13 Free Chillwave Music Albums & EPs [Sound Sunday]
Sound Sunday is all about music. With this edition, we are entering new terrain. Notice any changes? Do share your thoughts and don’t forget to pitch ideas, genres, or music! Reach me @TinaSieber on Twitter or email to Tina @ this domain.
What Is Chillwave?
Chillwave is an electronic music genre characterized by the use of synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, and heavy effects processing.
The genre emerged during the mid-2000s revival of 80s music. The genre was founded in the blogosphere, based on sound commonalities recognized by a journalist, rather than geographical origin. This is a new phenomenon and the dispute on whether or not Chillwave constitutes a distinct genre is yet to be solved.
Chillwave is rooted in a range of genres, including ambient, new wave, chillout, lo-fi, downtempo, shoegazing, indie/dream/synth/psychedelic pop, and ambient house music. You will find many of these genres in the albums featured below.
EP: Vincenzo Salvia – Summer Love
Genre: electronic, chillwave, 80s, synthwave, chiptune
CROWNS | DINOSAURUS REX | SAINT PEPSI | HARRISON – Choice Cuts
Genre: electronic, chillwave, disco, funk
EP: Distant Cities – Walk Away
Genre: electronic, chillwave, 80s, synth pop, idm, indietronica, trip hop
EP: Tora – Singles [No Longer Available]
Genre: alternative, indie, electronic, chillwave
EP: Willow Beats – Selftitled
Genre: electronic, chill, dubstep, garage, glitch
EP: Broke For Free – Gold Can Stay
Genre: electronic, chillwave, glitch, melodic, trip hop
NanosauR – Summer’s Fallen
Genre: indie, downtempo, chillwave, trap
spazzkid – Desire
Genre: electronic, indie, pop, chillwave, beats, idm, post-dubstep
Blank Banshee – Blank Banshee 0
Genre: electronic, chillwave, seapunk, trap
EP: tomoru inoue – finder.ep
Genre: indie, electronic, chillwave, bass, beats, trap, post-classical, post-rock
EP: GRAND INC – ALWAYS FASTER THAN ME
Genre: electronic, chillwave, breakstep, dubstep
Golden Living Room – Plug In, Drop Out
Genre: chillwave, bass, beats, trap, trillwave, hip hop
EP: Fable and the World Flat – Soliloquy in Symphony
Genre: indie, instrumental, electronic, chillwave, pop, rock, hip hop
This edition was composed based on the assumption that most of you come for the music and care about the music only. I chopped away the non-essentials. What do you miss? And what do you like?
Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more.