AOTW | 9 July – 15 July: Start-Up シーケンス – “COMMERCIAL PARENTING”

Whoa, a new AOTW! I know, right? And here I thought I’d have more time to update Sunbleach on my two-month hiking trip. In retrospect, the time constraints should have been more obvious to me. Vaporwave can be dark.[citation needed] In fact, the genre probably started with the twisted side of the early digital age and mass-media/commercialization, with albums like […]

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AOTW | 11 June – 17 June: POCARI COATING – Light Lines

After the last few albums of in-depth contextual releases on vaporwave history, Sunbleach is going to bring it back to simpler times and simpler creations with Light Lines by POCARI COATING. Don’t let the word “simple” fool you into thinking “dull” or “uninteresting” – in vaporwave, certain subgenres excel best when they are at their barest. Light Lines is a […]

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AOTW | 21 May – 27 May: メディッカル medicalmechanica メチャニッカー – Gradient Sedan

Gradient Sedan is the second full-length released by メディッカル medicalmechanica メチャニッカー and their first for the Swamp Circle label, an experimental music label owned and operated by Angel Marcloid, who is also responsible for all of the label’s artwork and most of its releases. Gradient Sedan merges Swamp Circle’s vapornoise aesthetic with classic-style vaporwave, utilizing some overt plunderphonics while couching […]

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AOTW | 7 May – 13 May: Martin Smith – LOST: The Infernal Mixtape

Everything about TKX Vault is an enigma. Everything. I’m serious, guys: everything. LOST: The Infernal Mixtape by Martin Smith is a perfect encapsulation of the weird, sardonic, experimental, and constantly subversive practices of TKX, which is notably an imprint of the Dream Catalogue label headed up by HKE. LOST: The Infernal Mixtape can be succinctly described as the surprise ending […]

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AOTW | 30 April – 6 May: death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – DERELICTメガタワー

In the album article for DERELICTメガタワー, we at Sunbleach affectionately nickname it “The Behemoth” – and it wears that name well. DERELICTメガタワー is four-hours, eight-four tracks of vaporwave music that felt like being hit by a brick wall (as in, the brick wall was coming to you, not you at it) upon release in 2014. Not before in vaporwave had […]

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