History Music / Slowdive

27th Mar '18 11:23:20 PM bt8257
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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', has some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Machine Gun", "40 Days", "Sing", "Souvlaki Space Station", "When the Sun Hits" and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{shoegazing}} albums next to Music/MyBloodyValentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down around this time and even earning HypeBacklash; also, US distributor SBK Records' attempts at promoting their albums in the midst of {{grunge}} were incredibly incompetent and stupid. [[FromBadToWorse Additionally]], SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', has some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Machine Gun", "40 Days", "Sing", "Souvlaki Space Station", "When the Sun Hits" and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{shoegazing}} albums next to Music/MyBloodyValentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down around this time and even earning HypeBacklash; also, US distributor SBK Records' attempts at promoting their albums in the midst of {{grunge}} were incredibly incompetent and stupid. [[FromBadToWorse Additionally]], SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.
27th Mar '18 11:22:29 PM bt8257
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Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than they're given credit for, which is unsurprising, considering {{Shoegazing}} bands other than My Bloody Valentine suffer from severe OvershadowedByAwesome, and their mellower sound stood out like a sore thumb amid the ear-brutalizing loudness of the shoegazing scene. Alongside the Czech band Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, who moved into Ambient and Techno soundscapes, they helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects -- whereas My Bloody Valentine provided the blueprint for the monstrous instrumental shoegaze based around a combination of brutally loud guitars and soothing melodies, Slowdive's copious use of [[EchoingAcoustics reverb]], songs played ''very'' slowly and overall spaciness made bands like Music/{{M83}} and A Sunny Day in Glasgow possible.

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Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than they're given credit for, which is unsurprising, unsurprisingly, considering {{Shoegazing}} bands other than My Bloody Valentine suffer from severe OvershadowedByAwesome, and their mellower sound stood out like a sore thumb amid the ear-brutalizing loudness of the shoegazing scene. Alongside the Czech band Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, who moved into Ambient and Techno soundscapes, they helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects -- whereas My Bloody Valentine provided the blueprint for the monstrous instrumental shoegaze based around a combination of brutally loud guitars and soothing melodies, Slowdive's copious use of [[EchoingAcoustics reverb]], songs played ''very'' slowly and overall spaciness made bands like Music/{{M83}} and A Sunny Day in Glasgow possible.
27th Mar '18 9:35:19 PM bt8257
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27th Mar '18 9:22:54 PM bt8257
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* {{Irony}}: Simon Scott left the band during the recording of ''Pygmalion'', mainly because of the more {{ambient}} direction it took. Nowadays, it's the primary type of music he makes in his solo career. Neil Halstead has even commented in a Pitchfork interview that "he still says thatís the record he wished he was involved with, because that's more of where he's at musically these days."

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* {{Irony}}: Simon Scott left the band during the recording of ''Pygmalion'', mainly because of the more {{ambient}} direction it took. Nowadays, it's the primary type of music he makes in his solo career. Neil Halstead has even commented in a Pitchfork interview [[https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1484-slowdive-on-their-first-album-in-22-years-and-why-shoegaze-came-back/ interview]] that "he still says thatís the record he wished he was involved with, because that's more of where he's at musically these days."
6th Mar '18 4:09:20 PM bt8257
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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive broke up around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3, they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive broke up around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while left; Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3, they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.
6th Mar '18 4:06:05 PM bt8257
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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The first vocals on "Avalyn I" show up some 100 seconds in. "Slomo" and "Falling Ashes" are pretty much instrumentals until the second minute.

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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The first vocals on "Avalyn I" show up some 100 seconds in. "Slomo" and "Falling Ashes" are pretty much instrumentals {{instrumentals}} until the second minute.



* {{Irony}}: Simon Scott left the band during the recording of ''Pygmalion'', mainly because of the more {{ambient}} direction it took. Nowadays, it's the primary type of music he makes in his solo career. Neil Halstead has even commented in a Pitchfork interview that "he still says thatís the record he wished he was involved with, because thatís more of where heís at musically these days."

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* {{Irony}}: Simon Scott left the band during the recording of ''Pygmalion'', mainly because of the more {{ambient}} direction it took. Nowadays, it's the primary type of music he makes in his solo career. Neil Halstead has even commented in a Pitchfork interview that "he still says thatís the record he wished he was involved with, because thatís that's more of where heís he's at musically these days."
26th Feb '18 10:25:57 AM TrippyDippy
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Having spent much of their existence being treated as a scapegoat by the press, their reunion in TheNewTens was met with a rave reception.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Having spent much of their existence receiving lukewarm reviews and being treated as a scapegoat by the press, their reunion in TheNewTens was met greeted with a rave reception.
26th Feb '18 10:24:57 AM TrippyDippy
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Having spent much of their existence being treated as a scapegoat by the press, their reunion in TheNewTens was met with a rave reception.
16th Feb '18 11:30:23 PM bt8257
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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive broke up around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive broke up around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 3, they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.
16th Feb '18 11:27:01 PM bt8257
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* {{Irony}}: Simon Scott left the band during the recording of ''Pygmalion'', mainly because of the more {{ambient}} direction it took. Nowadays, it's the primary type of music he makes in his solo career. Neil Halstead has even said that Simon

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* {{Irony}}: Simon Scott left the band during the recording of ''Pygmalion'', mainly because of the more {{ambient}} direction it took. Nowadays, it's the primary type of music he makes in his solo career. Neil Halstead has even said commented in a Pitchfork interview that Simon"he still says thatís the record he wished he was involved with, because thatís more of where heís at musically these days."
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