Friday, March 19, 2010

Chillwave - the next generation

Wtf is chillwave? Well, I don't have a clue. So I had to check it out. Another crappy name invented to tell the story about a sound, which is a mix up? Well, yes. But behind the name there is a door. Behind that door there is a story. As always. And behind the story is the blogger at Hipster Runoff. He kind of put a name to this nofi genre aka hypnagogic pop aka glo-fi.I read about this phenomenon in a danish newspaper. So much for internet.

The genre is synthy and is supposed to sound like something that was playing in the background of an old VHS cassette that you found in your attic from the late 80's/early 90's.

And what is chillwave then? Get to the point! Well. Go find out yourself. Google it, man. But my take on the genre, from what I've been listening to is quite surprising.

Well. Check out the genre. It sure sounds cozy and would suit my mood any lazy summer-sunday. This is some of the artists. Have fun. Summer is here. Not.

Ariel Pink
Peaking LIghts
Toro Y Moi
Memory Tapes
Neon Indian
Washed Out

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