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Shoegazing

odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭Posts: 2,218Member

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Shoegaze thread
I know most of the people here don't listen to it, but I'm hoping to find at least one person who does listen to it.

I really am missing the music. I've been missing it since the Big Sonic Heaven radio show went off the air again.

There were bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Catherine Wheel, Sonic Youth, and Cockteau Twins on it, but now it's gone.

Is there anyone out there who also listens to Shoegaze music?

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  • Black_MeddleBlack_Meddle Posts: 504Member

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    odaesan wrote on 31 October 2011 - 11:03 PM:

    I know most of the people here don't listen to it, but I'm hoping to find at least one person who does listen to it.

    I really am missing the music. I've been missing it since the Big Sonic Heaven radio show went off the air again.

    There were bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Catherine Wheel, Sonic Youth, and Cockteau Twins on it, but now it's gone.

    Is there anyone out there who also listens to Shoegaze music?


    ....Sort of. You might find this a mismatch of two genres that are the complete polar opposite of each other, but lately I've been digging Black Metal bands with a lot of Shoegaze elements to their music (They're calling it "Blackgaze" lol). Not sure if the Black Metal aspect would mesh well to your liking, but give these bands a listen:

    Lantlôs - These Nights Were Ours (From Germany)
    Dopamine - Melting (China)
    Alcest - Percées De Lumière (France)
    Amesoeurs - Heurt (France. Done with female clean vocals instead of the usual Black Metal vocals)
    An Autumn for Crippled Children - I Beg Thee Not to Spare Me (Netherlands)

    And while I don't think these next guys are Blackgaze per se, they have Post-Rock elements, and since Post-Rock and Shoegaze go hand-to-hand...:

    Agalloch - Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires (U.S. One of my favorite bands to listen to as I nod off to bed. 0:00-2:50 = amazing)
    Enslaved - Essence (Norway. One of the best bands I've ever heard since discovering them about a year ago. Beautiful opening, and moments like 2:50-3:35 sends chills down my spine)
    Nachtmystium - Every Last Drop (U.S. This band is where I get my screen name from, lol. Also, this is easily one of the most depressing songs I've ever heard)

    Other than that, all I know is Lush:

    Lush - Superblast!

    I also hear Mono from Japan is pretty good too:

    Mono - Yearning
    odaesanmissaque
  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    I've never heard of Blackgaze.

    That song "Essence" does sound like Shoegaze for the opening.


    Ah, yes, Lush. I miss hearing their music on the radio.

    Oh, 15 minutes worth of song. I'll listen to it later. One thing I've learned from shoegaze is that it's an experience and one must be ready to enjoy every second of listening to the music. I think the longest song I've heard is 8 minutes.

  • KujoKujo Posts: 59Member
    I've been aware of it and been wanting to check it out. :I

    Never really got to it though.

    I've heard sonic youth (though I don't like 'em. ._.), and I've heard one cocteau twins song (which was really good).

    I like Silversun Pickups though, they're shoegaze, right? Maybe? Something like it?
  • Black_MeddleBlack_Meddle Posts: 504Member

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    odaesan wrote on 01 November 2011 - 07:49 PM:

    I've never heard of Blackgaze.

    That song "Essence" does sound like Shoegaze for the opening.


    Ah, yes, Lush. I miss hearing their music on the radio.

    Oh, 15 minutes worth of song. I'll listen to it later. One thing I've learned from shoegaze is that it's an experience and one must be ready to enjoy every second of listening to the music. I think the longest song I've heard is 8 minutes.


    It's a relatively new sub-genre.

    And I find that to be true for any music with Post/Progressive/Experimental influences in general. They tend to be worth it though.
  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    edited November 2011
    Kujo wrote on 09 November 2011 - 12:58 AM:

    I've been aware of it and been wanting to check it out. :I

    Never really got to it though.

    I've heard sonic youth (though I don't like 'em. ._.), and I've heard one cocteau twins song (which was really good).

    I like Silversun Pickups though, they're shoegaze, right? Maybe? Something like it?


    You don't like Sonic Youth and you like Silversun Pickups and you dare call them Shoegaze?

    You unwittingly insulted the genre.

    Sonic Youth did some amazing things for the genre. Silversun Pickups is a bunch of fame-Richard Simmons that makes sound.

    Black_Meddle wrote on 09 November 2011 - 03:16 AM:

    It's a relatively new sub-genre.

    And I find that to be true for any music with Post/Progressive/Experimental influences in general. They tend to be worth it though.


    Yeah, it definitely is interesting. I will listen to some more when I get the time.

  • KujoKujo Posts: 59Member
    odaesan wrote on 09 November 2011 - 06:51 PM:

    You don't like Sonic Youth and you like Silversun Pickups and you dare call them Shoegaze?

    You unwittingly insulted the genre.

    Sonic Youth did some amazing things for the genre. Silversun Pickups is a bunch of fame-Richard Simmons that makes sound.



