Depths of the Net

This is a work-in-progress project with the intention of posting obscure music
(single digit to several thousand views) from a variety of genres that I encounter
when going further online than god ever intended. If all goes well, it will be
updated daily, and is the spiritual successor to this dead site.
And now for something completely different!

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October 22nd, 2021 - Unknown Artist - Untitled
Year: Unknown
Label: None
Genre: Lofi



I was going through a community yard sale and found a bunch of microcassettes. This is the one that was still in the player.
No idea who, no information or writing, and the others has some stuff on them too. It seems to be some teenager practicing guitar,
and I can't imagine this was supposed to be heard by anyone but him, which makes it all the more interesting that it surfaced.
Download it here.

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October 22nd, 2021 - Oyasumi Punpun - Volume 7 : Chapter 76
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Harsh noise wall



The release here is basically arbitrary as I really want to showcase the project as a whole.
In my opinion, HNW is best when it revolves around a monolithic obsession (some projects like this
are shown off here) and the aesthetic of this one is perfect. This is just opinion, but HNW is weak
when it's just random edgy topics but ideal when it's wallishness is not just limited to sound.
Download it here.
Making up for missing October 21st.

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October 20th, 2021 - memory twin - dead flowers for a friend
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Ambient, lofi



An associated project to the previously posted "hospital flowers," memory twin is a mixture of lofi bedroom pop staples
and weird experimentation. Abstract guitar meandering, short keyboard ambients, and warped tape manipulations mix into
something that works perfectly with the collection of photos that comes with the download, which I encourage you do.
You can almost feel the old tired house around you. Amatuerish but in the best way. I sound like a broken record.
Download it here.

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October 18th, 2021 - pulp finish - i cant get away w/ jinx
Year: 2018 or 2019?
Label: None
Genre: Emo rap



I'm normally less than a fan of this kind of music but if any song does it well it's probably this one. The guitar instrumental is
lovely, it doesn't have any trap snares, and keeps the tempo down while still being rap. There's three vocal parts (although one's
probably from the sample) and the lyrics, while angsty, are put together enought to get away with it. Generally, it nails what's
good about emo rap while avoiding (at least what I think are) it's annoying aspects. Additionally, it seems pulp finish purged just
about his entire online presence in 2019, including this, and it feels odd that I might've been the only one listening to it for that long.
Download it here.

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October 17th, 2021 - girls in the eighties - TEENAGE ROYALTY
Year: 2012
Label: Ailanthus Recordings
Genre: Pop punk?



I'm neglecting this site like crazy, so sorry. I intend to be more on top of things now. Anyway, girls in the eighties!
About time I get something happier on here, and here it is, a weirdly underrated pop punk / garage rock album, nested inexplicably
between vaporwave releases on a vaporwave label, which is oddly fitting, as it belongs to an alternate, idealized world much the same
way vaporwave does. Teenage Royalty is straight out of a pocket universe created exclusively from parties in generic suburbia, MTV,
and 00s teen movies. The cover just about tells it all.
Download it here.

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October 9th, 2021 - Kiki - Scary Spirits & Nice Ghosts
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Folk



Kiki kind of got known for his rock music but his folk tracks are even better. I'm not sure
what to put here because it doesn't really need an introduction but I love it's odd, kind of awkward
but super sweet songwriting, how it's personal and eccentric but still very open, and feels innocent
in a way that really benefits it. There's a song about dying ane becoming a guardian angel for someone you
love, for example, and spooky references throughout. Blasting this all Halloween season.

Stream it here.

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October 9th, 2021 - axtrmnt - old garbage
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Depressive breakcore



For a page with the slogal "Now for something completely different," I seem to love
posting the same stuff again and again. That being said, axtrmnt is seriously underrated,
probably due to his brief online presence. This album is largely in tribute to Waqs, and
further explores the melancholic breakcore sound while pulling no punches with it's subject
matter. Bleak but beautiful.

Download it here.
Making up for missing October 3rd.

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October 8th, 2021 - Nabokov's Super Slumber Party - Carpet Skyscrapers
Year: 2014
Label: None
Genre: Speedcore, breakcore, ambient



Nabokov's Super Slumber Party sold themselves short with this one. Minimal cover, no label,
randomly deleted from Bandcamp, and yet it's probably their best work. From isolated vocals chopping over
speedcore, a Crystal Castles remix, IDMy synth ambient, and an original hardcore chiptune work, it really
shows what they're really capable of, out of basically nowhere, right before they disappeared for years.
Talk about a swan song.

Download it here.

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October 8nd, 2021 - 3 little kittens - Meowing and Purring
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Comfy synth



I know comfy synth has become something of a meme but there's still some gems buried in
the bandwagon, this being one of them in my opinion. It has the genre's cheer and idealism
but leans minimal to the part of being sparse. "found a bag" is even a bit eerie and random
and I wouldn't be surprised if some actual cat-walking-across-a-keyboard made it's way into
the album. I can't really imagine an album being more fitting to being made by kittens.

Download it here.
Making up for missing September 17th.

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October 8th, 2021 - RAINBOW ★ STAR ★ 36 - ☆*: .。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
Year: 2019
Label: Tsundere Violence
Genre: Lolicore



Last Tsundere Violence release I'll post, I promise, but it's a great example of noisy lolicore and what
you can push with the genre. Here, RS36 puts the genre's shock value aside and replaces it with a part-happy
part-longing (and still ear-blasting) sentimental feeling not unlike Maedasalt. It's a fun release that probably
isn't for everyone but if it's for you it'll be perfect. Feels like a strange kind of love song.

Download it here.
Making up for missing September 15th.

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October 8th - Wounding of the Bright - Mechanical Blooms
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Ambient?



Since I was lucky enough to get a CD of theirs at an art show a few years back, I've been meaning
to write about WotB for a while. They're essentially ambient, but in quite a different way than most
ambient is. I don't know much about the band but their influences seem to be more personalized than the
way Bandcamp ambient tends to copy off of itself, and so it ends up mixing occassional percussion, electronics,
guitar, warm and dark drones, and field recordings (sourced from the mechanical art of the artist on the cover.)
"oubliette shadow" even reminded me a bit of witch house. A reminder why it's good to get involved in your local
art scene.

