Tag Archives: Chillwave

ERIK OMEN – PAYPHONE (SynthPop/Chillwave – Australia)

Erik Omen

Erik Omen (formerly Erik Omen In Atlantis) is the brainchild of Sydney natives Jeremy Hansen and Greg Mullins. Mining their vault of classic 60s and 70s slow jams, the two musicians seamlessly blend 1960s Californian surf culture, sprawling 1970s guitars and cosmic visions of the future.

For their sophomore release on Midnight Juggernauts imprint Siberia Records, Erik Omen have teamed up with Bridezilla’s Holiday Sidewinder who provides haunting vocals on the entrancingly smooth jam “Payphone”. The new limited-edition 12″ also includes the original track “Grade E” (previously cassette only) and blissed-out reworkings by Turkish Prison, Forces, Bell Towers, Cosmonaut and Tortoiseshell.

Erik Omen - Grade E     

For more info, check out Erik Omen’s Facebook and buy the music on BandCamp.

TEEN DAZE – WET HAIR (Chillwave – Canada)

Teen Daze

Vancouver-based musician Teen Daze shares a chillwave cover of Japandroids’ “Wet Hair”, taken off the band’s 2009 album Post Nothing. This cover keeps the energy of the original and adds layers of dreamy arrangements to create a real piece of synthpop perfection.

Teen Daze - Wet Hair (Japandroids Cover)     

If you like what you hear, listen to more music by Teen Daze here and here. Don’t forget to check out his official site and Bandcamp for more releases and news. Buy the music on

CASA DEL MIRTO – THE NATURE (Synth/Chillwave – Italy)

Casa del Mirto

Casa del Mirto is an Italian chillwave outfit spearheaded by Marco Ricci, who is joined on stage by Luigi Segnana on bass and Mirko Marconi on guitar. Active since 2006, CdM started out as more of a dance music project, heavily influenced by 90s house and other dancefloor-friendly genres, as you can hear on their first two albums, Supertrendycoolfashion and Numero Uno. Fast forward to 2011, the name remains but pretty much everything else has changed.

Casa del Mirto - The Sun     

Casa del Mirto is now synonym with intimate atmospheres and lush chillwave arrangements. On their last album, The Nature, released last September via Mashhh! Records, you will find a great mix of saturated synths, deep beats and echoed vocals, somehow reminiscent of Toro Y Moi or Washed Out.

Casa del Mirto - The Haste     

Bonus track:

Class Actress - Weekend (Casa Del Mirto Remix)     

For more info, find Casa del Mirto on Facebook or MySpace. Buy the music on BandCamp and on

THE PAPERS – REMIXES (Indie/Electronica – Russia)

Hailing from the cold Russian city of Ekaterinburg, The Papers are two young musicians/producers with a passion for chillwave, vintage synths and 80s electro sounds. Ever since bursting onto the scene with their remix of underground hit “90 (Memories of You)” by indie outfit Pompeya, The Papers have earned accolades for their flawless productions and hot DJ sets.

As an introduction to their music here is a track called “Tari Kalianji”. It features Bollywood-flavoured loops and samples and it clearly shows that the duo is equally comfortable with Funky grooves as with retro synthpop.

The Papers - Tari Kalianji     

The Papers have an amazing ability to produce excellent remixes for other artists, but their productions are actually complete reinterpretations of the originals. Their rework of Sansara’s song “Goroda” stretches the original to almost six and a half minutes and turns the whole thing into a spaced out atmospheric affair.

Sansara - Goroda (The Papers Rework)     

For Ekaterinburg five-piece On-The-Go, they sped up the tempo just a notch, recorded new guitar and piano parts and added a touch of tambourine. And the result is… well, I guess you will just have to listen to it and judge for yourself.

On-The-Go - The Day You've Been Waiting For (The Papers & Karaman Remix)     

If you want to listen to other material by The Papers, check out their page on SoundCloud.

FLOWERS AND SEA CREATURES – DEBUT LP (Downtempo/Chillwave – Canada)

Flowers and Sea Creatures

Montreal-based duo Flowers and Sea Creatures have been building a formidable reputation since their debut EP Test Pressing in 2010. This first effort and its follow-up, A.M. released in February 2011, have been turning some serious heads in both the electronic underground and the alt-rock overground. FASC deliver a deeply atmospheric and cinematic sound – Graham Baxter’s powerful tenor and crystalline acoustic guitars riding over Kosta Megalos’ future-disco beats and eerie moods. The album is masterfully produced by a trio of top-drawer producers – Ewan Pearson, ex-Montrealer Fred Everything and The Revenge – all three of which already helped shape both the EPs and now their debut album, simply entitled Flowers and Sea Creatures.

Flowers and Sea Creatures are notoriously reclusive, recording away from the cut and thrust of the Montreal scene in an attempt to carve out a unique sound. Asked about their inspirations, Baxter obliquely namechecks the understated vocals of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker and the dark shadows of Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Kosta lists Giorgio Moroder and early 80’s sonic experimentalists The Art Of Noise.

With airplay and sessions for XFM, 6Music and Radio 1 already under their belt, plus warm underground club support coming from future-facing DJs like Visionquest, Sebo K and Andre Lodemann, the time seems ripe for the Canadian alt-discotronica duo’s debut full-length. Seamlessly alternating introspective moments and festive numbers, this album is a rare jewel that makes a point of proving that electronic music can tap into private feelings and emotions  to create songs that can be equally savoured in private or on the dance floor.

To promote the album, FASC are currently giving away a gorgeous reinterpretation of their single “A.M.” Stream the song below and grab the free Mp3 here.

Flowers and Sea Creatures - A.M. (Live Session Version)     

Find the band on MySpace to listen to more tunes and buy the album off Buzzin Fly’s online store or