VARIOUS ARTISTS – ” Revolution The Shoegaze Revival “

Posted: June 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Fat Angel Sings

This mammoth new 30 track collection, curated by Ear to Ear Records and Gerpfast Kolektif, may be the best tool at the revival’s disposal to hammer this point home, featuring artists from 16 different countries – this is a truly global phenomenon – all operating under the ever-expanding shoegaze umbrella. And while there are certainly traces of the influence of the genre’s trailblazers, this is far from hollow imitation of a bygone era, with a diversity which shows just how much potential the genre has to grow now that it can see past its own fringe.

So aside from the massive guitars and reverb-sodden layers of vocals that one traditionally associates with shoegaze, you’ll also find wistful dreampop, neo-psychedelia, post-rock, traces of 4AD that run the spectrum from This Mortal Coil to the Pixies, and in Clustersun’s excellent “Hipgnosis” there’s even an unlikely Pink Floyd tribute, which is an absolute…

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