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  • His songs belong to a genre that has been dubbed "chillwave" - electronic music influenced by 1980s pop.

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  • The second effort from Chaz Bundick expands on the dreamy bedroom haze of his debut - roll your eyes and call it "chillwave" - ditching laptop sounds for live instrumenta-tion.

    Album review: Toro y Moi, "Underneath the Pine"

  • A few years ago, at the dawn of the electronic pop subgenre known as "chillwave" - think warm, bleary, heavily filtered washes of sound, of the variety most commonly created on laptops - the music spawned excitement and skepticism in equal measure.

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  • His songs belong to a genre that's been dubbed "chillwave" - electronic music influenced by 1980s pop.

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  • SMALL BLACK, WASHED OUT Be prepared to hear the word chillwave tossed around a lot in the coming months, in reference to a loose coalition of projects (some bands, lots of solo performers) that meld mid-90s tape-saturated indie pop with the electronic sounds that ruled popular music a decade prior to that.

    Chicago Reader

  • I tell him I feel bad that he's been saddled with the burdens of ambassadorship for the fledgling fake genre of "chillwave" - the tenets of which his band, Neon Indian, seem to define.

    Boston Phoenix - thePhoenix.com

  • He's one of the core characters in the story of the indie style known as "chillwave," but music as guileless and pure as Mr. Hawk's is best regarded as art made in isolation—the enchanting and increasingly convincing murmurings of a boy at home alone.

    Continental, Experimental

  • Washed Out - the name is the recording alias of Ernest Greene - was saddled with the ignominy of being one of the first important bands of the spacey electronic-music movement that came to be known as chillwave.

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  • Washed Out's Ernest Greene released a couple of homespun demos online last year, he unwittingly helped spawn a genre of electronica dubbed "chillwave" or "glo-fi."

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  • Psychic Chasms, which was released last October via Lefse Records and was a critically acclaimed set of offbeat pop gems that helped establish the so-called chillwave genre.

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