CING OF COGS

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).

K.H.D. releases Hirntod

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.

2xFree_Synth_Exp

Yep, Shyft’s fourth installment of Synthetic Experiments is finally available!  SLOW BUT SURE.  RIGHT?  And, as a special treat, K.H.D. has made his first contribution to the Synthetic Experiments project, and this fifth volume is also now ready to be heard!  These two stand out in other ways, though: they are being released on Bandcamp early, before retail releases, and they are both available on Bandcamp for FREE.  Money is accepted and appreciated of course, but you can input an amount of zero to bypass payment.  I still want Shyfted Minds to be remembered as offering free music, and, with this Shyft release being one of the least DJ friendly to date, I’d really like to make sure that people just have the chance to have and listen to the unconventional oddness when ever and where ever they please.  Hit the images above to get your cyber fingers dipped in to these!

Shyft’s release will hit digital retailers on May fifth and K.H.D.’s will hit may ninth.  Since Bandcamp is right here, this is mainly important for Spotify streaming, I imagine.  Speaking of other outlets, click here to see K.H.D.’s video for Lebe Jetzt!.

Stay tuned!  Scorpyd also has a new release in the mastering phase, Shyft has two other Synthetic Experiments volumes near completion, one focusing on psychedelic trance influence and the other on industrial horror atmospheres.  He’s also reviving an old, instrumental epic within the realm of Red Ankh…

Predaking’s The Evil Earth EP is now complete and within your reach!

It’s been a long time since the artist behind this project has used the Predaking name, having worked under Divebomb for a couple years in stead; the fast-paced melody monster is back (with chip tune influence)! Click the image above to down load this four track release for free.

In other news, Shyft’s fourth installment of Synthetic Experiments might actually get its finishing touches soon (only like four hours worth of work is left on the release as a whole).  Shyft blames stress, lethargy, and getting his mundane life in order for the delay, but spring time is promising!  The prospect of working on music is starting to sound enticing again, and with a four-year university degree out of the way, Shyft should have more time to work on what’s really important.

Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, press play on the official music video for K.H.D.’s Lebe Jetzt!

K.H.D.’s album Hybrid is now available!

From the finger tips of the great K.H.D.:

‘Hey guys! FINALLY! My new album is ready for download!
15 tracks in total.
What styles?
Melodic Gabber? OF COURSE!!!
Harsh Gabber/Hardcore? HELL YEAH!
Trance? YES!
Drum And Bass? YEPP!
Ambient? A little bit.
Dubstep? Hell No.’

Click the cover image above to go straight to this free master piece. It is most excellent!

In other news, Predaking and Shyft have both been sick, so there have been delays on the new Predaking release and Synthetic Experiments 4 and 5 (which are both pretty close to being finished, damn it!). But, hey, slow and steady is how we roll around here. Such is the life of the committed rock non-star.

Once again, with (up beat) feeling!

What? Too dark? That’s okay! This time, I return to my more whimsical roots. No, it only gets a little clowny for a short while. It’ll make you want to go on an epic quest (may be for chocolate milk) before it makes you want to growl like a demon and thrash around like a… thrasher demon.

Three tracks. Deviates from the dance form more as you go along. If you ever wanted to know what real progressive gabber might sound like (and no, not full of two minute snare rolls and rising pad build ups), stick around for Breathless, the third track. Even if you didn’t, p’raps you’ll enjoy the novelty elsewise! Look at us, in this little no where pocket of the Internet, changing stuff. There could be wizard space frogs camping in the desert and no one would know! Yes. I am aware that that is a totally frivolous way to make a point. Be quiet!

In other news, we have a new artist in our midst. His first Shyfted Minds release is more or less ready to go, so prepare your self for a melodious but totally abrasive take on industrial… Why so mysterious? WHY DO PEOPLE WRITE CLIFF HANGERS!? Don’t toy with me, Demontraville, if that is your real name.

We’re still hanging out in the future here at Shyfted Minds. Don’t worry. We’ll warp back for the latest K.H.D. release in good time. Trust me. It’s worth the wait.

In other other news (or other other other news, for those keeping track), Shyft has been playing with all sorts of different ideas lately, and would like to share incomplete works with you, because who the hell knows when all this shit will get completed? OBSERVE:

Also, it appears as though I have become some sort of rune-marked ghost. Missed that memo, guys.

An… aftertaste of things that came?

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.