DMT Tapes FL releases “Mountains” by SONICON

Mountains mixes classic-style vaporwave and sample curation for the new full-length by SONICON, released on DMT Tapes FL. Mountains applies simple pitch-/tempo-shifting without loops to simple edits of adult contemporary music. Choice track is “summit”. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   Mountains // DMT​​​​-​​​​504 by SONICON 0

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Section 9 Tapes reissues “Flounder Jams Vol. 20XX” by Ohm-N-I

Originally self-released exclusively on cassette, Flounder Jams Vol. 20XX is a semi-parody album of Chuck Person’s ECCOJAMS Vol. 1 that has been reissued by the Section 9 Tapes label. Despite implying a connection to ECCOJAMS, Flounder Jams Vol. 20XX is a sample curation album featuring muzak, R&B, and instrumental adult contemporary music. It’s available for $7 USD as a digital […]

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Hairs aBlazin’ releases “Dystopian City” by Nu_Polygon

Dystopian City is a full-length from Kentucky label Hairs aBlazin’, a label that’s been around for about a year but recently reached out to Sunbleach for new music. This album comes from Nu_Polygon. It’s a mix of sample curation and original material within vaporwave that recalls that slight uncanny valley with too-clear and too-smooth production, vinyl static notwithstanding. Recommended for […]

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Flamingo Vapor releases “Frozen Memories” by ゴールデンアイ1997

ゴールデンアイ1997 is a collaborative project between opal 東京 and 氷河. Frozen Memories is a new release from the project for Flamingo Vapor, featuring fifteen samples between under a half-minute and over three. Most tracks have an exotica-vibe to them, as if they’re to be played at a gaudy tiki bar on a lesser Florida Key. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want […]

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Gulf Audio Company releases “Reflecting Pool” by opal東京

Reflecting Pool is good clean fun from opal東京, available through Gulf Audio Company. It’s a brief, eight-track mini-album of sample curation featuring 80s/90s R&B and adult contemporary hits. It’s some smooth listening slow jamz if you’ve been feeling burnt out on the preponderance of dreampunk and ghost tech lately. Choice track is opener “Late Night Television”. Reflecting Pool is available […]

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Sunset Grid releases “F uture city” by M a g n a v o x 2 3 汉字

Finishing up our recap on Sunset Grid for the few weeks is F uture city by M a g n a v o x 2 3 汉字. This midtempo release is sample curation of isntrumental adult contemporary music and some smooth jazz. Tracks are generally between two and three minutes long, perfect for brief singles. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want […]

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Section 9 Tapes releases “GINKO” by 1998 Toyota Corolla

GINKO from 1998 Toyota Corolla is a vaporwave album by way of its vision of sample curation-plunderphonics, but the result sounds more synthwave than anything. It’s available through the Section 9 Tapes label. The album and track titles reference various aspects of Japanese culture such as ginko trees and gaijin. “LE (Limited Edition)” feature midtempo trap music. GINKO is available […]

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