The Darkest Future – ????????

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ The Darkest Future is a somewhat curious figure. And alias of D▲RKPYR▲MID, this artist put out one of the most contentious albums of 2014, Floral Shoppe 2, which is either a satire on the nigh-obsession with Macintosh Plus’ classic or an onanistic bad joke. Many members of the scene quickly wrote off the project and turned their attention […]

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TKX Vault releases “Days of Night” by Halo Acid

TKX Vault (also/formerly known as Tokyo Exchange) released new music today by Halo Acid called Days of Night. It’s a deeply hypnagogic release with layers of white noise, static, and clever electronic beats produced with an outrun-esque, underground rave aesthetic. There are musical nods to early Autechre and Aphex Twin, especially the former’s Garbage extended-play. HKE of Dream Catalogue makes […]

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チェスマスター – 夢に生きます

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 12 October 2015.] Japanese electronic music producer チェスマスター (English: Chessmaster) is a recent phenomenon in the 90s-nostalgia subculture. As a member of Dream Catalogue, TKX Vault, and Nirvana Port – the first being one of the premiere vapor(-suffix) labels – チェスマスター released five albums starting in March 2014. 夢に生きます (English: […]

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