ALBUM REVIEW: Washed Out – Within and Without

washed out within and without

Written for DIY

Graduating from sample-based tracks on previous EPs to fully original synthesised lushness – whilst unfortunately not managing to shake the chillwave albatross from around his neck – Ernest Greene’s debut album is self-assured without being abrasive, and laid back without being boring. Much of the band and album’s aesthetics are helpful signposts to what’s in store for the listener; Green’s stage name is a fairly accurate description of his sound (much to many a lazy music journalist’s delight), whilst the (post)-coital album cover hints further at the warm, intimate side of the music. Nine tracks of comforting, cosy electronica.

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