Download it here.
Making up for missing September 12th.

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October 2nd, 2021 - Skreensabers - 7 Brothers (Outside Steppers Session Vol. 0)
Year: 2004
Label: RDC Records
Genre: Experimental hip hop



Here's one-off at the far back of CDR's huge discography that was luckily recovered a while back.
If you've ever wondered what seven teenagers goofing off and making improvised accapella rap at
2 AM in 2004 sounded like, here you go. I wish I could understand it but it speaks for itself anyway,
random breaks into Star Wars theme music and all. It could be nostalgic if you've done cool stupid
stuff like this with your friends in the past.
Download it here.

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September 29th, 2021 - punpun - ゆういち
Year: 2020
Label: 7FORM
Genre: Guitar ambient



And my attempt at this page being varied goes clear out the damn window because this
is basically a less structured hana sumai. Whatever! An Oyasumi Punpun project is good enough
for me and the seemingly random but pleasing guitar strummings, meandering and building into noise,
is pretty faithful to the spirit of the work it's based on.
Download it here.

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September 26th, 2021 - hana sumai - depressed rock guitar in d
Year: 2016
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



Maybe this isn't super obscure but it deserves far more recognition than it recieved. It's
as beautiful as ambient music gets while using a different instrument from most, looping guitar
melodies that drift through their own world at their own pace. It is as melancholy as the title
suggests but also just as peaceful. It's like accepting what's going on and not really fighting
it anymore.
Download it here.

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September 25th, 2021 - Larsht_ - "Live" @ Camp Nero, July 21st 2021
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Mashup / mashcore



I have too much serious stuff on here so time for something on the opposite side of things.
This is a silly album of mashups that blends 37 tracks (from Hatsune Miku, Aphex Twin, Kanye,
Car Seat Headrest, and more) into a breakbeat infested mess I enjoyed greatly. (I don't know
most of the tracks to be honest, but "im sad lol" more than makes up for it. Check it out, even
if only for that.)

Download it here.


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September 24th, 2021 - 808sndmindbreak - 2020
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Breakcore / lolicore



Sentimental anisong (with pop and other samples mixed in every now and again,) breaks and kicks,
feelsy overtones, what's not to love? Even if it's kind of by-the-numbers lolicore, not
everything has to be groundbreaking to be good. (The artist took it down, presumably because they
weren't fond of their earlier works. If 808nmb is reading this and wants me to remove it, let me
know and I gladly will.)
Download it here.


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September 23th, 2021 - Irrlicht Project - Streetrecord + 8 Songs
Year: 2009
Label: 4m@-records
Genre: Chiptune, lobit, experimental



Too many things here are recent so here's some old-school net music from a pre-Bandcamp era. Chiptune fit for
a floppy disk or a blurry video game, with a fair amount of noisier experimenting, all as lobit as lobit gets.
Neat melodies and interesting sounds in a byte-sized package. Sorry. I wonder where Irrlicht Project is these days.

Download it here.

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September 22th, 2021 - Various - Cementimental presents 1 second chipnoise comp which took way too long
Year: 2011
Label: None
Genre: Chipnoise



As far as I know "chipnoise" isn't really a full-on genre / scene, but despite that, 258 artists turned up to
come up with their takes on what it would be. The result is a great variety of bitcrushed grindcore, chiptune
microtracks, glitching, and all sorts of wild experimentation. It bears some similarity to the one second
compilation I started off this page with, but the more focused sound makes the different appoaches even more
distinct.

Download it here.

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September 20th, 2021 - White Satin Sugar - MIOD: Auto Tune Tape
Year: 2009
Label: None
Genre: Outsider emo



Excessive autotune has become something of a novelty (then a cliche) in underground net music
as of late, but here's an example from before it was cool. It honestly could've been released
today and I'd believe it. Acoustic tweemo, keyboard ambient, and other somewhat silly but sweet
stuff makes up it's backbone, and it could probably stand as is without the vocal stuff, even
more interesting that it was made in a day. Basically the My Teenage Dream Ended of lofi bedroom
pop whatever.
Download it here.

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September 19th, 2021 - Pacific Purgatory - Boys' Day
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Alternative rock(?)



Pacific Purgatory has a decent number of listeners, but the fact this album has three
supporters is unbelievable. Every track is perfect, with a good variety ranging from
almost-punk garage rock, pure piano pieces, and a more chill track that almost call up
images of a 21st century Beach Boys. I could go one and on but I won't and will just
suggest you check it out, it's far too underrated.

Download it here.

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September 18th, 2021 - Various Artists - Emo
Year: 2019 (recorded 2007-2012)
Label: Baby Eskimo Kisses
Genre: Outsider emo



There's something about going through long abandoned channels and accounts
still littered with sincere remnants of bygone phases, isolated but accompanied.
This reads like shitty poetry, I'm so sorry. Point is, this release is the
audio equivalent of that: eleven different takes of an emo song, put online
with likely very little audience or attention. The styles are very different:
heavy autotune use, lofi accapella, and much more. It's very far away but still
very personal.
Download it here.

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September 16th, 2021 - Item Caligo - Naive winter melodies
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Modern classical



Beautiful hazy piano melodies that are just as cold, isolated, but nostalgia drenched
as the cover would suggest. Maybe it's the sound of hopes and dreams that never were, or
more optimistically the sound of looking back at simpler times. Pure and sweet but
certainly tinged with a degree of sadness
Download it here.

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September 14th, 2021 - 87pure - short-term anatomy
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Breakcore, trance



I could go on and on about 800mg and associated aliases but this is probably as good
an introductory album as ever. Loving and hopeful trance songs are given a treatment
of distortion and run through some glitches, amens, and kicks that are less intense
than most breakcore but nevertheless all the more effective. "short-term anatomy" never
fails to bring a smile to my face, and I can't help but think of the other two as the
sound of obsession.
Download it here.

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September 13th, 2021 - Hospital Flowers - Hospital Flowers (demos)
Year: 2017
Label: None*
Genre: Lofi rock
*(rereleased on "learning to be loved" in 2019)



"Distorted guitar recorded on a toaster" is a whole subgenre of post on this page at this point,
as is calling myself a broken record, but I've come up from the depths of my bandcamp archives with
hopefully another gem in the rough. Relationships and angst are replaced with more abstract ruminations
on friends, drugs, and the omnipresent ambiguous "you," viewed through as warped and blurry a lens
as it's microphone. I think the lines "i can't leave your tv / i wish we could go out / but i don't
have any skin" speak for themselves.
Download it here.

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September 11th, 2021 - ボーイフレンド - A New Kind Of Love
Year: 2016
Label: None
Genre: Post-nightcore



Lot of posts here: post-rock, post-nightcore, and you can draw ties to vaporwave if
you wanted with the echoing used. Regardless, It's a great excellent example of using
avant-garde / unorthodox techniques to make something greater than the sum of it's parts.
Despite being essentially a sped up post-rock mixtape, it's very sentimental.
Download it here.

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September 10th, 2021 - Recovering Hikikomori - 絶望
Year: 2016
Label: Tsundere Violence
Genre: Instrumental trap



Some of us feel like shit sometimes, some of us feel like shit most of the time, some people
don't really want to leave their room, some people just don't. Trap is a genre met with much
eye rolling (with good reason in many cases) but RxHx captures all these sentiments very well.
Drone metal, OSTs, Viper, Lapfox, and god knows what else, echoing and chopped over percussion,
do a far better job than they reasonably should at soundtracking thoughts of angsty isolation.
Download it here.

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September 9th, 2021 - Mortis - It's Always Raining In My Head
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Ambient, drone



I haven't played Yume Nikki so there's no doubt context I'm missing but I think I know
enough to appreciate it. Theme aside, it's a lovely, albiet sad, drone piece, accompanying
an unchanging state of mind or maybe half-asleepness.
Download it here.

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September 8th, 2021 - Furry Loser - High School Suicide Pact
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Lofi rock
Making up for September 5th.



"Personal heart-bared teenaged lofi rock" is an idea I've rambled about too many times
here and anything more on the topic will practically be redundant even if the music is anything
but, which is frustrating because Furry Loser deserves a special introduction. The whole EP is
impressive and quite good but Suicide Pact is phenomenal and pushed me to post this here. The
idea of escaping from reality via love is an endlessly fascinating one, and I guess that is the
most extreme form of it. Rambling aside, I can't tell anyone IRL about this artist because of the name.
Download it here.

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September 8th, 2021 - witchlift - cum mountain
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Lolicore, breakcore



"Sped up songs with drum breaks" is an old and overused concept (one I'm more than guilty of) but
every so often a release following that formula shows up that feels different. "Cum mountain," despite
the title (which was originally "fuck sewerslvt") did that. It's obviously rough around the edges and
is allegedly witchlift's first experience in music, but works despite that. It's a cute little album
(with bonus tracks, including Temma and wawawa) and I hope and think it's the start of something greater.
Download it here.

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September 7th, 2021 - waiz - 明星哪裡出錯了
Year: 2018
Label: 實驗極光
Genre: Ambient, lofi rock, noise



Distortion is so often used as a method of conveying edginess, harshness, and whatnot that artists sometimes overlook
that noise can be sweet, too. Thankfully, waiz did not. Pretty ambient guitar melodies not unlike hana sumai
sound out from behind a wall of compression, and manages to sound sincere and affectionate, a bittersweetness
that I can best compare to 光の緒 of Kawaii Noizu
Download it here.

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September 4th, 2021 - a little kid in his room - who cares nobody will ever listen to this
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Bedroom pop, outsider



I listened to this a bunch in 2018 and it helped to inspire some of my own projects (which
this site bears the name of) so it's high time I pay tribute to it. It's true amateur DIY
music made in some kid's bedroom on a keyboard but endearing despite or because of that. It's
as open and angsty as it gets, and the last track is really something else, far more haunting
than the sum of it's parts would suggest. The painful sincerity of the cover is a good summary
of it's contents. (Also, I sampled them once and they emailed me and I never responded because
I got scared and regret it to this day. If they're reading this, thank you and I'm sorry I never
got back to you.)
Download it here.

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September 3rd, 2021 - Phonograph cylinder - Swimming in a Peach EP
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave, experimental



Vaporwave is completely oversatured and was by 2017, but Phonograph cylinder does a lot
unique with the genre and brings back the actual innovation that made it what it was in
it's earliest days. Every track feels completely different but bound into an abstract whole.
There's lounge music that's slightly off, reversed instrumentals, an eerie lofi plunderphonics
take from the first days of electronic music, and 나는 컴퓨터가 내 일을 할 수 있다고 믿는다 [takeover initiative] is
just magical (it samples The Beach Boys, which is cool too.) Despite being one of PC (later .tif, later
Eir Mazur) earliest works, it's surprisingly well-rounded and helps to remind me of the power of plunderphonics
and the world wide web.
Download it here.

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September 2nd, 2021 - Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble - Vol. 11
Year: Around 2003
Label: KMC
Genre: Pop



Maybe it's a bit of a lie to call this obscure considering there's a whole country that listens to it,
but few enough outside people know of it to justify it's inclusion here. Of the copious amounts of propagana
North Korea generates, it's music is some of the most interesting - stuck in past decades with the rest of
the country, but surprisingly good, with a distinctive sound that I can probably compare to being midway
between a national anthem and 80s pop, or one of those genres trying to cover the other, but that doesn't
really do it justice. If not for the titles, you could easily lose yourself in it and forget it's origin.
Download it here.
The cover here is the cover for Vol 12, but it's in higher quality and basically the same thing.

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September 1st, 2021 - 2003 Beige Records Cassette Jockey World Championship
Year: 2003
Label: Beige Records(?)
Genre: Tape music



Wish I could provide more context with this, but I found it on Soulseek when looking for Insect
Deli tracks. It's a collection of sets from experimental hobbyist cassette jockeys that's all over
the board from tape-wobbling musique concrete to improvised mixes of all sorts of music. It also
sometimes provides intros or outros to get to know the people behind the setup. It's unpolished
but very unique and speaks to an early 00s scene of musicians whose remnants exist in recordings
like this. It's oddly nostalgic in that sense.
Download it here.

