Formed in Reading, UK in 1987, shoegaze phenemona, Chapterhouse had listeners skydiving in a sea of sonic ecstasy on its debut album, Whirpool. The album released in 1991 had shimmering moments of space rock perfection. However, the record failed to garner support like fellow shoegazers Lush, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. The band reportedly signed a six record deal with Dedicated but managed only to produce two albums in its short career; once again outshined by the grunge movement that saw Pearl Jam and Nirvana take the States by storm. The out of print Whirlpool was reissued in 2006 and still remains a great gem in the shoegaze scene. "Pearl" reached #7 on the U.S. Modern Rock charts and includes all the breathy vocals, chill drum beats and glimmering guitars. The album's opener "Breather" is a bouncy burst of liquid light, such a heavenly high while "If You Want Me" is a dead ringer for Spiritualized's early works and all its come-hither electric ephiphany.