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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this thread is v cool guys, i dig it.

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

Thank you!

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

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

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

they are both quite chill

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

chillin in the blue monitor light and cooling fan hum

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

~sad man on him beach~

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

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

wrong thread?

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

xposts no

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

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.

imm 'chillwave' is kinda hard to define 'sonically' since its a little all over the map although repetition + distortion + synths + space are all important. what makes chillwave stuff different from balearic is the pronounced melancholy streak that chillwave has it wears it anxieties a lot more openly

n e way heres a vid about what chillwave means to me:

http://vimeo.com/12381217

Lamp, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 06:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Plaxico is the John Peel of chillwave.

Veðrafjǫrðr heimamaður (ecuador_with_a_c), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 07:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

totally feeling these layered/screwed audio/visual experiments

http://muzak.arawa.fm/wordpress/wordpress/?p=1457

jaxon, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah those were nice. I especially liked "don't ask me" and "save a prayer"

van smack, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 23:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

damn, if me and my bros had owned recording equipment throughout undergrad we would've been a chillwave band :( regrets...

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 25 August 2010 03:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQOluwl5aA

proto-chillwave?

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 25 August 2010 03:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

Lamp, Friday, 27 August 2010 18:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

so i'm slowly working my way through sun araw, have not yet heard any of the magic lantern stuff, but HOLY SHIT heavy deeds is incredible. this and on patrol = some of the best and most immediately enjoyable psychedelic guitar music i've heard in ages, up there with back dice, oneida and grouper for quality 21st century production of stretchy head tones.

does previous sun araw come anywhere close to this level of effortless free-form drip & drool?

a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Thursday, 2 September 2010 03:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Most things with the label attached don't grab me at all, but I really love this ditty I came across yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0gh1oLOpGU

Is this conceivably chillwave? I may have to reassess all the pointers I've pointedly ignored over the past year...

No one can penetrate me. (Sanpaku), Thursday, 2 September 2010 03:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Heavy Deeds is probably my favorite of his. A total monster. You should try to find a copy of Beach Head asap.

van smack, Thursday, 2 September 2010 03:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

have not yet heard any of the magic lantern stuff

you need to get on that too - have it

van smack, Thursday, 2 September 2010 04:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

yeah how to dress well are also great, i <3 that video for decisions

i've had this how-to-dress-well disc on almost constant repeat for a few days now. i had zero interest in it, then -- totally on a whim -- downloaded it and was blown-away. it sounds nothing like my image of "chillwave," though. it sounds like HTDW are doing for late-80s r&b what burial did for late 90s/early 00 uk electronic dance genres.

give me "ghostly-reimaginations" of almost any genre; ghostly grunge; ghostly teenpop; ghostly hair metal.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 25 September 2010 19:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://chillwitchnamemagic.com/

Neil S, Monday, 27 September 2010 14:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

hipster neil young jumping the bandwagon

Featuring eight simplistic “state of the world” songs performed alone by Young on his untamed guitar, Le Noise has been fashioned (via producer Daniel Lanois) into a chillwave record

who's got the (platform) 9 3/4ths? (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 1 October 2010 15:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i was at noise show a couple of weaks ago and there was a band that had a dude playing a nintendo ds korg synth over some feedback, a disco loop and a minor threat record.

it wasnt v chill but i made me glad to be alive

swagula (Lamp), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 04:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS513FRfbwE

plax (ico), Wednesday, 3 November 2010 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

lamp those chillwave things u posted are pretty aggro is this a seasonal thing or are u detecting an aesthetic wind change?

plax (ico), Wednesday, 3 November 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

also u know where i am likely to see some of this stuff in bkln?

plax (ico), Wednesday, 3 November 2010 14:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

tagged my music on bandcamp as chillwave as a joke and got some ridiculous amount of hits from it

Sniiiiip! (electricsound), Wednesday, 3 November 2010 21:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

idk i guess i didnt think of them as all that 'aggro'? probably is a thing tho - slightly harder/dirtier/meaner sounds seem prevelant in new-ish 'yung kids make cheap music 4 themselves & their friends' genre musixxx.

ive been obsessed w/ C V L T S lately - dude has a tape thats sold out (black hole, hi 5) but u can hear a bunch of it on his myspace: http://www.myspace.com/cvlts

cant think of any place that does reg chillwave nites i mostly just went to shows in bklyn? mb like brookyln bowl? loll

Lamp, Thursday, 4 November 2010 00:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

OMG I want someone to do a regular chillwave night.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 4 November 2010 02:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGnLga7U2FI&feature=related

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

have you heard this record plax? i think its too 'clean' and 'upbeat' to really be chillwave but its sort of beautiful in its empty sincerity

it weirdly makes it clear how hard it is to feel things

.gif of the magi (Lamp), Thursday, 18 November 2010 05:08 (eight years ago) Permalink


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