Depths of the Net

This is a work-in-progress project with the intention of posting obscure music
every day from a variety of genres that I encounter on my endless online safari,
AKA the unofficial spiritual successor to this dead site.
Sorry so much of it is recent-ish and from Bandcamp, I'm working on diving deeper.
If you own any of this and want me to change it or remove it please let me know.
It might take me a while to get to them but suggestions are cool.

And now for something completely different!

Downloaded a ton of the recommended released tonight and will get to posting them soon.
Thank you for everything! <3

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September 5th, 2022 - Cirno9 [Various] - Cirno⑨
Year: 2014
Label: Cirno⑨
Genre: Chiptune



I'll admit I know jack about Touhou so I'm not getting the full experience
here but you don't need too much context to appreciate some great chiptune.
Different styles presented by different artists packed into a fun little
compilation (with a jazz track to boot!)
Download it here.

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September 4th, 2022 - Youchien Dream – Little Songs
Year: 2014
Label: Tapirs Records
Genre: Drum'n'bass



"Little Songs" is a very apt title, five short chiptune / DnB tracks
with cute melodies and simple but effective production. To add to the
charm, almost all of Youchien Dream's discography is lost to a dead
self-published label (I was only able to find this by accident in a
mediafire link 8 years deep in a last.fm comment box of an inactive user.)
Download it here.

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September 3rd, 2022 - Various Artists - Oh! Moro Volume 5
Year: 1992
Label: ○か×
Genre: Noise



Since a lot of earlier noise was so heavily performance-based, much is lost
in translation to record, a gap this tape does it's best to mend. Footage
from the noise and extreme rock underground of Japan at the time that succeeds
as much as video can at capturing the insane energy flowing in the scene (also
features some atmospheric in-between clips that would make for good signalwave
covers, hint hint.)
Watch it here.

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September 2nd, 2022 - Marcel Broodthaers - Interview with a Cat
Year: 1995 (rec. 1975)
Label: Marian Goodman Gallery
Genre: Spoken word



From the cat angle there's a number of good mews and mraows in here.
and the hopelessly doomed idea of intewviewing a cat is amusing enough
but there's a transcript here if you don't speak french. Marcel questions
the change of art, the value of it, etc. all the while recieving only
mrows in response. It reminds me of the thought-provoking confusion of a koan
or maybe it's a 70s shitpost. You tell me.
Download it here.

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September 1st, 2022 - Le Page - Emma's House (The Field Mice Cover)
Year: 2016
Label: None
Genre: Indie pop



A lovely indie pop interpretation of a twee classic from an Athens-based band.
The style is quite different from the original but complements it very well
and the accent is perfect too.
Download it here.

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August 31st, 2022 - tear - light memory
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



Ambient for childhood dreams / to die happy to. I have no idea who this is but they're going places.
Stream it here.

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August 30th, 2022 - KARATECHNO Live at Club Metro 2014.11.14
Year: 2014
Genre: Rave, hardcore techno(?)



If I was into karate I'd be losing it right now even then I have to admit it's cool as hell

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August 29th, 2022 - Tinyfolk - Phoning It In 03/09/06
Year: 2006
Label: None
Genre: Twee, lofi



20 minutes of too-pure-for-this-world ukelele twee played through a phone line
featuring silly nonsense, sweet love songs, and a sincere sense of innocence.
All I can say is that I wish Tinyfolk only the best in the world.
Download it here.

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August 28th, 2022 - LINKROT GODS - HARDCORE NEVER DIES
Year: 2022
Label: GAO GAO!!
Genre: Vaporwave, experimental



It's rare I drop everything I'm doing and listen to a completely new album repeatedly
after hearing a few seconds of it, even rarer that it's mostly based on the same 2-verse
loop, even more so than it's fucking will.i.am. ft. Justin Beiber vaporwave, but here we
are. It's up there with the best of eccojams in turning throwaway lines from vaguelly-nostalgic
pop songs into euphoric sea-of-sound mantras (also, definitely stick around for the gorgeous
ambient section halway through.) Overall, one of my favorite plunderphonic finds lately.
Download it here.

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August 27th, 2022 - OS2 // WARP - 100
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Post-nightcore, experimental



Instant post-NXC classic, and that's ignoring it's absurd length and structure.
You can tell just by the tracklisting you're in for something special, and
the actual content doesn't disappoint, using nightcore techniques on a wide
variety of source material and using it's incrementally creeping lengths to
explore more and more soundscapes until eventually there's a whole discography's
worth of experimentation hidden in there. It's existence is just too stupid to
be true but is and it's incredible.
Download it here.

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August 26th, 2022 - 黒魔 – れんあい!さっきゅれっしょん!
Year: 2011
Label: Neotine Records
Genre: Nerdcore techno



Renai Circulation receives two revamps, one more or less straightforward
and the other far more restructured and out there but no less groovy.
If nerdcore means anything to you, download now.
Download it here.

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August 25th, 2022 - 🜍____ - _'s Forecast
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave, broken transmission



Repetitive, hypnotic signalwave loops inspired by Internet Club, backing a slew of multilingual
broadcasts, clashing and vying for signal space in 20 different languages. Creates the surreal
atmosphere so much vaporwave strives for, uncovers new territory and feels at once chill and frantic.
Your TV set's broken and something's very wrong but you can't be bothered to change the channel.
Download it here.

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August 24th, 2022 - Various Artists - Nanoloop 1.0
Year: 2002
Label: Disco Bruit
Genre: Chiptune, experimental



Some strange chiptune, like the classic 8-bit noises being used in every way
they weren't meant to while still sticking to the clean chip sound. No screaming
or bitcrushed walls of noise here, just electronic experimentation that would make
for a good soundtrack for a game that doesn't exist but I wish it did.
Download it here.

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August 23rd, 2022 - *0 - The Rats - The Rat's Revenge (Part I / Part II)
Year: 1965
Label: Black Cat
Genre: Garage rock



Stupid teenage garage rock about rats circa 1965, you can just tell
how much fun they were having with this one. THE RATS, THE RATS
Listen to it here.

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August 22nd, 2022 - 翡乃イスカ vs. 梅干茶漬け - Ultra Happy Miracle Bazoooooka!!
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Happy hardcore, chiptune



High-octane chiptune melodic bliss backed by hardcore / complextro elements that take it
from sweet and catchy to next level sugarrush euphoria. Cute and happy and overall sounds like ^________^
Download it here.

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August 21st, 2022 - Itching - Gyre
Year: 2021
Label: Outsider Art
Genre: Field recordings, noise, death industrial



Noise music originated in people finding musical uses for nonmusical sounds,
namely the grinding and clashing of machinery, a forula later extrapolated into
industrial music. Cat's purring, especially when energetic, is often compared to a motor.
It's a small leap to make and Itching bridges it. I can't say it's the greatest
purr-based noise can be, but it's purr based noise so you'll get no complaints here.
Download it here.

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August 20th, 2022 - Neutral Punk Hotel - Never Mind The Aeroplanes Over The Sea​.​.​.
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Punk



Silly idea, admirable execution. I know embarassingly little about punk or NHM so
I'll shut up now but if either of those are your thing, check this out.
Download it here.

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August 19th, 2022 - Ahulabrum - Magonia
Year: 2005
Label: None
Genre: Raw black metal



Experimental, ultra lofi black metal strangeness obsessed with
extraterrestrials. Whether real entities or bizarre manifestation of some
repressed human aspect, something's out there and Ahulabrum won't let you
forget it.
Download it here.

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August 18th, 2022 - Aikagi - Waterproof Leaf
Year: 1999
Label: Blackbean and Placenta
Genre: Twee



Some nice indie rock / twee pop with a childish atmosphere for a
rainy day, what more to say.
Download it here.

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August 17th, 2022 - Emit - Unknown Presences Whisper
Year: 2002
Label: Dark Whispers
Genre: Black noise, black ambient



Sorry for the 56 kbps rip, best I could do on short notice but it probably
only adds to the experience. Tape-warbled synth droning of the most disorienting kind,
ultra-lofi nature(?) recordings, what could be black metal guitar, flailing about
into abstract sick noise, and screaming to match. Much black metal strives to be
fucked up sounding but this album genuinely seems unwell.
Download it here.

