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Washed Out – Paracosm

Ernest Greene, the man who would be Washed Out, is probably a pretty mellow dude. He’s right out there with Toro Y Moi at the frontier of the chillwave music, and both his albums still really live up to that name. Paracosm‘s sound is more of the slow, sensory sort that made Washed Out’s first album so perfectly relaxing. In fact, it might be even more so, going as far as to utilize bird sounds on the very first track. Birds, I tell you! I don’t always listen to somewhat psychedelic, ambient, electronic pop music, but when I do, I listen to Paracosm. At least, that’s what the most interesting man in the world told me to say. Is that guy still around? Those commercials were cool, but I feel like if they’re still going on, it’s kind of sad. Like, how cool could he really be if he’s just been sitting around doing commercials and drinking beer for years?