La Santisima 死 – PROSPERITY

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ La Santisima 死1 is a mainstay on Botanica1, which is part of a semi-collective of labels that also includes Sub Swap Audio Brewing and Seikomart. Whereas the other labels primarily release on classic-style vaporwave, chillwave, and hypnagogic drift; Botanica1 has always remained firmly within ambient vaporwave and dreampunk music. La Santisima 死 is no exception, being a prolific […]

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death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – DERELICTメガタワー

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ DERELICTメガタワー1 – a.k.a. “The Behemoth” – is a four-hour, 84-track set of vaporwave music from death’s dynamic shroud.wmv (hereafter “dds.wmv”), a semi-collective of artists who collaborate and work solo under the dds.wmv name. One of the longest releases in mainstream vaporwave (insofar as something like that even exists), DERELICTメガタワー is the crown jewel to dds.wmv’s NUWRLD series of […]

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midnight王朝 – 自己満足

Recommendation: ✂ (“血の後の人生”, “太陽のかけら”) This is some midnight music.1 自己満足2 by midnight王朝3 is ambient vaporwave that sounds like it was produced for the setting depicted in the album artwork: late hours of the night in the middle of an urban parking lot where a lone fluorescent lamp provides the only source of light. Released in June 2016 through The Library, […]

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Ailanthus Recordings releases “RichL​@​nd W​@​ltZ” split by Chi}} Wi$$ard / Bichhaelモルトン

Chi}} Wi$$ard and Bichhaelモルトン have released a new split album called RichL@nd W@ltZ on long-time vaporwave label Ailanthus Recordings. The Chi}} Wi$$ard side is mostly classic-style vaporwave with elements of vaporgoth; the tracks frequently dip from moderate engaging classic-style samplism into the depressing, mired hypnagogic drift. The Bichhaelモルトン side samples lo-fi soundtrack and classical music scores to a somewhat unsettling […]

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Parasite – Dreams That Cast the Deep Web

Recommendation: ☹ Dreams That Cast the Deep Web comes from Parasite, an anonymous artist who – according to the RKM Records blurb – submitted this album with no further information. It’s two tracks of vaporgoth music that consist of extraordinarily pitch-/tempo-shifted samples taken from a Japanese promo for the Sega Dreamcast.1 There’s almost nothing in the way of standard musicality […]

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Seikomart releases “fear effect” by Black Ant

Seikomart continues to branch out into vaporwave/cyberpunk genres outside of their original focus on classic-style/mallsoft with fear effect by Black Ant. This ten-track full-length is something of a mix between trip-hop and vaporgoth music. Imagine Nearly God by Tricky and Psyence Fiction by UNKLE combined with the music of Chinese Hackers, and you’ve kinda got what this album is about. […]

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Midnight Moon Tapes releases “Black Mesa Research Facility” by 猫 シ Corp. & Mezzaluna

Black Mesa Research Facility is a split between 猫 シ Corp. & Mezzaluna out on Midnight Moon Tapes. The album is a mallsoft (mesasoft?) and vaporgoth release that explores the titular Black Mesa Research Facility of the Half-Life series of first-person shooter games. Each track explores a different aspect of the facility, ostensibly before the incident around which the first […]

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