|Breakthrough Album Art|
|Released||March 4, 2016|
BREAKTHROUGH is an EP released by Sparkles* on March 4, 2016. It was independently produced outside Area 11, and has much more a synth-electronic focus. However, the lyrics in the songs still relate to Digital Haunt.
Due to the difficulty in obtaining the EP, alongside the rarity of people who both own the EP and contribute to Digital Haunt, not much is known about BREAKTHROUGH. One of the songs, Breakdown, can be listened to on Sparkles*'s YouTube channel. Pieces of Arguments & Algorithms have also been put together from previews on Sparkles*'s My Week Vlogs. Additionally, the lyrics from all five tracks are known, and the length of the album as a whole is known.
Obtaining the EP
The EP was available for exclusive download for OMAKASE subscribers. However, as the OMAKASE service was shut down at the end of March 2016, there is no official way to obtain the album unless one had subscribed to OMAKASE before the shutdown.
The company that ran OMAKASE, Viewster, owns the rights to distribute the album on a six-month contract, so Sparkles* will have the opportunity to renegotiate to sell the album around August 2016. However, Viewster has also stated they don't intend to release their ownership of the rights to the album.