CD – Nagasaki Phone Matrix Translucent Beginning (2021)

I picked this up from a self-promoting post on Reddit. In what the artist describes as their 5th album, CD cobbles together chopped and scratchy Japanese samples in the true vaporwave / plunderphonics style. I’m not really clued up on Japanese culture at all, so I am not sure what the sources are for these sounds, in my ignorance I could take a guess at TV shows, commercial themes, and fuck knows what else. All are fractured here, often multiple times in the same track as it blends and blurs, and offer a strange listening experience. It’s like you’re out in the middle of the Pacific ocean twiddling with a long-range radio.