|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.
Obtaining the EP
UPDATE 13AUG2017: The EP is available for free download to Sparkles*'s twitch subscribers. It is unknown how long this will last. To obtain the EP, one must join Sparkles*'s official Discord server, and link their Discord and Twitch accounts. A download link to the EP can be found in the #sub-links channel. It can take up to an hour for your subscription to register on the server, so just be patient.
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 was no official way to obtain the album unless one had subscribed to OMAKASE before the shutdown.
The company that ran OMAKASE, Viewster, owned the rights to distribute the album on a six-month contract, so Sparkles* had the opportunity to renegotiate to sell the album around August 2016. However, Viewster also stated they don't intend to release their ownership of the rights to the album.
After the deadline passed, Sparkles* mentioned in a YouTube comment he was looking to distribute the EP around November 2016. However, this never occurred.