Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival

by Gerpfast Kolektif

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Cataclysmic times, it’s often said, produces great art. So does diversity. The modern day musical landscape is in a constant state of change with its many scenes recreating themselves into something interestingly new. This equally applies to the shoegaze genre. Beautiful Noise is still being made and it’s sounding from all four corners of the globe.

2014 was a great year for shoegaze fans, with news surrounding the reformation of bands like Slowdive, Swervedriver, Ride and Medicine. 2015 is primed to be just as interesting and we are kicking it off by presenting the new breed, who are writing the next chapter in shoegaze. In the wake of the reformation of these ‘first wave’ shoegaze bands, we have amalgamated underground artists from all over the world, who are virtually united under one revolutionary flag
– that of a shoegaze revival.

"Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival" is an epic, truly international 30-track compilation comprised of outstanding original material. Such bands have set the stage for shoegaze pioneers’ return to today’s scene by upholding their wall of sound and painting it with breathtaking colour. Some of these bands are also ‘first wave’ but have remained underground, while some are newbies – the ‘second wave’ of shoegaze.

Curated by UK label Raphalite Records and Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif, this compilation features 30 bands from 16 countries, covering 5 of the 6 inhabited continents. Each was selected purely on the basis of their dynamic sound, without any consideration of geographic preference, label affiliation, popularity ranking or hype. Without even one throwaway or filler track, these are all 'keepers'.

This is not a shoegaze tribute album to MBV or Slowdive, or even The Beatles. There is simply so much greatness to the new wave of shoegaze that we’re focusing on original tracks, which showcase the immense talent of the featured bands. For some, this album may be the best shoegaze soundtrack they’ll encounter in 2015. At minimum, this will serve as a fantastic introduction to these new sounds and happily tide existing shoegaze fans over for quite some time.

Creation Records co-founder Joe Foster (also noted for producing My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, and Jesus & Mary Chain) is also throwing his support behing this initiative, stating "This is a new comp with the best of the world shoegaze/magical psychpoppy's REBIRTH.... Why do I refer to rebirth instead of revival? In contrast, a *rebirth* in the same period gave us such bands as The Cramps, Primal Scream and Cocteau Twins - what a range!! And such a huge and wide world of music...this is exactly what is happening again in a new and unexpected way! 30 bands from 16 countries worldwide...an unprecedented spread of hope and art".

Members of Swervedriver, Slowdive, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Swallow [4AD], Strata Florida [Saint Marie Records] and The Telescopes [Creation Records] have also expressed their support, as well as renowned British producer Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid). We are hopeful that this compilation will help move this genre beyond being “The Scene That Celebrates Itself” to one that is also celebrated by others...
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released 10 September 2015

Released by both Raphalite Records (UK) and Gerpfast Kolektif (Indonesia). Curated by Shauna McLarnon and Marc Joy for Raphalite Records, as well as Aditya Pandu Wijaya (Pandu) and Mochamad Romadhon Febriarianto (Ari) for Gerpfast Kolektif.

Compilation teaser prepared by Greg Wilson of DKFM Shoegaze Radio: youtu.be/lSlpZnFJ-Fg

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released February 11, 2015

Gerpfast Kolektif and Raphalite Records, 2015.

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Track Name: Sounds Of Sputnik - Overdrive feat. Ummagma
Here we go, reeling along
White gloves, trippin’ doze
Move toward you, then beyond you
Wish the world away, world away
On your mark now, keeping time
Must stay on your toes
Bite the bullet, hoping we can
Kiss the world away, world away

You see, now the time is right
There’s no drug to fix this one, no
You see, got to slow things down
Put a brake on problems old, we’ve
We’ve running on null
Running on what we’ve borrowed
Step ahead then two behind

Always wondering how it could’ve been
Had the cards been better dealt to me
Fail to risk at all
Log another day, another day
Road I want is right ahead of me
All along the sights I’d never see
Had I blinders on
And let them show the way

You’ve been running double time
With all gears locked in overdrive
And you’ve been talking out both sides
But there’s one thing, one thing
You’ve been running double time
All gears locked in overdrive
You’ve been talking out both sides
But there’s one thing, one thing

You see, now the time is right
You see, got to slow things down
And kiss the world away

We’re running on null
Running on what we’ve borrowed
Step ahead then two behind now
Running on null
Running on what we’ve stolen
Dated mark for humankind, no

Always wondering how it could’ve been
Had the cards been better dealt to me
Fail to risk at all
Mark another day, another day
Track Name: Ummagma - Live And Let Die
Well he may be gone
But you’re not left for foregone
Don’t you go now knock yourself out
‘Cuz I say live and let die
Say live and let die

The night is so long
It seems to just wind right on
Don’t you go now wasting your breath
Just let those sleeping dogs lie
Yeah, let sleeping dogs lie

And now you see and now you don’t
Nothing is black and white
Read your every line
And between the lines
It’s easy come and easy go
That’s what you get with
Instant recipes
They always claim to please

Wohoo
Wohoo
Track Name: Slow Motion Picture - Opening
Oh no, The sun has fired up again
and left its rays upon my lids to show me something more,
something I can't have,
something just to make me regret opening these eyes for
one last time.
Can't I hold them closed?
The venom of these eyes,
a lifetime alone.
Track Name: Seaside - Undone
Shades of winter in your eyes
I see what you've become
Shades of winter in your eyes
I see you turn around

You make me come alive
You make me come alive

Tie me up and tie me down
Turn my senses all around
Tie me up and tie me down
Lose my breath I come undone
Tie me up and tie me down
To a place we can't be found
Tie me up and tie me down
Lose my breath I come

Undone
Undone

You make me realize
You make me realize

Whisper secrets in my ear
You're tearing me apart
Whisper secrets in my ear
I'll let you break my heart

I'll let you come inside
I'll let you come inside