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This weeks pack of three come via from three artists who tag themselves, amongst others, as Shoegaze on bandcamp.
Glaze – Wasted Mind EP
This EP is nearer post rock than shoegaze thanks to the guitar driven melancholic but melodic tracks contained within. Slow building layers of noise are punctured by sparse vocals that sometimes struggle to be heard behind the sonic wall. The livelier Mercury is the pick of the bunch for me. It’s not my usual fare but it caught my attention. It may get yours too.
Get is free/pay what you want from bandcamp.
DAODA – Cloak
Cloak mixes elements of shoegaze, electronica and dreampop together to great effect. It’s atmospheric to say the least and, with the sun shining down, fits the bill perfectly.
Silver Dapple – Jeune/Amethyst
Jeune is up there as one of the tracks of the year so far. Shimmering guitars, luscious melodies and ethereal vocals make this a very impressive tune all round. Flip side Amethyst almost draws level (it’s close) but the complexity of Jeune sees it through. If you buy one shoegazing release in June make sure it’s this one.