Album of the Week

Each week, Sunbleach celebrates a new featured album or label of particular importance – historical, critical, etc. – to the vaporwave scene. Check back each Monday for a new album, or scroll below for former AOTW.   2017 11 December – 18 December: emperor tangerine – my empire 4 December – 10 December: ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ […]

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AOTW | 11 December – 18 December: emperor tangerine – my empire

TKX Vault opened in September 2014 with Y. 2089 by テレビ体験, a hallmark of vapornoise and broken transmission music. Well, in case you didn’t believe that TKX Vault was going to be a little bit different from parent label and dreampunk codifiers Dream Catalogue, a little album called my empire dropped nine days later from the enigmatic emperor tangerine. Whereas […]

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AOTW | 4 December – 10 December: ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ / ライフMIDI – E-motional Cartography

In recognition of the new ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ album available through Power Lunch, this week’s album-of-the-week features E-motional Cartography, a split between ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ and ライフMIDI that was released through Swamp Circle in March 2016. Both projects contribute two long-form classic-style vaporwave tracks with evolving progressions and a bit […]

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AOTW | 13 November – 19 November: W¯¯ – 该水流有其言力

W¯¯ (a.k.a. Watching Waters) created his debut album 该水流有其言力 in the aftermath of an emotionally catastrophic break-up. This album is constructed to portray the story of the artist’s coming to terms with his past, his present, and what might lie for him in the future. Many of the tracks utilize samples that relate to his relationship’s past in some way, […]

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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 […]

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