Satin Sheets’ music is a gateway to worlds unexplored. Using his prized collection of vintage hardware, the New Zealand vaporwave artist is the architect to these unseen places, sculpting lush sonic landscapes with wind-swept synths, balmy electronics, and enough groove to inspire head nods amid the technicolor haze. “If someone can put on one of my albums and feel a bit outside of the world they’re in,” he says, “then it's done its purpose.” Satin Sheets discovered music’s transportive ability for himself through buying and tinkering with used synthesizers in his bedroom; meanwhile, extended YouTube sessions led him to vaporwave and producing. His self-released 2017 album St. Francis stretched new-age ambiance into sun-baked Balearic lounge sessions. He eventually reached out to fellow vaporwave experimenter George Clanton, who brought him into the fold at his label Fuglestadphotography, reissuing St. Francis in early 2018. The album, which quickly sold out, is considered one of the label’s defining releases. Four years later, Satin Sheets is finally ready to deliver its much-anticipated sequel. St. Francis II revisits the sonic universe that made him a star with a more seasoned perspective, conjuring nostalgia while also exploring wild new sounds. He’s also hinted at a later chapter featuring darker, atmospheric rave music. Where he’ll venture from there is unclear, but what’s important is that his journey won’t end anytime soon. There’s always new realms to uncover.