AOTW | June 20 – June 26: Infinity Frequencies – Computer Death

The fourth album-of-the-week on Sunbleach is Computer Death by Infinity Frequencies, the first of the Computer trilogy1. It is one of the most successful of the signalwave subgenre, and it primarily uses samples of classical music and downtempo funk/elevator music instead of the smooth jazz and R&B popular within classic-style vaporwave. It’s haunting and quite beautiful, and there isn’t much […]

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AOTW | June 13 – June 19: ░▒▓新しいデラックスライフ▓▒░ – ▣世界から解放され▣

One of the most divisive releases in the scene, ▣世界から解放され▣ is the epitome of the broken transmission subgenre of vaporwave. This short, barely EP-length release is entirely made up of shredded television advertisements and jingles pasted together and covered with a layer of grime like an Odyssey video game set that has not seen use since the seventies. It’s difficult, […]

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AOTW | 6 June – 12 June: Daniel Lopatin – Chuck Person’s ECCOJAMS Vol. 1

Continuing last week’s focus on early vaporwave, this week’s AOTW is Chuck Person’s ECCOJAMS Vol. 1. This album pioneered the extreme chopped-and-screwed style of recognizable pop songs that launched its own couple of subgenres in addition to influencing artists such as Vektroid (e.g. Floral Shoppe, as Macintosh Plus) and Nmesh. It’s narcotic and trippy; Lopatin’s vaporwave classic is an excellent […]

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AOTW | 30 May – 5 June: 骨架的 – Skeleton

The Album-of-the-Week for Sunbleach‘s inaugural week is the quintessential Skeleton by New York City producer 骨架的.1 One of the earliest albums of the vaporwave genre, Skeleton featured the extreme slowed-down samples that became nigh-ubiquitous with the scene, in addition to facilitating the aesthetic of East Asian influences in utilizing the Chinese Script in the eponym. A far cry from the […]

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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 September – 17 September: Asura Revolver (label) 4 September – 10 September: n/a (vacation week) 28 August – 3 September: ULTRACOMPUTER […]

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