Fresh Batch – May 2021

Hello, gorgeous music-loving folks!



It is that time again….

April brought us a wealth of excellent new sounds.

Things tended to trend on the “Cozy” side this past month – whether grounded in ambience, bedroom pop or some other genre – producers and musicians found themselves harnessing the pleasant rather than the problematic.

Without further delay, enjoy this months FRESH BATCH!

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Fresh Batch – March 2021

Hello, lovely and beautiful people!



We are cutting through the noise this month, bringing you a heaping-helping of new music!

Forget the drama, throw on your best headphones or crank up those speakers, it’s time to discover some fresh sounds….

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Fresh Batch – February 2021

Well HELLO there readers! It certainly has been a while since we had one of these!

We are very pleased to announce the return of the FRESH BATCH – a monthly roundup of the freshest and finest sounds from the underground!

The goal of the FRESH BATCH is to provide a one-stop shop for some quality music. Too busy to browse through Bandcamp tags or thumb through your social media feeds?! We got you.

Thanks to our over 6 years of experience combing through labels, collectives, blogs, PR blasts and pure curiosity – we collect interesting and inspiring sounds every single month – trim the fat and hand deliver it…..FRESH.

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Fancy Feast (blue label), by Fester’s Quest

Brought to us by the ever-amazing Bogus Collective, we have a lovely full-length classic vaporwave album by Fester’s Quest titled FANCY FEAST (blue label). Now – was I attracted to listen to this album simply because there was a cat on the cover art? Yes. But as anticipated the sounds within are clever and enjoyable – utilizing a very classic and traditional flavor of vaporwave, FQ takes the listeners hand gently and guides us through the fuzzy haze. The project is overwhelmingly instrumental, lacking the pitched-down and chopped vocals one would expect in such vaporsounds – instead opting for melodies and riffs on the guitar. The result is quite nice, making this record great for background listening where you want just a little more interesting flavor in your ambience.

You can download the album now at Name-Your-Own-Price via BC’s Bandcamp page, or visit Fester’s bandcamp to explore further and support the artist directly!

Neon China 9.0 – holoJamz / AsiaWave Collab Mix

Collaborative effort between AsiaWave and HoloJamz – Neon China 9.0 is a deliciously atmospheric synthwave journey with big nostalgic and emotional vibes. Enjoy and support these awesome labels, curators and musicians!

Self Titled EP, by CTRL 94

Fresh things from Dream Museum Records – it’s the self-titled EP from CTRL 94 (Kayla Smith). A 7-track project that drifts around ambient vaporwave and synthwave styles, with a heavy lean towards a luscious feeling of nostalgia. Loads of playful synthesizers and hearty drum machine grooves keep the listeners attention throughout the project. There’s a very strong sense of melody on a lot of these tracks, lending to the feeling of nostalgia even more especially in the middle few tracks, which sound distinctly like some b-sides off a mid-80’s producers power pop demos in the absolute best way possible. Funky flavors of reminiscent of The Time and other prince protégés, memorable riffs sticking in your head throughout the day, beckoning for you to return. Download the digital or pick up a Cassette while they’re still available!

Fresh Batch – April 13, 2020

With many of us approaching one-month in isolation, it is nice to see the fruits of labor starting to surface. Bandcamp is thick with new projects from artists all over the world. Inspired by, or perhaps in spite of solitude, creativity is flourishing regardless the reason! Time to click play and bask in some magnificent creations…


COMING SOON

4/23 – Healing Lullabies, by Heavenchord (spclnch) Ambient Techno

recovery girl (Deluxe Edition) (Orange Milk Records) IDM

5/5 Self Fulfilling Prophecy, by MCBN (Social Harmony) Beat Collage


OUT NOW

Hypomnesia, by Diskette Park
Self Released
Slushwave / eccojams / Future Funk

CLEAR SKIES 第1巻, by Life Network
Released by Vivarium Recordings
Experimental Vaporwave / Lofi / Slushwave

Daily Haikus, by Aetuun
Released by Illuminated Paths
Lofi / Experimental / Vaporwave

幸運, by 𝙳𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚕 𝙰𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝
Released by Tomorrow Entertainment Records
Vaporwave / Lofi / Mallsoft

