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Walsh – Smoke Weed About It

I just got Walsh’s free EP “Smoke Weed About It.” Producer Brandon Biondo, aka – Walsh, Cool Runnings, has just raised the bar for the entire Chillwave movement. Listening to this EP feels a lot like what I would imagine it would feel like to ride a dappled horse bareback through Ibiza in slow motion if Ibiza were in outer space.

True to the genre, this selection of tracks is slathered in reverb and tape hiss. The melodies are catchy and  dream inducing. It’s droney enough to be meditative and melodic enough to not be boring. Biondo dips his tracks in petroleum and  slides them effortlessly around your brain in the space that is left between last night’s disco and this weekend’s bonfire. He has included a rapper (Squadda Bambino) on the track, Luxury. This is something I have been waiting for a chillwave producer to do for quite some time. Maybe it has already happened? In any case, it is a great marriage.

Smoke Weed ABout It is an incredibly mature offering from a relatively fledgling genre. Biondo has clawed a raw scrape of honesty and street cred across the still somewhat fresh young face of Chillwave. Listen to this record if you listen to Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, and Neon Indian and find yourself thinking, “Man, this is almost completely amazing.”

Listen: Walsh – Days Of Thunder

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Posted by: Jamie

Category: Music

20 Oct, 2010

Category: Music

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One Response

  1. MartinJon says:

    Great review, I wonder if the whole EP has that 80s feel and if Chillwave is the reason I am seeing so many off the shoulder shirts recently.

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