Vaperror – “Mana Pool”
We’ve got some wicked colors on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
VAPERROR is the electronic music project of Jeff Cardinal. Released in 2014, “Mana Pool” was the debut album and made a splash in the small vaporwave scene. PLUS100 RECORDS opened up in 2015 and has been releasing ambient, experimental, and vaporwave music that is generally themed around water, love, and technology. “Mana Pool”, is a watery, computer-inspired instrumental vaporwave and trap record. At 22 minutes, the album flows gently with smooth synth pads and leads but hits hard where it counts – the percussion and bass. The vinyl version includes 4 bonus tracks, head over to PLUS100 now to grab yours!
BAND NAME: VAPERROR
LABEL NAME: PLUS100 Records (Bandcamp / Twitter)
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RIVERS OF NIHIL began their musical journey in 2009 – The Reading, PA quintet announced themselves as one of the most promising and forward-thinking metal bands in the world today with their first two releases. They will shatter all expectations with their third full-length, “Where Owls Know My Name”. This is the 3rd album in the band’s 4 part saga, which thematically follows the seasons; so far they’ve released spring, summer, and now this is fall. Head over to METAL BLADE RECORDS to grab the latest record from the heirs to the regal death-prog throne!
BAND NAME: Rivers of Nihil
LABEL NAME: Metal Blade Records, Inc
REAL SICKIES “GET WELL SOON” comes out June 1st on THIS IS POP RECORDS (Canada), It’s Alive Records (USA), Monster Zero Records (Holland) and DIRTY FLAIR (Australia) – Infections rock n roll from Canada, REAL SICKIES are heading out on tour with the Subhumans in June, get out there!
BAND NAME: REAL SICKIES (Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: THIS IS POP RECORDS
POORGRRRL’s “All Smoke No Fire” is the first release by Miami-based press [NAME] Publications. POORGRRRL is a multi-media based collaboration between artists Tara Long and Andrew Byrd, both living and working in Miami. This record is a response to the current state of the music industry. Everything sounds like it was made in a factory out of little pieces of plastic. They wanted this record to sound like it was made out of DIRT instead of PLASTIC…
BAND NAME: POORGRRRL (Tara Long + Andrew Byrd) (Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: [NAME] Publications (Website / Instagram)
“Deux Ex Machina” is a six-song concept album that focuses on the hubristic nature of mankind, the conflict we all assume that we are invulnerable to, as well as the aftermath that ultimately follows. CLOUD begins their sophomore record with “Part One: Before the Fall”, which sets the tone for the remainder of the album: dark and heavy, albeit melodic and poignant. Find out more at BLACKSEED RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Cloud (Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Blackseed Records
RIPPLE MUSIC is unleashing the double LP soundtrack for “Planet of Doom: First Contact” – the upcoming film. Featuring Cirith Ungol,Orchid, Wo Fat, Ufomammut, Mos Generator, Slomatics, Elephant Tree, Vokonis,Phillip Cope (Kylesa), Slow Season, Messa, Summoner, Space Witch, Destroyer of Light, Mother Crone, and Tim Granda – the animated film isn’t out until next year, but you can prepare now at RIPPLE!
ALBUM TITLE: Planet of Doom: First Contact
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
Catch you on the flip side!