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Originating Location: UK

Originating Era: 1990s

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Shoegazing was said to have started with My Bloody Valentine and is typically an off-shoot of Noise-rock, with a lot of noise, typically generated via guitars and effects pedals, with vocals mixed down, getting lost in the soundscape of the music. There is typically a lot of distortion in the records, though often clear melodies beneath the haze. 4AD was one of the big shoegazing labels, as was Creation, though neither label dealt exclusively in shoegazing.

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