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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Dream Catalogue releases “夢市” by 仮想夢プラザ

The next installment to telepath’s long-running 仮想夢プラザ series is here by way of 夢市. The previous albums in the series (which is now at seventy-three releases since 2014) all featured single tracks at half-hours in length; but this time, 夢市 has two, and they’re suites of slowly evolving synthesizers in classic dreampunk style with a bit of telepath’s signature wash. […]

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AOTW | 8 August – 14 August: вовчі особи – вовки тіні

This week’s (admittedly late) AOTW is the creepy-yet-fascinating вовки тіні, or Wolves Shadow by the enigmatic вовчі особи. This album lies in the dank, dreary world of deathdream; a style that utilizes the surreal atmospheres of dreampunk but with a decidedly morbid, dark atmosphere that far surpasses anything else in the genre. вовки тіні is only two tracks, but in […]

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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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