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Shoegaze

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by BlackLodge, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. insidethefall

    insidethefall somewhere nowhere

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    I've found that Shoegaze rock is a better concept than excecution; Among a handful of winners of this genre is Lush who put out several albums but the essential one is Split



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qAJPcei_oI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qAJPcei_oI[/ame]
     
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  2. LORD DARKSOUL

    LORD DARKSOUL Welcum 2 my funeral

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    Pale Saints! They should have at least been as big as Ride/Lush and the like in the early 90's, IMHO:

    The song has a chorus that I find particularly haunting:



    My favorite Pale Saints song is Babymaker, and unfortunately, the album version of it isn't uploaded on Youtube (the EP version doesn't really have the massive wall-of-sound necessary to make it work so well). Fortunately, this guy does a fucking AWESOME bedroom cover of it... really beautiful:



    Fuck, In-Ribbons is a MUST. Right up there with Loveless and Souvlaki.
     
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  3. LifeDepraved

    LifeDepraved My soul got a crack

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    Spooky is my favorite, but you just need Spooky and Split...get the ep comp if you can too. Lovelife is gay.
     
  4. Nightmare_Heaven

    Nightmare_Heaven Death Disco

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    also this KILLER track
     
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    Pigeon New Metal Member

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    Totally agree, in fact you could argue they were one of the main precursors of this whole style.
    Garlands came out in 1981, a whole decade before most of the other bands mentioned.



     
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  6. insidethefall

    insidethefall somewhere nowhere

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    Spooky is great. Gala is fun to listen to but a bit too bright. Lovelife is a little gay, they were definetly looking to break into the brit pop scene. I say if you took off all the bad songs you would have a good deluxe EP, songs like Last Night and the re-recording of Childcatcher (IMO superior to the original) are just amazing tunes.
     
  7. Nightmare_Heaven

    Nightmare_Heaven Death Disco

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    Coteau Twins are very good..I actually preferred Garlands to most of the other stuff by them I've heard, has an edge of bleakness which isn't in their other stuff, reminds me of The Cure's "Pornography" a lot. This is great though

     
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    °scarlet° i breathe to memories

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    i'm a huge fan of cocteau twins.
    'garland' is an excellent album, but 'treasure' is their milestone in my opinion. just perfect.





     
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  9. Vincent J.

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    Does this count?

     
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  10. LifeDepraved

    LifeDepraved My soul got a crack

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    My main man posted about these guys before, but I'll say this...wanna chill the fuck out? drink a little lemonade with some peace pipe? chill to this

     
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  11. °scarlet°

    °scarlet° i breathe to memories

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    anyone familiar with asobi seksu? they're awesome.



    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJNsKqm1Xqc&feature=related[/ame]
     
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  12. LORD DARKSOUL

    LORD DARKSOUL Welcum 2 my funeral

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    Love em (well, mostly Citrus, anyway). They're playing a few shows in my neck of the woods over the next few months. Can't wait.
     
  13. Defiance

    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    Brilliant thread! Too lazy to read it completely now, though. I guess I should recommend The Gathering, especially «How to Measure a Planet?». A masterpiece.
     
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    I'm seeing Asobi Seksu in a few weeks, need to check them out.

    Also, I don't see how How to Measure a Planet is shoegaze.
     
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    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    That's what Hans (drummer) said :) .
     
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    By the sound of those vid feeds the essence of this genre is dreamy like guitar play and females who sing in a manner your not meant to understand what they are saying.
     
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    Heliotropic_Rose in the soil beneath

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    death metal and black metal isn't easily discernerable either
     
  18. LORD DARKSOUL

    LORD DARKSOUL Welcum 2 my funeral

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    Eh, they may have been influenced by shoegaze (they even covered Slowdive's "When the Sun Hits" at some point), but The Gathering have never been classifiable as shoegaze on any of their albums. No way.
     
  19. LORD DARKSOUL

    LORD DARKSOUL Welcum 2 my funeral

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    I know that I posted a song of theirs a few months ago, but Whirr (formerly Whirl) are just so fucking awesome:




     
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    shoegaze is one of my favorite genres, and it's because of katatonia's last fair deal that i'm such a big fan. that album uses similar concepts, it's no surprise to find out members of the band love this style too.

    i made a list of my favorite shoegaze albums, which you guys can check out HERE. if you don't wanna do all that, check these songs out:







     
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