Holographic Technologies – Edit / Delete

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Edit / Delete is notable for being the first album ever to be released on North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes, coming out on 7 August 2016 on digital download and cassette format. This twenty-three track1 album consists of classic-style vaporwave that’s edited together into two cassette sides of pretty much continuous music. The album makes use of very […]

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House of the Leg releases “saved data” by BAKGROUND

If you’re into Infinity Frequencies, then you’ll like saved data by BAKGROUND. This release (freshly out on British label House of the Leg) is a four-track EP of haunting lo-fi and repetitive samples that evoke the lonely signalwave pioneered by Infinity Frequencies on albums such as the Computer trilogy. Also recommended for fans of Amare sanguinem by Vision Girl on […]

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OKO Sounds reissues “☆★☆ ボーナススピン幸運 !!!” by C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R

Seems like there’s a string of TKX Vault albums being released on physical format lately! ☆★☆ ボーナススピン幸運 !!! is a vapornoise/sound collage release of casino and pachinko sounds by C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R that came out on TKX Vault in 2015 and was previously available only as a digital download. OKO […]

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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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