7.17.2017

Autumn's Grey Solace - Celestial Realms (2017) pre-order

https://autumnsgreysolace.bandcamp.com/

Best albums of 2017 by Decay FM

https://decayfm.com/featured/albums-of-2017-so-far/

Ummagma - LCD EP (2017) pre-order





Who says that you shouldn’t meet your heroes? Ummagma did and the result is a stunning remix that also acts as the lead single for their forthcoming ‘LCD’ EP.  After Robin Guthrie heard their track ‘Lama’, which originally appeared on the band’s debut album ‘Antigravity’, mutual friends put the band and the Cocteau Twins multi-instrumentalist in touch. The result is this wonderful new version of the song, which sees him not only re-arrange and re-mix the song but also add his own guitar parts into the mix.

Ummagma are a band whose unlikely back story matches and perfectly explains their mercurial music. Shauna McLarnon, a vocalist from the Yukon wilderness and Alexander Kretov, a multi-instrumentalist from small town Ukraine, met in the suburban sprawl of Moscow after pursuing many solo adventures and exploring unusual pathways. Bonding over their shared musical interests and fascinated by each other's divergent musical backgrounds, Ummagma began as an affair with love and sound, their relationship soon developing into both a musical and factual marriage. In 2013, Ummagma won the Alternative Eurovision on Amazing Radio, representing Ukraine among 23 countries.

‘Lama’ exists in an alternate dimension of ambient drifts and sonic textures that wash over you in gentle waves and then recede back into a sonorous, twilight world of fading vapour trails of sound and vocals, seemingly found between reality and possibility. This is a sound that Guthrie and his fellow Cocteau Twins helped to pioneer and evolve throughout the 80’s – a sound that still informs much of his work, though here, his trademark feedback drenched guitar sound is used more to shimmer rather than shatter, to chime rather than slash.

Ummagma ‘LCD’ involves not only one, but two legendary musicians, the other being maverick electronic musician Dean Garcia of Curve and SPC ECO fame. Earlier this year, Ummagma co-released the 'Winter Tale' maxi-single with yet another 4AD dreampop pioneer  A.R.Kane.

“I grew up listening to Cocteau Twins, Curve, and so many bands from the 4AD and Creation labels, and then later introduced them to my husband. He learned of them late, having been born in the USSR. We feel incredibly honoured that Robin Guthrie and Dean Garcia have shaped several of our tracks as they personally envision them,” says Shauna McLarnon.

As a calling card for the four-track EP to follow, ‘Lama’ is a perfect sonic snapshot, capturing the bands core sound, their ambient heart, and the often smoke-like musical sculptures they create. Dream pop, it would seem, is deliciously back on the menu. 

Ummagma ‘LCD’ will be released on September 22 via Label Obscura (cassette) and Somewherecold Records (CD), and is already available for pre-order on the duo’s own Bandcamp.

Fluffytails - Out of Here (2017)


Houseplants - St (2017)


7.15.2017

A Thousand Hours - Sleep (2017) pre-order


White Poppy - The Pink Haze Of Love (2017)


7.13.2017

7.12.2017

Be Forest - Cold (2017)


VA - Stereolab in, Metronomic Underground Versions by TBTCI (2017)


Klimt 1918 - Comandante EP (2017)


7.09.2017

Slowly - Unfold (work in progress)


Uvii - Ultraviolet (2015)


Doussed - EP (2017)


Plant Cell - Queen of the nebula - Fairy lurking in the thundercloud (2017)


Somber - Night Divorce (2017)


7.08.2017

Travesti Afgano - Nos vale madre (2017)


M O R E L S - D R I F T (2017)


Nadja - Touched (Anniversary Edition) (2017)


Secret Shine - Singles 1992​-​1994 (2017)


7.07.2017

Xeresa - St (2017) pre-order


The 20 Best Shoegaze Albums of 2017 (Jan/Jun)

