Employee#6817 – Eulogy

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Eulogy‘s connection to the vaporwave scene is tenuous as best – one that is due more to the circumstances of its release and glitch-aesthetic than any large connection to the scene. It’s the first album by Jonathan Burgess of the New Jersey label Scolex Recordings under the thoroughly big-business moniker “Employee#6817,” the sterility of which is unsettling. Now […]

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AOTW | June 13 – June 19: ░▒▓新しいデラックスライフ▓▒░ – ▣世界から解放され▣

One of the most divisive releases in the scene, ▣世界から解放され▣ is the epitome of the broken transmission subgenre of vaporwave. This short, barely EP-length release is entirely made up of shredded television advertisements and jingles pasted together and covered with a layer of grime like an Odyssey video game set that has not seen use since the seventies. It’s difficult, […]

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王阳明 – 屯蒙

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 王阳明 is a music producer based in Beijing, China; whose albums revolve around the concept of Chinese traditional philosophy and literature as described in the Book of Changes. There are sixty-four hexagrams within the Book, which are either “broken” or “unbroken” (a parallel to yin and yang) and are divided into an upper and lower trigram. Each trigram […]

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zoal – humans [EP]

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ humans is the debut release by zoal, a Los Angeles artist who produces a unique blend of industrial-electronic music and vaporwave. Similar to The Darkest Futures on Dream Catalogue, zoal’s modus operandi is to make samples as unrecognizably distorted as possible, with nods to the beat-tastic styles of Skinny Puppy and The Prodigy. A short four-track, ten-minute release. […]

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アドブロック+ – 私はライトゼロを感じている

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ アドブロック+1 puts the “noise” in “vapornoise” – harsh noise, that is. In contrast to vapornoise artists whose amusicality is rooted in the usage of television samples and chopped-and-screwed production while still being listenable, 私はライトゼロを感じている2 is Merzbow software-destruction at its purest form. This album is better viewed as harsh noise influenced by vaporwave: the connection to the vaporwave scene […]

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