TOKiMONSTA and TheWaveVR Release First Full-Length Interactive Album in Virtual Reality
LA producer TOKiMONSTA and social VR music platform TheWaveVR have announced a special interactive version of TOKi’s new album, Lune Rouge, which drops October 6th via her label Young Art Records. The VR portion of the album titled the Lune Rouge Experience will launch Sunday, October 8th at 6:00pm Pacific Time and will be available to any HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset owners through TheWaveVR’s free app on Steam in the US. Programmed specifically for VR with art direction from Strangeloop, the experience will let fans explore a planet inspired by the album artwork, dance in an interstellar rave under an exploding sun, and remix a 3D world built out of TOKiMONSTA's music.
Lune Rouge is TOKiMONSTA’s third full-length album, and the first since her recovery from a rare brain disease that forced her to relearn how to write music. “Being able to play Coachella three months after having the surgery was very significant to me,” she recently told Pitchfork. “If I can do something like this, anyone can.”
The Lune Rouge Experience is the fifth flagship show to debut on TheWaveVR platform in a concert series aimed at pushing the boundaries of live music in VR. Previous shows included Ninja Tune artist Ash Koosha’s AKTUAL, as well as Strangeloop’s N-FOLD, which was released in association with BRAINFEEDER. “We wanted to do something special to support TOKi’s release, and create an entire world around the record,” said TheWaveVR’s CEO and Co-Founder Adam Arrigo. “Our goal as a company is to help artists create new experiences that let their fans get closer to their artistic vision. The Lune Rouge Experience lets fans literally step inside the album and experience her music in a new, interactive dimension.”