Bedlam Tapes

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Bedlam Tapes
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Information
Owner OSCOB
Location Germany
Opening Date September 3, 2015
Status Active
Years Active 2015 - 2018
2021
Sublabels Bedlam Digital

Bedlam Tapes is a vaporwave record label formed in 2015 by OSCOB, oriented around the creation of high-quality physical releases. The label began with the release of the 死と音楽の復活 compilation and released multiple noteworthy projects within its first year of operation, including chris†††'s no lives matter and the republishing of early-genre albums Vacant Places and CONTEMPORARY. The label also had a penchant for publishing more experimental electronic releases and artists, including Reef Frequent, §E▲ ▓F D▓G§, Argiflex, Christa Lee (known in-scene as ショッピングワールドjp), and Japanese artist Jobanshi. The discography expanded further with physical pressings of select Bedlam Digital releases, and was finally "complete" in 2018 with the release of the "Spring Steeze" split.

Removals and Transformation

Bedlam Tapes remained dormant after its final 2018 release until mid-2021, in which label owner OSCOB began using the page to promote his own upcoming releases using Bandcamp's message system. This was generally benign, until a sudden message on December 2021 noting that the entire label would be deleted in the next day, alongside its digital sublabel. During this period, an unreleased ArtFluids album (Dream Injury) was published in its draft form, all albums were set to be unable to be downloaded freely (now each sporting a $5 price tag, or a $25 full-discography purchase), and a series of increasingly taunting messages were sent to email followers of the label.

On December 10th, it was revealed that the deletion would not be done due to "overwhelming support" from fans, and the label launched a series of parodic or "shock"-oriented albums, including a Floral Shoppe parody, the satirical broken transmissions album スーパーシグナルウェーブ!!!, a two-track single by HKE project THE DARKEST FUTURE, and a series of OSCOB remixes by haircuts for men. OSCOB would reveal on Twitter that the publicity stunt brought him at least $1,100 in profit from full-discography purchases alone, none of which would go to the label's cast.[1] Hostilities rising, the label began rapid-fire releasing new submissions alongside archived OSCOB releases, another notable turn taking after Daniel Saylor (Windows 98の) used a Bandcamp DMCA appeal form to remove Spring Rain and The Dream Can't Last Forever Trilogy from the label. This sparked the removal of over a dozen albums from the label, including all but one sampler, the label's initial compilation, and various releases by artists that have come to distance themselves from its owner.[2] The bittered relationships and spite-driven purges and expansion of the label mirror that of Dream Catalogue and night coverage, two labels in the vaporwave scene that received similar treatments even that same year.

