AOTW | 5 September – 11 September: g h o s t i n g – Telenights

The first fall album-of-the-week is bringing in the darker days with Telenights by ghosting. This album is a quintessential “broken transmission” album in its highly screwed presentation of a late night Canadian television broadcast where the programming is always announced but never seems to come on in the midst of the barrage of advertisements and public service announcements. It’s an […]

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AOTW | 22 August – 28 August: Sacred Tapestry – Shader

This week’s album-of-the-week is the futurevisions suite of Shader, released under the Sacred Tapestry moniker by Ramona Xavier (of Vektroid, Macintosh Plus, New Dreams Ltd.; etc.). Not only is this release highly notable for its establishment of yet-another subgenre through a project of Xavier, but it’s also exceptionally interesting in its multiple call-backs and self-samples of Xavier’s own works. Tracks […]

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AOTW | 8 August – 14 August: вовчі особи – вовки тіні

This week’s (admittedly late) AOTW is the creepy-yet-fascinating вовки тіні, or Wolves Shadow by the enigmatic вовчі особи. This album lies in the dank, dreary world of deathdream; a style that utilizes the surreal atmospheres of dreampunk but with a decidedly morbid, dark atmosphere that far surpasses anything else in the genre. вовки тіні is only two tracks, but in […]

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AOTW | July 25 – July 31: computer slime – ミスト

ミスト encompasses much of the early dealings in the “signalwave” subgenre, whereby candid microsamples from unidentifiable sources are cut and pasted outside of their context into a new cohesive work. The cool part about computer slime’s only full-length album is how entirely transient each song is: this is a textbook example of music that is by-and-large forgettable background fluff that […]

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