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August 16th, 2022 - Ghh Shl - Brave Cats
Year: 2015
Label: Strange Guy Records
Genre: Experimental



Strange dungeon synth from Ukraine, predicting the comfy synth visuals by years
but instead filled with intense melodies and all kinds of catfight snarls. Very short and
reminiscent of a video game, sound effects and all. The sound of battle in Catland and
all the glory and blood that comes with it.
Download it here.

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August 15th, 2022 - *0 - Inflation (*0 0.000 Remix)
Year: 2002
Label: Mu
Genre: Microsound



One of most eccentric remix albums out there, as it's source, *0's 0.000, contains
only two tracks (intro and outro) with audible sound - it's all below or above human hearing,
so these artists had to make audible the inaudible before even starting with remixing.
It's not unlike abstract art made in fanciful false color using raw data from infrared
or ultraviolet detectors.
Buy it here.

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August 14th, 2022 - Various - RRR 500: Various 500 Lock-Grooves by 500 Artists
Year: 1993
Label: RRR
Genre: Experimental



I can't do this justice but if microtracks, huge eclectic compilations, and
proto-net underground weirdness are for you, this thing is up your alley.
Download it here.

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August 13th, 2022 - Wolfgun ft. Rchetype - Scarborough Fair
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Drum'n'bass



The traditional folk classic is given a rock-DnB spin with far better results
than that has any right to have. A dose of energy right to the core while retaining
beauty of the original.
Download it here.

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August 12th, 2022 - Jana Winderen - The Wanderer
Year: 2016
Label: Ash
Genre: Lowercase



The cover leaves a little bit of vagueness as to whether this is made from hydrophone
recordings taken in areas where zooplankton live or from microrecordings of zooplankton
themselves but I desperately hope it's the latter because it sounds just like the world
of tiny, alien-seeming animals that live all around us. Captivating either way and just
one more reminder of the strange world we live in.
Download it here.


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August 11th, 2022 - channel select - DAYTIME
Year: 2019
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave, future funk



channel select bridges future funk's catchiness and bounce with
classic vaporwave's lofi fuzz and chilled out sound to incredible
effect. From the vaults of bandcamp but worthy of the vaporwave charts.
Another recommendation brought to my attention viewers like you.
Download it here.

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August 10th, 2022 - Into the Rhine - Demo
Year: 2011
Label: None
Genre: Acoustic black metal



In spite of pagan folk and black metal's proximity, much acoustic black metal
I've been able to find have been pisstakes
or didn't quite live up to the union's potential. Now and again though,
a band has the vision and talent to pull it off, as is the case here.
All the "wrong" instruments, all the necessary energy and aggression, very unique stuff.
Download it here.

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August 9th, 2022 - The Catatonic - Beautiful Daydreaming
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Classical, field recording, experimental



The Catatonic is influenced by The Caretaker's works and extends it's
exploration into schizophrenia, this particular release being themed
around lucid moments and peaceful interludes. I (thankfully) cannot
verify whether it's an accurate portrayal of the disorder it's based
upon, but one way or another it's a pleasant listen of piano pieces.
Listen to it here and download a rip here.

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August 8th, 2022 - frail - everloved
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



Heavy as an avalanche, light as a feather. Tired ambient meanderings
on sickness and sensitivity. Reminds me a ton of Emotion X, if that means
anything to you.
Download it here.

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August 7th, 2022 - bulldog eyes - hospital playroom ep
Year: 2013
Label: none
Genre: Lofi rock



Bulldog Eyes is more well known but this EP got deleted and fell more
or less by the wayside. It has no filler, packs no punches, is catchy
as hell, and and is as tender and sweet as it is desperate and angry.
If you're an angsty shit like me check this one out if nothing else.
Download it here.

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August 6th, 2022 - Jia Peng Fang - Moonlight
Year: 2006
Label: Pacific Moon Records
Genre: Neoclassical, new age



Absolutely gorgeous melodies and harmonies from instruments I rarely
get to hear. I feel like I've been waiting for Cherry Blossoms
my entire life.
Download it here.

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August 5th, 2022 - Digital Mills - The Marketplace
Year: 2016
Label: Cardboard Future
Genre: Metrosong



Unlock your true marketing potential and meet 21 century problems
with 21st century solutions. We're talking a groundswell of technological
innovation and you're invited, so what are you waiting for? The future
is cardboard and you wouldn't have it any other way.
Listen to it here.

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August 4th, 2022 - Find Him and Kill Him - Demo Tape
Year: 2001
Label: None
Genre: Hardcore punk



6 tracks, less than 5 minutes, the only rip comes from a tape left in a hot
car for a decade but still pure hardcore punk energy all the way. Apparently
the vocalist went on to become a school principal of all things.
Listen to it here or download it .

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August 3rd, 2022 - Spirits - Coping Mechanisms
Year: 2017
Label: Ecco Gang Records
Genre: Post-rock, emo (black metal?)



First-wave post-nightcore artists NEOCAFE and Proxy Hornet join forces to
make, of all things, original music combining post-rock, emo, and black metal.
The end result is way better than that description probably made it sound,
invoking hospital visits and yearning and much else.

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August 2nd, 2022 - Battle Lolis - Fifteen & Wartorn
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: NESBM



Battle Lolis has been combining black metal melodies and structure, chiptune instruments,
and child soldier / military themes for a decade now. After years of private releases
and almost no online presence, they've decided to make their discography available with
a new series of albums that have perfected their craft. War-cry melodies full of frantic
energy and melancholy that ascends it's seemingly absurd basis and becomes more than
the sum of it's parts. Even if the titles and themes are offputting, I'd urge you to give this a shot
if you've enjoy black metal, chiptune, or epic melodies, it took me by surprise.
Download it here.

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August 1st, 2022 - Charles Manson Mashup Crew - 21 In Prison
Year: 2022
Label: a ten pound note found in the drain
Genre: Breakcore



I don't know what I expected from the title and cover but it wasn't a mashcore-sounding breakcore
track that sounds like a forgotten Shoebill or old-school Renard song in both quality and style.
Hopefully CMMC isn't a mysterious one-off alias and there's more where this came from.
Download it here.

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July 31st, 2022 - Hatsune Miku - Domino's App w/ Hatsune Miku
Year: 2013
Label: Dominos
Genre: Vocaloid, J-pop



I've been aware of the infamous ad behind this for years now, but only now
stumbled across the music from the app itself and it's surprisingly good
and no doubt would be even more so if you're already into vocaloid.
Download it here or listen to it here.

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July 30th, 2022 - ambientkitty - a sunday morning meditation
Year: 2019
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



This one's incomplete without the video of it's performance.
Little more to say, it's just
Download it here.

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July 29th, 2022 - MACINTOSH 512KE - GREENHOUSE
Year: 2021
Label: Shatterfoil Industries
Genre: Wavevapor



Floral Shoppe parodies are plentiful and more often shitposts than not but
this one made my day, thank you anon. The definitive genre-starting vaporwave
release from the next timeline over, at once enjoyable and unsettling in a
way like hearing it for the first time again. (Imagine waking up one day,
something's slightly off but you don't know what, until you're greeted with this
staring back from your music library.)
Download it here.

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July 28th, 2022 - Gianni Oblio - SUF​-​EDGELAND vol​.​2 [2003]
Year: 2022
Label: Frequency Sub-Zero
Genre: Vaporwave, ambient



The soundtrack to huge empty grassy spaces outside of time. The surreal
description definitely helps but the hum-infested woozy droning stands
well enough on it's own to paint a picture of something completely
mundane and everyday that gets more and more uncanny the more you look at it.
Download it here.

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July 27th, 2022 - Youthful Masturbation Techniques live @ Hampton Inn Room 1514
Year: 2012
Genre: Noise

Noise has an unfair reputation as being chin-scratching modern art, when most of it's
scene is far less serious, of which this is THE example. Nothing like far too many people
crammed into a hotel bathroom, goofing off as someone plays the contact mic'd fish and
someone else plays the trash can with a shower, all ended by security breaking it up like
all good shows. The channel, Johnny Cash (better known as Breakdancing Ronald Reagan) is a
gold mine of shows like this.



