Unknown Artist – Question 4

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Unknown Artist’s1 thirty-minute single-track Question 4 is a dreampunk odyssey of vague sound and hazy electronic music that will fit the bill for anyone interested in exploring that curious region of mental awareness in between sleep and awake. It calls to mind the NASA Voyager Space Sounds as interpreted by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, whereby real-time electromagnetic data recorded […]

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The Tree of Life – Psalm 23

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ TKX Vault tagged Psalm 23 as “torahvapour” on their Bandcamp page, which is an entirely accurate description for this dreampunk release. The album’s eponym is one of the most famous passages in Judeo-Christian texts, that which begins “The LORD is my shepherd, I shalt not want.”1 Likewise, the artist’s moniker The Tree of Life does not refer to […]

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UNFR – Holy Forest

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UNFR’s Holy Forest consists of a single seventeen-minute long track called “Scripture,” out on the experimental label TKX Vault (formerly known as Tokyo Exchange).1 The album is dreampunk, a specific style of ambient vaporwave that utilizes drone music as its musical foundation as opposed to chopped-and-screwed techniques, sample curation, or trap beats.2 Expectedly, Holy Forest has no percussion, […]

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Lost Angles re-releases “孤独” by CORPORATE災害 on cassette

Ambient vaporwave album 孤独 by CORPORATE災害 is getting a cassette re-release by Canadian label Lost Angles. This six-track album was originally self-released on 13 January 2016; its cassette run currently has an unlisted edition, but they are available for immediate purchase for $8 Canadian or more. Check it out below:   孤独 by CORPORATE災害 0

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Halo Acid – Days of Night

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Fancy a bit of four-on-the-floor stylings with your ghost tech/dreampunk? Halo Acid has you covered. Days of Night is that-meets-Autechre – specifically, Amber/Garbage-era, and it’s one of the nighttime raviest albums in the scene. Think of Hong Kong Express with the beats of “PIOBmx19” from the aforementioned IDM band’s latter-listed album, and you’ve got the jist. Speaking of […]

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仮想夢プラザ – ここに彼女が来ます

[Note: This article has been deprecated upon the switch to reviewing 仮想夢プラザ sequences instead of individual albums. Please see the article for the TKX Vault series of albums, accessible here.] Recommendation: ☀☀☁ t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 is – without a doubt – the most prolific producer within the subgenre of ambient vaporwave and hypnagogic pop. […]

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