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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haha its kinda debatable whether beach fossils despite the misleading 'beach' are really all that chillwave & not just w/e were calling indie but i mean theyre songs are called shit like 'youth' and 'vacation' yknow?

& it does get a little same-y 11 tracks are probably too much but i really really like "daydream" and "youth"

chill.wav (Lamp), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

well im glad i didn't post that coil track that i was all "proto chillwave" abt y/day itt

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

now that we have the chill-police on our backs

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

looooool is it this one?????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yipzvcbW9WI

chill.wav (Lamp), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

i've prolly heard the wrong tracks but coil seem about as unchill as it gets

trade practices cat (electricsound), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i mean coil area all bad vibes, but at the heart of it all is dreamy and woozy but in a heat stroke way i think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAKKoQUsXXM

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

lamp that one you posted is so great btw!

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

yah plax the whole musick to listen to in the dark disc is really good! v proto-chillwave imo

chill.wav (Lamp), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

another proto chillwaver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn_tGoy3Cdw

trade practices cat (electricsound), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

and even moreso on this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqJpSwii0hE

trade practices cat (electricsound), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

'81 and '86 (i think) respectively

trade practices cat (electricsound), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

otm

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

one thing about real estate that pisses me off is that drum sound that a lot of chillwave acts have but that they do the worst version of that i've heard.

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 09:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

hope the chill-police won't get after me for posting this unorthodox piece of chillwave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1bkFvWUM14

oh, and I really dig that Outer Limits Recording tune, sounds like Daft Punk trapped in your basement

V79, Friday, 20 August 2010 14:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hated beautiful swimmers until i started thinking of them as chillwave and i really like them in that context!

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have a feeling some of this stuff is not too far removed from the melodic old electronica I listen to all the time, like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GFZe-NYKBw

Any full album recs more along the electro side less on the guitary side?

Count Scrofula (corey), Friday, 20 August 2010 14:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i guess. dont forget. chillwave is a ~~vibe~~ there are no real rules.

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNYJtZPL_dM

^ feel free to throw me off yr beautiful thread, but this song has always been the indie Boys of Summer for me

Chaim Poutine (NickB), Friday, 20 August 2010 21:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

tbf i think lamp and i have done our best to keep this thread safe from the types that would throw ppl off it! also lol, 80s pop tunes badly ripped from blurry videos are like chillwave 101.

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

from my friends fb

"so chillwave is basically badly recorded dreamy synth-pop" ?

oscar, Friday, 20 August 2010 21:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

u should link him to this thread unless he is a db

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 21:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

yah plax the whole musick to listen to in the dark disc is really good! v proto-chillwave imo

― chill.wav (Lamp), Friday, August 20, 2010 7:36 AM (14 hours ago)

also i dled this on ur rec. and also i always want to listen to more coil and otfm! title of this album is otm too.

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 21:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

btw this is the best toro y moi track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LfKBP7Q_PM

plax (ico), Saturday, 21 August 2010 20:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

well Blessa is arguably the most chill of his tracks
if I had to choose the best, it would either be EDEN, Dead Pontoon (both posted way upthread) or Timed Pleasure:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHqW2EPTcmE
he made so many great tracks anyway

V79, Saturday, 21 August 2010 21:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is v cool guys, i dig it.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 21 August 2010 21:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Any full album recs more along the electro side less on the guitary side?

a lot of the dancier chillwave stuff leans towards almost being space disco but:

blondes "touched" ep
active child "curtis lane" ep
hatchback "colors of the sun" (proto)
delorean "subiza"
com truise "cyanide sisters" ep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU14bd92P2g&feature=related

chill.wav (Lamp), Saturday, 21 August 2010 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thank you!

Count Scrofula (corey), Saturday, 21 August 2010 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

also if you can track down the label sampler by israeli label ak duck "3 years of"

plax (ico), Saturday, 21 August 2010 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

blondes "touched" ep
hatchback "colors of the sun"

love both of these, did not occur to me to think of them as chillwave.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 21 August 2010 23:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wasnt sure whether i would get away w/ blondes before but i salute yr fearlessness lamp

plax (ico), Saturday, 21 August 2010 23:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

label sampler by israeli label ak duck "3 years of"

i have this, don't remember where it came from and haven't listened to it. now i will!

suggest bandt (electricsound), Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

i associate "chillwave" with "balearic." is that totally off-base?

