The Hypergiants ASMR self-releases “We Were Warned Off”

The Hypergiants ASMR released their sixty-something album1 today, We Were Warned Off. Like most of their releases, We Were Warned Off has a space-age aesthetic in presentation and titling, although the tracks themselves are mostly chopped-and-screwed sets with barely-recognizable sampling. It’s rather dissonant and experimental for vaporwave releases, and a far cry from the late-night lo-fi releases that have come […]

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「fluence」 – elemental

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 21 April 2016.] After dropping several tracks on streaming services,「fluence」released the downtempo vaportrap album elemental on the Dream Catalogue label – one of the foremost in professional vaporwave marketing and production. Sporting one of the prettiest album covers in the whole genre, elemental forewent the silliness of Blank Banshee for […]

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DMT[REC] releases “ALL TOGETHER VOL. 1 ゴールドエディション” by A K A N E I N T O K I O

Ecuadorian producer Karoline Rossi (also known as A K A N E I N T O K I O) dropped ALL TOGETHER VOL. 1 ゴールドエディション today through Floridian label DMT[REC]. Rossi collaborated with twenty-eight artists for this record, including nano神社 (✪㉨✪), Haircuts for Men, FUJI TELEVISION PLUS, and 猫 シ Corp. The album is mostly late-night lo-fi VHS screw and […]

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AOTW | 6 June – 12 June: Daniel Lopatin – Chuck Person’s ECCOJAMS Vol. 1

Continuing last week’s focus on early vaporwave, this week’s AOTW is Chuck Person’s ECCOJAMS Vol. 1. This album pioneered the extreme chopped-and-screwed style of recognizable pop songs that launched its own couple of subgenres in addition to influencing artists such as Vektroid (e.g. Floral Shoppe, as Macintosh Plus) and Nmesh. It’s narcotic and trippy; Lopatin’s vaporwave classic is an excellent […]

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Psychic LCD – Nexxware [EP]

Recommendation: ✂ (“Ident Dream,” “Doorway”) [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 10 April 2016.] Nexxware is a short, sweet extended-play of hypnagogic vaporwave. Released on the now-defunct Fortune 500 label,1 Psychic LCD’s only extant release2 is a fifteen-minute exploration of ambient loops and vague washes of sound through the imagery of “futurevisions,” which describes a largely niche (even […]

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░▒▓新しいデラックスライフ▓▒░ – ▣世界から解放され▣

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ [Originally post to the SongSavers music blog on 7 April 2016, albeit with a different format to demonstrate the album’s chaotic nature. The curious may access it here.] “[This album] feels like exploring an abandoned interstellar cruiser, once filled with passengers and concessions to keep them happy. Now everything is dark, and the only light is the blue […]

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Latinwave releases “Strange Tridimensional Figures” by バーチャルボーイA t s u

Ecaudorian label Latinwave released Strange Tridimensional Figures today by バーチャルボーイA t s u. The album is entirely non-sampled, with the exceptions of tracks nine and twelve (according to the artist’s Reddit post on the /r/vaporwave subreddit). Latinwave is comprised primarily of Latin-American and Hispanic artists, which include nintendo膣69, ΣƶɦĂk, and π_ROL; the music typically falls along the lines of classic-style […]

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