 1-Hundredth - Rare (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/hundredth-rare-2017.html
 2-93millionmilesfromthesun - The Lonely Sea & The Sky (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/93millionmilesfromthesun-lonely-sea-sky.html
3-Blankenberge - Radiogaze (2017)                               
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/blankenberge-radiogaze-2017.html
4-CLUSTERSUN - Surfacing To Breathe (2017)                               
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/clustersun-surfacing-to-breathe-2017.html
 5-Deafcult - Auras (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/deafcult-auras-2017.html
 6-Ghost Transmission - Echoes (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/ghost-transmission-echoes-2017.html
 7-Cold Body Radiation - The Orphean Lyre (2017)                              
http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/01/cold-body-radiation-orphean-lyre-2017.html
 8-SOON, SHE SAID - The First Casualty Of Love Is Innocence (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/soon-she-said-first-casualty-of-love-is.html
 9-Monster Movie - Keep the Voices Distant (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/monster-movie-keep-voices-distant-2017.html
 10-Panda Riot - Infinity Maps (2017)                          
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/panda-riot-infinity-maps-2017-sampler.html
 11-Froth - Outside (briefly) (2017)                              
http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/02/froth-outside-2017-sampler.html
12-Overlake - Fall (2017)                               
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/overlake-fall-2017-streaming.html
 13-Shelling - Waiting For Mint Shower!! (2017)                          
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/shelling-waiting-for-mint-shower-2017_2.html
 14-Últim Cavall - Records de Kyoto (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/ultim-cavall-records-de-kyoto-2017.html
 15-DIV I DED - Transformation (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/div-i-ded-transformation-2017.html
16-Taffy - Nyctophilia (2017)                            
https://www.discogs.com/Taffy-Nyctophilia/master/1170867
 17-Creation Myth - Dead Living (2017)                          
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/creation-myth-dead-living-2017.html
 18-Seasurfer - Under The Milkyway... Who Cares (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/seasurfer-under-milkyway-who-cares-2017_22.html
 19-Hiki - Closer (2017)                              
http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/02/hiki-discography-2014-2017.html
20-Aurora L'Orealis - St (2017)                               
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/aurora-lorealis-st-2017.html

7.06.2017

The 20 Best Dreampop Albums/EPs of 2017 (Jan/Jun)

 1-Whimsical - Sleep To Dream  (2017)                             
http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/02/whimsical-sleep-to-dream-2017.html
 1-Omega Vague - Aversion Reversion (2017)                               
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/omega-vague-aversionreversion-2017.html
 2-The Arctic Flow - Umbrella (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/the-arctic-flow-umbrella-2017.html
3-Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/cigarettes-after-sex-st-2017-pre-order.html
 4-Tashaki Miyaki - The Dream (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/tashaki-miyaki-dream-2017.html
 5-Beach Fossils - Somersault (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/beach-fossils-somersault-2017-sampler.html
6-Beach House - B-Sides and Rarities (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/beach-house-b-sides-and-rarities-2017.html
 7-FAWNS OF LOVE - Who Cares About Tomorrow (2017)                              https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/fawns-of-love-who-cares-about-tomorrow.html
 8-Life on Venus - Encounters (2017)                            
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/life-on-venus-encounters-2017.html
 9-Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Alexander Devotion (2017)                                http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/02/letting-up-despite-great-faults.html
 10-A Thousand Hours - Endless Grey (2017)                               
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/a-thousand-hours-endless-grey-2017.html
 11-FailureToFlyWithTheOthers - Liar (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/failuretoflywiththeothers-liar-2017.html
 12-Fazerdaze - Morningside (2017)                           
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/fazerdaze-morningside-2017.html
 13-Rocket Ship TV - Better Days (2017)                           
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/rocket-ship-tv-better-days-2017.html
 14-Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - On The Echoing Green (2017)                                https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/jefre-cantu-ledesma-on-echoing-green.html
 15-André Obin - Warm Winter (2017)                              
http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/01/andre-obin-warm-winter-2017.html
 16-Fotoform - Fotoform (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/04/fotoform-st-2017.html
 17-Ummagma - Winter Tale (2017)                              
http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/01/ummagma-winter-tale-ep-2017.html
 18-Moon Tapes - Dos (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/02/moon-tapes-dos-2017.html
 19-The Dream Eaters - We Are a Curse (2017)                              
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/the-dream-eaters-we-are-curse-2017.html
20-Real Estate - In Mind (2017)                                
https://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2017/03/real-estate-in-mind-2017.html

Boris - Dear (2017) streaming

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/06/534316417/first-listen-boris-dear?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=music