Three exciting tapes highlight this week's physical Vaporwave releases. Let's jump right in and talk about what you should have your eye out for in the coming days. As always, there's plenty more releases occurring that you can find on the Complete Release Archive page, so check there as well!
Starting today, we will begin featuring a "Track of the Week" at the top of these posts as a little addition to experience one of our favorite songs from one of the physicals in the post. Feel free to click play and enjoy the music while reading!
Track of the Week: シャッター速度 (hfm barber chop edit)
Many of the longtime patrons of Celadon Plaza may be rejoicing with this one. We covered one of the original run tapes of '1988' in a review post a few months ago, and mentioned the possibility of a reissue, either through Tiger Blood Tapes or Underwater Computing. Lo and behold, the day has come as Underwater Computing opened up a pre order for a 3rd edition of the Mallsoft album this past week. If you missed the original run, this may be your final chance to secure a copy. If you need more persuasion, check out that review which focuses on the Tiger Blood Tapes version but also discusses the content of the album in detail.
We normally don't get much of a heads up when it comes to the ultra-popular and fast-selling Haircuts for Men tapes, as the artist tends to tease his merch drops cryptically and sporadically. However, this week we have confirmation of the cassette release of the first of his 3 理髪店 Beat albums this Friday at 9am HST. Each of the 3 albums in the series feature remixes and reworks of the artist's favorite "barber beats" tracks from other artists. '1990-1994' is a fun, easy listen with plenty of enjoyable tracks from the likes of Macroblank and Oblique Occasions, given the HFM treatment.
Aloe City blesses our ears with a split release this Friday featuring some soothing classic vapor tracks courtesy of P A T H S パス and Digital Sex. According to one of the artists, 'Intoxication / Connection' features, "emotionally charged classic style vaporwave/eccojams about infatuation and falling in love." The theme is well heard throughout the album, and the sprinkles of eccojams amongst the classic Vaporwave sound is one I'm sure many will appreciate. The tapes will be live both on Aloe City's website and Bandcamp tomorrow at 7pm UK time.
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Until next time, hope to see you around the plaza!