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August 31th, 2021 - OK Friends - Blu Eyes b/w Backseat
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Lofi rock, tweemo



I have a special place for heartfelt amateur music that's probably
recorded in someone's room or garage, and OK Friends is just that, as sincere
as it is drenched in everything good about lofi. Unabashedly angsty "tweemo"
ruminations on both normal and acoustic guitar. Also, I think I helped get an
album back to this band when they deleted it from their bandcamp. I regret not
taking up their offer of a cassette. One of them went on to play in Ogbert the Nerd,
which apparently got pretty popular.
Download it here.

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August 30th, 2021 - DJ 4RCA$H - elixir
Year: 2020
Label: Immoral Basement Records
Genre: Hardstyle, psytrance



I feel a little weird about yesterdays entry since I discovered it via RateYourMusic where it has a pretty high number
of reviews and I made a promise when I started to deliver actually unknown stuff, not RYMcore and the like, so back to
basics with this one's whopping 55 views at the moment. It's an excellent hardstyle single (at 96 kbps for some reason)
that sounds as energetic and neon as it's cover would suggest, released on the Russian netlabel Immoral Basement Records,
the successor of shitrap pioneer Popsakal Records.
Download it here.


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August 29th, 2021 - Unknown - 雪中賢 (A Wise Man in the Snow)
Year: 1902
Label: Edison Gold Moulded Records(?)
Genre: Chinese folk music



I wanted to get into older releases here, so what's a better way to start than going as far back as I can?
I don't claim to be an expert on phonograph cylinders (except for my friend's alias of the same name) or
Chinese music so I'm not sure how much useful information I can provide, but I found it interesting and
enjoyable nevertheless. Interestingly, the noise caused by the century of wear in addition to the lofi
medium itself sounds oddly like rain or snow, which works well with the title. The site is a good archive
of old music from a number of countries, too.
Download it here.


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August 28th, 2021 - DJ Internet Visions - NEWPOWER_K X
Year: 2012-2014
Label: None
Genre: Trance, lobit, happy hardcore, experimental



There's been a recent resurgence in bitcrushed / lobit electronic music / trance among hexd (ugh) circles online,
but DJ Internet Visions pioneered just that years before. Saturated in an aesthetic of sketchy piracy sites, anonymous
creation and reuploading, mishmashed internet visuals, and nightcore word salad. DJIV pits rapid raves tunes against each
other and shoves the whole mess through a 90s modem. The whole thing sounds like you ripped from it through a spambot's
Soulseek folder or found it on a floppy disc after an illegal rave.
Download the series here.

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August 27th, 2021 - снайпер - INSIDE THE COMPOUND
Year: 2016
Label: H.V.R.F. CENTRAL COMMAND
Genre: Hardvapour



Hardvapour is based very heavily on imagery so maybe it'll be fitting to describe it with
an image. It's like tripping on god knows what outside an illegal rave as the snow swirls around
you and the wind, hallucinations, and bass from inside merge into some postapocalyptic beast. It
definitely feels like it was made in a lawless frozen waste, like a Siberian cyberpunk.
Or maybe I'm seeing things where there aren't any and it's just shit. You decide.
Download it here.

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August 26th, 2021 - JC and The Nobodies - My Year Off
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Anti-folk



While Crywank has become some degree of famous online, this side project of his didn't achieve nearly the same level of
attention. It maintains some of the original's elements - melancholy low-fidelity guitar music - but warped into a bizarre
creation. Vocals are processed and distorted, lyrics are almost unintelligible, and it feels less sad and more unsettling.
Succeeds in simultaneously sounding distant and right in your ear - a bad trip or nervous breakdown soundtrack.
Download it here.


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August 25th, 2021 - canal canal - i love your long hands
Year: 2019
Label: None
Genre: Bedroom pop



A curious piece of DIY pop, this release defied what I grew to expect from the genre but completely works despite
throwing the standards into disarray. MIDI keyboards and drums back weirdly touching lyrics sung in a way I haven't
really heard anywhere else, basking in low fidelity and jittering up and down in pitch and echo with every line. It's
as cute as it is disorienting, and gives the imprssion of being made more as a personal creation than as a product
for others.
Download it here.


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August 24th, 2021 - Unknown Artist - Untitled (Mountains Tape)
Year: Unknown
Label: Unknown
Genre: Ambient. experimental



Almost a year ago I heard about a scare about Mediafire deleting old inactive accounts. I'm unsure of it's reality
(still am) but decided to get datahoarding anyway and ripped over 35 GBs of music from old /mu/ sharethreads. Of these, I found
a few unique releases (stuff from every country, including North Korea, unreleased demos from garagebands, and the like)
but some stood out because their origin / artist was completely unknown. Some, like this one, lacked even a title or tracklist.
Dubbed "Mountains Tape" by the anon that ripped it, beyond it's backstory or lack thereof, it's a nice piece of ambient / new
age on side A, and an echoing alien wall of experimental electronics on side B. Backed by the tape hiss, I can imagine it as
the soundtrack to a mountain voyage on a strange old animation.
Download it here.


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August 24th, 2021 - ☹︎ Guns for Losers ☹︎ - ☹︎ 𝕯𝖔𝖔𝖒 𝕮𝖚𝖑𝖙 𝟏𝟗𝟗𝟎 ☹︎
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Lofi rock



Guns for Losers seems lost in time. Movie samples merge with lofi guitar rock and vaguelly emo lyrics into
a whole that sounds like something some high schoolers would be blasting off a tape deck in an alternate 90s.
In many ways it reminds me of teen suicide - the edgy themes, foggy instrumenals, and genuine emotions played
to the height of hobbyist capability. God, I sound pretentious, I'm sorry. Point is, this is the perfect soundtrack
to social isolation, night drives, and wondering how your high school years could have gone differently.
Download it here.


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August 23th, 2021 - It's me! No love - Postcards
Year: 2018
Label: 實驗極光
Genre: Lofi, indie rock, breakbeat



It took a while to figure out which 實驗極光 release I wanted to showcase since so much of the label is underrated and
truly special, but I settled on this. It's a mixture of feelsy lofi emo rock and amen breaks I haven't been able to
find anywhere else, and if that isn't quite up your alley, the following two tracks drop the amens to focus more on
the sentimental guitar and simple but genuine lyrics. It's such a short but sweet piece of unique nostagia that can
nevertheless stand on it's own, that I would recommend to fans of emo / lofi / indie rock and breakcore (reminds me
especially of tiku sens.)
Download it here.


