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.   2018 21 May – 27 May: メディッカル medicalmechanica メチャニッカー – Gradient Sedan 14 May – 20 May: Casino Gardens – Casino Gardens 7 […]

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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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AOTW | 23 April – 29 April: Toad Computers – ✔ permanent vacancy

In recognition of the recent nine-album drop by Swamp Circle, this week’s album-of-the-week is ✔ permanent vacancy by Toad Computers. ✔ permanent vacancy is a vapornoise album released in November 2016 that experiments with classic-style vaporwave samplism and drone. As fitting many of the Swamp Circle releases – whose creator Angel Marcloid focuses on experimental harsh noise and sound collage […]

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AOTW | 16 April – 22 April: qualchan. – the spectacle.

There’s a small yet fervent trend in vaporwave that consists of full-length albums mixed and presented as if they’re complete sides of old cassettes. Usually, the releases consist of two tracks about twenty or thirty minutes each comprised of individual songs or movements that are stitched together in a single listening experience. One example of such a release is the […]

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AOTW | 9 April – 15 April: Phoenix#2772 – Experience

Experience is the eleventh overall album from Phoenix#2772, a Miami-based producer who’s one of the most influential artists in vaporwave not only for his brand of surreal classic-style vaporwave but also for coming out with a little album known as The Dream Catalogue several years back. Experience is Phoenix#2772 at one of his most downtempo moments, eschewing most of the […]

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