AOTW | 5 December – 11 December: t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – 未来へ
未来へ is one of the earliest albums from one of the most prolific and community lauded artists within vaporwave and dreampunk: telepath. This release is only the fifth album from the anonymous artist and Dream Catalogue co-owner/founder, and it was his first in 2014, predating both the Virtual Dream Plaza project and 2814. 未来へ is telepath at one of his strongest points in remixing and editing pop and East Asian music into a curious form of phased ambient music to which is occasionally referred to as “slushwave”, which telepath occasionally uses in tags of his music. 未来へ utilizes stereo effects to the fullest extent; many tracks feature panning, creating an environment that’s disorienting, but in the way that a few cocktails at a rooftop bar with your best friends are disorienting rather than sickly feeling. In fact, “sickly” is the furthest from which one could describe 未来へ, which sounds entirely warm and enjoying-the-moment. Listen to it if you’re looking for a place to start in telepath’s enormous body of work, or if you’re just looking for some late night lo-fi music to feel good in the midst of winter.
Read Sunbleach‘s review here, and check out the music below: