100% Electronica releases “200% Electronica” by ESPRIT 空想

200% Electronica is easily one of the most anticipated albums of 2017, comparable to MEGA by Blank Banshee last year in community hype and excitement (minus the ARG). This album is the follow-up to ESPRIT 空想’s (a.k.a. George Clanton) 2014 full-length virtua.zip, which at the time of release was notable for its vaporwave sound that was made entirely of original […]

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Business Casual releases “Goodbye Sample City (Deluxe Edition)” by Vista Kid Cruiser

Screaming back to the Business Casual label is the deluxe edition of Goodbye Sample City by Vista Kid Cruiser, which was originally released in 2015. Goodbye Sample City is a quirky synthwave release with elements of downtempo and French house music. Rhythms tend to be polyrhythmic, and each song features upbeat and happy melodies. It may appeal to fans of […]

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Business Casual releases “Crisis” by Cologne

Business Casual releases a new album every Friday, and this week’s is Crisis by Cologne. This full-length mixes chillwave/synthwave aesthetics with modern electronic music, creating a “Friday Night Party” type of atmosphere. (Great for driving music, too.) Songs occasionally feature slightly obfuscated vocals that drift about in the back of the mix. Recommended for fans of Washed out and SURFING. […]

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Vektroid self-releases “Seed & Synthetic Earth”

Six months after Nextcentury and Vektroid has returned with a new full-length called Seed & Synthetic Earth. This nine-track album continues Vektroid’s explorations of glitch-influenced electronic music with lots of jump-cut aesthetics and polyrhythmic/polysamplic compositions. “Hard Toys” features an appearance by Siddiq, a rapper with whom Vektroid previously collaborated on August 2016’s Midnight Run. Recommended for fans of recent output […]

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Somber Rhombus – VR_Sip

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ VR_Sip is a six-track EP from Stoic Parallelogr- I mean, Somber Rhombus. VR_Sip came out in November 2015 on Advanced Materials, a Louisiana label notable for releasing vaporwave, ambient, and drone releases inspired by cyberpunk culture. Most of these albums have a somewhat dark-tinge to them as originally connoted by the work “cyberpunk”- after all, Neuromancer and Blade […]

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