If you’re here, you’re a music lover and if you’re a frequent visitor, you know how much I love shoegaze/noise-pop bands. A guy named Eric Green is making an amazing documentary about this stuff, and he’s calling it “Beautiful Noise”. He’s funding it with a kickstarter campaign, and can still use some help. The campaign ends on Saturday and he’s almost to the goal of $75,000. Please go to the project page and contribute to the cause. For a small donation of $25, you’ll get a postcard and a DVD copy of the film when it’s released. The scheduled release is December 2013.
The documentary will focus primarily on the impact that Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine have had on generations of bands. Obviously there will also be some focus on other bands of their ilk like Medicine, Slowdive, Ride, Chapterhouse, Lush, Pale Saints, and so on. There are dozens of interviews with the band members from the focal bands and also from guys like Trent Reznor, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan and others. Basicially, a bunch of guys who really love making music because of the shoegazer movement.
Even if you don’t fund the project, you should watch the trailer at the kickstarter page here.
It’s nearly impossible to understand Jim Reid through his thick Scottish accent, but what he says there is “If Nancy Sinatra had Einstürzende Neubauten as a backing band, that’s kinda like how we want to sound”.
Notice that the music in the clip is “One More” by Medicine. Their frontman Brad Laner did the score for the documentary.
Also, see this really nice clip of Robert Smith talking about the Cocteaus, and see him actually crack a smile: