Sandtimer – 808 Hate Suite

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Vaporwave Is Dead gets most of the attention as the trope-codifying hardvapour album, but there’s another release by Sandtimer that predates the artist’s (in)famous take-that by a couple months. 808 Hate Suite is the bass-heavy Ur-example1 of hardvapour music, back when the tags were “XXXX”, “XXXX”, or even “dark vaporwave”. Although its association with hardvapour is more in […]

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蜃気楼MIRAGE / Chungking Mansions – Secret Deal

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Secret Deal is one of very few honest-to-god vaporwave albums released by TKX Vault in their initial fifty-album run.1 It is comprised of a fourteen-track split in equal portions featuring 蜃気楼MIRAGE2 and Chungking Mansions, both of which had been active producers in the vaporwave (and related genres) scene for a couple years by the time of this album’s […]

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TKX Vault releases “New Intelligence” by Omega Sapien

Coming at you with an album artwork that looks like something from a technical death metal album is New Intelligence by Omega Sapien. This dark ambient/cyberpunk release is available through TKX Vault, an imprint of the Dream Catalogue label that started back up after an almost year-long hiatus earlier this summer. New Intelligence comprises six tracks in about twenty-five minutes, […]

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