Toro Y Moi, Washed Out and Memory Tapes were the undisputed kings of the short lived chillwave scene. While the first two have gone on to release a number of new albums to largely high critical success Memory Tapes’ releases post Seek Magic have remained relatively low key. Maybe because of this he has recently been releasing a number of b-side tracks for free on his tumblr.
Real Love harks back to his older, more widely loved sound of Seek Magic but also shows the progression he has made over the years. It dreamily starts off with some lovely hang drums in a style similar to Active Child before becoming true Memory Tapes. Distant vocals and skewed but comforting electronics feature throughout before a new female vocal sample breaks through to great effect.
You can download Real Love and two other tumblr releases also worth listening to off his bandcamp now.
- Washed Out – All I Know (ohyouareill.wordpress.com)
- [Video] Toro Y Moi’s ‘Rose Quartz’ (electronicrumors.com)