//◭// hd netscape //◭// – Crystal Clear

Recommendation: ☹ First and foremost, Crystal Clear by //◭// hd netscape //◭// has one of the best glitchy artworks in vaporwave this side of V01D23 by PINK AND YELLOW, and it will almost certainly earn itself a spot on the end-of-the-year rundown of album artworks on Sunbleach for 2017. The music itself is pretty standard sampled vaporwave. All four tracks […]

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luxury elite – III

Recommendation: ✂ (“into the great unknown”, “check it out”, “last moments of life”) III is a misnomer title: it’s actually luxury elite’s fifth album but her third in the main line of releases. This “babewave” record follows a split with Mensa Group International. It’s filled with sample curation: each track is one or two minutes in length and features little […]

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Midnight Moon Tapes releases “CRS 3.0” split by Donovan Hikaru and 猫 シ Corp.

Newly released on Midnight Moon Tapes is a split release between Donovan Hikaru and 猫 シ Corp. The Donovan Hikaru tracks are pure smooth jazz and late-night adult contemporary music. All tracks are composed of original material with no utilization of samples that sound so much like vaporwave samplism that these tracks entirely fooled me into believing that they were! […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “Poolside Temples” by CVLTVRΣ

Here’s a six-track release from CVLTVRΣ, who’s been producing vaporwave music for several years now. Poolside Temples is pure classic-style vaporwave and sample curation. It utilizes uptempo adult contemporary hits from the 80s and 90s, recontextualizing them in the foggy state of nostalgia for an era of which you may not have actually been a part. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want […]

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いすゞ・ピアッツァ ENTERPRISES – ISUZU PIAZZA

Recommendation: ✂ (“1981 Isuzu Piazza XE,” “Tokyo Motor Show,” “Tape Start B”) The only extant album of いすゞ・ピアッツァ ENTERPRISES1 is textbook vaporwave in the sense of almost entirely unedited samples put together in a package meant to elicit nostalgia and set up as if it’s from a promotional cassette tape for the titular vehicle. It does what it does well, and those looking for nothing more than […]

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Infinity Frequencies – Dream Recovery

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Dream Recovery predates Infinity Frequencies’ Computer trilogy by almost a year. The artist’s fourth release, this album features many of the sample curation techniques that would make Infinity Frequencies a household name in signalwave, broken transmission, and vaporwave as a whole: classical music sources, extremely short songs, and ultra-small loops. Those who have heard Infinity Frequencies’ later releases […]

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