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July 26th, 2022 - Secrets - WARP ZONE
Year: 2022
Label: STEEL WORKS
Genre: Vaporwave



Another gem someone brought to my attention, Secrets chops and cuts
and melts what I assume are electronic and pop samples into absolutely
dreamy vaporwave tunes, leaning alternately to the ambient and rave-y
side of things but just as otherwordly throughout. Get lost in the digital
haze and virtually party until everything's a blur.
Download it here.

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July 25th, 2022 - The Boston Crab - Loveless @ 8kbps
Year: 2012
Label: None (released on a forum post)
Genre: Lobit, shoegaze



Hard to tell if this was originally made as an experiment or a joke, but either
way it's an interesting new view on a shoegaze standard. All the original appeal
of the album is still there, just filtered through such tiny mp3s it's like
attending a concert from a bottom of a pool. I encourage you to export your favorite
albums (or make me do it if you want) in 8kbps, it's a great way to bring new
light to something you've heard a million times.
Download it here.

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July 24th, 2022 - Chippy Nonstop - Alone (Depressed Tenager Remix)
Year: 2013
Label: None
Genre: Pop?



I'm not very well versed in this sound so take it with a grain of salt but this remix is most of decade old and still
sounds recent. Reminds me most of PC Music, going all in with catchy pop and euphoric electronic elements. The fact it's
by "Depressed Teenager" should tell you the kind of self-aware but still sincere feel it has.
Download it here.

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July 23rd, 2022 - fwncrps - skate witches (teen suicide cover)
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Lofi rock



Skate Witches is something of a classic among overly-covered lofi rock songs but fwncrps (is it "Corps" or "corpse"?)
presents an interesting take on it. The autotune here is probably going to sound perfect or atrocious to you but
in my mind it works perfectly with the track.
Download it here.

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July 22nd, 2022 - Various Artists - ☆ 24EFFECTS ☆
Year: 2009?
Label: None?
Genre: Video game music



Found this while exploring some recommendations, a Yume Nikki-themed remix album salvaged
from a dead site. It presents a plethora of electronic styles, chill piano to raveworthy
breakbeats, all the better if you know Yumi Nikki but stands strong on its own. Check
out the original page here, cool stuff.
Download it here.

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July 21st, 2022 - Cat Tower - Her Majesty's Tower
Year: 2020
Label: WereGnome Records
Genre: Dungeon synth



I can't help but think of dungeon synth now as similar to vaporwave a decade ago.
For better or worse, it got popular hype, causing an influx of new artists, new
individualistic subgenres popping up monthly, and in just the couple months that
comfy synth was out by the time of Cat Tower, it had already eaten it's own tail
and subverted its own subversions of dungeon synth cliches. Maybe I'm reading too
much into it. Anyway, Her Majesty's Tower is a quality volume of dark dungeon
synth, not unlike slow battle marches at times and ambient laments at others, presumably
told from the perspective of a grandiose cat overlooking her domestic kingdrom from
atop her tower. (It would be good stuff even without the cat themes.)
Liste or buy it here.

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July 20th, 2022 - girl.mask@yahoo.p - ♥♥♥ fvck the wxrld ♥♥♥
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Plunderphonics



I'm partially the reason this exists so I can't not love it, but even if you
don't know the original songs its one of the most unique vaporwave albums
out there. Consisting of flips of acoustic sentimental folk songs (and
some post-rock and spooky dark ambience for good measure,) the only thing
that I know sounds similar is this. Vaporfolk 2k?? forever
Download it here.

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July 19th, 2022 - Vziel Projet - ...of Prolonged Isolation
Year: 2010
Label: Genetic Trance
Genre: Neoclassical, dark ambient



On posts or lists about eccentric, prolific, or underground musicians, I've never seen Vziel
make an appearence, which should be criminal. They've been active for well over a decade, constantly
creating in the realm of lobit, ambient, experimental, HNW, and neoclassical, collecting a terrifying
array of aliases and spawning multiple labels along the way. I haven't gone too far into their sprawling
discography but this seems as good an into as any; strangely processed melancholic piano that embodies
a sense of distortion and isolation.
Download it here.

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July 18th, 2022 - stephy - cat songs
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Experimental (many styles)



I clicked exclusively for the cat and got a bizarre experience instead.
Bass-rumbling dark ambient, vaporwave, crunchy HNW, weird sci-fi sounding
experimentation, ear-destroying harsh noise, piano improvs, drone,
minimal techno, and that's just the first third. Each tracks stands in
a world of it's own but builds a nearly five-hour expanse when stacked together.
Download it here.

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July 17th, 2022 - forcefeeded - only time (enya cover)
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Pop punk



A short, eccentric burst of autotuned pop punk glory, reinterpreting Enya of all things.
Incredibly fun in every way for all of it's one minute and twenty three seconds.
Download it here.

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July 16th, 2022 - Glass In Late Fall - Glass In Late Fall
Year: 2022?
Label: None
Genre: Antifolk?



First post from a comment, thank you. Glass In Late Fall consists exclusively of solo acoustic guitar,
vocals, and background noise so prominent it might as well be a band member (which is a plus from me
off the bat.) I couldn't put it much better than anon: "It makes me feel like I'm playing the guitar
with drunken, depressive thoughts running through my mind." I took the liberty of ripping the tracks
(seemingly only available on youtube) and adding metadata for offline listening.
Download it here.
Stream it here.

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July 15th, 2022 - ebookjapan - various tracks
Year: Uploaded 2021, recorded earlier
Label: None
Genre: Outsider acoustic, ambient



This isn't a real release, just a jumble of tracks taken from ebookjapan's soundcloud
that have since gotten deleted or redone. All of them were seemingly done years before
they ever uploaded anything. It's a pleasant collection of synth and acoustic works,
rough around the edges but all the better for it. Not much more I can say but I quite
like it for all the nothing that's worth.
Download it here.

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July 14th, 2022 - fuvk - something deliberate
Year: 2016
Label: Z Tapes
Genre: Bedroom pop



Four folk / indie pop / whatever tunes to pull at your heartstrings. The typical
themes of love and loneliness are spun and explored in a very unique way and fuvk's
incredible melodies pair with them perfectly. If this is your thing check out almost
tuesday, the album this was originally paired with.
Download it here.

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July 13th, 2022 - ill never forget the time that you tried to kill yourself in front of me - hold my hand while it bleeds with yours blue sunset
Year: 2022
Label: None?
Genre: Emo, experimental, noise



A unique collage of acoustic emo, spoken word, field recordings (sometimes so
distorted I thought it was an electric guitar at first) and noise. Track 3's
an incredible song on it's own, check that out at least. I hope ill never forget
is doing well, wishing you the best.
Download it here.

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July 12th, 2022 - Ananta - Inside My Room, Watching The Rain
Year: 2007
Label: Rain
Genre: Field recordings, drone



New age and relaxation music pales in comparion to what this achieves with the absolute
bare minimum. Muted rain, endless droning, and just like that it's one of the most healing
things I've heard in a long time. It's length isn't too out there by today's standards,
but it was quite ahead of it's time.
Download it here.

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July 11th, 2022 - Bull Of Heaven - 086: The Longest Distance Between Two Places
Year: 2009
Label: None
Genre: Post-rock, spoken word



Bull of Heaven's infamous, but between their notorious monoliths lie many more accessible
and interesting releases that slip through the cracks, among them being this one. An esoteric
religious ramble drones (and I really mean it) metallically over one of the most melancholic
loops I've heard in recent memory. Think DSBM intro that never ends or the most depressed
psychotic podcase of your life.
Download it here.

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July 10th, 2022 - valley wren - cold dawn on the hills
Year: 2021
Label: Small Worm
Genre: Vaporwave



Last ambient noise wall post, I promise. More meditative, multilayered crackle and rumble,
here soundtracking cold grass, mist-soaked predawn, sleepy empty world. Sounds like flowers
growing or roots shifting.
Download it here.

