Hadewych, 26 September 2018


enthu­si­asm and stub­born­ness 

rock, heavy metal, punk, hard­core, pop, tunes, hip-hop, r&b, vapor­wave

Beast­makerEP.2 / EP.3 (2018, Church)

No frills tra­di­tional doom with juicy hor­ror themes. Espe­cially EP.3 has some catchy mater­ial. It’s a series of eight $1 EPs, so I’m gonna work my way through all of those for sure.

Slow funk, heavy riff jams, and scream­ing girls on b l u e__ΔCID’s Real Hor­ror­show - Act III: Mid­night (2016, Sun­set Grid). Get into some early Hal­loween creepy good time atmo­spheres.

Doom War Crimes - Inhu­man Beings (1988, Peaceville)

I like how thrashy and trashy Doom make their hard­core punk sound on this clas­sic.

it is 2028 & my sis­ter just gave me her 1.5TB of vapor­wave - Grid Sub­urb (or, Albums I Heard While Liv­ing Within The Meta-Sprawl, 2028-2031) (2018, DMT Tapes FL).

It’s vapor­wave, but super-grainy. I guess it would be if that 1.5 tera­bytes were stuffed onto VHS tapes and punted across vari­ous timelines.

Le Cas­sette - Left To Our Own Devices (2018, Play­maker).

A time machine to the very best of 80s syn­thpop. Like Depeche Mode, Talk Talk, and Tears for Fears dis­tilled into a highly potent elixir, laced with a bit of con­tem­por­ary chip­tune and vapor influ­ences. Abso­lute clas­sic.

Local 86 & 1969年 team up for a very diverse vapor album on Invis­ible Plan­ets (2018, Busi­ness Cas­ual).

Smooth chill­wave, sen­sual vocals, funky beats, and seam­less integ­ra­tion of some sur­pris­ing samples from pop his­tory.

Mega BunnehA Col­lec­tion of Vapor­wave Trap Rap, Sample​-​Based Funk, and Post​-​Breakup Bal­lads (2014, Busi­ness Cas­ual)

Like it says on the tin. A big col­lec­tion of funky stuff.

Late nite chil­lage with some real life #Zeldawave // 近藤 浩治 // OOT (2018, Geo­met­ric Lul­laby).

Poly­gon Dream takes Koji Kon­do’s clas­sic com­pos­i­tions, broad­casts them over a grainy chan­nel of lo-fi beats and subtle synth embel­lish­ments. Famil­iar but new.

Purple PalmRamada Radis­son (2018, DMT Tapes FL)

Hope you have a fun stay at the resort, now.

SolangeA Seat at the Table (2016, Columbia)

Late to the party, but at least I arrived.

Trait­ors Gate - Fallen (2018, No Remorse)

Dec­ades after their form­a­tion, UK metallers Trait­ors Gate drop a solid full length with Fallen. Clas­sic mid-tempo NWOBHM. I will say the album could’ve used some more dynam­ism, but these old dudes have still got that inner fire.

Wheel in the Sky - Bey­ond the Pale (2018, The Sign)

This is some fun hard rock with a psy­che­delic tinge. Think BÖC, but with a slicker, mod­ern pro­duc­tion. It’s not too mem­or­able, but a good listen non­ethe­less.