death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ death’s dynamic shroud.wmv (hereafter “dds.wmv”) starts off with a quote from Kim Kardashian. If that isn’t ballsy, then what is? Vaporwave has always straddled the line between kitschy self-deprecation and hipster bullshit within the popular consciousness, and I’ll Try Living Like This sure as hell pushes that to the point where it straddles the line between straddling the […]

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Shima33 – Release

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Don’t be fooled: under its stark exterior, Release is a love story. Shima33’s second album for Dream Catalogue opens and closes with short spoken word pieces that describe the wonders and the pains of falling for someone – and how love can color experiences as personal and intimate as music. The tracks don’t tell full stories; they’re little […]

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AOTW | 5 September – 11 September: g h o s t i n g – Telenights

The first fall album-of-the-week is bringing in the darker days with Telenights by ghosting. This album is a quintessential “broken transmission” album in its highly screwed presentation of a late night Canadian television broadcast where the programming is always announced but never seems to come on in the midst of the barrage of advertisements and public service announcements. It’s an […]

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Dream Catalogue releases “DREAMBOX_1” box set of ten classic albums

Today, Dream Catalogue announced the first of a series (or so is my guess by the “1” designation) of limited edition cassette box sets celebrating the label’s releases over the past two years. This is the first: DREAMBOX_1. It includes the following albums on cassette format: Hong Kong Express – 浪漫的夢想 t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 […]

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Dream Catalogue reissues “新しい日の誕生” by 2814

Dream Catalogue’s 新しい日の誕生 by 2814 is the label’s most oft-requested reissue for physical release, and those who are interested but missed the first run may finally own a copy on compact disc. The 2016 reissue features a glass-mastered compact disc and updated full-color liner notes/artwork in celebration of the reissue. The album is currently offered with no definitive edition; it’s […]

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