(Birth Of A New Day)
Dream Catalogue Records 2015
I don’t remember how I stumbled upon 2814, probably cruising reddit and saw a link, but I am sure glad I did. A collaboration between two producers – Hong Kong Express (HKE) and Telepath, two huge names that fall under the umbrella of Vaporware – a genre that came out of the novelty of sampling 90s culture and creating this strange sense of nostalgia within the listener. Check out Daniel Lopatin’s aka Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1’ to see ground-zero of this mind-boggling internet-only scene, specifically track ‘A3’. Let’s get back on track here – 2814 is for fans of electronic music. Ambient swirls and dreamscapey interludes and sparse vocal samples and early-m83ish blips and bloops and Eno-esque notes hang heavy in this incredibly dense album. It’s hard to describe my favorite album of last year so all I can say is check it out. Also, this is for people who like to fall asleep to music. Repress coming soon on double-vinyl from Dream Catalogue out of the UK.