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August 22th, 2021 - mhzesent - my life is a shitty joke (24/3/20)
Year: 2020
Label: Skull Dungeon
Genre: Ambient, experimental



You might be familiar with Bull of Heaven, notorious for their absurdly long releases (like the 5 year long
210: Like a Wall in Which an Insect Lives and Gnaws and the 3.343 quindecillion year long 310: ΩΣPx0(2^18×5^18)p*k*k*k.
While nowhere near as extreme, this mhzesent release enters the same realm of music where it's more concept than
anything (and I mean that in a cool way.) Something about this release appeals to me, possibly the nonchalantness
with which a monolith like this was uploaded, the cover that's a random phone screenshot of lyrics, or the description
("TRUE ART IS ABSTRACT AND UN-UNDERSTANDABLE!!!!!111111122222")
Download it here.


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August 20th, 2021 - White Owl - Dead Raccoon
Year: 1997
Label: Wiyot Cliffs Prod.
Genre: Experimental, tape music(?)



If you're reading this, there's a decent chance you know of Five Starcle Men, the product of two
isolated teenagers in the late 90s absolutely blasted on cough syrup obsessed with UFOs and a self-made
mythology. If not, look into Gomba Reject Ward Japan, you won't be disappointed. If you do, I'm happy to
present White Owl, an associated project involving Glen Hobbs of Five Starcle Men. It's similar melted-brain
teenaged avantgarde tape screwery and half baked lofi psychadelics. Recommended listening for fans of FSM,
musique concrete, tape music, and other outsider stuff. I can only hope more related material surfaces soon.
Download it here in mp3 or here in flac.

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August 19th, 2021 - Говняу - Без Названия
Year: 2018
Label: Говнарик
Genre: Lobit, shitnoise



There's so many good albums I can post here but there will be time in the future for that, so here's another
artifact dredged up from Russian VK labels. I'm pretty sure this would be the equivalent of releasing exclusively
via Facebook posts or Discord attachments. This release was chosen more or less arbirarily, because I really wanted
to share the whole label, which specializes in rips of VK voice chat. Maybe the execution is intentionally low quality
and absurd but this still feels like the spirit of what makes netlabels special to me, random stuff being made by
hyperspecialized enthusiasts being shared with strangers worldwide. If this kind of thing is up your alley, check out
ХЛЕБ ДА СОЛЬ REC and Immoral Basement.
Download it here.

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August 18th, 2021 - Ruinhorse - We Sucked Dick Before You Made It A Trend
Year: 2005
Label: X Died Enroute Y
Genre: Punk



Another band spearheaded by Adam Cooley of the former Ranger Raccoon entry, Ruinhorse
is an early 00s teenage punk band. When I think of them I think abstract bizarro lyrics,
video game references, the occassionally electronic hardcore kick, and all sorts of fun
small town punk nerdy weirdness. Thankfully, unlike so many of his other projects, Ruinhorse's site
is still online (and it's a nice artifact of the early internet to boot,) so you can read all
the lyrics and other information you want. Some of it is outsider and some of it
is pretty catchy. (I will defeat the creature, meltdown meltdown meltdowm meltdown!)

Download it (and the rest of their discography) here.
(All credit for this great collection goes to a Soulseek user whose name I tragically forget. Thanks, man.)

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August 17th, 2021 - ____________________________ - MyLove4u
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



As calm and cold as the cover suggests, this is another gem found laying
in the endless sea of Bandcamp. As far as ambient and drone goes it may
not venture far beyond the standard forumula, but it's a sweet release
nevertheless and one that accompanied me through a rough winter. It varies
between frigid (or warm, depending on how you see it) drones and beautiful
ambient chiptune, which seemed unique and special, not often you see that
done as minimally but effectively as here. Not quite happy but has a sense
of innocence.
Download it here.


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August 16th, 2021 - Эконом Класс - Будни
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Post-punk



As far as I'm aware, this Russian project materialized on the Bandcamp
community one day, with seemingly no audience or attention (like so many
others) but it struck me as very special. I normally have little to no interest
in this genre but this stuck right away and hasn't worn off. It's an EP of melancholy
post-rock / post-punk, heavily tinged with (as I see it) teenage angst and peaceful
hopelessness. As always, it's subjective and you're welcome to find whatever feelings
and images you want in it, but I can't help but imagine it soundtracking a
life in a cold Khrushchyovka building and routines interrupted only by going on
aimless night walks.
Download it here.


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August 15th, 2021 - The Mossy Throats - Microelectronix
Year: 2008
Label: Excite Bike
Genre: Experimental, noise



I've wanted to include more 00s DIY label stuff, and what's a better example than
Excite Bike? It has a vey distinct aesthetic (forgive me calling it that,) of warped
alien noise releases and collaged, psychadelic covers. It also dabbled in large
multimedia box sets (Sometimes They Come Back might be a better example) and Microelectronix
originally came as three cassettes. All in all, it sounds just like it looks: lofi, somewhat
trippy, somewhat nightmarish, simultanously atmospheric but still distinctively noise. Some
no-budget sci-fi horror movie would do well to use this as a soundtrack.
Download it here.


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August 14th, 2021 - itami - sad
Year: 2020
Genre: Breakcore / lolicore



(Apologies for the somewhat repetive entries, I've been on something
of a depressive breakcore kick recently. Will vary more soon.) After
a period of absence, this XoArK alias returned with my favorite work
of theirs yet. Emotional, bittersweet anisong meets break chopping the
likes of CDR, letting the sample's subtleties shine through while
emphasising and accenting them wonderfully. It also features two ambient
breakcore tracks, which are pretty in a completely different way. Feels
like a goodbye filled with mixed hopeful and tearful feelings.
Download it here.

