Best of Dream Catalogue, 2814-2815

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Dream Catalogue has quickly become one of my favorite music labels. Their aesthetic is a utopian ideal for tomorrow’s world. The music they release is futuristic, wrapped in a warm emotional embrace, full of nostalgia and hope. Everything I’ve heard is, naturally, painted with a deeply dreamlike palette. Edges are blurred, time vanishes, and the listener becomes unmoored from tactile reality.

You might recognize the colors of the logo from a certain album that landed on my Best of 2015 list. It’s another sign of the unified aesthetic Dream Catalogue has been laying out for over two years now. 2814’s 新しい日の誕生 (Birth of a New Day) was easily the biggest surprise for me in the past year, sending me tumbling down the rabbit hole that is the label’s roster.

To celebrate their second anniversary as a groundbreaking, epoch-defining label, Dream Catalogue just released this 65 minute collection of tunes from their best artists, curated for a perfect sense of flow and pace. As someone moderately familiar with the copious output of this label, it’s a fantastic overview. This works as both a handy collage and incredible introduction for newcomers. One listen, and you’ll be immersed in this unique aesthetic, thirsty for more.

If you’re not already familiar, be prepared to have artists like t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者, Nmesh, HKE, Death’s Dynamic Shroud.wmv, and Chungking Mansions floating in your brain for days. It’s pure bliss, and you won’t want to ever go back to life before listening.

Even cooler, the label is running a competition with some pretty awesome prizes available only to people who purchase the CD edition. I’ve included all details below the break.

Buy the album on the Dream Catalogue Bandcamp page or listen to the entire set streaming right here:

As the final second of the compilation fades, these words echo:

You’re dreaming.

About that competition, right from the Bandcamp page:

All CD purchases between January 29th – February 12th will automatically be entered into a competition to win one of 111 prizes – ranging from out of stock CD’s, cassettes and vinyl.

Before we outline the prizes on offer, here are the rules of the competiton:

DREAM COMPETITION RULES

– Every purchase of the ‘Best Of Dream Catalogue’ CD counts as one entry into the DREAM Competition
– If you order more than one CD, it counts as multiple entries and you are eligible for multiple prizes
– All entries will be listed by number and drawn by a random number generator to ensure fairness
– The competition will be open for two weeks, until February 12th, after which point we will draw all 111 numbers and send out the CD’s along with the prizes (if you are chosen as a winner)
– The competition will apply *ONLY* to CD’s sold through the Dream Catalogue Bandcamp store

PRIZE LIST

TIER 1: THE GRAND PRIZE

The winner of the grand prize will receive a package including ALL of the following listed items

VINYL
2814 – Birth Of A New Day
2814 – Birth Of A New Day (Test Pressing – Only 5 in existence)

CASSETTES
2814 – Birth Of A New Day
2814 – 2814
4D ENTITY – Extra Dimensional Terrestrials
AUTO – Android
Chessmaster – Angel
Chessmaster – Non-Entity
Chungking Mansions – EXIT
death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This
death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – NUWRLD VERSION (EXCLUSIVE TO GRAND PRIZE)
Flash Kostivich – Hacking For Freedom
Hantasi – Pipes
Immune – Breathless
Infinity Frequencies – Into The Light (EXCLUSIVE TO GRAND PRIZE)
Jade Statues – Executive Towers
Luca Venezia – The Last Defender
Nmesh / Telepath – The Path To Lost Eden
R23X – Soundtrack
Remember – Route Back Home
Sandtimer – Vaporwave Is Dead
Telepath – Another Night Together
VAPERROR – Polychromatic Compiler
VHS – Red Light District
wosX – End Of World Rave
Subaeris – New Tokyo Blue Mood 2

CDs
death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This
Chessmaster – Angel

TIER 2: RARE PRIZES

There are TEN prize bundles available for tier 2 winners, which consists of many rare items, some of which are not available in tier 1 and not available in tier 3 – they are the following:

1 x Various Artists – The Eternal Dream System + 1 random cassette (EXCLUSIVE TO SECOND TIER PRIZE)
1 x Shima33 – Museum + 1 random cassette (EXCLUSIVE TO SECOND TIER PRIZE)
1 x Chessmaster – Angel cassette + 1 random cassette
1 x 2814 – Birth Of A New Day + 1 random cassette
1 x 2814 – 2814 + 1 random cassette
1 x Remember – Route Back Home + 1 random cassette
1 x R23X – OST/OSV + 1 random cassette (EXCLUSIVE TO SECOND TIER PRIZE)
3 x 2814 Birth Of A New Day vinyl

TIER 3: CASSETTES AND CD’s

There will be 100 tier 3 prize winners in total, all of whom will receive a mystery prize of one of the following:

CASSETTES
4D ENTITY – Extra Dimensional Terrestrials
AUTO – Android
Chessmaster – Non-Entity
Chungking Mansions – EXIT
death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This
Flash Kostivich – Hacking For Freedom
Hantasi – Pipes
Immune – Breathless
Jade Statues – Executive Towers
Luca Venezia – The Last Defender
Nmesh / Telepath – The Path To Lost Eden
R23X – Soundtrack
Sandtimer – Vaporwave Is Dead
Telepath – Another Night Together
VAPERROR – Polychromatic Compiler
VHS – Red Light District
wosX – End Of World Rave
Subaeris – New Tokyo Blue Mood 2

CD’s
death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This
Chessmaster – Angel

Find out more information here: dreamcatalogue.net/competition

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