Discography

Date Cat # Artist Release
September 3, 2015 BEDLAM_01 The OSCMOB Collective 死と音楽の復活 (Offline)
October 1, 2015 BEDLAM_02 Pursuing Paradise Adult Contemporary Novel
November 2, 2015 BEDLAM_03 ArtFluids Proteus
December 7, 2015 BEDLAM_04 Chinese Hackers ( wiretap )
December 18, 2015 N/A Various Artists Bedlam Sampler Year 1 (Offline)
January 4, 2016 BEDLAM_05 REZ X OSCOB Virtual High End™
February 4, 2016 BEDLAM_06 Cobalt Road & STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ Biosphere (Offline)
March 10, 2016 BEDLAM_07 chris††† no lives matter
March 24, 2016 BEDLAM_08 Windows 98の The Dream Can't Last Forever Trilogy (Offline)
April 28, 2016 BEDLAM_09 Dante Mars Ajeto! Celebrating Digital Artifacts
May 12, 2016 BEDLAM_10 Bonus Fruit Dissatisfied (Offline)
June 9, 2016 BEDLAM_11 The Editor It's Great To See You Again
June 23, 2016 BEDLAM_12 General Translator CONTEMPORARY
July 20, 2016 BEDLAM_13 Hantasi Vacant Places
July 20, 2016 BEDLAM_14 Hantasi SQUID
August 18, 2016 BEDLAM_10 reef frequent Emperor
September 1, 2016 BEDLAM_16 bl00dwave contact
September 1, 2016 BEDLAM_17 회사AUTO HyperMedia ~P☯P~
September 1, 2016 N/A Various Artists Bedlam Sampler Year 2 (Offline)
September 15, 2016 BEDLAM_18 s a k i 夢 夢の中で失われました
October 13, 2016 BEDLAM_19 §E▲ ▓F D▓G§ THROUGH THE FOG AND THE DRIFTWOOD
October 13, 2016 BEDLAM_20 §E▲ ▓F D▓G§ Rain Dance
October 31, 2016 BEDLAM_XX Various Artists Bedlam Tapes 2015-2016
November 10, 2016 BEDLAM_21 Argiflex THROATLESS
December 8, 2016 BEDLAM_22 Kai Beckman yin_yang
December 22, 2016 BEDLAM_23 Christa Lee Welcome to the Fantasy Zone (Offline)
February 23, 2017 BEDLAM_24 General Translator OPERATION ETERNAL ECSTACY
March 9, 2017 BEDLAM_25 Rez & ArtFluids Brøderbund Software Library Deluxe
April 6, 2017 BEDLAM_26 Finlii Skyscrapers
April 6, 2017 BEDLAM_27 Ben Zimmerman PSYMULCASTER
April 20, 2017 BEDLAM_28 death's dynamic shroud.wmv RPGウィンドウズ ビスタ
May 18, 2017 BEDLAM_29 ext.tmp toggle god mode
June 1, 2017 BEDLAM_30 tech noir
June 29, 2017 BEDLAM_31 Jobanashi Koko
July 13, 2017 BEDLAM_32 ArtFluids Umami Deluxe
August 9, 2017 BEDLAM_33 Hantasi CA S T LE
August 9, 2017 BEDLAM_34 Vincent Remember Culture Vulture
August 23, 2017 N/A Various Artists Bedlam Sampler Year 3 (Offline)
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_35 Tsunxmi Digital Paradise DX (Offline)
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_36 Immaculate Emancipation 無原罪の解放 + Introduction to Riddles of The Revered Lady
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_37 reef frequent tru
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_38 Boocanan SWEDISHFISH xx MOONWALK
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_39 Vincent Remember Classic of Changes
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_40 haircuts for men ダウンタンブルと死にます ep
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_41 Various Artists Suffocation: The Throatless Remixes
September 1, 2017 BEDLAM_42 Dante Mars Ajeto! Life Enterprises
October 5, 2017 BEDLAM_43 Daniel Saylor Spring Rain (Offline)
November 9, 2017 BEDLAM_44 FIRE-TOOLZ Interbeing (Offline)
December 21, 2017 BEDLAM_45 EIGHTXNIGHTS LOTUSXEYES
December 21, 2017 BEDLAM_46 EIGHTXNIGHTS RAINXMAKER
January 25, 2018 BEDLAM_47 bl00dwave EGO
March 1, 2018 BEDLAM_48 EQ Why & Diamond Soul Spring Steeze
December 10, 2021 BEDLAM_49 ArtFluids Dream Injury (Offline)
December 10, 2021 BEDLAM_50 ECCOTONETTA VOLUME 777
December 10, 2021 BEDLAM_51 天気予報 2 スーパーシグナルウェーブ!!!
December 10, 2021 BEDLAM_52 THE DARKEST FUTURE Cold Winter / Divine Prizm
December 10, 2021 BEDLAM_53 haircuts for men it will be alright
December 13, 2021 BEDLAM_49 OSCOB Eating Yourself Alive β (Offline)
December 13, 2021 BEDLAM_49 OSCOB / Digial Sex OVERGROWTH
December 13, 2021 BEDLAM_54 sigmawave Trapping Out The Ediacaran Period
December 13, 2021 BEDLAM_55 Slave Slave
December 13, 2021 BEDLAM_56 HKE Punk
December 14, 2021 BEDLAM_57 13th Titan Sports II
December 14, 2021 BEDLAM_58 PZA IRON
December 14, 2021 BEDLAM_59 US Golf 95 GOLF
December 14, 2021 BEDLAM_60 Catalina, Ltd. At The Edge of Time
December 15, 2021 BEDLAM_61 Wanderlust Caravan Soviet Airways

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