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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Nirvana Port ends its run

With the release of bleak by cold., the Nirvana Port label has officially closed down. The sister label to Dream Catalogue and TKX Vault ended its run after nine albums, all of which are available on the label’s bandcamp page. The only press release to go along with it is “The final port.” With the end of TKX Vault earlier […]

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