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July 9th, 2022 - Unknown - Unknown (Buddha Zen Hotel)
Label: None?
Genre: Chinese classical



A relaxing collection of classical music, near as I can tell put together and distributed
by a hotel so I have no idea of it's actual origins. More information would be appreciated,
but it would work incredibly well for vapor samples if anyone is so inclined.
Download it here.

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July 8th, 2022 - Reynols - 10.000 Chickens' Symphony
Year: 2000
Label: Drone
Genre: Field recording, sound collage



One side's chicken-accented dark ambient: the other is chicken noises, layered myriad times until it
becomes indistinguisable from harsh noise. I wish I had people to discuss this with because I've heard
people think of it as a meme release, as calming, as a statement on animal abuse and vegetarianism,
etc. When it comes down to it, the band's actual reasoning was "why not," so your response to it is
more a mirror than anything.
Download it here.

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July 7th, 2022 - grrid (arctic ops) - QUAD DAMAGE
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Trance



A seven minute DJ mix is a rarity and grrid doesn't waste a second, filling it with
breaks, psytrance beats, and 00s FPS nostalgia galore. The result would work equally well
for getting a rave started and for raising hell in the virtual combat arena.
Download it here.

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July 6th, 2022 - Various - Music To Get A Tape Deck For
Year: 2009
Label: Catch The Falling Leaves
Genre: Ambient, folk



Four songs in radically different styles but all taking different routes to the same gentle
destination. It feels like a day spent in the forest, as expressed in the language of acoustic
guitars and noisy ambience alike.
Download it here.

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July 5th, 2022 - DJ Poyo POYO - Poyo Mix
Year: 2016
Label: HRR
Genre: Post-nightcore



The bits of straight-forward nightcore don't last very long before DJ Poyo
POYO throws you back into the glitchy mess they deconstruct various OPs into. Feels
like trying to download anisong from sketchy sites and getting something else entirely.
Download it here.

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July 4th, 2022 - Junko - Sleeping Beauty
Year: 2002
Label: Élevage De Poussière
Genre: Acapella noise?



The vocalist of Hijokaidan strikes out on her own and the result rivals the band's own harshness
using only an abused set of vocal cords. I can't recommend this as a pleasant listen but it's
perched as one of the most extreme oddities in noise. It's hard to get more minimal and distressing.
Download it here.

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July 3rd, 2022 - 死 C O M P U T E R 死 - 21ST CENTURYトラジェディー
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Slushwave



"Zoomerwave" sounds like total shit but this is an example of a dumb seeming concept
executed admirably. Early 2010s pop hits are put through the slushwave machine and
turned into looping slow-motion bittersweet soundtracks. If you have nostalgic memories
attached to these songs, this'll probably hit home: if not, it's not a bad slushwave
experience either way.
Download it here.

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July 2nd, 2022 - FM3 - Buddha Machine
Year: 2005
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



The Buddha Machine is device created or used by FM3 to play ambient loops on a self-contained
mini soundsystem. It's a very elegant, simple design and it's music is no less and no more.
Individually, the loops range from seven to forty seconds but are easy to get lost in despite
or because of their cycling.
Download to it here.

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Bandcamp's full of great music but I'm unhappy with the fact that most of my posts are from 2020 onward and
from there. I'll still definitely share recent bandcamp music but in July onward I'll try to do some virtual
crate digging and go a little deeper. Also, I appreciate all the kind comments! I'm in the process of downloading
all the suggested releases and even if I don't post them I'll definitely check them out, cool stuff so far ^_^



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July 1st, 2022 - yandere - dreams of oblivion ep
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Ambient, J-rock?



Half angsty, half hopeful, yandere (more well known for their emotional trap songs)
provides one track of ambient and three of melodic J-rock that goes all in with the
guitar but still remains etherial. Very cool use of different instrument styles to
create something energetic but emotional.
Download to it here.

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July 30th, 2022 II - Ushinawareta Tamashī - Yuki
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: HNW / ANW



Felt a bit bad about the SIGNALVOID post since it was pretty much filler and I never
really listened to it. To make up for that, have Yuki. Conventional HNW aesthetics
are replaced with beautiful Japanese artwork and blown-out harsh walls are given up
in favor of a soothing crackle. Like the best of walls, it's definitely a sound you
can get lost in, feels to me like listening to snow settle. Zen static.
Download to it here.

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June 30th, 2022 - Various Artists - SIGNALVOID
Year: 2012
Label: None
Genre: Noise, experimental



263 one-minute tracks by a plethora of noise and experimental musicians, designed for shuffled playback
to create a constantly changing wall of abstract sounds. Pretty impressive compilation in scale alone,
to say nothing of content.
Download to it here.

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June 29th, 2022 - /a/ sings Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai
Year: 2013
Label: None



It's stupid as all hell but I've wanted to post it since forever because it's just too much fun.
As 90% of the comment section points out, it's a song about being a social reject
as sung by a crowd of social rejects. Everything about it is perfect.
Download to it here.

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June 29th, 2022 - あにちゅー selecta Year End Party Special!!! 2021-12-30
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Anisong, j-pop, hiphop



My context for this is minimal as I stumbled across it by accident, but it's
over six hours of anisong sets played by five DJs. No tracklisting, so you'll
have to take it as is, which is probably the best way. Some of the other events
in the MEGA are similar and even longer, so there's more where this came from.
Download to it here.

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June 28th, 2022 - Louie Zong - Cats
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Folktronica?



I know Louie is well known on youtube but the chance you've heard Cats is low and the
chance you need to hear it is high. Five short instrumentals filled with chill cat-inspired
vibes. As kitsch as it gets but if you're into that this is probably your thing.
Download to it here.

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June 27th, 2022 - Various - Chippin' Party! #01
Year: 2016
Label: ああ...翡翠茶漬け...
Genre: Chiptune, happy hardcore



Some happy chiptune to brighten your day with more than a little
happy hardcore mixed in. The different artists all have their own
style but all go toward a coherent euphoric vision.
Download to it here.

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June 26th, 2022 - Infinity Frequencies - Sunset Limited
Year: 2012
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave



Before settling into the looped Japanese CM computergaze style they've become known for,
Infinity Frequencies made more conventional vaporwave with RnB and pop samples.
Sunset Limited is some of the best vaporwave in it's style: chill, sultry, with a
barely perceptible tinge of uncanny valley offness to it.
Download to it here.

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June 25th, 2022 - Sunset9 - Abandon In Peace
Year: 2001?
Label: None
Genre: Rock



Surfed a couple thrift stores and brought this home, surprisingly good local rock. Seemingly
still active from 2000 until now, but this is the only release of theirs I know of, and had
no online presence until now. Behind the MS Paint cover lies a band that draws a number of
influences from classic rock and wouldn't sound very out of place on the radio. Cool stuff.
Download to it here.

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June 25th, 2022 - Voyager Golden Record
Year: 1977
Label: NASA?



Possibly the most famous record (and eventually, probably the only record) in existence,
it's good to be informed of just what messages we're throwing out into the void. As illuminating
as it would no doubt be for other civilizations, it's equally interesting to see our own world
from as close to an outside view as possible. Essentially a sampler for our entire species.


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June 24th, 2022 - Winter Carousel - [Stray Tracks]
Year: 2000s
Label: None
Genre: Experimental



This isn't an actual album, but a collection of my digital archeology efforts on this
project. A playful noise / experimental duo active from 2001-2004, their remaining
presence is understandable scattered. This consists of youtube finds, various images, and
mp3s from their dead site. Musically, it's a bit of old-school noise,
pseudo-industial songs, and silly experiments.
Download to it here.

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June 23rd, 2022 - -_- - schh766Hb_lol
Year: 2019
Label: 7FORM
Genre: Experimental, field recordings



If I recall correctly, this was based entirely around the screenshot that was used as
the cover. It's a very unique compilation of various artists interpretations of online
calls and interaction. There's deep interet style youtube collages, extreme lofi
field recordings, random spoken word, and others. A lot of 7FORM is only superficially strange
but this is a different beast. For fans of pure internet music.
Download to it here.

