HTSB Sounds releases “Computer System II” by 人類

Computer System II is newly arrived on HTSB Sounds, a sister label to Evaporated Sounds that generally caters to experimental forms of vaporwave music in a way similar to TKX Vault did for Dream Catalogue. This release is twelve tracks of signalwave music, by which extraordinarily short microsamples are repeated ad infinitum. The tracks here are generally extremely short, with […]

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日本語の文字 – 何も は リアル

Recommendation: ☹ 日本語の文字 is a sneaky parody of vaporwave; the name translates as “Japanese characters”. The album title 何も は リアル is related; it translates as “Nothing Is Real”, which might be a snipe at the thematic focus on emotional emptiness that permeates many vaporwave (especially classic-style) releases and message boards. Or perhaps I’m overthinking it all.1 Musically, 何も は […]

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PLUS100 reissues “The Gift from Neon Planet” by SAYOHIMEBOU

Wow, this is pretty cool! PLUS100 is back with SAYOHIMEBOU’s first ever release, titled The Gift from Neon Planet. This album takes influences from dreampunk, vaporwave, signalwave, and broken transmission, and then merges them all together with a bit of dub for good measure. If you’ve ever wondered what I Am Chesumasuta would sound like if the main character were […]

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Sunset Grid releases “ALBUM 16 ‘UNTITLED'” by Broken Machine Films

Sunset Grid returns with a release of ALBUM 16 ‘UNTITLED’ by Broken Machine Films. This is a forty-six track release of “lost audio snippets and samples found from 8mm reel, cassette, vhs, 8track (sic), minidisc, and floppy mediums”. The result is a signalwave fan’s impression of late-night drive-by television. Recommended for fans of Broken Light and ghosting. It’s available as […]

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Midnight Moon Tapes reissues two Diskette Romances albums

Midnight Moon Tapes continues its round of reissues with two releases from Diskette Romances, who pseudo-anonymously released a full-length and an EP before fading back into the digital obscurity that characterizes early vaporwave (or simply moving onto a new alias). These two albums features hazy, repeated samples of nameless new age and muzak from the 80s and 90s with additional […]

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Evaporated Sounds releases “Petrogenesis” by 暗い欲望

Petrogenesis is classic-style vaporwave and signalwave by 暗い欲望, currently available on Evaporated Sounds. Petrogenesis utilizes the microsong format of signalwave whereby songs are composed via lo-fi pitch and tempo-shifted tracks with jump cut production. Recommended for fans of great for fans of Midnight Television, early Internet Club, and Cyber Dream Records. It’s available for $1 CAD as a digital download. […]

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