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August 13th, 2021 - The Orchard Music - side a [ nightcore remix ]
Year: 2019
Genre: Plunderphonics



If you don't know, mhzesent is one of the most bizarrely prolific artists of our time,
with an intimidating number of releases and a wall of aliases under his belt over the
last decade or so. "The Orchard Music" is a one-time alias buried in his discography,
and shows many of mhzesent's defining qualities in their most accessible form. It's
an odd melted mixture of nightcore, vaporwave, lobit, hiphop, and assorted plunderphonics
experiments. (The Morrowind cover is distinctive to mhz as well - many of his releases have
tons of random bonus items consisting of text files, discord screenshots, video game screenshots,
videos of random stuff in his life, selfies, and whatnot.)
Download it here.


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August 12th, 2021 - Northern Track - '615'
Year: 1980s
Label: Circular읏
Genre: Rock, new wave(?)



The ability for the internet to archive and share what would otherwise be lost or wasting away on
a drive or in a drawer somewhere is one of it's greatest strengths (and basically the point of this site.)
Nowhere is this more clear than on albums like this, found on a tape somewhere and digitized for a whole
new virtual audience decades after it appeared and disappeared in it's original scene. This particular
one is by a (presumably) local 80s rock band, unearthed and archived by a friend of mine. Reminds me of
The Cure in some ways.
Download it here.


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August 11th, 2021 - look at the sunset and cry... - look at the sunset and cry...
Year: 2017
Label: None
Genre: Depressive breakbeat



Waqs / DJ Sailor Moon / i want to be dead is not really obscure within the world of breakcore /
lolicore, but he has probably dozens of side aliases which naturally don't get the attention
they deserve in the midst of his prolific output. "look at the sunset and cry..." is one of them
and might be more approachable for people new to Waqs, trading out blasting breakcore and anime
samples for more relaxed (but still well-chopped) breakbeats, vocals that wouldn't sound out
of place in a trance song, and classical instrumentals. The first two tracks are more vocals-based
and vary in style, and the last two are instrumental but just as good.
Download it here.


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August 10th, 2021 - Minogame / Riajuu - Walled in Youths
Year: 2014
Label: The Worst
Genre: Depressive breakcore



There's a lot of comparisons to be drawn here (forgive my pretentious namedropping):
chopped-up classical turned breakcore like Rossz Csillag Alatt Született, splintered
anime samples merged with hardcore like Lolishit, downbeat melancholy like Waqs and
waiting to die. Ultimately, though, it's a separate thing entirely. There's flashes
of hope, stretches of sadness, and it all goes on in a shut-in circle. (The allusions
to Kowloon Walled City and Serial Experiments Lain harken back to a specific time in
my life so it hits me a bit harder then it might affect others, but give it a shot anyway.)
Download it here.


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August 9th, 2021 - mew - レイニン
Year: 2016
Label: None
Genre: Ambient, vaporwave



Vaporwave is such an oversaturated genre that a release has to really be special
to stick out to me. The same goes for ambient - sustained chords can only do so
much. mew, however, stuck in my mind for a long time and I've been returning to
レイニン< every so often for a couple years. It sounds like what 2814 should have
been - the perfect mixture of soft droning ambience, beautiful piano, field recordings,
the occassional rhythm, and etherial vocals. I can't believe it didn't get more
attention than it did, would probably appeal to anyone interested in ambient,
downtempo, or anything like that.
Download it here.


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August 8th, 2021 - Black Wailing - Through Eternal Winters
Year: 1995
Label: None
Genre: Old-school dungeon synth



An underrated and mysterious artifact from early dungeon synth, Black Wailing seemingly
made three releases, two self released, before dropping off the face of the earth. Hailing
from Greece, they combine classic depressive melodies and dark atmosphere with lofi
black metal (sort of spoken word) vocals echoing over the whole thing. Separated from the
usual guitar and drums backing and laid bare against droning synths, it has quite an interesting
effect, cold and cursed.
Download it here.


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August 7th, 2021 - Jahmorinz - Morocco ) ( Marruecos
Year: 2003
Label: None
Genre: World, field recordings



I'll admit I was initially drawn in by the gorgeous cover but wasn't disappointed by what I found.
It's over two hours of captured soundscapes from Morocco in the early 2000s, containing music, field
recordings, and all kind of snippets of life. The audio quality is sometimes eerily lofi but
if anything it adds to the experience.
Download it here.


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August 6th, 2021 - Расчленённая ПугачОва - Rap of Fuckinnefor
Year: 2010
Label: Popsakal Records
Genre: Russian Shit Rap



Shit rap is a strange genre seemingly comprised almost exclusively of Russian teenagers
and sketchy netlabels, which is probably enough to tell you if you'd love it or hate it.
Despite the persistent themes of outsider-ness and low production quality, there's lots
of different takes on the style that emerged (which I suggest you explore in more depth
here,) but this release uses improvised, sometimes lengthy, off-time freestyles and
table-slapping percussion. Расчленённая ПугачОва has the added infamy under their belt
of consisting of two teens who actually killed people (the Academy maniacs,) but in the
aftermath of the crimes their grindcore got the most attention and not their hip hop
attempts.
Download it here.


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August 5th, 2021 - Ranger Raccoon - Blood Surf
Year: 1999?
Label: None?
Genre: Digigrind



Adam Cooley was a musician of many talents and many, many names, but Ranger Raccoon
is the one that stuck with me the most. Made as a young teenager and first emerging
on the long-since-deleted mp3.com, it combines sped up video game samples, absurdist
lyrics (if you can make any out,) screaming, crazy synths, and began to lay the groundwork
for the digigrind scene that would emerge in the next decade and still echoes today. Ironically,
this early artifact is one of (my subjective) best releases of the genre, combining silly but
cool tracks like "Pyramid of Pillow Fights" and surprisingly emotional songs like "Pink Tuxedo,"
and a lot of everything inbetween.
Download it here. (Note: this is not an official version or release of the album, but a
Youtube rip I separated into tracks in Audacity. It includes another album of his too
as a bonus for those interested enough.)



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August 4th, 2021 - Vihart - Ephemera
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Classical



(This has more streams than anything else I posted but it's still incredibly unlikely anyone reading this has heard
it so I'll make an exception.) Vihart is more widely known on Youtube than as a musician, but when I was going
through my old downloads from years ago I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across this. It's 16 minutes of
essentially the same instrumental and vocals (in that way, similar to the sky 空 release I posted) but it
doesn't need to be any more than that because it's such a beautiful piece and doesn't feel repetitive in the
least. I don't usually listen to female vocals or classical / piano music day-to-day but this has been creeping
into my listening more and more, for good reason.
Download it here. (or here, if you don't have a Soundcloud account - I added some metadata.)

