The 24-track genre-defying psychological horror album five years in the making is finally complete! [Feind] tells a story of hatred, fear, and despair, and illustrates how, if we’re not careful, these things can transform us in to monsters. This is releasing alongside its companion album, [Shyft], my answer to the darkness. Speaking of which…
The 24-track synthwave-oriented album five years in the making is finally complete! [Shyft] is the companion album to [Feind], a story of recovery from hatred and despair, of reflection and learning to love life again, finding the will to fight for our shared future.
This was a huge undertaking over the course of five years that taught Shyft a handful of new techniques along the way, and is an audio recollection of years of isolation, fantastical dreaming, tremendous rage, and hopes for a better future than what was promised. Our future has been cancelled. Stay angry, stoke your fighting spirit, but don’t forget to love just as fiercely, and don’t let go of your sense of wonder.
Click here for the spooky stuff; click here for the fantasy synth. Spotify and elsewhere streaming coming soon.
Whatchu lookin’ at me for? Click that image and get that release! Watch the Time Shadow music video! Know that immediately following Time Shadow on TIME SHADOW you get all that TRANCY GABBER you wanted!
Oh yeah, and this one’ll hit Spotify and the other major streamsters and digital retailers January 30th, 2021.
Oh oh yeah, and Shyft’s big-ass industrial and synth wave double album is almost ready. Finished this week end? Finished in a week? I don’t know! Who works on a schedule any more? THE WORLD’S INSANE. Two tracks need finishing touches, and it’s DONE. Howaboutsomesamples?
The Shyfted Minds parent label is REVIVED with this pair of releases not suitable elsewhere, an album spanning synth rock, triplet anthem gabber, jungle, trance, and spooky spooky techno, aaand an other that’s straight up European folk music. Get yer cyber hands on Take Your Life Back and Frei today!
Albums are also on Spotify and all other major digital music streamers/retailers.
It’s a big one. Fifteen tracks. M.E.G.A.L.O. Concept remix on there. Collab with Shyft. Red Ankh remix. Humans Are Decoy VIP. Gilgatron made Konflikt all trancey. Centered around the distorted bass drum CORE, but there’s a fun variety of dance music on this one. Clicky the album art image there to get to it! Also available for streaming on all major services (like Spotify).
This one also available on physical CD through Bandcamp!
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.
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.