仮想夢プラザ – 一つとして

一つとして is a 2015 self-released album by 仮想夢プラザ, who is better known as t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者. With this project every album is one 30 minute track, the genre being mallsoft. Mallsoft is a subgenre of vaporwave and one of the most conceptually interesting genres out there. Mallsoft is for the generation that’s too busy for music. It’s meant to be played in the background, not paid attention to, and forgotten that it even existed while you do other things like texting, tweeting, shopping, whatever social media obsessed people do. To fully experience the effect of mallsoft listen to a few albums while doing busy things, but of course you can not follow this way of listening and pay a ton of attention to it, it’s really calming that way.

仮想夢プラザ specifically his album 一つとして is what I believe to be the perfect example of mallsoft. The music loops a tremendous amount. It’s all basically one “thought”. The whole song has the same sound and uses the same samples. This release actually has some development (though very minimally) compared to some other releases of his which are the same thing looped for 30 minutes (those albums are also amazing check them out). The melody is really pretty and it’s nice and downtempo. There’s nice phasing and effects used, it makes it have an atmosphere where it can easily fade into the background, into nothingness.

Listen here
https://virtualdreamplaza.bandcamp.com/album/–7

Download here (Album has since moved to a compilation album)
https://telepathtelepath.bandcamp.com/track/–190

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