Who Remembers the Chill Out Room? Idler Magazine.

The Chill Out Tent have been talking to the legendary Idler magazine about chill out culture and the rise and fall (and rise again) of the chill out space. We’ve been invited to write a substantial article for the Summer edition of one of our favourite magazines which we’re busy researching right now. Some of this research has been inspired by conversations in the newly resurgent forum over at Test Pressing, where a global community come together to discuss all things musical. Tom Hodgkinson has written a great piece in his weekly ‘Letter from the Editor’ to remind his readers of the many joys of the chillout room.

In the chill out room you were licensed to stare into space and do nothing. You might also meet new people and could end up chatting happily to a hod-carrier from Leatherhead (to quote a gag made by the late great Gavin Hills) or an ex-Etonian lawyer. It was by turns meditative and convivial, and was a place to hear fantastic music by Sven Väth, Aphex Twin, Brian Eno and a myriad others, plus the obligatory whalesong. In the chill out room you listened to music in a different way.Full article here…

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