This group is here to share, promote that dreamy, psychedelic indie sound, not matter what the basis might be. So please post older dreampop, jangly C86 stuff, twee, or newer electro-pop and nu-disco!
At the moment, Dreampop seems to be a catch-all term for dreamy indiepop that certainly isn’t bound to “guitar-only” anymore: it has become a type of indie-hybrid that’s flirts with 70’s and 80’s pop and in which electropop, sophistipop, nu-disco go hand-in-hand with the ethereal soundscapes, washes of reverberated guitar, and gossamer vocals. Literally anything goes these days! The new dreampop, or chill wave/ glo-fi, as it is sometimes called, is quite different from its former, original state and also different from shoegaze which, as a genre stayed mainly dominated by the guitar effect pedal wall of noise, and uses little or no other non-guitar electronics (although boundaries are often as hazy as the sound itself).
Sophisti-pop (sophisticated pop) is a slick, expensive studio-produced style of pop heavy on the brass, synthesizers, smooth vocals and sharp, fitted suits. Influences range from the Doobie Brothers’ yacht rock, Steely Dan’s jazz/pop fusion, and virtually everything by David Bowie and Bryan Ferry from the 80’s to now.
Originated in the early ’80s out of the new wave movement by artists like ABC, Everything But the Girl, The Style Council and Prefab Sprout, it expanded into adult contemporary and quiet storm, thanks to chart-toppers Simply Red and Sade, respectively. The refined, clean production of Saint Etienne, Rhye and Jessie Ware have resurrected the term.
Just for hell of it…we love our 80’s stuff!! However shitty…. some of it is priceless.
Think synthpop mixed with jazz, (northern) soul, bossa nova (and often a lot of 60’s thrown in) … sleek hairdo’s and suits!
But also think 90’s easy-listening/ loungy and chamber pop like, Louis Philippe and The Divine Comedy.
Just sit back, relax, have a Martini, and enjoy the smooth sounds!
The Dreampop, Jangle & Twee Group initially was meant to be there also for Twee and Jangle fans, it gradually took a predominant penchant to current dreampop. Since there clearly is a resurgence in the janglepop, C86 , Tweepop genre, and we were working on the compilation that was to become “Reverse Play“, I figured it was time for a Tweepop group! I was aiming for a group that would not just share tracks but also pictures, ideas, and articles. It is a group full of friendly people and some very quiet, twee “royalty” that pop up from time to time….