AOTW | 16 October – 22 October: 식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open
Lots of mallsoft albums purport to be the soundtrack to your shopping journey, but only one album actually changes aisles with you. 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open is that album. One of the first releases ever on the now-monolithic Dream Catalogue label, 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open chronicles your experience at the local market, providing some easy instrumental listening for you as you shop for fake plants, sailboats, memories, urban skylines, and public-access broadcasting – all included with a short detour through the freezer section. The album has since been one of the most influential on the mallsoft genre, along with Hologram Plaza by Disconscious and Transversal Worldwide Shopping by Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza, and it inspired a host of new muzak-makers looking to create their own version of the blandest music out there. Three-and-a-half years later, 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open is still one of the strongest conceptual pieces in vaporwave. As Robert Christgau once said, alienated masterpiece nothing – this is dinner music.
Read the Sunbleach article here, and check out the music below: