[Feature] 2017 Community End-of-the-Year Lists

Welcome to the second annual end-of-the-year list feature on Sunbleach! As with last year, Sunbleach hosts a curated space for artists, community members, label owners, and more to submit their annual discussions or personal lists on vaporwave for the year. Sunbleach does not publish an official album countdown, and instead any end-of-the-year postings will be those of the community. Last […]

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AOTW | 25 December – 1 January: 骨架的 – Holograms

Here’s a total vaporwave throwback to cap off 2017! Holograms is the second album from 骨架的, one of those artists who could stake a claim on the “founder of vaporwave” epithet. Unless there’s something earlier floating around in the void of 2000s Internet forums, Holograms is the first album to utilize the sampling curation aesthetic of vaporwave that has since […]

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AOTW | 18 December- 24 December: 猫 シ Corp. & Stereo Component – Ocean Beach

Fortune 500 is one of the codifying albums of vaporwave, having pretty much established the production and compositional techniques used in sample curation and late night lo-fi. One such album is Ocean Beach, a collaboration between 猫 シ Corp. and Stereo Component. 猫 シ Corp. is one of the most recognizable artists in the realm of hypnagogic sample curation that […]

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AOTW | 11 December – 17 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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