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Spazzkid – Getting to Know You by Chris
April 9, 2014, 11:00 AM
Filed under: Chillwave, Electronica, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It’s been a year since Spazzkid released Desire. The album plays like Bibio soaked in chillwave, and while it’s a little different to what we normally post around here, its always good to treat your ears to some pop-ish music once and awhile.



Giraffage – Visible by Chris

This beautiful release from Giraffage late last year slipped by me. Embarking on a tour of Europe alongside XXYYXX in sept/october, the floaty synths, glitchy, chopped samples and sprinkles of tight 808 percussion bring the best out of dream pop’s potential as a widely appreciated genre.

Visible‘s romanticised vocals build in a climactic side-chained beat which is simply blissful. For fans of Clams CasinoXXYYXX and Sleep Over. The whole album is available for a pick-your price download with no minimum:

Giraffage – Visible



Hawaii94 – Cruise CTRL by Chris

More or less a slight step-back from the usual swirling game-boy-style chiptune arpeggios and excitable dream-pop hyperactivity found in Hawaii94‘s previous releases; Cruise CTRL brinks on progressive-disco-esque thumping and sweeping filtered waves of sound. Something that anyone can groove to; especially when the familiar vocal swoons drift in over the top. A final highlight is when Hawaii94‘s glo-fi sound climaxes into a glitchy crescendo of fun-noise.

Hawaii94 –  Cruise CTRL



TAWÐ – NorthWestern Passages EP by Chris

Canadian producer TAWD released his Northwestern Passages EP this time last month and I’ve finally gotten the chance to give it a listen-through. As the perfect counterpart for the dreamy Sleep ∞ Over or Boy Friend style chillwave records, TAWD hits the nail right on the head with his own label of ‘chillgaze’. Synth-heavy and atmospheric, much of TAWD‘s EP induces feelings of soaring through the pink sky over beautiful landscapes.When that last synth trail slowly fades to silence at the end of the EP’s last track Eight Years, it’s like you’ve finally waved goodbye and disappeared into the horizon riding on a magical cloud.

http://soundcloud.com/t-a-w-d/spotlight



Sleep ∞ Over – Romantic Streams by Chris

Following on from my recent posting trend of gorgeous dream-pop chicks I want to have babies with (see Steffaloo and Stumbleine); Stefanie Franciotti is the sole remaining member of Sleep ∞ Over, which was previously a trio. However this is a music blog and not a gossip-magazine, so I’m going to look past whatever it was that made former members Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown break away from the group and form their own duo Boy Friend (who, if you are interested; I’ve written about here).

Romantic Streams comes from the full length debut Forever, which is contains elements of equal-parts shoegaze and dream-pop… in-fact I could rant on forever using words like chillwave, glo-fi and noise-rock; but instead this time I’m going to let the music speak for itself for once.

Sleep ∞ Over – Romantic Streams

I highly recommend you check out the album:

http://soundcloud.com/alteredzones/sets/sleep-over-forever

And check out her Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/sleep-over




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