When I put this album on I feel like I've been transported to another place and time. Purple pastel buildings and lights as far as the eye can see, an endless metropolis that exists as a dream.
Favorite track: 恢复.
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‘Birth Of A New Day’ was the second album of collaborative duo of HKE and Telepath, working under the name 2814. A follow up to a relatively minor hit at the time – the self-titled debut ‘2814’, ‘Birth Of A New Day’ ended up becoming a radiant realisation of the original project’s intention, as both artists expertly mixed and matched ambient palettes and styles to create the vague and distant neon utopia – a sense of romantic melancholy and longing peppered by the suggestive sounds of the world the music inhabited.
An album that shaped an era, ‘Birth Of A New Day’ was quite literal in a prescient manner as it shook the foundations of the underground and catalysed the ‘dreampunk’ movement coming out of the post-vaporwave era – helping define the aesthetic of Dream Catalogue as a record label in the process.
This is the first in a series of weekly album reviews published by Andrew Dubber. If you haven’t already caught it, please check out his introductory post. There’s been talk of an 80s revival of one sort or another since long before the 80s even came to an end. Some long for the angular rhythms … Continue reading Album of the Week: Laminate Pet Animal → Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 28, 2011