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June 22nd, 2022 - Michael Prime - One Hour As Peyote
Year: 2005
Label: Mycophile Records
Genre: Sonification?



We all want to escape our stressful human lives sometimes, so why not give up for
a little while and enjoy being a plant instead? One Hour As Peyote is about as close
as you can get, being made of edited bioelectrical recordings of it's titular flora.
Sounds a bit like abstract ambient glitch music being played from underwater. Oddly comfy.
Download to it here.

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June 21st, 2022 - Vzaéurvbtre - Urvdrèm Uatrè Uètre
Year: 1995
Label: None
Genre: Dark ambient



You can find far more information on them elsewhere, but in short, Les Légions Noires
was a circle of avant garde black metal musicians from France who did as much as possible
to maintain their secrecy while building a wall of rumors and whispers about them. Despite
their tapes extreme rarity, rips have been popping up sporadically since; this one lacks
accompanying cover art, as far as I can tell. It's a lofi mess of lamentful moaning and
screaming backed only by an equally lamentful and dissonant violin. Rides the line of dark
absurdity and genuine eerieness.
Download to it here.

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June 17th, 2022 - Mr. Brain Sander - Craigslist
Year: 2008
Label: Anti-Everything
Genre: Noise, spoken word, experimental



I don't like this release but I can't disregard it. It's a collection
of sexual spam and trash from Craigslist, spit out rapid-fire with breakcore
and noise backing - essentially a reflection of the comically trashiest facet of the
internet and humanity. Nowhere near as objectively disturbing as most power
electronics classics but there's an additional layer of strangeness, seeing
that the artist is known for "stand up tragedy" performance art, daily self-portraits,
and drug experimentation. Probably don't open that link at work.
Download to it here.

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June 20th, 2022 - Cartoon Cats! - Juvenilia
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Psychadelic rock



Stumbled across the cover looking for cat pictures, thought it would be some /mu/
meme gusic album, turns out it's a criminally underated psychadelic rock venture
that's alternately dramatic, euphoric, and apocalyptic. It sounds almost timeless
and features seriously vivid and surreal songwriting. Absolutely give it a shot if
you like rock music or if the word art rainbow cat draws you in too.
Download to it here.

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June 19th, 2022 - Stranger_ - stranger9
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Plunderphonics, experimental



Warped suburban nostalia as told in equal parts vaporwave, chiptune,
and harsh noise. Longing, confusion, and forgotten fragments of
a distorted past. Strangely emotional.
Download to it here.

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June 18th, 2022 - OD Kokemus - Viimesii Päiviä
Year: 2014
Label: TKKNT Tapes
Genre: Memphis rap



I don't understand a word and can't find translations but it hooked me immediately.
Some tracks have a more standard hip hop sound, many are darker and reminiscent
of witch house, even featuring an excellently-used Burzum sample. As cold and isolated
as the cover would suggest.
Download to it here.

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June 17th, 2022, Part II - 100 smears - 1000 smears
Year: 2020
Label: ABSOLUTE TRASH MEDIA
Genre: (Hyper)pop smears



I would feel stupid if I have this a day of it's own but it was genuinely
interesting enough to warrant some mention. 1000 gecs, by now as familiar
as the back of your own hand to anyone in the meme mashup hellworld that
is ATM and similar labels, is compressed and expanded into an ambient
rework, seemingly inspired by Buttress O'Kneel's "pop smears" genre.
Despite being a blatant shitpost, it's worthwhile for anyone who liked
the original or otherwise knows it too well.
Download to it here.

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June 17th, 2022 - Chuck Persons - A.D.D. Complete
Year: 2012
Label: Software
Genre: Vaporwave, sound collage, broken transmission



Everyone knows Eccojams but adjacent to it ran a lesser known project pushing Chuck Person's
nostalgic plunderphonics in a more fragemented dimension. Everyone who makes a big deal out of
▣世界から解放され▣ as the "end of vaporwave" need to listen to this and realize that vaporwave
began as a deconstructed mess. Snippets of Eccojams, commercials used in Replica, along with myriad
other pieces of pop culture debris and detritus is swept up and compacted into a nonstop sound
collage that presents the leftover shards of decades of forgotten media. If that's too pretentious,
it also kind of sounds like if your remote's channel-switch button got stuck down.
Download to it here.

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June 16th, 2022 - Rutherford Chang - We Buy White Albums
Year: 2013
Label: None
Genre: Experimental rock, classic rock



This has to be one of the most creative plunderphonics(?) / cultural
recyling projects I've ever seen and you'll understand it the second you
look at the cover. Using the White Album as a literal blank slate, it collects
hundreds of copy's decades of debris and personal history, both visually
and audibly. All while the original remains recognizable, the slight flaws in
it's physical iterations increasibly build until it becomes a warped noisy mess
in the most fascinating way possible.
Download to it here.

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June 15th, 2022 - Propergol – Ground Proximity Warning System
Year: 2006
Label: Annihilvs & Stridulum Recordings
Genre: Dark ambient, death industrial



Dark ambient and industrial noise provide backing for radio broadcasts from
planes on the way down and related recordings you'll hopefully never have to
actually hear. Simultanously captivating and chilling in true power electronics
fashion.
Download to it here.

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June 14th, 2022 - Jan Ryhalsky - Iron Skeletons
Year: 2015
Label: LOM
Genre: Field recording



Somewhere near the Russia / China border, Jan visited an abandoned cement factory
and used geophones (the kind of device used for seismic recordings) to collect
it's almost subaudible vibrations. The result's some frigid dark ambient.
Not entirely unlike howling wind from inside a cave or cosmic background noise.
Download to it here.

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June 13th, 2022 - Viper - Im Tha Mastermind Behind ALL Summer 2021 Events But I Forgot To Rap Over It
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Hip-hop, lolicore



A small crowd of greenscreen Vipers dancing in front of North Korean missle tests
was the image I never knew I needed.
Listen to it here.

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June 12th, 2022 - Zazier - TARGETED INDIVIDUAL
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Ambient pop, hip hop



Zazier tends to make music themed on the sketchy borders of erratic behavior and
technology misuse. (My favorite release of his until now was this now-deleted bonus
media collection with DATAPANIC.) Moving beyond CCTV-induced paranoia, this album
explores the nightmare reality of TIs through a blend of instrumental hip-hop,
ambient pop, vaporwave influence, and downtempo.
Download it here.

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June 11th, 2022 - Mysel - Mysel
Year: 2011
Label: бидлокор
Genre: Lobit, neofolk



Acoustic Ukrainian neofolk in a whole 9 kbps. Three relatively long tracks of guitar and shouted
and sung vocals (the latter two of which are more on the ambient / folk side of things.) I wish
I knew what it was about.
Download it here.

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June 10th, 2022 - ◉ - ②
Year: 2022
Label: Cataura
Genre: Ambient, lobit



I might be shamelessly shilling my own label but it's for a good cause. ②
is a half-hour or so 16kbps piece of minimal, endearing ambient. It makes
me think of rainy ponds and manga landscapes and definitely takes you
somewhere peaceful far away.
Download it here.

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June 9th, 2022 - My Lovely Figment - Lost Rehearsal June 4th 2010
Year: 2010
Label: None
Genre: Noise



Tried sifting through /mu/ sharethreads for something I've given up hope of finding but
came back with this instead. No information or mention available on the indexed internet.
Eighty five minutes of a minimal feedback loop wavering through a variety of tones and textures.
A nice example of non-harsh, non-ambient noise.
Download it here.

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June 8th, 2022 - Slime Portal - October Nightmare
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave



Vaporwave concept albums are a dime a dozen but this one's a gem among them. Completely captures
distorted childhood nightmares and half-forgotten Goosebumps episodes, at once cartoonishly spooky
and genuinely eerie. (Also, there's something of a story hidden in the mp3s if you know where to look.)
Download it here.