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August 3rd, 2021 - Suicide By Hanging / Vxbxdxdx - Split
Year: 2018
Genre: Noise, classical, ambient



This artist is best known for his trolling / over-the-top edgy noise / grindcore / shitcore but he's capable of
more than that, as is demonstrated here. The first side is a combination of harsh noise and possibly original classical
music, and the second (both being aliases of the same person) is a short but sweet depressive ambient track. I enjoy
seeing artists subver expectations and prove they can do more than their norm, especially normally offensive artists
producing something sincere. For more ambient like this I'd recommend Untitled (AZU031), for more classical noise AZU062,
and more depressive noise, LieFlower.
Download it here. (I know I missed yesterday, I'll
do two tomorrow to make up for it.)


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August 1st, 2021 - Dilly - Dilly
Year: 2019
Label: None
Genre: Emo, folk



(Another furry cover but this won't become a trend, I promise.) Did some deep digging on bandcamp a while ago and found
this and I'm very glad I did. It's a short EP of amateur but sweet and feels-y emo tunes. It hits everything I like
about the genre - confessional / personal (if sometimes cryptic) lyrics, short tracks, wonderful bedroom-recorded guitar
sound, and a variety of styles in a little coherent bundle.
Download it here. (It's three dollars and while it's best
to support the artist, bandcamp-to-mp3 sites are available if you're unable.)


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July 30th, 2021 - RAWINTHEVOID - Fur and Loathing
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Vaporwave, plunderphonics



If you know chris†††, you know it's entirely possible to make something genuine out of memes and other digital flotsam and this
is another excellent example of that. Plunderphonics snippets, youtube videos, and other media scraps merge into an overly
online mess. Musically, this comes across as sound collage / vaporwave, some ambient portions, and even breakbeat tracks.
I'm not gonna ramble on like I did on past days but there's a good chance this is up your alley if you're into experimental
plunderphonics, chris†††, and internet art. If the furry theme is offputting, try lyfeless, but if you like it a bit too much
try On A Daily Basis, These Things Enter My Mind (which I would've put here for today if I wouldn't be endlessly mocked by
my friends for the cover art.)
Download it here.
(I hope to do more non-bandcamp releases soon.)

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July 30th, 2021 - ☆♀☆♀STAR GIRL☆♀☆♀ - !!!自己死 !!!
Year: 2015
Label: Aloe City Records
Genre: Plunderphonics, noise



(I promise this is the last 2047 side project I post here ever, so sorry for repeating myself but there's just a lot of good
stuff buried in their disccography that I want to get out of my head before moving on.) On the surface, STARGIRL can be
called kind of lazy, basically just slowing down and distorting songs (mostly Porter Robison,) but maybe it's just me but there's
so much more that simple change does. The same way Chuck Person and other early vaporwave artists used minimal editing for maximum
effect, !!自己死 !!!takes sweet electronic songs and blasts them into brickwalled distortion that makes them feel orders
of magnitude more crushing and defeated. There's a bittersweet (probably the best word to describe the project) feeling of
of nostalgia and emotional overload that's hard to find much of anywhere else in this style. (STARGIRL also helped to change the way
I looked at noise, plunderphonics, and my own production.)
Download it here.

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July 29th, 2021 - Hara-Kari Kitty - 32-Bit Vampire Rainbow Necking
Year: 2004
Label: Brokecore
Genre: Digigrind



And now for something completely different!
I have a thing for footage of 2000s parties, experimental music by kids / teens, and weird early interet shit and I'm happy
to bring in all three in one. Hara Kari Kitty is an amateur, silly, passionate mess of video game sounds, chiptunes, blasting
gabber kicks, and crazy screaming. While this might sound familiar to people into cybergrind, HKK has a very unique way
of doing it, and was one of, if not the, first. In the early days it seems to just have been Brokecore, Adam Cooley, HKK,
Bubblegum Octopus, and one or two others that formed an incredibly internet-based, nerdy, and idiosyncratic sound. Just
look at the cover - it's a proto-lolcat circa '04, and there's some excellent footage of his shows. I wonder what HKK's up
to these days. (I'd recommend reading the recap of his digigrind career on his discography album, helps sheds some light.)
Download it here.

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July 28th, 2021 - sky 空 -countryside 田舎
Year: 2015
Label: None
Genre: Ambient



Another one of Lyndon (暗い自然)'s project, sky 空 combined looping, drony pieces that could go on for an hour
or more with shorter tracks with more vaporwave-ish melodies. countryside 田 is neither, really - a windchime
orbiting around about the same melody for 20 minutes. It sounds minimalistic and could be boring in the wrong hands but
here it's perfect. It just sounds so absolutely pure and pretty that it can't really have anything to do with real
life. It's an ideal soundtrack for idealistic daydreaming, preferable at unhealthily high altitudes (laying face down
in bed will also do.) Despite being one of my favorite ambient tracks, it was deleted with the rest of the bandcamp page,
which luckily was on archive.org and the mega.nz backup links were still online. (Also, I believe he was 15 when he did this,
which is also quite cool. It reminds me of Satoshi Ashikawa's Still Way.)
Download it here.

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July 27th, 2021 - Lolicoin - LOLICOIN GAIDEN (BANNED FROM LOLICORE)
Year: 2020
Label: None
Genre: Lolicore



(This was a last minute choice but whatever.) Lolicoin as a whole is recommended, but I decided to showcase
a release that wasn't a behemoth like some of his other stuff and was more of an EP with higher quality overall.
BANNED FROM LOLICORE is a fun little collection of hardcore / speedcore tunes with an interesting variety of how
those elements were used, in addition to a random mashup of a track ("ripping off japshitfun") and an odd glitchy
crushed trap remix ("pressure.") It's ostensibly coated in memes and some edginess like the rest of Lolicoin's stuff,
but still does what it does well. Headbanging internet rave music to disappoint your parents to.
Download it here.