Virtual Distance, by Various Artists
Released by Section 9
Experimental / Post Vaporwave / Compilation

The Art Of Whisper, by Wonderful Beasts
Released by Wormhole World
Experimental / Chillout / Electronic

Green Horizon / Hiki split EP
Self Released
Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Dream Pop

Side 2, by The Neverending Trio
Released by Ingrown Records
Experimental / Jazz / Psychedelic

Particulate, by Vimana Aircraft
Released by DaP Station
Lofi / Psychedelic / Beats

Too Stupid to be Anxious, by Shifted
Released by Avian
Techno / Experimental / Lofi

Air, by Naph + Chihei Hatakeyama
Released by White Paddy Mountain
Ambient / Drone / Electro Acoustic

Lost in Time, by Kowalski Room
Self Released
Atmospheric / Chillout / Ambient


NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBELOTRAX

INTENCOJ, by Nkujarks
Experimental Electronic / IDM / Dark Ambient


SOUND SYSTEM 9, by MISE

Fresh from the Seikomart gang is SOUND SYSTEM 9 by MISE – a self proclaimed Vaportrap album with heavy flavors of video game soundtracks. Melodic riffs are as enticing as the huge 808 drums, tuned kicks flying around with a flurry of hi-hats. There’s nice variety on the album too, not sticking to traditional *trap* patterns for every track – instead opting to hop around the vaporspace while also taking cues from chiptune realms and deep house.

The overall style manages to remain playful and lighthearted even when the biggest percussion is slapping – juxtaposed with joyful synths plucking around the atmosphere. Tracks can get quite wonky at times, with detuned bass occasionally clashing with melodies and harmonies, however it all really adds to the charm – taking on a whole new destroyed club partyboi vibe that I personally really dig. FASTBOOT is a great example of this style. Very excited to hear more from this producer…

Fresh Batch – April 1, 2020

Happy April music lovers! No fools around here, simply a thick collection of recently released greatness along with some wonderful things to look forward to. Let the music speak…


COMING SOON

4/3 – Dance Alone, by Sraunus (Self Released) Dub Techno

4/10 – Complete Silence: Dream Music – 完全な沈黙: 夢の音楽, by LYNXX (Self Released) Drone

4/22 – Memento Mori, by Tripswitch (Section Records) Downtempo Electronica

6/5 – Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face, by END (Self Released) Metalcore


OUT NOW

D A Y 3夜0バ3ツ0 D R E A M, by パラ D A I S U シ
Released by Seikomart
Vaporwave / Experimental / Plunderphonics

Lo Ingobernable, by Casi Todos Las Males
Released by Dreamshore Tapes
Beats / Synthwave / Shoegaze

AMBIENCE TOOLS 8, by 000
Released by What Now Becomes
Microhouse / Experimental Electronic / Downtempo

Free Information, by 2031 FL-DROID
Released by DMT Tapes FL
Vaporwave / Future Funk / Outsider Ambient

Praseodymium / Pleasure Response
Self Released
Electronic / Downtempo / Synthwave

蒸気の夢, by Seffi Starshine
Released by Fireflower Foundation
Ambient / Vapordrone / Meditation

udontexist / Ain’t About That, by 4TUNE
Released by Sound Museum
Drum & Bass / Experimental Bass / Halftime

Look Into The Fire, by M00NofS0rr0W
Released by Hairs aBlazin’
Dark Ambient / Experimental / Alternative Vaporwave

Grove, by 08風
Released by No Problema Tapes
Ambient / Experimental / Meditation

Grinding, by Dong Zhou
Released by Engram Recordings
Noise / Experimental / Electroacoustic


NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBELOTRAX

INTENCOJ, by Nkujarks
Experimental Electronic / IDM / Dark Ambient

NEU A MENORCA 1999, by VYLTER

Blissful plunderphonics and vapor wanderings from VYLTER brought to us by Tapewurm.fm. I’ve really been enjoying this labels output and this release is no exception – a tight and satisfying 4-track EP with tasty riffs and thick atmospheres. Any Change is a true jam, making the whole project worthy of repeat listens – and the track lengths are beefy enough to leave an impression without overstaying their welcome. Nice sounds for reflection or slow travel…