tapes FL. This album mostly plays straight the tropes of sample curation, presenting simple and easily-definable bits of adult contemporary and Japanese pop music with pitch-tempo-shifting, although as the album progresses glitch aesthetics and CD-skipping become fairly common. Choice track is “Forest of Fractured Data”. The […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “Casa Nueva Drive” by Zimzari

Casa Nueva Drive from Zimzari is another of the DMT Tapes FL pseudonymous projects. Rarely is more information provided upon these releases, which facilitates the unknown-persona vibe that characterized a substantial amount of vaporwave releases in 2011 and 2012. This album is a ten-track sample curation album that has some of the muffled, PA-esque production associated with mallsoft. Residence-spacesoft? Who […]

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Lost Angles releases “Badge of Honor” by Jack Mackrel & The Muddy Skids

Upon looking at the album title and artist name, I figured this would be another edition of “tumblewave” – a loose aesthetic of vaporwave that samples from country and western music instead of adult contemporary or muzak. Nope! Badge of Honor by Jack Mackrel & The Muddy Skids (available through Canadian label Lost Angles) certainly present itself with an American […]

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