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Anyone ever heard of this, I guess, sub-sub genre? What do you think of it?




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I love exploring obscure genres. It's really fun music, I saw Neon Indian open a set for Massive Attack a few months ago.
It was pretty cool they really get into the performance and everything. Die hard fans in the audience were loving it.

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I think chillwave sort of has ties with trip-hop. I like Massive Attack also. Do you think they fit more with trip-hop or chillwave?
I love exploring obscure genres. It's really fun music, I saw Neon Indian open a set for Massive Attack a few months ago.
It was pretty cool they really get into the performance and everything. Die hard fans in the audience were loving it.

YouTube - NEON INDIAN-TERMINALLY CHILL
Massive Attack definitely was the progenitor of trip hop especially in the early nineties when it was relatively unheard of. I think chillwave relies more on spontaneous wandering synths going back and forth while still somehow still sticking to the main beat. Trip hop employs the use of breakbeats a lot more, and while it does use synthesizers sometimes they aren't all over the place. Deadbeat Summer by Neon Indian has a really happy feeling to it, Massive Attack generally has darker sounding stuff and uses more rap but both bands experiment with different moods I guess.

So yeah Massive Attack=trip hop most of the time.
But wow I'm starting to get hooked on Deadbeat Summer, feels like you are a kid taking your first bike ride again on a beautiful day
...........in slow motion
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^Yeah I'm in love with that song.
I don't have a clear understanding of chillwave in its entirety yet now that I'm comparing all of the songs you posted, some just have ambient soundscapes with a lo-fi sort of sound but not using synthesizers as much as Neon Indian would.
Apparently its definition as a genre is quite vague as well:
Chillwave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sometimes I think that a lot of aspects of these different genres end up fused together anyway and its hard to classify them, but easy to enjoy them. :laughing:
I think chillwave sort of has ties with trip-hop. I like Massive Attack also. Do you think they fit more with trip-hop or chillwave?
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Good stuff. I love Feel It All Around by Washed Out. Too bad his other songs suck, imo.
I find it pretty relaxing to listen to. Been listening for a few months now. Not a lot of artists in this genre though.
Yeah, thanks for sharing. Washed Out was the only artist I knew of until now. I'm totally digging this stuff.
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gaaaaah! i love this song!
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Thats a good one. I like their whole album.
gaaaaah! i love this song!
YouTube - Mind Drips
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Yeeee chillwave is chill, shame about the pretentious hipsters who like them though....
Anyone here like Panda Bear? He's pretty chill.
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