Mike Tenay – Jacuzzi

Recommendation: ✂ (“Rollerbabe”, “Swimming with Dolphins”) Born on 1 March 1955, Michael William Tenay is a former wrestling announcer who worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) throughout the nineties and the noughties. Known as “The Professor” for his “encyclopedic” knowledge of wrestling, Tenay ran a year-long podcast called Professor Vegas through CBS Radio from […]

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AOTW | 12 June – 18 June: DARKPYRAMID – ELECTRIC▲L TE▲RDROPS

This week’s AOTW brings us back pretty far into Dream Catalogue’s past – their twelfth album, in fact, and one of the earliest releases still available on their official roster. ELECTRIC▲L TE▲RDROPS is the beginning to the DARKPYRAMID “love story” that describes hopeless (or hopeful) romanticism in a technologically-advanced era. It set the stage for a series of releases that […]

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Dream Catalogue releases “Atavism” by Yoshimi

Dream Catalogue returns for their fifth album of 2017: Atavism by Yoshimi (no, not of the pink robots kind). Atavism is ten tracks of dreampunk music, which combines ambient music somewhat similar to ambient vaporwave with cyberpunk themes and a modern production bent. This releases seeks to combine “electronics and the traditional sounds from [Yoshimi’s] homeland”, sounding similar to the […]

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Dream Catalogue releases “Astrocide (Part I)” by Shinatama

Dream Catalogue is one of the mainstays of modern cyberpunk music. They’re back with Astrocide (Part I), the third release on DC by Shinatama. This nine-track (eleven if you count two remixes) is ambient music with significant influences from East Asian culture. Although most tracks are instrumental, a voice sings distorted Japanese lyrics a few times – as on “Lucifer […]

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식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ Come on baby, take a walk on the aisle side.1 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open2 is the debut release from 식료품groceries3 and is one of the earliest releases on the Dream Catalogue label.4 It is literally a soundtrack to the experience of going aisle-by-aisle in a supermarket (hence the tag “aislegaze”): each track is themed after exploring a different section […]

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Dream Catalogue releases “Integrating Clouds” by The Jewel Ship

Do you enjoy telepath’s ambient releases such as Guardian and the third installment of the Virtual Dream Plaza releases? Then check out Integrating Clouds by The Jewel Ship, fresh on Dream Catalogue. This release is two long-form ambient electronica tracks that use steadily building drones, pulsating electronic sounds, and downtempo music. It’s inspired by Buddhist themes and “blending the natural […]

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AOTW | 24 April – 30 April: t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – アンタラ通信

アンタラ通信 is a two-disc (or it would be if it were to come out on CD [hint hint]) release by telepath, one of the foremost artists in ambient vaporwave and dreampunk. Starting off with an eighteen-minute hypnagogic jam, アンタラ通信 foreshadows the surreal textures that telepath would heavily explore through the Virtual Dream Plaza (or “仮想夢プラザ”) project. Whereas previous telepath albums […]

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