Allow me to present Knifeman from Poland and his first Shyfted Minds release, the Pure Evil EP. It begins as you might expect, with some heavy gabber, but so slow? Wait- is that waltz timing? Some thing is clearly different here. And then after the ballad of distortion is over, industrial hard core becomes electro industrial (or terror EBM, or what ever the kids are calling the harshest and darkest of industrial genres descended from synth pop and factory noises these days). Knifeman comes to us with some thing special, out of the ordinary for SHM, and he’s not alone. Among these four tracks are guest vocals by Szyn Jebiasza, collaboration with FL FAN, and Knifeman’s take on Jura’s ‘Case’. Click the image above and say ‘Pozdrowienia!’ to the new kid on the block.
Some sort of time warp brought us to catalog number SHM086. I think that there was supposed to be a K.H.D. number in there? Don’t worry. Well get back to it when the wiggly time is right. Until then? Enjoy this new release from Shyft! The experimentation continues with these two tracks brewed from hard edged darkness and wide-eyed strange-iosity. Click the cover image above to have a listen and a down load. It’s cheapest there, but you can also reach it through major digital retailers, and, like, stream it on Spotify and junk. In case you missed it, Volume 1 is still hanging around too.
This time it was dark and vicious again. For next time, expect some thing different. During the second week of October, a brighter, more uplifting set of experiments will be storming the gates of audio paradise, and this time around there will be three tracks, the third being an ethereal gabber piece in multiple movements. Hardcore has been ripping off classical anthems for years, so who says there’s no room for an original piece that progresses through stages as such? Stay tuned, and scream, if you like cookies.
Huzzah! A new half darkcore and crossbreed/half nu-style album (above promo mix courtesy of K.H.D.. Shyft feels so accomplished, finally back on track. Get your copies and/or stream the full album here and be sure to read the album description! Again, I’m asking for a few dollars for this one on Bandcamp, and, if you think it’s worth more, please modify payment to suit. The title track is available for free (no minimum)!
Shyfted Minds is hosted on a registered domain now, which costs money, and, if my work isn’t valued in this way for much longer, I won’t be able to justify pouring so many hours of the day in to it any longer- which is sad! But alas, adult humans gotta feed their selves. Asking for help is difficult for me, and asking for money makes me feel like kind of an ass hole. If you agree, look the release up on The Pirate Bay or Gabber.od.ua in a couple of days or so.