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April 29th 2012

What Did Chillwave Mean, Anyway?

Where did Chillwave come from, and what does this pseudo-nostalgic sound mean?  In this Flavorpill piece, Tom Hawking writes "that the whole genre involved creating an imaginary solace from the troubles of the world, and it’s surely no coincidence that chillwave’s rise coincided with the aftermath of the 2007 sub-prime economic meltdown."  For disenfranchized listeners, Toro y Moi, Best Coast and their like are "a sort of cultural placing of your hands over your eyes and ears and imagining your happy place." 



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