At 31 years old, Washed Out is one of the older chillwave artists, a genre dominated by artists in their teens and young twenties, but don't let that cast a shadow on his cultural relevance.
The genre "dream pop" is frequently thrown around, but it perhaps applies to no one better than Pure Bathing Culture.
The ambiance of Beacon's R&B-tinged compositions harken back to the '90s. Back then "CrazySexyCool" exemplified sex-imbued music without turning carnality into gratuity.
Beacon's members studied sculpture and painting, respectively, and the music they make is both sculptural and painted with layers of delicate electronic beats, rhythm and blues melodies and dark, elegant lyrics.
The fine, and highly acclaimed, post-dubstep producers known as Mount Kimbie made their presence known with some of their powerful electronic sounds.
With a throbbing but airy electronic soundscape behind him, Jamison (no last name) of Abbotsford, British Columbia's Teen Daze sounds like he's headed straight into the heart of a lovelorn dream. And the sound of "Listen" will take you with him.
LouFest returned to Forest Park's Central Field for its fourth year on September 7 and 8.
"Paracosm" shines happily on any listener who accepts its warmth and ecstasy. Washed Out creates a sonic trance state that borders on complete serenity.