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June 7th, 2022 - Various - The 1st Anniversary Tracks of Kor. Lap. Ca <.Eng>
Year: 2013
Label: Kor. Lap. Ca.
Genre: Ambient, downtempo, abstract



Gotta love it when the internet brings together different sides of the world
(here, Canada and Korea) to create cool stuff. This combines Lapfox reworks and
original pieces in a great variety of genres and styles. Even better if you know
the originals but most still stands up on it's own.
Download it here.

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June 6th, 2022 - BITCRUSHER - FOUR FIENDS
Year: 2020
Label: Tribe Tapes
Genre: Harsh noise wall



One of the most unique takes on HNW to come up in a long time. In a genre
based on unchanging noise, drained dead with countless projects, that's an
accomplishment of itself. BITCRUSHER uses corrupted 8-bit textures to bring
glitchy and absorbing sounds to their walls. "No bathroom breaks, no outside world, no walking away from the screen."
Download it here.

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June 5th, 2022 - Abstract Avenue - Audio Port
Year: 2004
Label: legoego
Genre: Ambient, downtempo, abstract



Beats and atmospheres between the peaceful, the trippy, and the nostalgic.
Really takes you somewhere else, although little saying where that place might be.
(The online Archive player is messed up on this page, offline listening would probably work best.)
Download it here.

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June 4th, 2022 - Saito Koji - 57
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Ambient (post-rock?)



I already posted Saito Koji a while back but it feels wrong not to put this
one here, as it's some of the most healing music I've heard in a long time.
Very simple, 40 minutes of the same guitar chords soaked in reverb, but it
summons the most peaceful imagery for me, like being told things will be fine
and believing it doubtlessly. Hopefully you'll get something out of it too.
Download it here.

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June 3rd, 2022 - The Teenage Mutant Breakcore Pirates - The Teenage Mutant Breakcore In What The F*CK Is Breakcore
Year: 2005
Label: None
Genre: Breakcore



Spawned in the sludge of 2005 Soulseek chatrooms and featuring artists like
Hyena666 and Angry Teenagers Who Want To Kill People, you couldn't ask for
a better example of underground breakcore from this era. Heavy, absurd, or
both, it smashs fragements of dated pop culture to pieces with kicks, breaks,
noise, and pirated software. Never pay for music, always illegally download.
Download it here.

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June 2nd, 2022 - Hell Dude - One Big .rar, Full Of UtilityLimb Tribute Grindcore
Year: 2013
Label: None
Genre: Grindcore



A 2012 surreal humor twitter account, now in grindcore format. "Teens" genuinely rocks despite being
all of nine seconds and the rest is certainly worthwhile and unique for the genre in both sound and origin.
Download it here.

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June 1st, 2022 - DM DOKURO - UNDERTALE: The Underground Radio
Year: 2016
Label: None
Genre: Chiptune, DnB, breakcore, soundtrack



Say what you will about the game but the OST has stood the test of time and this is more than a fitting
tribute to it. A variety of genres, reworking the originals in different styles and adding cool new spins on them.
DOKURO's love for the soundtrack really shines.
Download it here.

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May 31th, 2022 - The Rolling Scabs - Live At Gilman St. Project
Year: 1991
Label: Tension Holding Co.
Genre: Punk



I can only imagine how this band came about, but luckily it did.
Active in 1988, The Scabs was a punk band fronted by two preteens,
seemingly improvising lyrics and playing numerous shows. It certainly doesn't
disappoint from that description, and here someone dug up some more context from the original record.
Download it here.

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May 30th, 2022 - GHOST DATA - THE OCCULUS OCCULT 陰陽師
Year: 2016
Label: None
Genre: "Aether pop"



Maybe obscure isn't completely accurate but I've never heard anyone talking
about this, which is practically criminal. Feels like a flip side to Porter Robinson's
Worlds, a distinctly different sound and energy but still taking electronic music
to it's emotional limits.
Listen to / buy it here.

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May 29th, 2022 - METAPRISE APPLICATIONS - Angelbot™ Mod Pack v1.081417
Year: 2018
Label: Second World Databases
Genre: Vaporwave, experimental



This one's a weird listen. Tons of repeated or nearly repeated files that actually
feels more like a sound effect collection for a program than anything musical.
Sentimental samples that garble and distort and just go on and on, all interrupted
every minute or so by a text to speech.
Download it here.

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May 28th, 2022 - Pat "the bunny" Schneeweis - The Volatile Utopian Real Estate Market
Year: 2013
Label: Ramshackle Glory
Genre: Folk punk



Acoustic guitar or not, it's one of the most punk things I've heard and
even if I don't share his politics, his passion more than shines through.
Great folk punk and illuminating to hear the world from another perspective.
Download it here.

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May 27th, 2022 - Antony Raijekov - Piano Solo #1
Year: 2004
Label: None?
Genre: Classical



I found Yellow Flowers years ago via an online game and loved it since, and
recently found the whole thing was up for free. Four cinematic piano pieces,
both relaxing and emotional.
Download it here.

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May 26th, 2022 - Bull Or Heavn - IV: Theft is Art
Year: 2022
Label: 10000 Gecs Records
Genre: Plundephonics, mashup



I'm pissed at this stupid album because on one hand it has a meme
cover and is on a meme label and is 90% meme music but it's an impressive
50 minute live mashup session that has a number of cool moments
and had me cracking up throughout. Just look at this. Quality shitposting.
Download it here.

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May 25th, 2022 - ek - vår ep
Year: 2014
Label: Rötter Och Grenar
Genre: Folk



Rötter Och Grenar seems to be a project that's been collecting nature-themed
music for a decade now. There's plenty of field recordings and ambient releases
definitely worth your time, but this one stood out; three rather upbeat tracks on
acoustic guitar, dueting with birds and the environment.
Download it here.

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May 24th, 2022 - mhzesent - Extratone Paranoia EP
Year: 2014
Label: SP
Genre: Lobit, extratone



Ultra-sped up samples, blasts of kicks so fast they're indistinguishable, all blended
into two huge tracks. Hardcore as fuck on it's own, but add the 8 kbps sound and it's like
standing outside a speedcore rave while in drug induced psychosis. Uncompromising, even by
extratone standards.
Download it here.

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May 23rd, 2022 - 국립국악원 (National Gugak Center) - 당악 (Dang-ak)
Year: ????
Label: ????
Genre: Dang-ak



lovelyanimalworldmusics is a great site and archivist, check them out. Here they
preserve an obscure classical genre that's been around for over a thousand years
if I'm interpreting the description right. Slow and dramatic sounding, and makes
you realize how much music is really out there.
Download it here.

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May 22nd, 2022 - [Unknown tape]
Year: 2001
Label: Soor Mandir



I don't know enough to put this in any musical context beyond "something I found at
Goodwill" but it's an hour of indian pop music. A fun and interesing listen, whatever
genre it is.
Download it here.

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May 21st, 2022 - Sahel Sounds - Uchronia – Field Recordings From Alternate Realities
Year: 2015
Label: Sahel Sounds Compilations



A unique exploration of a culture and musical landscape that might have been if
the 'discovery' of America went differently. Features all kinds of folk music,
rock, spoken word, field recordings, etc. Most music aims to communicate,
whereas this is more an illustration.
Download it here.

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May 20th, 2022 - Unknown Artist - Adimus I
Year: 1984
Label: None? (The Cassette Archive)
Genre: Synth pop, new age



The description says it all, and the article I found this in is definitely
worth a read. Lofi synth-pop with new age touches, all in a warm tape rot haze.
Download it here.

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May 19th, 2022 - Daigo Hanada - Ichiru
Year: 2017
Label: Moderna Records
Genre: Modern classical



Some minimal piano solos to tug at your heartstrings. Melancholy and tiredness
and small beautiful things.
Listen to it here. (Also on slsk if need be.)

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May 18th, 2022 - untitled - u
Year: 2017?
Label: None
Genre: Lofi hip hop



The result of trying out random bandcamp URLs. Their generic name
makes research practically impossible, but it seems they dropped a one-minute
lofi track and disappeared ever since. A sweet sounding balance of guitar,
beats, and editing that's one of the better tracks to come out of the genre.
Download it here.

