i know everybody else has already forgotten abt it but can we have one chillwave thread that isnt entirely ¡LOLwave! or w/e

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arthur russell never gets blamed for chillwave

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

this sounds as much like nostalgia for my suburban american HS in the '80s to me as anything else

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

idk im not as good at this as u

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

now thats not remotely true~~ (xp)

i dig that ducktails disc. that's "chillwave"?

yah - s.thing like "parasailing" is obv closer to the chillwave platonic ideal than that track but theyre def w/in the 'framework' imm.

fwiw stuff like this which is on the more annoying + appropriative end of what i think of as chillwave does remind me a little of that nachtstrom album altho its less about reimagining than just "taking"


have u heard any emily reo plax???? she release(ing?) a tape on breakfast of champions that i really like. but it does make me think of those microphones records (i may be the only person alive wholl still cop to liking those...)

i think i like chillwave that sounds like calvin + hobbes @ their most contemplative and insecure

╟╨╥╢╟╫╢╟╥╨╨╢ (Lamp), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh man the microphones were totally chillwave

but phil elvrum as a producer is more like deerhunter-style spectorism

I.C.P. Freely (bernard snowy), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

also lamp I luv u for the AR Kane reference upthread, good call man

I.C.P. Freely (bernard snowy), Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

How To Dress Well is amazing live. His voice sounds really good not annoyingly over distorted all the time.

Duran (Doran), Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

of all chillwave-related artists, I think that Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi / Les Sins) is way underhyped, while his tracks often are great, whether he does french touch:


(this one is a straight Stardust reference and I believe I posted it somewhere before, but the hell with it, there's never enough of quality french house)
whether he plays his guitar:


or whether he does more "traditionally" electronic chillwave stuff

I've seen him live a week ago and it was fun too

V79, Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

(sorry for a wall of yts, at least they're not bad songs after all)

V79, Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

god someday i need to hear this nachtstrom guy

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

**CHILLWAVE MOMENT**

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 10:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Saturday, 14 August 2010 12:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

pioneer

uptown churl, Sunday, 15 August 2010 05:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^^ lol own that record too...

**CHILLWAVE MOMENT**

a++++++

more classic chillwave moments in movie history:

now for some euro chillwave:


╟╨╥╢╟╫╢╟╥╨╨╢ (Lamp), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 03:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

that last track may have more to do w/ post-justice frankendance or w/e but i think it still fits okay w/in the chillwave ~idea~

or is anything thats 'danceable' automatically stop being chill? idk...

╟╨╥╢╟╫╢╟╥╨╨╢ (Lamp), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 03:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

I dont really get how most of this stuff differs from twee indie of the last 20 odd years.

straightola, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

apart from the occasional band which sound like the filler tracks on a kid 606 album

straightola, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

then get off this thread

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

calm down and have your feminax(ico) , ive been eagerly listening to the tracks on this thread to try and find some good bands that may be lost in the blanket cuss this stuff tends to get. If anything this is the first time ive realised how straight-up most of it is, the freak element seems to have been slimmed down to delayed vocals/shoddy recording. Ive been a fan of the sort of stuff that gets props on 20jfg for a long time. I guess i was just after something wierder a la James ferraro

straightola, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

stan brakhage is a chillwave hero

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

#bedroom#artist#

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

chillwave paradigm

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

Chillwave casts its chill nets wide

The Bartered Bride (Ówen P.), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

I dont really get how most of this stuff differs from twee indie of the last 20 odd years.

it kinda doesnt? thats the point? i mean i feel like the most of the stuff that 'started' chillwave was unabashedly more masculine & hippie-ish than sarah records or w/e but the big difference is probably just that now cheap synths/laptops are the focal instrument rather than guitars

this is the first time ive realised how straight-up most of it is, the freak element seems to have been slimmed down to delayed vocals/shoddy recording

haha well there's weirder stuff that could probably get classified as 'chillwave' considering how loose plax & i are being itt but i tend to think of chillwave as an attempt to translate some of the sounds/textures + aesthetic concerns from 'weirder' psych/drone/freak stuff of the past few yrs into a 'pop' format

Lamp, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 16:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

nice def. but i think it kinda cuts out the unifying *concerns* of chillwave wrt nostalgia and how that is synthesized via emphasis on paratextuality etc.

also w33d

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

that is, its not "john hughes movies soundtracks" its "watching john hughes movies on crappy vhs/shitty quality stream while stoned in the afternoon"

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

also the extent to which chillwave might be more of a curatorial aesthetic (via balearic) so that lamborghini crystal and wild nothing are both w/n the framework w/o necc sharing a lineage.

