骨架的 self-releases “Lost Memories 3”

Not many of the original vaporwave producers are still making music. 骨架的 is not only one of those originals, they’re arguably the first-ever vaporwave artist in the genre’s modern connotation, with landmark release Skeleton being one of the first albums ever in the genre (alongside Daniel Lopatin’s ECCOJAMS). True to vaporwave fashion, their actual identity has never been released, and […]

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AOTW | 25 December – 1 January: 骨架的 – Holograms

Here’s a total vaporwave throwback to cap off 2017! Holograms is the second album from 骨架的, one of those artists who could stake a claim on the “founder of vaporwave” epithet. Unless there’s something earlier floating around in the void of 2000s Internet forums, Holograms is the first album to utilize the sampling curation aesthetic of vaporwave that has since […]

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骨架的 – Poor Homme

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Poor Homme1 ended the anonymous producer 骨架的’s two-year hiatus following the release of Ancient Science in 2013. His(Her?) ninth overall full-length harkens back to the classic-style/proto-vaporwave of 2010’s Holograms and 2012’s Reflections, blending hazy vignettes of smooth jazz/easy listening with computer music. It’s also one of 骨架的’s longest albums to date: at twenty-one tracks in over fifty minutes, […]

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骨架的 – Holograms.zip

Recommendation: ✂ (“Ancient,” “Wires”) Holograms.zip (also known as Holograms Beta Version) is a kinda-sorta unofficial version of 骨架的’s landmark proto-vaporwave release Holograms that’s been floating around the Internet and various share folders for some time. The main differences are the order of tracks and a few songs: “Computer” is not on the album,1 and there are two excised tracks via […]

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骨架的 – Reflections

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Reflections follows much of the same styles of 骨架的’s previous effort Holograms. Tracks are almost entirely smooth jazz and easy listening samples with minimal processing, with the exceptions of minor pitch-shifting and delay. Track lengths range from the artist’s characteristic sub-minute microsamples (e.g. “subway,” “more memories”) to some of the longest excursions in 骨架的’s discography (e.g. the suitably-named […]

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骨架的 – Holograms

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 31 March 2016.] Vaporwave’s association with kitschy pitched-down R&B is so intrinsic to the genre as to be memetic, and it all started with 骨架的’s Holograms back in 2010. Released around the same time as Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1 by Daniel Lopatin, Holograms ditched the “post-Internet” ethereal gloom that […]

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AOTW | 30 May – 5 June: 骨架的 – Skeleton

The Album-of-the-Week for Sunbleach‘s inaugural week is the quintessential Skeleton by New York City producer 骨架的.1 One of the earliest albums of the vaporwave genre, Skeleton featured the extreme slowed-down samples that became nigh-ubiquitous with the scene, in addition to facilitating the aesthetic of East Asian influences in utilizing the Chinese Script in the eponym. A far cry from the […]

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