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 16 October – 22 October: 식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open 9 October – 15 October: Hantasi – ラキア2019 2 October – 8 […]

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AOTW | 9 October – 15 October: Hantasi – ラキア2019

As stated in our album article, ラキア2019 is quite possibly one of the strangest albums to come out of the “first wave” of vaporwave back in 2010-2012. This seventy-minute release consists of a bunch of chopped-and-screwed samples, sure, but they’re all affected in a way that sounds like garbled field recordings and jungle music – and that’s “jungle music” as […]

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AOTW | 2 October – 8 October: 仮想夢プラザ – TKX Vault series

We’re starting off the fall with a set of three cool-weather albums brought to you by ambient vaporwave/dreampunk artist telepath. The 仮想夢プラザ began in early 2015 as a way by which to explore long-form ambiance in the context of vaporwave music. In May 2015, three albums from the project dropped on the experimental label TKX Vault (an imprint of Dream […]

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LOTW | 11 September – 18 September: Asura Revolver

The fifth bi-monthly label-of-the-week feature on Sunbleach is Asura Revolver, which is run by Norwegian artist R0x4ry! This label is an eclectic dreampunk/”vapour” label whose debut release was the approximately eighty minute ambient odyssey of Shinjuku Underground by Subaeris, an alias of HKE. The label chiefly operates through pay-what-you-want digital downloads, but they have also released several albums on cassette […]

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AOTW | 28 August – 3 September: ULTRACOMPUTER – SUPERCARTRIDGE

I promise that Sunbleach doesn’t go out of its way to feature albums from TKX Vault – it just so happens that a lot of the releases on that label are either really damn good or historically/aesthetically important to vaporwave and cyberpunk music. SUPERCARTRIDGE is the second album from ULTRACOMPUTER, a pseudonymous project (of whom is anyone’s guess) that incorporates […]

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AOTW | 21 August – 27 August: Television Experience – The City Never Ends

The City Never Ends is a far cry from Television Experience’s debut Y. 2089, an essential vapornoise album. Then again – that was back when Television Experience went by the Japanese equivalent テレビ体験, so perhaps switching to English is a metaphorical growth of the beard? The City Never Ends is one of the TKX Vault soundtrack albums, along with METROPOLISからオーディオ […]

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AOTW | 14 August – 20 August: bl00dwave – NEW VISUALS

bl00dwave’s NEW VISUALS was released in February 2014 – perhaps surprisingly late in the game for a classic-style album that’s so obviously classic-style. Although topically one of many albums that rely on simple pitch-/tempo-shifting, NEW VISUALS is notable for its naivety. Not that bl00dwave is naive, but the atmosphere within this album is one of fancy and lightness. It’s full […]

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