Dream Catalogue releases “Looking” by Shima33

Shima33 is an experimental electronic artist who got his start within vaporwave and played a significant role in the evolution of dreampunk with albums such as Release. His music often invokes a cinematic aspect with tightly-designed narratives, such as the dissolution of a relationship on Release and urban loneliness on Disgraceful. Looking begins with a spoken-word introduction that has begun […]

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Shima33 – Disgraceful.

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As with most releases by Shima33, Disgraceful. is abject melancholia expressed as music. This eight-track album was originally released as a semi-official addition to TKX Vault (then known as Tokyo Exchange) in November 2015; the Dream Catalogue imprint further facilitated Disgraceful. in artwork design and promotion.1 It’s a somewhat collaborative work: Shima33 credits HKE (as Hong Kong Express), […]

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Three major re-releases: Shima33, Trademarks & Copyrights, and Saint Pepsi

This past week saw the return of several albums to digital and cassette format: Shima33 – NO (Tattva Tapes): twenty-nine track mix of ECCOJAMS and broken transmission; available for £4 as a digital download and £9 on cassette in an edition of fifty Trademarks & Copyrights – Marble Girls II (Lost Angles): hypnagogic vaporwave with significant influence and samplism from […]

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Shima33 – Release

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Don’t be fooled: under its stark exterior, Release is a love story. Shima33’s second album for Dream Catalogue opens and closes with short spoken word pieces that describe the wonders and the pains of falling for someone – and how love can color experiences as personal and intimate as music. The tracks don’t tell full stories; they’re little […]

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