Radio One's Rob Da Bank Makes Shoegaze Mix For Soma Records' Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi Series
Published Jan 08, 2009BBC Radio One DJ Rob Da Bank (aka Robert Gorham) is the latest in line to curate a mix for the third volume in Soma Records' Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi series. Unlike most of the Scottish label's more electronic-oriented comps, however, Rob's will focus on the sound of shoegazing.
Shoegazing 1985 - 2007, as its subtitled, follows a chronological arc that begins with the Jesus & Mary Chain and ends with Dean & Britta, which of course, offers up a good debate of what actually falls under the "shoegaze" umbrella. However, staples of the genre such as Ride, Slowdive and Pale Saints all make the mix, as well as latter day "nu-gazers" such as Ulrich Schnauss, Maps and M83.
Da Bank's mix follows up efforts by Andrew Weatherall (rare, classic garage rock and post-punk) and Damian Lazarus (leftfield pop and electronic). Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi: Compiled By Rob Da Bank (Shoegazing 1985 - 2007) will be released on March 16.
Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi: Compiled By Rob Da Bank (Shoegazing 1985 - 2007) tracklisting:
1. Jesus & Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"
2. Ultra Vivid Scene "Mercy Seat"
3. Dinosaur Jr. "Freak Scene"
4. Pale Saints "Sight of You"
5. Ride "Nowhere"
6. Spiritualized "If I Were With Her Now"
7. Chapterhouse "Pearl"
8. Slowdive "When The Sun Hits (Album Version)"
9. Lush "Sweetness & Light"
10. Boards Of Canada "Zoetrope"
11. Ulrich Schnauss "On My Own"
12. M83 "Teen Angst"
13. Cocteau Twins "Cherry Coloured Funk (Seefeel Mix)"
14. Maps "You Don't Know Her Name"
15. Dean & Britta "White Horses"