SHM100 and Mechaspirit dropped… on the floor… pick em up. Would ya? Gonna get dirty down there.

The final Shyfted Minds parent label release and K.H.D.’s new album are both here! Both pay-what-you-want (free)! BOTH TOTALLY RADICAL. Click the images above to be directed to the appropriate Bandcamp pages! Use exclamation points with us!!! If you liked the complex, triplet chord melodies of To Forget a World back in twenty-ten and Forgotten Worlds of Inverse in twenty-eleven, not only do you get to hear updates of those tracks (finally, a decent master of To Forget a World!); you also get to hear Shyft’s conclusion to the mysterious trilogy. The original cut is nearly ten minutes long, and full of ups, downs, key changes, and style changes. There’s also a DJ cut for the timid… Why you hard core fans so timid? We’re talking about Down the Road of No Return, SHM100. It’s also got songs by different core members of the label remixed by different core members of the label.

K.H.D.’s new album, Mechaspirit, marks the second release on Shyfted Minds of Hard Core, the new home of hard core releases here at Shyfted Minds. Cing of Cogs is on there! Remember? The gothic horror concept album? But that’s not what we’re talking about here. You kids these days, so easily distracted. Mechaspirit is a whole sixteen tracks long, and you’ll find a remix of a big Ophidian tune on there. Check it. Snorkadorkabork.

CING OF COGS

So I know that the remix EP, the one hundredth release on the parent label, was supposed to drop first. I know, but it’s not done yet. K.H.D. did a remix; Shyft did a remix; K.H.D. might be doing an other one and Predaking might be doing one. It’s a precarious thing, ordering a group of artists. So that’s not done. But do you know what is done?

This mother fucker. A Synthetic Experiments album. Fifteen tracks. Three years in the making. Inspired by gothic horror and steam punk, but still hard to the core. A concept album representing the darkest and most sinister villains of the Shyfted Dreaming universe, and their big machine designed to systematically unravel space and time. Sure. That part of the story isn’t written yet, but this album sure is!

So we shall continue to await SHM100 (and per haps in an other month it will have to be released as is), but the new sublabel, Shyfted Minds of Hard Core, had to be geared up, so that no other releases need be delayed, and it needed a nice, big, style-blazing album to do so. And now it is made available here, for the low, low price of totally worth it (coming to major retailers and Spotify and the like in December).

SHM100… and stuff

As some one who pays attention to this place may have noticed, the last music release out of this obscure, little pocket of the Net was numbered ninety-nine; we wanted to do some thing a little special, kinda cap-stony to seal off the parent label, so the core members of Shyfted Minds are remixing some of each other’s tunes for a new EP.  Then- then!- shall come a second genre-specific sub label to keep things more organized: Shyfted Minds of Hard Core, which will exist for gabber, industrial hard core, break core, cross breed, ‘art core’, all of that stuff- so most of what the parent was birthing any way.  A technicality, really.  But it’s a thing!  A thing that is to happen!

…Yes, yes.  Shyft having a real person job and books to write has shown via neglect of the record label.  So it goes.  Figurative leprosy or no, Shyfted Minds will never die!  …Until those individual minds do, I suppose.

K.H.D. throws at ya the ArtCore

Here we go. Three tracks added to the masterful discography of K.H.D., in his personal style of melodic gabber. This is Shyfted Minds’ ninety-ninth release! BIG DEAL. YEAH? Click the cover image to get to the release’s page. It’s good. I listened to it, and you can trust me. Who am I? ON WHOSE AUTHORITY DO YOU ASK SUCH QUESTIONS?

Two releases with broken image links fixed

K.H.D. pointed out to me this morning that the album art images for his new album and Red Ankh’s UNIVERSE weren’t visible from his computer. I checked on this, and it turns out that Google Photos has started making all of its URLs private, unless a special share link is generated, and the image source URL is extracted from that. Annoying! Especially since these new source URLs are so damned LONG (five hundred ninety-seven characters long, to be precise)! Any who, as you can see above, they are working for every one now in stead of just me, and you can actually click on them to navigate to the music. COOL? COOL.