Shoegaze

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2020-09-14 18:12:59

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puke7
Lvl 28  
127019
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #127019 :: 2020.09.14 6:25pm
  
  YQN liēkd this
sweet i'll try something
 
 
127020
Level 28 Hostist
puke7
 
 
 
post #127020 :: 2020.09.14 6:25pm :: edit 2020.09.14 6:25pm
  
  tonreihe, fiv95, mirageofher, blunderspublik, Xaser, Pale Dim, mootbooxle, Jessica Robo and petet liēkd this
 
 
127024
Level 22 Mixist
Jessica Robo
 
 
 
 
post #127024 :: 2020.09.14 7:26pm
This is the best idea!!
 
 
127027
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #127027 :: 2020.09.14 7:34pm
  
  blunderspublik liēkd this
one more example of something weirder but still in pretty much the same spirit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbxjtGR-dQY&list=OLAK5uy_lOu4nLl1wHXP55AxgUMHIMdD20zPkAdO8
 
 
127028
Level 31 chipist
Chip Champion
 
 
 
post #127028 :: 2020.09.14 8:22pm
  
  Jangler, blunderspublik, Quirby64, Baron Knoxburry, mootbooxle and Jessica Robo liēkd this
Hey guys!

So there has been plenty of discourse over the past few years over what Shoegaze actually is. When you have an esoteric genre name like that, everybody and their grandma wants in on teh sweet scene cred. But for me(my opinion being the correct one, of course), the genre can be boiled down to two simple elements:

Heavy gain, "whoosh of sound" electric guitars
+
Breathy, shy and/or disaffected vocals

It's the contrast of these two basic elements which makes the genre. No, your ambient synth drone album isn't Shoegaze just because you used a lot of reverb. But chipchamp! I have no inclination or the proper equipment to sing! Substitute, be creative, improvise!


Further elements to consider:

Psychedelic styled riffs
Crisp, light drum sounds to cut through the dense mix
Slower tempos
Big, slow pitch bends from whammy bar or vibrato effect
MORE guitar pedals
Chorus or other modulation for "clean" riffs
Depression

And since Pukers already mentioned Loveless and Lush, here are some other references:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsmHP3ce010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xODBy-d6Kzc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DDx78zvghE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMPpMfjnn-I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLnoWIwscNw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0L4PEDqnbE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGCjpkewg5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfUa4BMNNNY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9FQR6cTpRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRVkFgJrQnk


ask for more if you need em >:3
 
 
127031
Level 30 Mixist
mootbooxle
 
 
 
post #127031 :: 2020.09.14 10:15pm
  
  Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Was listening to Loveless for the first time in a long time yesterday thinking "I should do something like this" so ok :)
 
 
127032
Level 25 Chipist
hanna
 
 
 
post #127032 :: 2020.09.14 10:56pm
  
  blunderspublik, Baron Knoxburry and Pale Dim liēkd this
+100000 for lush, one of my favorite bands of all time
 
 
127040
Level 26 Mixist
aji
 
 
 
post #127040 :: 2020.09.15 2:45am
very excited
 
 
127048
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #127048 :: 2020.09.15 5:11am
 
 
127050
Level 26 Mixist
mk7
 
 
 
post #127050 :: 2020.09.15 6:58am :: edit 2020.10.18 1:00pm
Aww yeah hope I will have enough time to participate!!
UPD: WOAH ACTUALLY DID IT
 
 
127051
Level 18 Chipist
Ravancloak
 
 
 
post #127051 :: 2020.09.15 7:20am
OOO Awsome! I f***ing love shoegaze!!! Definitely gonna try to enter this one.
 
 
127054
Level 22 Chipist
ASIKWUSpulse
 
 
 
post #127054 :: 2020.09.15 7:47am :: edit 2020.09.15 9:23am
oooo.... oooh I think I have a really fitting tune that i made back in 2018 that I could finish up for this!!!! :D

edit: listened to that one. It's too MIDIsh sounding.... If I maybe could record a nice drum-groove from my acoustic drums to build up from?....

Btw shoegaze is a really nice genre overall a precious gift to humanity!
 
