Shoegaze - a journey through gaze


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Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted there until the mid 1990s, with a critical zenith reached in 1990 and 1991. The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style shoegazing because the musicians in these bands stood relatively still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.[1] The heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet (shoegazing) during concerts.
The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars.[1] A lump description given to shoegazing and other affiliated bands in London in the early 1990s was The Scene That Celebrates Itself. In the 1990s, shoegazing groups were pushed aside by the American grunge movement, forcing the relatively unknown bands to break up or reinvent their style altogether.[1] Recent times have seen a renewed interest in the genre among "nu-gaze" bands.

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1. Trevor and The Joneses - Superslow -
2. Rancho Relaxo - Who says -
3. Violent Past - The Coming Insurrection -
4. Avispa - Ecklosyon -
5. L.A. Witch - Get Lost’ - 
6. The Jackals - L E A R N -
7. The Very Wicked - No time -
8. The Wands - Totem -
9. Dead Horse One - Hopper -
10. The Mind Flowers (Copenhagen) - Down the Line -
11. Paths of Prakriti - Throw me back -
12. Straight Arrows - Petrified -
13. The Holydrug Couple - Everyone Knows All -
14. White Manna - Come Down Safari -
15. Rob Clarke And The Wooltones - Colours of The Sun -
16. As Amigas de Plástico - Ipanema -
17. A Victim Of Society - Torley Heath -
18. The Setting Son - Above the Rest -
19. Hurricane Heart Attacks - Farewell -
20. The Walking Who - Candy Flu -
21. Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel - Right Where You Ought To Be -
22. The Blue Angel Lounge - Desolate Sands -
23. The Sorry Shop - Star Rising -
24. Haunted Leather - Come and Join Us -

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