Occasionally Tapes releases “exoplanets” by saneLIV

North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes has released a new mini-album by saneLIV, titled exoplanets. This is a quirky vaporhop album with some elements of cyberpunk/dreampunk aesthetic through the usage of digital twinkling and artifacts. Recommended if you’re also digging the PFS album 1000 POUNDS released on Evaporated Sounds this week. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out […]

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eーra – DIE-U

Recommendation: ✂ (“DISTRUPT (INTRO)”, “MY NOISE TANGIBLE”, “YOU SAY MISS”, “SEVENTH ELEMENT”) If you go to the Bandcamp page for Luxury Sky District, you’ll see that every album released by the label is dated exactly twenty years prior to the actual release date. For example, DIE-U by eーra came out on 20 December 2015, but its album page says that […]

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Sunset Grid releases “An Evening on Mirage Island” by お姉さん M-14

Sunset Grid releases two albums per week, and one of those is An Evening on Mirage Island by お姉さん M-14. This album is a schizophrenic collection of vaporhop and classic-style vaporwave music with lots of glitch elements as samples switch back and forth, jump cut into each other, and are suddenly pitch-/tempo-shifted. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “Ill カセット” by ロフト tapes

ロフト tapes returns with the next installment to their vaporhop recontextualization of nostalgic sounds with Ill カセット. This is a four-track EP on Adhesive Sounds that really puts the “hop” in “vaporhop”, foregoing examples of irony or simply house beats for a pretty fascinating integration of danceable, heavy-hitting percussion with vaporwave samplism. Start with “白 w h i t e” […]

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Lukepi – Soar

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Soar was a watershed moment for artist Lukepi and label Question Records. For the former, this six-track EP represented an evolution from early IDM and hip-hop sounds to a more eclectic style that also incorporates electro, wonky, and even dreampunk music. For the latter, Soar opened up the possibility of releasing music other than vaporwave, which was previously […]

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