Brad Laner Scores Shoegaze Documentary
- Words: Jennifer Marston
Rather than sit down to ponder a follow-up to his first official solo album (Neighbor Singing, released Tuesday on Hometapes), Medicine member Brad Laner has chosen to score a film. Eric Green's Beautiful Noise is a documentary about shoegazer music that follows such likely acts as My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cocteau Twins, as well as contemporary bands like Serena-Maneesh and Ladytron, who are still incorporating elements of shoegaze into their music.
It remains to be seen if Green can tell us something new about the genre that started a movement (and eventual backlash) of distortion, droning guitars, and muted vocals. Early buzz is positive, and he is said to be focusing on the late-'80s and early-'90s, during the genre's "first wave."
Laner has been commissioned to write the film's soundtrack. His band Medicine is the only American outfit profiled in the film.
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