Montr√©al producer Asa√ęl Robitaille, aka Bataille Solaire, is back with his (correct me if I’m wrong) second physical release and it’s apparently on a Japanese label (or they’re displaying the price in yen for novelty’s sake… (which would make sense considering vaporwave’s fetishization of all things Japanese…)). It even comes with an OBI¬†strip and the cover photo’s woman looks like a splicer straight out of BioShock. I would call this vaporwave, but it lacks the inherent camp factor that comes with the genre’s reputation and it doesn’t have the consistency of codeine syrup. The name¬†Jap is quite tongue-in-cheek, especially with the blatant influence of older Japanese video game soundtracks bleeding through on the title track. “D√©coration Mol√©culaire,” the B-side, resembles a vaporwave track but at the same time, it isn’t – it comes off as a bit more… crisp, if you will. If you’d like to experience¬†some nostalgia, give Jap¬†a listen below via the Soundcloud streams and see what you think of it. Cheers!

 

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The Details

Super limited 7" edition of 99 hand-numbered copies. Double picture sleeves: first silkscreen on 350 grams premium paper with invisible phosphorescent ink and the second on vellum paper with digital black print. Spooky effect guaranteed !

- JAP which I would describe as a cross between electrofunk, BACH-inspired Muzak and japanese video game music/anime songs....

- D√ČCORATION MOL√ČCULAIRE evoke the mid80s/early90s CGI art TV intermissions soundtracks/scientific documentary about the human body.

This is a pre-order. it will be ship in the begining of july.

Price $25.46

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