C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R – 勝 者 ! ! ! !★W I N N E R★

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 勝 者 ! ! ! !★W I N N E R★1 is a clusterfuck of casino noise. The second and final album from C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R is a twenty-minute sound collage of Japanese pop music, sound effects, and bit phrases. Previous album ☆★☆ ボーナススピン幸運 !!! almost entirely relied […]

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emperor tangerine – saltwater creek

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emperor tangerine’s former harshness on my empire is toned down quite far here; although it’s loud, saltwater creek isn’t the pounding rapacity of noise that characterized emperor tangerine’s other efforts. It’s better described as an album that’s “disintegrating,” where the noise comes from the work crashing apart and being destroyed in the process of listening. It’s likely emperor […]

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Areas – Exhibition

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ The future is and always has been vague, and the tag “futuristic” is more so. What the hell is implied by “futuristic”? Whose future – or what’s? Are we going five minutes into the future to a post-2016 election cycle,1 a thousand years forward where Nixon’s head is president of the world, or farther still to some ethereal […]

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ULTRACOMPUTER – INFINITE 新しい生命システムの音

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ The first of the ULTRACOMPUTER albums is only the seventh album on the TKX Vault/Tokyo Exchange label of avant-garde electronic and vaporwave music, and it’s one of the best. INFINITE 新しい生命システムの音1 utilizes repeated fragments of sound to elicit a glitched state of mind. It’s a concept that’s been done many a time – it even has its own […]

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AOTW | 3 October – 9 October: Penthouse Apartment – Y2K Millenium Nightclub

Here’s an interesting concept: an album that revolves around burgeoning communication technology at the turn of the millennium utilizing phone connectors, remixed modem sounds, and some of the bleakest-sounding techno this side of Berlin. Penthouse Apartment with Y2K Millenium Nightclub (sic) does exactly that. This release is the Sunbleach AOTW for its status as a precursor to the “ghost tech” […]

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Vision Girl – デッドデッドデッドデッド

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ デッドデッドデッドデッド1 is a nine-track extended-play and the second release from the broken transmission project Vision Girl. In contrast to the chaotic Y.2089-esque film score sampling of Film Noir and the classical music screw of Amare sanguinem, this album is entirely ambient music , signalwave piano samples, and tape-degrade overlays. It’s the most reserved album of the Vision Girl […]

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ULTRACOMPUTER – SUPERCARTRIDGE

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Listening to SUPERCARTRIDGE? You’re on the game grid now, that’s for sure: except this one’s a backalley find of a B-list console with several pins missing rather than a state-of-the-art arcade cabinet. This is the second album from ULTRACOMPUTER, one of the many anonymous and pseudo-anonymous projects on TKX Vault,1 and it is certainly one of the label’s […]

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