    Yeah, it definitely is interesting. I will listen to some more when I get the time.


    lolol,
    My B. :P
  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    Kujo wrote on 11 November 2011 - 01:43 AM:

    lolol,
    My B. :P


    Ey, listen to some Ride, Catherine Wheel, My Bloody Valentine, and the Cockteu Twins and we're good.

  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

    IDOL

    Uh...

    Why did you post that here?

  • GracyGracy Posts: 247Member

    ROOKIE

    I'm glad there's a thread on this now.
    My Bloody Valentine is incredible. Loveless makes me melt.
    the floor's got a better taste than what you offer me everyday.
    odaesan
  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    Only Shallow is one of my favorite songs.

    I think that I will listen to the full album when I get back from school. I haven't been listening to shoegaze these days. I should.

    Thanks for visiting. This thread has been here for more than a year. It should be more active.

    Gracy
  • Black_MeddleBlack_Meddle Posts: 504Member

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    Alcest - Les Voyages de l'me

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    Lantlôs
    - Pulse/Surreal

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    Dopamine - II

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    Mono - Halo

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    Next few bands aren't necessarily Shoegaze, but their respective genres are related to Shoegaze in some way (either stylistic origin/derivative form) and Richard Simmons-it-all, good music deserves to be heard, and I figure if anyone on this forum is going to appreciate these bands, it might as well be the Shoegazers:

    HaKU - アステリズム (Space Rock)

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    Tricot - G.N.S (Post-Rock/Math Rock)

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    School Food Punishment - You May Crawl (Post-Rock/Electronic Rock)

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    Boris - Hope (with Boris you actually get a mixed bag of genres. Sometimes it Shoegaze-ish, other times its Noise Rock, Stoner/Sludge/Doom/Drone Metal, Ambient, Psychedelic Rock, etc.)

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    odaesan
  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    edited December 2012
    Nice posts, Black_Meddle!

    I've been thinking about it and Shoegaze, Ethereal, and Dream Pop are very much together like a package deal.


    Here's something somewhat different but within the same fandom bounds: image

    One of my favorites.

  • bORicha.bORicha. Posts: 689Member
    <3 My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth are hands down two of my favorite bands of all time. I don't know if they fit under shoegazing or not but Galaxie 500 has a similar sort of style, you should check them out if you haven't already--*
    wut?
  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    @boRicha. I think that most songs from Galaxie 500 are Noise Rock, but they do have similar roots. They differ in dissonance.

    I also listen to songs like this: image

    Back to ambiance:

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  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    edited January 2013
    For fans of the interlaced genres:

    I've been holding this one for a while:

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  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    @Black_Meddle This one is more ethereal and dream pop, but what do you think of it?

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  • Black_MeddleBlack_Meddle Posts: 504Member

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    ^It's alright. I enjoyed the song you posted above it more. ;)

    Some more stuff I came across:

    Junius (Art Rock/Space Rock/ Post-Metal) - All Shall Float (apparently everyone thinks the drummer looks like Zach Galifianakis, lol)

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    Gifts from Enola (Post-Rock) - Cherry

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    Intronaut (Progressive/Post-Metal) - Milk Leg

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    Cynic (Progressive Rock) - Carbon-Based Anatomy

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    Itsue (Post-Rock/Shoegaze) - Kotoba Ha Uso Wo Tsuku

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    Mass of the Fermenting Dregs (Post-Rock/Shoegaze) - If A Surfer

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    Ling Tosite Sigure a.k.a Rin Toshite Shigure (Progressive Rock/Post-Hardcore) - This is is This?

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    Agalloch - Faustian Echoes

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    Also, new HaKU and tricot singles are awesome:

    HaKU - Masquerade

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    tricot - Omotenashi

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  • odaesanodaesan 러브홀릭 Posts: 2,218Member

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    edited February 2013
    @Black_Meddle I thought that you would like it more. It has that strong Shoegaze sound.

    I just remembered this one:

    image

    It was a free download back when it was first released and I got it. I didn't know that it wasn't posted on YouTube for so long.

    You're posting more progressive rock now. Do you have more Shoegaze-like songs?

  • missaquemissaque Posts: 626Member
    edited March 2013
    Oh man oh man, thanks for this thread.
    My Bloody Valentine and New Order make my heart melt.  I'm not the most well versed in shoegaze but my tastes are kind of refined to that particular fandom.

    The Smashing Pumpkins
    the Pumpkins were big fans of MBV and these are some shoegazy-esque songs by them.  Actually, Billy Corgan even said that Daydream he was basically ripping off MBV with that song.  

    And I was going to post Jesus and the Mary Chain but I saw you already beat me to it! 

    Some more modern artists that have a shoegaze/lo-fi feel. 

    I'll be back with more...

    And thanks @black_meddle for posting all the blackgaze, I've been trying to get into and listen to more artists that create that kind of sound.

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