My library is too full of bleeps and bloops. I already like Ride's Nowhere, Loveless, Slowdive's Souvlaki and Pygmalion, Bark Psychosis' Codename Dustsucker, and Kinoko Teikoku's ????. Looking for emotional but powerful stuff. Could I get an essentials list or something?
give this a try i guess
and their 2013 record turnaround too
Liking this, thanks.
I adore WHIRLPOOL on ????, the chorus riff and everything is great. Same goes for Dreams Burn Down on Nowhere and Alison on Souvlaki. I like to use Codename: Dustsucker and Pygmalion to calm down to but lately I think I'm wanting more dynamic, powerful kinds of shoegaze.
is there any more shoegazy music about being a NEET/intense loneliness? Not loneliness out of a desperation for love, just complete emptiness.
I listened to Deerhunter's Microcastle and Halycon Digest and enjoyed them
Less dream pop and more gaze than Deerhunter, but this album could work - tbh I've never paid too much attention to the lyrics but the music speaks for itself and the track titles definitely suggest some isolation. My AOTY last year as well
Try This OP.
>progressive dream funk
My AOTY for 2013.
SPC ECO - Sirens & Satellites
Oh man. Nice, I remember hearing this somewhere before, don't know why I forgot about it. Thank you.
Gonna try everything in this thread guys.
Sedimentary fucking kills me and the whole album flows super well. Super psyched to see what they do next after a debut like it
For sure, absolutely - also based on you liking Dreams Burn Down check out Chrome by Catherine Wheel, another great 90s shoegaze release in a similar style
Silly question but pic related is my favorite, even though it's an EP
i listened to loveless recently as my intro to shoegaze and im not sure what to think
is it just me or was that album badly mixed?
the vocals sound too quiet and dry, the instruments don't ever pack a punch
it's like they were playing in quiet in a room because there were people sleeping next door
imo Loveless isn't a great entry to shoegaze, just because it remains pretty unique (even with the slew of imitators it spawned). Really, none of the top three 'pillars of shoegaze' (Loveless, Souvlaki, Nowhere) I think are that great a place to start. If you're looking for the beginnings of the genre check out Cocteau Twins and late 80s noise pop like JAMC, or if you're looking for what shoegaze becomes check out more recent things. Loveless really is a whole different beast once you've heard a lot of shoegaze.
I kind of got to shoegaze through a backdoor (via the band Curve) and I've never been a big fan of Loveless although a lot of my respected music friends swear by MBV. I love the genre however, especially a lot of the outlying stuff.
A /mu/tant made shoegaze EP.
Great little shoegaze recording.
Heavy Ghost - Ten Thousand Years
>name your own price
microcastle/weird era cont and halycon digest are phenomenal albums, love deerhunter
check out the Flourescent Grey EP too
check out Drop Nineteens - Delaware and Duster - Stratosphere
I couldn't disagree more. Cocteau Twins sounded dated and cheesy the first time I listened to it, and it's not even shoegaze. Loveless is really accessible in my opinion.
I have absolutely nothing to do with this band. I was just present in the thread a few years back where the guy asked for opinions and received lots of glowing thumbs ups.
Been listening to it ever since.
Nooo I hate it when people call DIIV shoegaze. They aren't really imo, more of a krautrock-inspired-dream-pop-mildly-noisy hybrid. And yeah Cocteau Twins are most definitely dream pop but dream pop and shoegaze go hand in hand (or at least they did at the start) - the twins were hugely influential to the genre
Yeah Loveless is accessible obviously, that's why so many people start there, but it doesn't give you a good feel for what shoegaze was / would become outside of MBV's specific sound. What Cocteau albums have you listened to?
It's my favorite album. I think there was nothing that they did wrong.
Heaven or Las Vegas, Blue Bell Knoll, Treasure. I like them now, I just don't think they're a good representation of shoegaze at all.
I wasn't ever saying they were representative of shoegaze, I was suggesting them if he wanted to hear the beginnings of the genre. And a few tracks on Heaven or Las Vegas are definitely early shoegaze - Frou frou foxes in midsummer fires is noisy as fuck with huge guitar textures
The whole album is pretty consistent
Anyone heard the new Wye Oak album? Is it as good as Civilian?
m8 thank you I never see anyone bring up Wye Oak on here, pic related is their best imo, the opener is a 10/10
Shriek is alright, you know it's essentially all electronic right? They went completely dance music, but the feel of the songs is still semi similar
How about some proto shoegaze:
Loop - Arc Lite
And for a bump and I know it's been said already but I'll reiterate ...
Cheatahs - s/t
still my favorite album this year.
Hey you might be interested in this.
Slowdive - Live in Oslo
>Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Noise Pop, "Official" Bootleg
Whoops, meant Schnauss. Also, this is a great modern shoegaze record.
This one has a lot of repetition and drones and stuff. It's a shoegaze/trip hop hybrid. Really, really, really chilled out stuff.
I remember listening to loveless and then reading that it was shoegaze. I looked it up and was really disappointed when i realized there's no other music like it. Loveless doesn't share anything with most other shoegaze albums. I really don't get why people group Ride, slowdive and mbv together as the same genre
Whirlpool from Kinoko Teikoku was amazing. Is there more like it?
yea i've heard all of them, some of astrobrites crush is pretty good. LSD and the search for god sounds more like the normal shoegaze to me, their approach to production and songwriting is completely different from mbvs and more like slowdives. It's not weird that we get the mbv vs rest of shoegaze debates every thread since it's completely different kinds of music. I do like other shoegaze than mbv though, oeil, burrrn, pasteboard and especially sweet trip are amazing.
Muh niggah, been thinking of buying all their albums of amazon.nippon actually.
>Yorugaketaara (Or however the fuck you spell it) >Sea and bouquet(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdgQ82boywc)
>Uzu Ni maru (Whirlpool)
And also the title track of the Eureka album, honestly I don´t care that much about specific tracks of theirs, I just put on their full albums and drift off.
Bdw kinda jelly that you are gonna see them, where do you live? In Japan or are they touring America/Canada atm?
Ah, I´m from Sweden and I don´t think they have even done a european tour, let alone come up here :(.
If you are interested in more japanese shoegaze you could check this channel out:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWubfmD-UY92kgCct3PXvZQ
Great stuff, he post all of the "big" japanese shoegaze releases (like Kinoko, Tokyo Shoegazer, My broken little sister etc) aswell as more classic albums. Pretty neat.
And this is directed to everyone in the thread: I heard from my brother that there exists a sort of compilation album from a lot of japanese shoegaze bands all covering songs from Loveless (or Mbv songs in general, can´t remember exactly). Is this true? And if it is does anyone have a link I wanna hear it :'(
ah yeah, that channel is sweet, already subbed. Pasteboards glitter is great. And it's yellow loveless you're looking for:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWubfmD-UY92kgCct3PXvZQ
It's called Yellow Loveless (with Boris, Tokyo Shoegazer etc.). There's also Blue Loveless with Korean bands IIRC.
Check out the archive, there's a DL link with a compilation of Loveless covers.