This ambient beauty is amazing. A perfect fusion between classical music, and new electronic drone produces an amazing and relaxing album. Listening too this will take you wandering through the long hallways of a sprawling dream castle.
Favorite track: Larsen Harbour.
Absolutely lovely dreamy ambient. For lovers of aphex twin's selected ambient works volume 2 and the works of boards of Canada. Vektroid beautiful synth sounds are soothing in a way like no other, all on a beautiful silver record. (Idk why people don't like this album but I guess opinions are a thing, oh well, I like it.)
This will NOT be the only pressing -- this is the initial run of 200 on a metallic silver vinyl. The pressing is completed and all copies will ship by the end of next week.
NOTE: first 3 sides are the album and side 4 is a special laser-engraved etching designed by Vektroid -- see photos for details. Side 4 is NOT meant to be played on a turntable as there is no music on it.
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Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
First ever vinyl pressing of archival recordings from 2011 by Tanning Salon (aka vaporwave legend Vektroid). This is not a “vaporwave” album however, as there are no slow-motion samples, instead it is an improvised stream-of-consciousness via cheap keyboards and drum machines photocopied to cassette. The mysterious vibe of these recordings will appeal to fans of Grouper’s more abstract early works.
“Within six suites, you’ll be blissfully relaxed in a zone that’s only meant for serious drifters. Yet, a serious drifter is inside all of us. It’s just a matter of reaching that Dream Castle in your mind’s sky.
The lack of directness in presentation, including the drift of the music itself, by-way of comparing it to that cool breeze that comes along and is easily as forgotten, the joyousness of memory is beheld by tones. No matter if these sounds are intricate or progressive or copied or [etc.], the memory of when-and-where stirs in listeners when releases like Dream Castle pop back up.
As the conundrum’s pile in, think of Dream Castle exactly like the tan you gripped while feeling that cool breeze: as lasting as skin cells dying out, there’ll always be the digital age prepared to drift back into your life. You’ll always be able to come back to Tanning Salon’s waves of thought.
Let freedom reign within the Dream Castle. We can all be attached in a state of URL minds. But most importantly, get yourself a good lax via Tanning Salon. You’ve come this far virtually. It’s time to kick up a heel or two, girl." -- C-Monster, Tiny Mix Tapes