VCR releases the “Video Home Singles, Vol. 6” compilation

VCR returns with the six installment to their Video Home Singles compilation, which brings together tracks from all albums and artists released through VCR through a span of time. #6 spans 4 April 2017 to 5 June 2017, which corresponds to VCR release 093 through 103. #6 is substantially composed of classic-style vaporwave, hypnagogic drift, and sample curation. Fans of […]

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Ailanthus Recordings releases “RichL​@​nd W​@​ltZ” split by Chi}} Wi$$ard / Bichhaelモルトン

Chi}} Wi$$ard and Bichhaelモルトン have released a new split album called RichL@nd W@ltZ on long-time vaporwave label Ailanthus Recordings. The Chi}} Wi$$ard side is mostly classic-style vaporwave with elements of vaporgoth; the tracks frequently dip from moderate engaging classic-style samplism into the depressing, mired hypnagogic drift. The Bichhaelモルトン side samples lo-fi soundtrack and classical music scores to a somewhat unsettling […]

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Naughty Night releases “Serenity” by particle dreams

Naughty Night is back with some new sample curation music from particle dreams. This seven-track EP is titled Serenity, and it melds the characteristic lo-fi qualities of sample curation with the gentle, rather dreamy aesthetic of hypnagogic drift music. Recommended for fans of waterfront dining and Trademarks & Copyrights. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download and for €8 EUR […]

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Bogus Collective releases “saxual harassment” by skyline divine

Saxual Harassment (boo, get off the stage) by skyline divine is a new album of smooth jazz sample curation, available through Bogus Collective. It’s ten tracks of saxophone instrumental tracks that truly sound like bottom-of-the-barrel muzak and filler for devil’s hour programming on a smooth jazz radio station. Each track title is a pun on songs and saying with the […]

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Bogus Collective releases “but, yesterday was tomorrow.” by TWAYNG MCGRAW

Befitting the name, TWAYNG MCGRAW produces classic-style vaporwave using country music as its source material. but, yesterday was tomorrow. is a nine-track mini-album of country jams that are pitch-/tempo-shifted akin to ~2012 vaporwave production style. Bogus Collective is marketing the album as “a journey of an alcoholic in denial, battling selfishness to gain his true love’s trust”. It’s available as […]

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Louvain – dazed

Recommendation: ☹ dazed is a five-track EP of sample curation by Louvain available through Basement Tapes, a label based out of Oklahoma. It consists of twelve minutes of adult contemporary tracks spliced together with minimal equalization. While that is a hallmark of classic-style vaporwave, dazed is a problematic release because of how it is literally just copied and pasted tracks […]

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qualchan. – the spectacle.

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ First and foremost: that album artwork is gorgeous. I’m already interested in the world of the spectacle. in which people apparently swim beside oil and industry rigs in the middle of the ocean. The cassette is spectacular, too. Cell Death Tapes sold translucent purple-blue shells that juxtapose well with the album artwork. Those two factors alone make the […]

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