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?
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!
Hey! Hi! Shyft here, but you probably knew that. I just wanted every body to know that through Sunday the Kindle version of my epic fantasy novel “O” is free, and I’ve also signed up for Noisetrade’s free ebook program. You can get it at Noisetrade in PDF format, for those of you who enjoy digital reading but do not own a Kindle. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, yes, I’m more than just a heavy dance music composer, and check it out here. The old school RPG inspired sound track is still free too! That is all.
It’s epic fantasy on the dance floor! Who said European folk music is dead? Well, I haven’t heard it… but most were surely thinking it. And, okay, there’s also a darker-styled track and some thing more reminiscent of the melodic Enzyme records sound, and they’re totally worth your time too. Click the image above to pay what you want for this five track release, which includes collaboration with Shyft, DMT, and MissCyainide!
We’re getting pretty close to Shyfted Minds’ one hundredth release… I wonder what happens then.