AOTW | 12 November – 18 November: チェスマスター – Infinity of a Void

TKX Vault is one of the most notable “underground” labels in vaporwave. Underground? Wait, isn’t the whole genre underground? Well yes, but hear me out for a second. “Underground” in vaporwave is generally a bit more experimental, a bit more risky, and generally weirder. These are the labels and artists that you won’t always find just be scouring top ten […]

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[En Español] チェスマスター – I Am Chesumasuta

Información del Álbum Artista: チェスマスター Álbum: I Am Chesumasuta Tipo: Full-length (LP) Dato del estreno: 14 July 2016 Sello musical: Dream Catalogue Formato: Casete rosada, tiraje de 175 (Dream Catalogue, 2016) Descarga digital (Dream Catalogue, 2016) Casete LED, tiraje desconocido (Dream Catalogue, 2018)   Recomendación: ☀☀☀ Los álbumes “Yo soy” son las empresas arriesgadas. Hay un peligro inherente en declarar […]

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チェスマスター – NIGHT DRIVE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ NIGHT DRIVE is the second full-length from the enigmatic チェスマスター,1 2 whose conceptual journey through cyberpunk music has apparently chronicled an existential breakdown concerning man’s relationship with technology. These and the other early releases give little hints as to what would happen. They’re mostly classic-style vaporwave and hypnagogic drift with some hints toward the romantic; it wasn’t until […]

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[News] TKX Vault starts up again, issues new music, deletes several albums

TKX Vault was a label run as an imprint of Dream Catalogue that primarily focused on experimental, drone, and noise-based releases within the contexts of both vaporwave (especially the early albums) and dreampunk. The label’s original run went from September 2014 to June 2016, with a one-off release by ULTRACOMPUTER silently issued after the label’s closure in October 2016. With […]

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チェスマスター – 天使

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ At the risk of sounding totally pretentious, 天使1 is チェスマスター’s2 most “important”3 album, as it heralded a serious stylistic change in the producer’s approach to subsequent works. The previous three – 真の愛,4 Night Drive and The Games We Play – were primarily hypnagogic drift albums with some elements of late night lo-fi; 天使 somewhat continued this, but with […]

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