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May 18th, 2022 - more ? sugar - hi!! 3
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Nightcore



Manic, glittery, and so sweet it'll rot your teeth out. Pop and electronic
songs and remixes sped up just beyond anything a reasonable person would
listen to and boiled down to the sparkly essentials. <3 on the same page
is similar but a bit more chill, so check that out if this is up your alley.
Download it here.

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May 17th, 2022 - NeoQor vs. Biotronix - Rock N Rave
Year: 2017
Label: Ravertooth Tiger
Genre: Happy hardcore



Five well-known rock tunes, reinterpreted into raveworthy hardstyle
tunes that give the originals a run for their money.
Download it here.

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May 16th, 2022 - StaticVex - VFX
Year: Unknown
Label: None
Genre: Mashups / experimental



Any description I could provide pales to the original, "Mash-ups/dubs created during a schizophrenic
episode, recorded to five repurposed audiobook tapes (and ONLY to these tapes) and buried in the
Pennsylvania woods for some months." I wish I knew more about what went into VFX but maybe it's
better left a mystery.
Download it here.

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May 15th, 2022 - Jample - I Am a Rock (Happy Hardcore Remix)
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Happy hardcore



Another find by the mystery person who messages me on whosampled. I was sure
it was going to be a shitpost but far from it, it's pulled off remarkably
well. Happy hardcore with sad / unexpected samples isn't super uncommon but
this still stands out.
Download it here.

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May 14th, 2022 - Francisco Meirino - Freezing the Mic
Year: 2012
Label: Very Quiet Records
Genre: Field recordings



Peaceful, minimal field recordings of water slowly turning to ice.
It starts with muted clanking (not sure from what,) but the later
droning hiss and slight crackles are very reminiscent of ambient noise wall.
Download it here.

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May 13th, 2022 - Не Верю В Свободу - Сны
Year: 2016
Label: Raw Coffin Rec.
Genre: Outsider folk, acoustic DSBM



The post says it's ambient / drone but it's far closer to raw DSBM being
played on acousic guitar, soaked in obligatory reverb. Strange and amateur-sounding
but all the more interesting for it.
Download it here.

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May 12th, 2022 - tfw making no effort shitreleases takes effort vol. 1488 - ГАВНО №31
Year: 2020
Label: ГАВНО
Genre: Field recordings



The most mhzesent thing I've ever seen, 58:16:14 of random field recordings.
Granted, a lot of them are boring on their own, but between the complete
lack of curation / censorship, mess of titles, and all the bonus items
if you have a couple gigabytes to spare, it's interesting to peruse. (Apologies
for the title, as far as I know mhz's just edgy.)
Download it here.

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May 11th, 2022 - Various - 60 Sound Artists Protest The War
Year: 2003
Label: Atak
Genre: Experimental



An hour in one-minute chunks of experimentation, with a variety of well known
artists in the tracklisting and an equal range of approaches and styles.
Download it here.

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May 10th, 2022 - a pond of lilies - a pond of lilies
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



Sounds just like the cover, soundtrack to the ripples on a pond in the rain.
Less on the droning side of ambient and uses plenty of instruments and melodies.
Download it here.

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May 9th, 2022 - Klyvr - Distant Dreams of Battle
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Dungeon synth



The fact that's it's improvised directly to tape makes the
songs a bit rough around the edges, which serves it well.
Has a very old school sound with a sense of majestic melancholy,
like the survivors regrouping after a pyrrhic victory.
Download it here.

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May 8th, 2022 - Sven Meyer - A voice came over me
Year: 2011
Label: slogre records
Genre: Ambient, lobit



Slogre is a strange label in that every release is hosted without covers in a single
archive page. There's a variety of styles in varying ranges of lobit all condensed in
one download, and Sven's is a good example. Somewhere between ambient, dungeon synth,
sacred chanting, and discrotted mp3s.
Download it here.

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May 7th, 2022 - odaxelagnia - Hi Speed Christmas Album
Year: 2010
Label: 1000+
Genre: Extratone



I know odaxelagnia is far from obscure but it's my page so screw you.
This is a fun album of vaguelly Christmas-themed more-or-less melodic
extratone. Samples nightcored past comprehensibility, extratone obliteration,
and a good intro to the 00s speedcore scene if you haven't delved into it already.
Download it here.

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May 6th, 2022 - Fí - Acceptance
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Sound collage, mashup



Someone I don't know DMed me this artist on WhoSampled and I immediately gave up
on fully cataloguing it's samples because just look at the lists on this thing. It's
an album of absurdly dense mashups that borrows pieces of just about every facet of
several decades of pop culture, but instead of being an "iSpy the meme music samples"
like most mashup releases, it treats it more like sound collage / plunderphonics.
Download it here.

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May 5th, 2022 - Church Universal And Triumphant, Inc. Featuring Elizabeth Clare Prophet - The Sounds Of American Doomsday Cults
Year: Unclear (originally 1984)
Label: Faithways International
Genre: Spoken word, sermon



The philosophy of a doomsday sect, in their own words. Nothing is modified one way
or the other, letting these rapidfire sermons spill out in all their unhinged glory.
Especially recommended for fans of Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Tina
Turner, David Bowie, Van Halen, Madonna, Huey Lewis And The News, The Cars, Herbie
Hancock, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Men at Work, ZZ Top, Paul McCartney and Michael
Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic, Cyndi Lauper, Pink Floyd, The Pretenders, Billy Joel, Billy
Idol, Elton John, Neil Young, Sheena Easton, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Fashion, Big Country,
Morris Day and the Time, John Lennon, Apollonia 6, REO Speedwagon, David Gilmour, The Rolling
Stones, Pat Benatar, Hall & Oates, Wham, Rebbie Jackson, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Christine
McVie, Queen, John Cougar Mellencamp, U2, Spheeris?, Fleetwood Mac, the Alan Parsons Project,
Rick Springfield, the Thompson Twins, Missing Persons, Duran Duran, Police, Eurythmics, Culture
Club including Boy George, Band-Aid, Relax, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Julio Iglesias and
Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Dean Martin, KISS, Scorpions, and Def Leppard.
Download it here.

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May 4th, 2022 - ▬▬▬▬ ★☆★☆ C L I N T O N - I N D I C T M E N T ☆★☆★ ▬▬▬▬ - Fun Will Be on Hiatus for a Generation
Year: 2016
Label: DMT Tapes FL
Genre: Vaporwave



Slightly vaporwaved loops of nostalgic-seeming emo rock. Sounds like a
midlife reflection on your teenage years, bittersweet and leaves you
wanting more. (RYM hates it for some reason, which I get, but I still think
it's more than worth a listen at it's sub-7 minute length.)
Download it here.

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May 3rd, 2022 - I dream of you endlessly. - Rejection sensitive dysphoria.
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: DSBM, ambient



IDOYE is one of the most unique takes on DSBM I've heard yet. Many of his releases
differ greatly, but this is longform (half hour plus) melancholic meandering
without any black metal blastbeats or guitar shredding, but pierced occassionally
by depressive poetry screamed in a genuinely agonizing way. I wish Gideon the best.
Download it here.

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May 2nd, 2022 - James Nathan Powell - Everything Is Great And I'm Truly Happy
Year: 2022
Label: Communal Deafness Recordings
Genre: Plunderphonics



As far as I know, the artist more often works in noise and HNW with
the themes of frustration and darkness associated with those genres, but
sometimes produces albums like this. A sweet ray of hope through bleakness,
drones to manifest a brighter life to.
Download it here.

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May 1st, 2022 - Anime break TV Receptor - XXIV: Kanojo wa nokori no kare kara inochiryoku o shimegoroshita
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Hexdbient



Making this post a wall of spam copy-pasted from anime ads is tempting but
I'm too lazy, so all I can say is that Anime break TV Receptor is
a spamwave / post-hexd (10/10 genre names) project themed around poorly
translated eroges and whatnot. This particular release is more dark ambient,
but they've also explored post-nightcore, vaporwave, and ravey sound collage.
One of the stranger artists I know, sound-wise.
Download it here.

