AOTW | 13 November – 19 November: W¯¯ – 该水流有其言力

W¯¯ (a.k.a. Watching Waters) created his debut album 该水流有其言力 in the aftermath of an emotionally catastrophic break-up. This album is constructed to portray the story of the artist’s coming to terms with his past, his present, and what might lie for him in the future. Many of the tracks utilize samples that relate to his relationship’s past in some way, […]

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W¯¯ – 该水流有其言力

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 该水流有其言力1 was released by the enigmatic artist W¯¯2 on the even more enigmatic label Vapour Library3 on 1 September 2016. This album is W¯¯’s debut, and it described the emotional aftermath of the break-up of a four-year-long relationship and the escapist depersonalization that resulted.4 该水流有其言力 is composed of samples from film, classical music, and pop media with additional […]

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Late Night Loops – Late Night Loops II

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Don’t be fooled by the title. Despite this being called Late Night Loops II, I can’t find any other releases by the semi-eponymous artist Late Night Loops. It’s entirely possible that it’s out there, somewhere in the nameless archives of vaporwave MEGA discographies and forgotten Bandcamp labels – but knowing vaporwave, it’s also possible that Late Night Loops […]

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midnight王朝 – 自己満足

Recommendation: ✂ (“血の後の人生”, “太陽のかけら”) This is some midnight music.1 自己満足2 by midnight王朝3 is ambient vaporwave that sounds like it was produced for the setting depicted in the album artwork: late hours of the night in the middle of an urban parking lot where a lone fluorescent lamp provides the only source of light. Released in June 2016 through The Library, […]

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The Library releases “異常” by midnight王朝

The Library is back after a month-long hiatus with 異常 by midnight王朝. This album is a dark ambient-influenced vaporgoth album with hints of industrial music, similar to the work produced by Chinese Hackers. 異常 is eight tracks long, with the majority of songs surpassing the ten-minute mark. It’s a dark and claustrophobic affair; check it out if you’re into unnerving […]

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The Library releases “Silhouette” by Broken Light

About a month and a half after the release of New World, Broken Light is back with another album of hypnagogic drift-inspired music with Silhouette, out on The Library. Silhouette utilizes the signalwave-style samplint techniques of artists such as Infinity Frequencies, except Broken Light’s samples are typically a bit creepier – for lack of better words. Tracks are processed in […]

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