Kamokata – A Journey

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Kamokata gets its name from the historical city of Kamokata1 in Japan, which merged with Konkō and Yorishima in 2006 to create the city of Asakuchi. A Journey is Kamokata’s second album, released as the seventh album on the Nirvana Port imprint of Dream Catalogue. The album consists of a single forty-three minute dreampunk track with significant ambient […]

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Deiphix – Hyperchamber

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Deiphix is a digital media project that began in 2014 to “influence and create the reality of virtual, hyperfuturistic environments”1 and has released on labels as diverse as No Problema Tapes, Lost Angles, and – of course – Nirvana Port. Although there were several previous EPs and full-lengths, Hyperchamber is considered the first of the Deiphix albums – […]

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ADOV – Exit

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Exit is only retroactively considered part of the ADOV project. Originally, it was titled 0 under A Deluge of Visions,1 from which neither music nor art has appeared since the album’s release in February 2016. Exit consists of a single twenty-five-minute drone/ambient piece mixed in with field recordings. It has several similarities to the 仮想夢プラザ project by telepath […]

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Subaeris – Transcendent God

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ The penultimate album on Nirvana Port, Subaeris’s eleventh full-length release is cyberpunk breakbeat.1 The first four are short, uptempo songs that somewhat foreshadow ghost tech – which makes sense in chronological context, as Transcendent God was released only a few months before HKE unveiled the all-ghost tech Pyramids label. The final one – “Prelude to Transcendence” – is […]

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emperor tangerine – find me lady

Recommendation: ✂ (“rescue me”) From the harsh noise of my empire to the static soundscapes of saltwater creek to the computer drone of find me lady, emperor tangerine had quite a progression in their works. find me lady was the final full-length album by emperor tangerine until the release of slaves on Acid Medical just ten days before the writing […]

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cold. – bleak

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ bleak is the last of the Nirvana Port releases, capping off the label’s ten-month run with not a bang, but a whisper.1 In fifteen minutes, cold. ends the second Dream Catalogue imprint with a stark “click” that suggests turning the lights off before leaving – or, more fittingly in theme with the Port/Vault imagery of D.C. imprints, the […]

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LOTW | 21 November – 27 November: Nirvana Port

This week’s album-of-the-week isn’t an album at all. It’s our first “label feature” on Sunbleach: Nirvana Port, a short-lived imprint from the Dream Catalogue label, owned and operated by HKE and telepath. Its nine releases touch drone music, breakbeat, noise, furniture music, and ambient DnB; and sometimes, all within the same album. Nirvana Port is something of a little sister […]

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