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satellite cult 32.32
gore, technicolor dreamworld, trans art, manga pages
welcome to this week’s satellite cult dispatch. i’m so glad you’re here. i hope the artifacts i present you with will convince you to share my top surgery fundraiser around the web. seriously. i know i usually say something silly here, but right now i’m raising money for gender affirming care through a t-shirt fundraiser on Bonfire and a GoFundMe campaign. it would mean the world to me if you checked them out and spread the word.
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home recordings found on vhs tape discarded because it's SO HORRIBLE NO ONE SHOULD LISTEN TO IT
this atmospheric synthwave from LITTLE FOX SAYING I'M A WOLF hits somewhere between the soundtrack to an 80s instructional video and an action flick, evoking city nights, neon, dark clubs, and abandoned streets. this is the type of music that exists for meeting someone whose dangerous in all the right ways.
GORE’s swept the barber beats scene with dark, ambient, trip-hop inspired releases that feel almost religious. the title of this album, available digitally and on cassette from Celadon Plaza, translates to “disco,” and it is indeed a disco of a different kind. slow and sludgy with some witch house tendencies, this is disco at the end of the night when dawn has begun to emerge, sluggish limbs and minds trying to reckon with a new day.
blending genres under the vaporwave umbrella, Neon95’s Technicolor Dreamworld, out now on V I R T U A 94 Records in collaboration with Dream Museum, is a perfect weekend wrapped into an album, sampling from television commercials, voicemails, and meditation recordings, plundering from sources that are immediately recognizable to vapor lovers. it’s really fucking good.
jungle meets vaporsynth in this EP by Seabomb. seapunk is back, and like its cousin vaporwave, it’s adapted to the times. Purple Turtle is both joyful and contemplative, playful and ascendant.
it’s also perfectly accompanied by its visual album:
huge nekozuna drama
on Bandcamp Nekozuna describes its music as “adhd music for FURRIES!!!,” but what strikes me about huge nekozuna drama is the chaotic scene kid energy—this album brings me back to rainbow studded belts from Hot Topic, Gir from Invader Zim, rawr xD, and MySpace. these tracks aren’t crunkcore, but something about the aesthetic feels not dissimilar to DJ S3RL remixes of The Medic Droid and jbigga songs from back in the day.
Nekozuna has a series of characters it makes music around (this one seems focused on a character named Glitter), and something about the whole release conjures the internet circa 2010, transplanted into a more contemporary breakcore package. it’s a good time.
weird, breakcore adjacent noise by BBBBBBB, this assault on the senses is exactly the one i needed.
yaamc - S/T (hexd)
i never knew i want to hear a hexd remix of the your arms are my cocoon self-titled, but here we are.
ever wonder what the oldest site on Neocities is? it’s surprisingly lackluster, or maybe it wasn’t once upon a time. “AnimalJuice Legion TD2 Clan” by Lando went online in 2013 and was last updated a year ago. it used to look like this:
and now it looks like this:
the trans artist collective XXXY’s Neocities page is irreverent, experimental, and aggressively of the web. it was last updated six months ago and hosts the video art XXXY has become known for.
and at liminal.photos, the webmaster updates the site once a week with a new liminal photo.
if you’ve been here for a while, you already know that i have such a soft spot for old anime and manga webpages. here’s a capture of Manga Jouhou, a manga fan translation site, from 2003 via the Wayback Machine. the links are all broken (a shame to think of all the fan work that’s been lost to time), but the site updates at the bottom of the page are great artifacts.
thank you for joining me. until next time.