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).
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.
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?
Here we gooooooooooo! Scorpyd’s doin that boom boom thing again. Two tracks, typical aggressive style, on most digital retailers again, but we’re linking to Google cause Google is the least dicks. ENJOY!
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.
Time for an other master piece! This is his second album of the year, and it’s pure audio magic. Melodic gabber is the focus but not the constant, following the pattern of shift toward interluding down tempo and theme music from his previous recent releases. It’s totally top notch, and totally free. Click the image above to escape in to a beautiful, infinite melody space!
Red Ankh is still plugging away at revising their old albums for rerelease, but some thing came over them and they jumped back from the on-deck Green album to UNIVERSE, the instrumental, many-genre-blending album from two thousand five, the one written between This is Our New Age and Bronze. UNIVERSE is comprised of four long pieces that progress through organic styles of music, with a hard core/gabber alternate version of a refrain section thrown in for good measure! The first track of this album, A Little Bit of Every Thing, is the second fifteen minute plus track to be written under the Red Ankh name, the first being Made Zon from their second album, MASTER SYNTH. A Little Bit of Every Thing is twenty-six minutes and twenty-seven seconds long, which also means that it beats out both A Change of (Speechless) Reasons and Bittersweet in length, making it the longest Red Ankh song to date!
More than any thing else, A Change of (Speechless) Reasons, released as a single track in 2010, was inspired by UNIVERSE. As such, UNIVERSE and A Change of (Speechless) Reasons are together the most diverse Red Ankh releases to have been released so far, though where the former borrows from electronic genres as IDM, drum ‘n’ bass, and trance, UNIVERSE downplays its use of synths to leave more room to explore classical, jazz, and an assortment of folk genres. CAN YOU DIG IT? Click above image to acquire this monster for FREE!