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July 26th, 2021 - Azuse - Osaka
Year: 2018
Genre: Ambient, lobit



This release is 750 kilobytes (I have text files bigger than that) but the lobit, 8kbps nature of it doesn't
hold it back, nor does the fact it kind of looks like a joke. It's one of my favorite ambient albums -
just conjures up images of computers running in some frozen bunker somewhere, endless snowstorms, and
an aimless existence hiding alone from a nuclear winter, without the overt edginess and cliches of dark
ambient (which this isn't.) Maybe I'm reading too much into it considering it's actually themed around
Osaka but it's very evocative and enjoyable ambient nevertheless. "untitled 1" is my personal favorite,
and while I was gonna say it deserves more than to sit hidden away in some tiny corner of an obscure
dead label on archive.org, it wouldn't feel right for it to be anything else.
Download it here.


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July 25th, 2021 - Favorite 水 / Tina Dartrix - The Basket Catchers
Year: 2019
Label: None
Genre: Post-nightcore



I knew I wanted to do Favorite 水 but didn't know which I wanted to include, but upon relistening to
the Tina Dartrix side I realized this was the one. Post-nightcore is a weird genre plagued by memeiness
and inaccessibility but this split really captures it's potential. Favorite 水 provides tracks whose
samples have no business being given the nightcore treatment (4 and 6) and a more conventional but absurdly
happy and catchy track (5,) and Tina's side is sleepy, vague, and hypnogogic. Weird that a nightcore artist
would capture what most vaporwave artists chase but never really achieve. My favorite is the aptly titled
"sleep" (I listened to it on loop when half awake for hours sick in the ICU once,) but the whole thing is
well worth your time.
Download it here.


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July 24th, 2021 - Portable Document Format - stop kissing in the middle of the hallway
Year: 2019
Label: None
Genre: Emo, lofi, ambient



Emo is often parodied (and probably for good reason) but it has a lot of good aspects, all of which are
embodied in a little bundle here. It is intensely angsty, teenaged, and amateur, with very pretty lofi
melodies, teenage poetry lyrics, and surprisingly varied styles. Spoken word over ambient, acoustic emo
songs, and distorted almost manic tracks. It's seemingly the artist's (later known as willow for bedroom
punk, h3artcrush for scenecore, and luvwillow☆ currently) first release and it shows but in a wonderful
way. It's not angry but instead drowning in self pity and ruminating and is an ideal soundtrack to a
lonely high school existence.
Download it here.

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July 23th, 2021 - 暗い自然 - 氷床 Earth
Year: 2016
Label: BLCR Laboratories
Genre: Ambient, deathdream



I argued with myself a bit about what to put for today because I had so many ideas, but there'll be time enough
for them all eventually, so I settled on an extremely underrated ambient release. Spawned from the prolific
2047 부드러운 아픈 and microgenre deathdream (a subset of ambient vaporwave, it seems,) it was nuked with most
of their discography following a copyright controversy. I might post more rarer releases from Lyndon because
they have a beautiful balance of melody and ambient drone. The songs definitely move but at a glacial pace,
a balance most ambient music misses. 氷床 Earth sounds exactly how it looks - cold, blurry, weary, a soundtrack
to a lonely life in a nuclear winter. It feels like living and dying in Siberia or a shut-in slowly giving up
hope. I listened to it for days on loop when I was sick and reading Girl's Last Tour.
Download it here.

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July 22th, 2021 - raccoon king - flowers (demos and covers)
Year: 2021
Label: None
Genre: Bedroom punk



I have mixed feelings about the weird scene stuff emerging from Soundcloud but this is some of the best that
community has to offer. Nightcored, autotuned vocals with edgy lyrics about being terminally online and hating
yourself set to fantastic high energy lofi punk guitar instrumentals. There's some acoustic songs, some really
short high octane songs, some instrumentals, and whatnot. He was also kind enough to put lyrics with it too, a
welcome change from the normally unclear lyrics in that genre. It begins with a sample from a school shooter
interrogation, which just about sets the stage for what's to come.
Check it out here. As far as I'm aware it's not officially up for download anywhere, but I took the liberty of
ripping it, adding metadata, and uploading it here for the offline player of your choice.

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July 21th, 2021 - KUSOWANK x Ninja McTits – いもうとメイド
Year: 2015
Label: Tsundere Violence
Genre: Noise, lolicore



Jeez, almost forgot today. Anyway, here's one of my favorite noise releases. KUSOWANK's side (a CDR alias, too)
is some unique short noise tracks using Kyary Pamyu Pamyu samples, drum loops, gore vocals, sweet glitchy sounds,
like the most extreme of Hikaru's kusoikore experiments without their "conventional" basis. The Ninja McTits side
really shines in my opinion and is the biggest influence on my noise music experiments. It's smashed together samples
from god knows where - OSTs, rock, breakcore, shards of McTit's music library - pasted together with noise blasts and
saved at +30 decibels or something. It's all jump cuts and sudden changes and I would love to see a sample listing for
it one day but that'll never happen.
Listen to and download it here.

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July 20th, 2021 - sorryman / torrent my pets - white room
Year: 2018
Label: None
Genre: Deep internet



Deep internet is a micromovement that spawned from /mu/ and Bandcamp that used samples from YouTube videos with
virtually no views. In practice, this led to elements of ambient, vaporwave, field recordings, spoken word,
and sound collage. This is my favorite release in the scene as a whole - it combines genuinely beautiful slowed
drone slush with personal clips of stranger's lives into a varied whole. The album feels like being half-awake
and barely paying attention to the world around you. I listened to it once when alone several floors beneath
a college campus.
Listen to and download it here.

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July 19th, 2021 - Various - Sloppy Seconds
Year: 2007
Label: Obscurica
Genre: Mostly noise and experimental



There have been innumerable compilations themed around short tracks - 13 seconds, 5 seconds, 3 seconds,
and many one-second compilations, cramming as much distinct sound into as little time as possible. I wanted
to start off this project with one of them, and the one that stood out most was this. It's scale is unheard
of for releases of this type: 1740 songs, 1740 artists, 29 minutes, and I was surprised when going through the
tracklist and running into artists I recognized almost every minute, including many prominent artists of the
2000s netlabel / digigrind / noise scene. This has more views than most of what I'll post here, but it deserves far more.
Browse the tracklist here and download it here.

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