AOTW | 21 May – 27 May: メディッカル medicalmechanica メチャニッカー – Gradient Sedan

Gradient Sedan is the second full-length released by メディッカル medicalmechanica メチャニッカー and their first for the Swamp Circle label, an experimental music label owned and operated by Angel Marcloid, who is also responsible for all of the label’s artwork and most of its releases. Gradient Sedan merges Swamp Circle’s vapornoise aesthetic with classic-style vaporwave, utilizing some overt plunderphonics while couching […]

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Elemental 95 releases “SaVe FoR a RAiNy DaY” by Θ⌐6απΣ╙╙ε §bÿ

Back in vaporwave’s early days (~2010/2011), the genre was a lot more surreal than the host of classic-style/sample curation that’s come since, with artists like 骨架的 and Datavision Ltd. making some surprisingly spooky music that was rooted in screwing with plundered samples as much as they could possibly go while still retaining some aspects of musicality. Θ⌐6απΣ╙╙ε §bÿ for Elemental […]

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Online Records releases “Twombine” by မိန်းမတပိုင်းငါးတပိုင်းအံသွား

Twombine is a new three-track EP from မိန်းမတပိုင်းငါးတပိုင်းအံသွား, available through the experimental vaporwave and electronic music label Online Records. True to the label’s form, Twombine is a combination of noise and drone music that’s sample-heavy. Each of the three tracks incorporate spoken-word bits from a public television documentary. It’s hypnotic. Twombine is available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it […]

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Online Records releases “whirling, swirling cave of astral wind&dust as a mid​-​modern house, arises from the gravelly tombstones of rare minerals” by Mayahe Mayaho

Experimental vaporwave label Online Records has reached 100 albums with the release of whirling, swirling cave of astral wind&dust as a mid​-​modern house, arises from the gravelly tombstones of rare minerals by Mayahe Mayaho. Congratulations, OR! This album is a single hour-long track of extremely lo-fi vapordrone music, with harkens back to the tape music and collage aesthetic prevalent in […]

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Flamingo Vapor releases “Crawl” by agv

Ah, classic-style vaporwave that’s almost indistinguishable from noise music. Not into being constricted to typical digital pitch-/tempo-shifting, Crawl by agv on Flamingo Vapor sounds like the vaporwave edition of letting the air out of the band. Remember how in Roller Coaster Tycoon the carousel’s music slows down when it breaks down? Think of that, except vaporwave/vaporgoth, and the music never […]

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AOTW | 23 April – 29 April: Toad Computers – ✔ permanent vacancy

In recognition of the recent nine-album drop by Swamp Circle, this week’s album-of-the-week is ✔ permanent vacancy by Toad Computers. ✔ permanent vacancy is a vapornoise album released in November 2016 that experiments with classic-style vaporwave samplism and drone. As fitting many of the Swamp Circle releases – whose creator Angel Marcloid focuses on experimental harsh noise and sound collage […]

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