Tag Archives: chillwave

Underwater Seacreatures – EP

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Interesting chillwave release that puts forward music that is a little darker than most artists of the genre. As well as this there are some subtle hip-hop elements which gives the music a more serious and punchier sound. It is certainly nice to see a change to the occasionally generic chillwave releases that are around, with most just sticking to a similar sound. The Neon Indian cover on here is pretty great too.

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Magicks – Triangles

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This fantastic release calls to mind everything that a good chillwave EP should do – beach parties, sunshine and long summer days. Being slightly more bass heavy than most chillwave releases, this album could easily double as evening listening or even party music in the right situation.

Perhaps the most interesting song on the album is Rabbit Tiger and Cat, a 6 minute long track with warm resonating drones, crashing waves and a wonderful collage of effects. The perfect song to wind down after a long summer day.

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Monster Rally – Deep Sea EP

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This tropical chillwave release is one that will make you smile. Like most chillwave artists, Monster Rally revels in 80s synths and effects that bring to mind summer days in the sun. In addition to this is the fantastic use of horns which really give the EP a very individual feel.

Although the songs are short, they are exciting enough to warrant your time. Fans of chillwave will find a fresh take on the genre here, and for strangers this is as good a place as any to start listening.

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Music For Your Plants – Music For Your Plants

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Music For Your Plants’ self titled EP is a hard release to tag. Although it is certainly experimental, there are clear prog rock influences and certain synth effects that call to mind the chillwave genre. The mix of sounds here is never overbearing though, and each song is carefully put together. The use of natural soundscapes is pulled off perfectly in this release, as the seagull calls and crashing waves in the song Enchanted Sister show.

The fact that this release is instrumental further highlights the care that went into making it sound just right. The synths and guitars never fight for attention and there are no vocals to draw your focus away from them. This makes for an exciting listen when you pick up new sounds and effects on every playthrough.

However, perhaps the best description of the album is in its cover art – bright, exciting and carefree. This is one to listen to in the sun.

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