Washed Out - Mister Mellow
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 29:25 min | 204 MB
Label: Stones Throw Records – STH2387 | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Electronic, Chillwave, Indie Pop
Experimental hip-hop label Stones Throw might seem an unlikely home for Washed Out, the chillwave pioneer most famous for composing the Portlandia theme song. But it's a match made in heaven. Seemingly inspired by the L.A. imprint's spiritual godfather, J Dilla, Ernest Greene's retro-electronic production benefits from the addition of more vocal samples and acoustic instruments. The loungey vibes on "Floating By," in particular, pair nicely with his typically gauzy, distended vocals. It's unmistakably still Washed Out, but the wider range of beats—from disco to dub—help elevate his sound to new places.