THATONEGOODVIBE is a new tape release from experimental producer PZA, released via Pennsylvanias Section 9 Tapes.
Truly a dank tape, marrying vaporwave concepts with harsh noise, approaching the boarders of witch-house at moments! Each track is dense and spooky, filled with warped synthesizers and fuzzy low-end. The project weighs in at 12 tracks, you must purchase the Cassette version to hear the final track though! You can also download the album via Section 9’s Bandcamp.
Adhesive Sounds brings us this fresh compilation cassette, Galleria Reveries, a dynamic collection of vaporwave and mallsoft tracks sure to put a smile on small children everywhere this holiday season! Packed with traditional ambient mallsoft tunes, which combine lush synths with field recordings and public sounds, Galleria Reveries is a deeply relaxing and profound release. Let your mind drift off as you listen to the 15 artists weave their sonic web together, or be mindful during your listen to tune-in on the dystopian capitalist/futurist scene painted by these tracks.
You can Download the compilation at your chosen price or purchase a Cassette Copy via the labels Bandcamp page.
released December 12, 2016
The ever-lovely Cats Corp brings us another mix of mallsoft tunes as relaxing as any trip to your local shopping center. Usual culprits here of blissfully chambered sounds, tons of soulful solos and brilliant progressions. Enjoy this 6-track project now at the price you choose via the artists Bandcamp page.
Released November 29th, 2016
Orange Milk Records recently dropped a new tape of glowing future-funk goodness, Waterbed, from producer Tendencies. This is a 6 track project full of energy and awesome beats. Not shy on the use of vocal samples, it makes this a very poppy and listenable tape. Packed with wicked bass-lines and catchy melodies, this one is definitely worth a listen. And if you like it, you can grab a copy on Tape as well!
Favorite Track: 3. Waterbed
Brandon Smith’s Tendencies project shines through a lot of 2015’s Vaporwave overload with some of the heaviest and most heart-pounding grooves I’ve heard in the Future Funk sub-genre. The music is beautifully trapped between poles: hi-fidelity disco shimmer and YouTube digital grit, 70s and 80s material Product placement excess and early 21st century intangible commodity explosions, side chained sample madness against a clear and distinct producer and songwriter’s ear.
released October 9, 2015
Commercial Dreams Ltd brings us another project of lo-fi vapor sounds from procuder TANE IS LOVE. NET FORCE is a satisfying 10-track released in August, but tastes fresh as if it came right off the shelf! Lots of soft-vibes and emotions going in this one, with TANE more concerned about shaping the atmosphere than some other musical prowess. It’s a blast to sit through this one and let yourself drift away…
Nyetscape is one of my favorite producers and a long-time friend, this time he brings us this twisted little tape World Edit. Its a 2-track project (or 2 mini-mixes, standard tape format). Lots of depth and room to swim around in here, with enough melodies and textures to satisfy the most picky listener. Highly recommended listen, goes great with a morning coffee!!
RØBØTAISEN has dropped the followup to one of my favorite albums of last year ROBOSAVIOR with ROBOEMPIRE! Building on the conceptual foundation laid in the previous ROBO-series entries, EMPIRE is an enlightening culmination of past efforts and future dreams. Full of awesome future-funk grooves, the project is full of interesting twists and turns laid on top of solid beats. I love this series and this entry is no exception, I will definitely be listening to this one countless times…
Favorite Track: 5. Endless Institute
Here is a quick weird one from THE LAST FUNFAIR records, a vaporwave label from So-Cal. ONNIE is a project by producer SEOUL which is a heavy combination of mallsoft and vaporwave. Though quite melodic and at some times quite catchy, SEOUL does a great job washing the sounds into a sonic blur. It’s dense, at times abrasively so, but it definitely works towards its advantage. At a cool 4-tracks it is not overwhelming either, encouraging me to enjoy multiple play-throughs actually! You can stream/download the project now via bandcamp.
Favorite Track: 2. FREE STREAM 620
The VHS Chronicles by Panaphonix is a electronic freak-fest that was released towards the end of July by Welcome Beauty Sounds. This 10 track project showcases some serious weirdness under an umbrella of vapor tone. Heavy on the rhythms, this album is less about ambience as it is about wonked out future-funk beats. Panaphonix does a great job of keeping the listener interested from the beginning to the end, which for any artist is a job well done! You can stream or donate to download the album via Bandcamp.
Favorite Track : 3. Janet Trapson
Londons Dream Catalogue is responsible for yet another vaporwave masterpiece. This lengthy project from Vaperror is drenched in nostalgia and retro vibes. While this is a fairly traditional take on vaporwave, this is an incredibly listenable album, often times finding footing in addictive groves and melody structures. There is plenty of variety in the tracks as well, everything from future funk to plunderphonic noise-mash. The album is available to download at your chosen price, as well as a limited edition cassette tape for purchase!
Favorite Track: 5. GRUMP CLUB
C50 yellow shell cassettes. Professionally recorded in real time on high quality Nakamichi tape decks. Comes in clear case with full colour cassette labels and double-sided full colour printed J-cards. Limited edition of 200.
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released 23 July 2015