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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Some Japanese Shoegazing Bands July 18, 2015

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Was listening to some Slowdive recently on Youtube and just clicked on another Slowdive song and went back to what I was doing…. I liked the music but hadn’t heard it before so checked what album it was. It wasn’t Slowdive but a band called ‘Pastel Blue’.
I noticed that it had been posted on a Youtube channel called ‘Japanese Shoegaze’. It turns out that whilst shoegazing went out of fashion in the mid 90’s here there has been a dedicated Shoegazing musical genre in Japan ever since producing loads of excellent music. From further research I gather that My Bloody Valentine are revered in Japan. Theres quite a good piece on Japanese Shoegaze and MVB here.
There was an album of MBV covers called “Yellow Loveless” featuring Japanese bands released in 2013.
Some of the youtube clips have links to download the albums in the comments. I’ve found myself listening to them over the past few weeks. Don’t understand much Japanese but the music is great.

The “Yellow Loveless” album

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