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

they are both quite chill

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, but now i'm thinking one's more chill "chill" and the other's more chill "yacht."

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

one is more chill "laptop screen" the other is more chill "yacht"

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

chillin in the blue monitor light and cooling fan hum

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

label sampler by israeli label ak duck "3 years of"

i have this, don't remember where it came from and haven't listened to it. now i will!

― suggest bandt (electricsound), Sunday, August 22, 2010 12:31 AM (10 hours ago)

i think these guys were digging on ariel pink really early on, its kind of an alternate history of chillwave idk ymmv

plax (ico), Sunday, 22 August 2010 11:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah I've often confused Chillwave with Balearic as well except that chillwave is usually more lo fi and druggier sounding.

I still get confused as to what Delorean is classified as because they've always struck me more as Balearic than Chillwave.

And people like Dam-Funk and Onra aren't considered Chillwave, are they?

MarkoP, Sunday, 22 August 2010 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

~sad man on him beach~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqQLbWS4CQo

yentl giant (corey), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 04:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

wrong thread?

jaxon, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

"i associate "chillwave" with "balearic." is that totally off-base?"

im glad someone brought this up. they share a very similar dna. hazy dreamy music that is made for comedowns or chilling out.
the ocean is a prominent metaphor that drives both genres. they also both share a love of nostalgia. "smooth" sounds are also operative for both genres. the only difference is that balearic is meant for dancing at 4 am as you are coming down, chillwave doesnt seem to have much dancing in the cards.
altho conceivably one can dance to washed out. i think thats where the difference lies, one genres is driven to dancers, while the others is geared towards rockers, but sonically i hear tons of overlap.

oscar, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

am considering getting into sun araw on the basis of this on patrol thing which is excellent. it is exactly what i think chillwave is supposed to be about, ideally (or was supposed to be about, back when it was pure and before hipsters came and ruined it). anyway, i understand from this thread that the categorization of sun araw as chillwave is somehow controversial and part of a contested zone. so am i out of step with consensus in thinking that sun araw is totally chillwave? or how do i get into other stuff that is like this, if maybe there is a thread for that instead?

a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

to think that this music has anything to do w/people that aren't hipsters is just crazy talk

jaxon, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean, have you even seen what sun araw looks like?!

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/22960365/Sun+Araw+CASIOSUN.jpg

jaxon, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

no hipsters they are the enemy of all that is pure and true. have you not heard?

guy on left is a train engineer (clearly) and woman has temple of the spirit concerns in mind. hipsters care only about the ways that cocaine can be hidden in shoes.

a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

xposts no

yentl giant (corey), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am sure someone will tell me I'm doing it wrong but I'm going to pretend chillwave = slightly sad slightly repetitive basic-timbre synth music.

yentl giant (corey), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

but it does make me think of those microphones records (i may be the only person alive wholl still cop to liking those...)

I still dig them a bunch, not so much the Mt. Eerie material. Wouldn't call "The Moon" chillwave though.

Z S, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think of chillwave as spreading out from those sad repetitive vibes to include all the stuff that would sound good on the same playlist and also that those vibes issue forth from. like obviously some anco and black dice, but lots of guitar stuff too because ducktails come on essential to my comprehension. sad, evocative, nostalgic, basic, blurry, homemade, hissy, repetitive, washed out, beachy, summery, chill. not necessarily synths tho. it's not about being narrow.

a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't call "The Moon" chillwave though.

i linked it because i think it fits really well into this idea of proto-chillwave i have - mb not sonically although the intro is p close - particularly the way he portrays nature/the ocean as both isolating & freeing ("the roar of waves, the pounding surf, two bodies on the earth/ it was intense just getting to be there next to you") + the yearning for escape into the past ("i drove up to the city at night and found the place where you grew up") and the wilderness ("i finally felt like I was breathing free").

also i mean a song about love + chilling on a roof & watching the moon + death?

to think that this music has anything to do w/people that aren't hipsters is just crazy talk

lol

Lamp, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 05:58 (seven years ago) Permalink


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