AOTW | 24 July – 30 July: Darksleep – Identity Ender

For many, ECCOJAMS began and ended with Daniel Lopatin’s ECCOJAMS (producing as Chuck Person). That’s not quite true. Now ECCOJAMS certainly had its most thriving period in the early era of vaporwave (2010-2012), but there are a multitude of artists who continue(d) to release music that evoked Lopatin’s surreal vaporwave trendsetter. Identity Ender is one of those albums. The first […]

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LOTW | 17 July – 23 July: Question Records

Our fourth label feature is Brighton, UK label Question Records! Question Records is owned and operated by Methyr, who has produced vaporwave-inspired music since early 2016 and has produced music through the neoclassical (or classically-influenced) project Te Amo! – exclamation mark included. Early in its run, Question Records released classic-style vaporwave (Hiroshi Haru), vaporhop (Aokigahara Accept, Warm Poolside Fun), and […]

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AOTW 10 July – 16 July: Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza – Transversal Worldwide Shopping

What is “transversal”, and how would it be applied to worldwide shopping? Well, maybe Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza has the answer. Transversal Worldwide Shopping is the pseudonymous artist’s most out-there release. In contrast to the other “chapters” of LVP, Transversal Worldwide Shopping is only two tracks, both of which are long-form hypnagogic drift jams that launch into something like trip-vaporhop. One […]

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AOTW | 26 June – 2 July: ニューシティ – METROPOLISからオーディオ

Released in September 2014, METROPOLISからオーディオ is the second album ever to be released on the TKX Vault label – an imprint of Dream Catalogue that was primarily the creative outlet of label co-owner HKE for more experimental and noise-based works that did not necessarily fit the Dream Catalogue milieu. METROPOLISからオーディオ is one of those projects. This is lo-fi even for […]

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AOTW | 19 June – 25 June: fuji grid tv – prism genesis

prism genesis comprises one of the earliest releases in broken transmission music, whereby albums (typically EP format) are constructed out of media clips, advertisements, and similar sources with a short, discursive editing style. The results typically evoke the feeling of falling asleep in front of a TV and hearing the transmission float in and out of one’s subconscious, or of […]

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[Feature] Refresh: S U R F I N G – Deep Fantasy

Refresh/i> is a series of articles that revisits albums that received inadequate or erroneous interpretations by Sunbleach in the past. The goal of these articles is to examine the albums under a new light with discussions on what earlier articles possibly got wrong in their original recommendations. The first album to be discussed is the chillwave/classic-style vaporwave release Deep Fantasy […]

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