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April 30th, 2022 - TrailerPoopers - The YTP Album
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Plunderphonics



Two consecutive days of meme music. Found this among my earliest
bandcamp downloads and either my sense of humor hasn't improved since
2018 or it still holds up.Just what it says on the tin, YTPs in audio form.
Download it here.

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April 29th, 2022 - iOS Ringtone Collective - Free iOS15 ringtones - Download
Year: 2022
Label: iOS Ringtone Collective
Genre: Mashup, plunderphonics



A shitpost of intimidating scale. This idea has kind of been done before,
but this takes it to a whole new level in scale and content. You can just tell they had fun making it.
Download it here.

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April 28th, 2022 - Various Artists - Dream Catalogue Is A Vaporwave Label And HKE Is A Bitch
Year: 2016
Label: Wet Dream Catalogue
Genre: Noise



You can cause so much drama in a music scene before someone makes a compilation against you
(case in point 1, case in point 2.) Wet Dream Catalogue got reported and taken
down before the tape run got to sell out, but at least we have it digitally. 2814 sample destruction
and anti-pretentious vapornoise.
Download it here.

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April 27th, 2022 - Various Artists - PSYCHEDELIC 1: Music For Cat .Gifs
Year: 2014
Label: Psychedelic Cats Unlimited
Genre: Acid jazz, psychadelic, trip hop, vaporwave



A variety of genres united exclusively by a vaguelly psychadelic sound and a
feline theme. Not sure where this label was supposed to be heading or if it
was a one-off, but it's a worthwhile slice of music from all over.
Download it here.

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April 26th, 2022 - アナログMESSIAH - 팔다아웃
Year: 2018
Label: Aloe City Records
Genre: Vaporwave



Sorry for the stream of vaporwave, I'll switch it up soon. アナログMESSIA reinterprets
pop music into a twisted, chopped, sometimes spasmodic reflection on fame. If nothing
else, the intro track is one of the hidden gems of vaporwave.
Download it here.

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April 25th, 2022 - zanzibar intergalactic space expedition - SPACE 포스 리콜 시험장 휴먼 런칭
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave, ambient



I've never heard of this artist before but I somehow got an email notification from them and the
page seems to be gone less than a week later. Slushwave-influenced ambient, captures the combination
of calm, awe, and unrest. I'd imagine astronauts in deep space would feel. Wish I knew where it even
came from.
Download it here.

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April 24th, 2022 - SADSOFT 援状 - fuckwave
Year: 2017
Label: Experimental Records / Virtual Surreality
Genre: Vaporwave



This project seems to have dropped off the face of the earth years ago, which is a shame
considering it was one of the most promising projects back then and still holds up now.
Some solid eccojams, some self-aware Macintosh Plus / Chuck Person references, and some
experimental glitchiness, featuring plenty of reversed samples, which is pretty unique
in the genre.
Download it here.

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April 23rd, 2022 - Saito Koji - Monday Morning
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Folk



Nice as this particular release is, I more want to introduce Saito Koji as
a whole. I'm only now finding out about him but he's been making ambient,
guitar improvisations, field recordings, and other music in that realm for
decades and tends to self-publish his prolific output on his bandcamp without
covers or explanations, as you see here. What I've heard has a refreshing simplicity
and certainly speaks of someone dedicated to his unique art.
Buy it here.

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April 22nd, 2022 - 明天的学生 - 告诉HER我爱你
Year: 2017
Label: Insert Tapes
Genre: Vaporwave



A selection of pop songs from around the world, given the vaporwave treatment
(nice lofi sound) and unique drums for the genre that give it a hiphop
kind of sound. If nothing else, don't miss the heavenly Chobits sampling on track 5.
Download it here.

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April 21st, 2022 - Dilaghran - Bewitched tombs of the Ascarwing
Year: 2020
Label: none
Genre: Dungeon synth, ambient



No epic metal guitars or sweeping melodies for battles here, just four minutes
of a meandering motif. Minimalism suits it perfectly, though, it does a perfect job
of calling you to mystery while creeping you out as it loops onward. You know you're
not supposed to be here, get out if you still can.
Download it here.

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April 20th, 2022 - blonie - Table Chip Orchestra
Year: 2017
Label: none
Genre: Chiptune



First of all, I'm in awe of this guy's output and general aesthetic. There's
a lot to choose from on his page but this was the most striking one I
could find on short notice. Get engulfed in the sound of a table full of circuitbent
instruments and braindance-influenced chiptunes jamming away.
Download it here.

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April 19th, 2022 - Han Shin Chinese Folk & Dance Ensemble - Music From China & Taiwan
Year: 2002
Label: ARC Music
Genre: Chinese classical



The sheer amount of music (or music that you would enjoy) out there in the world
is downright intimidating, especially considering that the countries and languages
you barely know about have as much media as your own. I found this collection of
Chinese and Taiwanese classical when trying to remedy this once and it was more
approachable and enjoyable than I expected, and it's as good an example as any of
the worlds of music out there.
Download it here.

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April 18th, 2022 - Shurayuki-hime - ゆきばんご (Yukibango)
Year: 2015
Label: Altar Of Waste
Genre: Ambient noise wall



HNW is known for violent / sexual / nihilistic themes and almost every HNW
review uses the word "punishing" or something equivalent. Luckily, more and
more artists are seeing the complete neutrality of walls as a place to build
monuments to brighter things or explore loved obsessions with an almost mathematical
perfection. Shurayuki-hime is one such artist and this is probably my favorite
work of theirs, pure clean minimal ANW.
Download it here.

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April 17th, 2022 - ☽ - E = c2Δm0
Year: 2020
Label: underscore waves
Genre: Drone



A very (very) slow journey through deep space told in sustained notes and
imperceptible drifting. Elliptical orbits like glacial clockwork and
comets that take millions of years to make one revolution. Lonely mathematics.
Download it here.

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April 16th, 2022 - small mistake - please... i just want to be pretty
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Breakcore



Small Mistake's got an unmistakable approach that doesn't remind me much
of anyone else in the scene. Bits and pieces of depressive breakcore without
being a Waqs clone, lolicore elements without giving over fully to that
style. For fans of sentimental prettiness and hardcore breakbeats alike.
Download it here.

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April 15th, 2022 - -1 - 4
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Vapornoise



Distortion and the ghost of what used to be vaporwave meet to unsettling
and disorienting effect. Soundtrack to diskrot and structurally unsound
malls.
Download it here.

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April 14th, 2022 - Erotic Motif - Quilted Forest
Year: 2014
Label: Lolilepsy Records
Genre: Speedcore, breakcore



Either Nabokov's Super Slumber Party / Cutie Tooth has an identical twin or I've found
a one-off side project of theirs. (The label's fallen victim to linkrot and all the downloads
are dead (god bless soulseek.)) It's three short tracks of speedcore, noisy sample nonsense,
and melodic hardcore. Quick and silly but an enjoyable example of a scene that's faded into obscurity.
Download it here.

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April 13th, 2022 - Vaelastrasz - Fall of M'uru
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Dungeon synth



Like most dungeon synth, this release's strength is in provoking imagery. While
the titles and whatnot are vague, I can't help but summon images of distant comets
and forgotten civilizations moreso than the usual gothic castles of the genre.
Download it here.

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April 12th, 2022 - Zero Width Non-Joiner - U+200C
Year: 2022
Label: None
Genre: Post-vaporwave, browser beats



Following John Zobele's recent excursions into YouTube manipulation, a small but growing
handful of artists have followed suite and created the microgenre of browser beats (vaporwave-style
loops and chopping done by pressing timestamps on YouTube videos, usually of old advertisements.)
Zero Width Non-Joiner seems as good an example as any of this new style. No DAWs, no post-processing,
doing the most with the bare minimum digital music can run on.
Download it here.

Inspirations and cool sites to check out:
OBSCURE MUSIC DAILY - "Delivering the best obscure frequency arrangements since whenever" (This page is a blatant ripoff of it)
Yeah I Know It Sucks - "an absurdist review blog"
Anomaly Index - "music's conceptual anomalies and wanton obscurities"

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In order to keep this page's HTML from getting so big it lags like crazy and becomes almost unusable, I split
it up a bit. Earlier entries may be found here, here, and here.

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