The Tree of Life – Psalm 23

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ TKX Vault tagged Psalm 23 as “torahvapour” on their Bandcamp page, which is an entirely accurate description for this dreampunk release. The album’s eponym is one of the most famous passages in Judeo-Christian texts, that which begins “The LORD is my shepherd, I shalt not want.”1 Likewise, the artist’s moniker The Tree of Life does not refer to […]

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UNFR – Holy Forest

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UNFR’s Holy Forest consists of a single seventeen-minute long track called “Scripture,” out on the experimental label TKX Vault (formerly known as Tokyo Exchange).1 The album is dreampunk, a specific style of ambient vaporwave that utilizes drone music as its musical foundation as opposed to chopped-and-screwed techniques, sample curation, or trap beats.2 Expectedly, Holy Forest has no percussion, […]

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Halo Acid – Days of Night

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Fancy a bit of four-on-the-floor stylings with your ghost tech/dreampunk? Halo Acid has you covered. Days of Night is that-meets-Autechre – specifically, Amber/Garbage-era, and it’s one of the nighttime raviest albums in the scene. Think of Hong Kong Express with the beats of “PIOBmx19” from the aforementioned IDM band’s latter-listed album, and you’ve got the jist. Speaking of […]

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TKX Vault closes down

In an announcement coinciding with the release of Hong Kong Express by Hong Kong Express, the experimental electronic/vaporwave label TKX Vault has officially closed. Hong Kong Express is the fiftieth release within the Vault (formerly known as Tokyo Exchange), and with its release the label will no longer feature new albums. The label’s music will still be accessible for the […]

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TKX Vault releases “Huylowave” by ЖЫ

Russian vaporwave artist ЖЫ1 released the hardvapor/ruskevapor album Huylowave today on TKX Vault. It’s a single, uninterrupted twenty-minute track of field-recording-esque noise music and effects with the characteristic vocal samplings, glitchiness, and digitalism of the vaporwave scene. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   Huylowave by ЖЫ 1Belarusian translation: “Miss” 0

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