Chinese Hackers – ( wiretap )

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ( wiretap ) is the debut full-length album by Chinese Hackers, who developed the “vaporgoth” style upon the release of the ░▒▓死▓▒░ extended-play only three months prior to this. Vaporgoth is a highly specific1 subgenre of vaporwave that utilizes industrial music and vaporwave in the creation of dark soundscapes. Source material is all over the place – from […]

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Abject Records releases “Here and I” by B a DB u d d h a 釈迦

Abject Records’ follow-up to the dark ambient of 4rchtypes is the micro-form of B a DB u d d h a 釈迦, displayed through Here and I. This album is best described as Infinity Frequencies-meets-vaporgoth; tracks are repetitive microsamples with extreme filter, processing, and delay to sound like vaguely ominous ambient music. Basically, nothing like that album art. It’s available […]

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Lost Angles releases “Visions” by Chinese Hackers

Some time ago, Lost Angles announced the release of Visions by Chinese Hackers, and it is now available on the label’s web site. This album utilizes the artist’s patented “vaporgoth” sound, in addition to substantial influence from industrial music, hardvapor, and dark ambient. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download and for $8 CAD on white cassette. Check it out […]

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Skoddie – Biaxially-Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate

Recommendation: ✂ (the first eight tracks) Ever been interested in what early Autechre’s take on vaporgoth or dark ambient would sound like?1 That’s Biaxially-Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate by Skoddie, also known as Skoddie the Cat, whose late-2015 album is a two-and-a-half hour odyssey through various forms of lowercase, dark ambient, drone music, and field recording; with disordered album titles that evoke […]

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