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

also i srsly <3 that cherry chapstick upthread Lamp

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

yah 4 sure...

the most important things abt chillwave are probably a) the yearning for escape into the 'idealized past'/childhood/pop culture nostalgia b) sense of aimlessness/unbeing/displacement as stand-in for current social/economic anxieties cf:

Lamp, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

plax (ico), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

this thread got me through a tedius day of data entry. thanks!

peacocks, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like this

plax (ico), Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

also i dont think we've mentioned real estate so far

plax (ico), Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

i taught my friend the word chillwave yesterday. he doesn't know anything about the 'scene' but he hangs out with this dude whose band is on mexican summer. for maximum lolz i told him to ask the guy if he want to go smoke a doob on the beach and listen to some chillwave

diamonddave85, Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

a few days late, but this is the omd proto-chillwave tune

that habit kick man (r1o natsume), Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

Games, a duo consisting of a dude from Tigercity and the Oneohtrix dude, a supergroup among chillwaves

V79, Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

those are both awesome. hadnt heard of games.

plax (ico), Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

this track is awesome too, I love that staccato part at around 1:40

I can't embed this, but make an effort and click the link, I like the song very much: http://softpowers.bandcamp.com/track/strawberry-soup

V79, Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

that games track/vid is really rad & i usually h8 the oneohtrix dude

also i dont think we've mentioned real estate so far

saw them when they were playing w/woods & didnt really vibe them...


Lamp, Thursday, 19 August 2010 19:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

loooove these guys, apaz they're really young or something

trade practices cat (electricsound), Thursday, 19 August 2010 22:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

I would buy all of these musics.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 19 August 2010 22:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

also fun is hitting play on 7 or 8 of these at once.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 19 August 2010 22:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Pearl Harbor are great. The ep on Mexican Summer is such a wonderful treat. They recently changed their name to Puro Instinct, so be warned.

http://www.myspace.com/puroinstinct

van smack, Thursday, 19 August 2010 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

good to know!

trade practices cat (electricsound), Thursday, 19 August 2010 23:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

van smack, Thursday, 19 August 2010 23:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

rolling off to the forest 2012

i was a preteen blogger (Lamp), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

this is where we post triphop now right?

dsb, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
1 year passes...

vive le chillwave!

Treeship, Friday, 9 January 2015 04:49 (5 months ago) Permalink

last year's Eleventeen Eston album is really nice

http://youtu.be/fXkGJj2Zk1A

brimstead, Friday, 9 January 2015 05:55 (5 months ago) Permalink

treeship, i don't know, i didn't get a chillwave vibe from that gypsy and the cat tune, apart from the treatment of the vocals maaaaybe, just seemed to have that same peter hook new order sound that is like the main fucking hallmark of most generic indie pop/rock imo

marcos, Friday, 9 January 2015 16:28 (5 months ago) Permalink

i always thought g&tc were on some anodyne washed-out new order/fleetwood mac thing but i've only ever heard them in the dentists office

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Friday, 9 January 2015 21:40 (5 months ago) Permalink

yeah, i think "anodyne washed-out new order/fleetwood mac" is a good description for most mass market chillwave. there were a few great chillwave acts but there was also a flood of generic "chill" acts -- both synth and guitar-oriented -- and i think those are also part of the movement. i heard this g&tc song for the first time at shake shack.

Treeship, Friday, 9 January 2015 21:42 (5 months ago) Permalink

song blows

classic thread

flopson, Friday, 9 January 2015 21:51 (5 months ago) Permalink

shit i didnt actually mean to type saxamaphone

― plax (ico), Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:25 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

life is hected (rob), Friday, 9 January 2015 21:58 (5 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

ha i didn't realize that the beach boys' "all i wanna do" is considered proto-chillwave.

jaymc, Saturday, 4 April 2015 04:53 (2 months ago) Permalink

Woah that is uncanny!

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 4 April 2015 06:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

Always thought this was proto-chillwave too. "Magic" by Mick Smiley, from the original Ghostbusters movie.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 4 April 2015 06:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 4 April 2015 12:13 (2 months ago) Permalink

that beach boys thing really is kinda amazing. i haven't listened to that album for years.

scott seward, Saturday, 4 April 2015 15:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

it sounds like a new cass mccombs single! i mean even that hazy production is so perfect.

scott seward, Saturday, 4 April 2015 16:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

I've often thought of Feel Flows as also being Proto-Chillwave, but it might be closer to Proto-Hypangogic Pop.

Meanwhile, on Wikipedia...

MarkoP, Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:53 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

idgaf about the rest of his output but those two washed out tunes "a new theory" and "feel it all around" from a few years ago are prtty good imo

marcos, Thursday, 7 May 2015 21:50 (1 month ago) Permalink


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