 
127112
Level 11 Mixist
blunderspublik
 
 
post #127112 :: 2020.09.16 6:20pm
  
  ASIKWUSpulse, Sloopygoop and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Four years ago I made a mix of Canadian shoegaze, chegg it oot:
https://www.mixcloud.com/blunderspublik/sorelgaze-canadian-shoegaze/
 
 
127171
Level 5 Chipist
Derek2011Brony
 
 
post #127171 :: 2020.09.18 4:50pm
I'm good with Famistudio, so I may try it one day.
 
 
127342
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #127342 :: 2020.09.22 2:18pm :: edit 2020.09.28 9:03pm
  
  YQN hæitd this
[This n00b ashamed of what written. - BotB]
 
 
127363
Level 20 OHCist
fiv95
 
 
 
post #127363 :: 2020.09.23 5:32am
  
  Baron Knoxburry and Oli liēkd this
oh YES!! one of my absolute favourite genres, i dunno if i can make something for this but huge kudos for that fantastic idea, i didn't expect to log back in to ever see this, i'll keep an eye on this
 
 
127426
Level 17 Chipist
zygrunt
 
 
 
post #127426 :: 2020.09.24 11:21am :: edit 2020.09.24 11:22am
  
  blunderspublik and Jessica Robo liēkd this
I think I got all the instrumental parts done. Now I just need to learn to sing, record voice and edit the hell out of the recorded voice.
 
 
127668
Level 29 Chipist
OminPigeonMaster
 
 
 
post #127668 :: 2020.09.29 3:55am
  
  mk7 and big lumby liēkd this
hmmm any chance for an extension on the battle? Two of my collaborators have been made unavailable through different circumstances.
 
 
127669
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #127669 :: 2020.09.29 3:58am
  
  big lumby liēkd this
extendong++
 
 
127674
Level 28 Hostist
puke7
 
 
 
post #127674 :: 2020.09.29 8:48am
  
  now_its_dark, mk7, blunderspublik, big lumby and kleeder liēkd this
yeah

only 4 entries?

we can do better than that!

adding 2 weeks!!
 
 
127675
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #127675 :: 2020.09.29 9:05am
my recording pc is dying :(
 
 
127684
Level 11 Mixist
blunderspublik
 
 
post #127684 :: 2020.09.29 2:10pm
Puke I've got a recording nearly done and I'm excited! Thanks for the extension!
 
 
127737
Level 24 Chipist
chunter
 
 
 
post #127737 :: 2020.09.30 3:59pm
  
  Quirby64 liēkd this
Thanks for the extention. I have an idea but haven't found enough quiet time with the guitars to get something recorded (yet.)
 
 
127738
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #127738 :: 2020.09.30 4:06pm
  
  fiv95 liēkd this
I found this video documentary about shoegaze
Before Loveless: How Shoegaze Became Shoegaze
 
 
127743
Level 21 Mixist
FamicomForever
 
 
 
post #127743 :: 2020.09.30 6:47pm
  
  puke7 and Quirby64 liēkd this
OMG

TIME TO SUBMIT TO BOTB FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS !!!
 
 
128283
Level 0 n00b
pinpuku
 
 
post #128283 :: 2020.10.11 9:56am
  
  Quirby64 and damifortune liēkd this
noice!!
 
 
128341
Level 26 Mixist
sc
 
 
 
post #128341 :: 2020.10.12 5:18pm
  
  Quirby64, MKSTAR26 and OminPigeonMaster liēkd this
This stuff sounds like Grunge to me. I guess I've always liked Soundgarden. I wonder if my guitar still works. I live in an apartment building. <3
 
 
128475
Level 17 Chipist
zygrunt
 
 
 
post #128475 :: 2020.10.16 12:06pm
  
  now_its_dark liēkd this
I finished a track last week but I wanted to re-record the vocals. So far, I haven't had a chance to do so. I hope I can't do it before the deadline otherwise I'll have to send the extra-shitty version xD
 
 
128504
Level 25 Chipist
Quirby64
 
 
 
post #128504 :: 2020.10.16 9:20pm
  
  zygrunt liēkd this
even if you think its shitty, dont hesitate to submit! we are our own worst critics - im sure your singing will be great either way :D
 
 
128508
Level 21 Mixist
FamicomForever
 
 
 
post #128508 :: 2020.10.17 12:24am
  
  zygrunt and Quirby64 liēkd this
just turn up the reverb and call it shoegaze style :P
 
 
128526
Level 16 Chipist
Sloopygoop
 
 
post #128526 :: 2020.10.17 1:51pm
  
  Quirby64 and zygrunt liēkd this
Go for it Zygrunt, I'm still getting mine ready too!
 
