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.
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!
This one is melodic techno at its core, but over the years the techno rusted, and cracks and holes began to jeopardize its structure. Now it’s all cleaned up, the holes covered with patches of trance, breaks, dub step, future pop, you name it. It has been eight years, but this release has aged oh so well. Pick it up, if you want some thing simple yet wild and unexpected (click the cover image for free down load)!
Also, the site is still under construction, and the artist profiles you can see are still not official. The majority should be finished by tonight, and full completion can be expected to arrive by the end of the week.
There is a new Shyft Versus K.H.D. album in the works!