The Soviet Uprising – World War 2020 (Ep. One)

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ The Soviet Uprising is the first chapter in a series released on HVRF that imagines a near-future third World War. It’s great for HVRF (also known as the Hardvapor Resistance Front1), which uses an ultranationalist and far-right aesthetic in its imagery, music, and social media – to the extent of re-tweeting American nationalist figures on Twitter such as […]

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Advanced Materials releases “Techno-Animism” by Outworlder

Techno-Animism is a glitchy release of dreampunk/ambient vaporwave from the artist Outworlder, available through Advanced Materials. It’s a four-track EP that kinda goes all over the place, starting off with extremely ambient space-type music before going into a whirlwind of glitches akin to Phantomsmasher by the time “Vision of Uttu” rolls around. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check […]

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メディカル – Coma

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Coma is the debut full-length by 2047 (co-creator of BLCR Laboratories) under the メディカル1 moniker, which shares thematic similarities with the artist’s Acid Medical label. Anyone who’s heard of メディカル or 2047’s main output may expect similar soporific drone music. The theme of the メディカル albums is sedation – both in the medical aspect and in the sense […]

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Two Bogus Collective releases: CΞLΞƧTIᐱL V I Ƨ I ∅ N and 満潮

Here are two albums from Bogus Collective that came out this past weekend and Monday when Sunbleach underwent a personality crisis. Alternative Reality by CΞLΞƧTIᐱL V I Ƨ I ∅ N is a dreampunk/vapordrone album that’s just as cyberpunk-dystopian as its title suggests. It is eight tracks of ambient and vague yet menacing synthesizer music that will please fans of […]

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[Feature] 2-0-1-7

In the fall of 2016, matdmoon and Hantasi came together to create Online Records, a netlabel that features experimental music primarily dealing with noise, field recordings, and musique concrète. Albums generally featured long tracks that steadily developed into layered progressions of static and found sounds, utilizing the samplism techniques that are commonly found in vaporwave. Several live recordings were released […]

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