チェスマスター – 非実体

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非実体 is an album by チェスマスター that was released on the label Dream Catalogue in 2015. This album is vaporwave, but it sounds nothing like regular vaporwave.

非実体 tells the story of someone getting a female android. Everything starts out fine, but gradually throughout the album / time goes on in the story the AI of the android grows and things make a turn for the worst. The album feels extremely eerie, even in the early tracks. The atmosphere of the album is so unique and creepy, and it really pulls you into it and into the emotions and feelings of the story it tells. In the starting of the album where things seemingly seem fine, the vibe is still offputting because you can feel the loneliness of the person who purchased the robot, and the surrealism and disconnection from reality of the situation. As the person helps the AI grow and become more life-like the tracks grow warmer with a more happier atmosphere. But in the intros and outros always have eerie recordings of  a Japanese girl’s voice and mechanical sounds and sounds of tasks being done, dragging the listener and purchaser in the story back into reality. Stuff then goes for a turn for the worst for both the purchaser and the android, and the vibe continues to be creepy.

Music wise, this album consists of lots of electronic sounds. Slow synths and textures phasing, fading, looping evolving, in a technique that is both similar to regular vaporwave and nothing like it. Nothing at all sounds slowed down, and it actually sounds much more like an ambient album. The addition of all the very unique samples and neat editing of the samples and how they blend into each other really help keep the feel of the story connected. And all of the tracks really fit the feel and vibe of the desired emotion and sections of the story each song represents. This is an amazing album.

Before listening read the description that the label provides:

“She is for indoor use only. • She is not a toy. Do not sit or stand on the device. Small children and pets should be supervised when she is operating. • Store and operate her at room temperature environments only. • Clean her with a cloth dampened with water only. • Do not use her to pick up spills of bleach, paint, or other chemicals, or anything wet. • Before using her, pick up objects like clothing, loose papers, power cords, and any fragile objects. • If the room contains a balcony, a physical barrier should be used to prevent her access and ensure safe operation. • She is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge. • Do not place anything on top of her. • Be aware that she moves on her own. • Be aware that she will develop her own feelings and emotions. • In case of emergency, activate switch behind headplate on the back of her skull. • We do not take responsibility for any accidents that may occur.”

Listen for free and purchase here

https://dreamcatalogue.bandcamp.com/album/–23

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