 
128529
Level 22 Mixist
meanings
 
 
 
post #128529 :: 2020.10.17 3:04pm
  
  Quirby64 liēkd this
ahhh i wont have time to submit to this :( excited to hear the entries tho
 
 
128569
Level 16 Chipist
Sloopygoop
 
 
post #128569 :: 2020.10.18 12:04pm
  
  sc and zygrunt liēkd this
Finally finished. Now I can go stare at my shoes.
 
 
128619
Level 25 Chipist
Jredd
 
 
 
post #128619 :: 2020.10.19 2:13am
  
  MKSTAR26 and Sloopygoop liēkd this
I had no idea what the hell I was doing for this style but boy did it feel good to enter something in BOTB again :).
 
 
128638
Level 28 Hostist
puke7
 
 
 
post #128638 :: 2020.10.19 10:15am
  
  blunderspublik liēkd this
listening through the tracks

this is great!!!
 
 
128645
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #128645 :: 2020.10.19 11:14am
  
  Jredd liēkd this
not the biggest shoegaze expert, which means i just upvote everything that sounds like big distorted mess, my aura turned green again haha
 
 
128659
Level 25 Chipist
Quirby64
 
 
 
post #128659 :: 2020.10.19 3:32pm
  
  big lumby and Jredd liēkd this
idk about yall but this is up my alley to do a synclisten!

does one of the weekend days work for you guys?? im a busy gal during the school week hhhh
 
 
128671
Level 23 Grafxicist
big lumby
 
 
 
post #128671 :: 2020.10.19 5:09pm
  
  Quirby64 liēkd this
quirby synclisten hype

i am very much open to listen after visufall, i'm not doing much afterwards so it fine :Db
 
 
129040
Level 25 Chipist
Quirby64
 
 
 
post #129040 :: 2020.10.24 10:35pm
  
  big lumby, Jredd and kleeder liēkd this
ok i havent exactly planned anything out like if i can stream ok still, i dont have anything set up
ANYWAYS
da current plan:
12:30 mountain standard time (aka new mexico, my home)
19:90 UTC (aka where opm lives, one hell of a flex)

my twitch is:
https://www.twitch.tv/quirby64

be there or be...unepic? idk ill figure it out
 
 
129075
Level 25 Chipist
Quirby64
 
 
 
post #129075 :: 2020.10.25 12:05pm
I AM STREAMING

BOTTOM TEXT
 
 
129882
Level 11 Mixist
blunderspublik
 
 
post #129882 :: 2020.11.03 5:40am
  
  MKSTAR26 and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
I'm a mixist again!! Thanks BOTB!
 
 
129937
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #129937 :: 2020.11.04 11:45am
  
  OminPigeonMaster, Sloopygoop and mirageofher liēkd this
Average Score: 24.928
 
 
131967
Level 31 chipist
Chip Champion
 
 
 
post #131967 :: 2020.12.04 7:01am
  
  MKSTAR26, Pale Dim, zygrunt, Quirby64, Baron Knoxburry and kleeder liēkd this
its bandcamp day again or whatever/ i thin? k?? any gazerz?
 
 
131977
Level 25 Chipist
Quirby64
 
 
 
post #131977 :: 2020.12.04 1:26pm
  
  big lumby and kleeder liēkd this
im the first track wtf
this is an honor! thank you dr chipchamp
 
 
132000
Level 21 Mixist
FamicomForever
 
 
 
post #132000 :: 2020.12.04 8:39pm
  
  Quirby64 liēkd this
oh i forgot this was gonna happen.. cool!
 
 

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