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Level 26 Chipist
post #127019 :: 2020.09.14 6:25pm
  YQN liēkd this
sweet i'll try something
Level 28 Hostist
post #127020 :: 2020.09.14 6:25pm :: edit 2020.09.14 6:25pm
  mirageofher, blunderspublik, Xaser, Pale Dim, mootbooxle, Jessica Robo and petet liēkd this
Level 15 XHBist
post #127024 :: 2020.09.14 7:26pm
This is the best idea!!
Level 26 Chipist
post #127027 :: 2020.09.14 7:34pm
  blunderspublik liēkd this
one more example of something weirder but still in pretty much the same spirit
Level 31 chipist
post #127028 :: 2020.09.14 8:22pm
  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

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

ask for more if you need em >:3
Level 30 Mixist
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 :)
Level 22 Chipist
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
Level 26 Mixist
post #127040 :: 2020.09.15 2:45am
very excited
Level 22 Chipist
post #127048 :: 2020.09.15 5:11am
Level 25 Mixist
post #127050 :: 2020.09.15 6:58am
Aww yeah hope I will have enough time to participate!!
Level 9 Chipist
post #127051 :: 2020.09.15 7:20am
OOO Awsome! I f***ing love shoegaze!!! Definitely gonna try to enter this one.
Level 17 Chipist
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!
Level 10 Grafxicist
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:
Level 2 Chipist
post #127171 :: 2020.09.18 4:50pm
I'm good with Famistudio, so I may try it one day.

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