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.
You want some more hard core? You do? Good. Wait- you DON’T!? Oh. Never mind. Of course you do. Here be an other free EP from Divebomb, low-BPM side project of Mister Predaking. Three originals and one Predaking remix here. Click the image above and snatch it up. Or don’t. OR DO, CAUSE YOU’RE NOT A FOOL.
In other news, K.H.D. is putting the finishing touches on his most excellent new release, and Shyft’s next installment of Synthetic Experiments shall be released on the twenty-third of September. In the mean time, taste this teaser:
As said, here it be. The Zarkerovense remix that you may have heard a sneak preview of last year made it. K.H.D. was responsible for that of course. Imil and 1nsane returned after long silences on SHM to tackle Ankh’s Terror and New. Dustrict answered the call with a heavy tune much more on the jungle side, but with its industrial build up it fits in fine. Shyft took two tracks as well, totaling six gabber remixes of industrial-metal-themed Red Ankh tracks. Sound familiar? Good. You belong here. Click the image above or here and enjoy this free release!
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In other news, Deluxe editions of Red Ankh’s Shadow and Gray will be released in mid May through Bandcamp and major digital online retailers. These editions include instrumental versions of Red Ankh tracks, honoring the discontinued, original version of Gray from two thousand eight. The upcoming K.H.D. release sounds promising so far. Predaking is working on some thing completely different, some chip-tune drum and bass, and per haps under a different alias. Shyft has a string of experimental gabber EPs in the works, the first scheduled to be released next month. Aaaaaaand last, and probably least, the release date for Red Ankh Gray: The Gabber Mixes is as floating around as ever. It was decided to give the remaining two remix artists an extension to the dead line, since, well, hey! We were looking forward to hearing those!
To date, there are three Shyfted Minds releases that are available in CD format. Their pages that provide digital down loads link to these physical versions, but, for your convenience, links are provided here. These releases are also available on Amazon, but this store, a subdivision of Amazon, provides the artists more royalties.
Shyft’s album HonoR: Digital | Physical
Red Ankh’s double album Gray: Digital | Physical 001, Physical 002
Red Ankh’s double album Shadow: Digital | Physical I, Physical II
Johan Jello’s first release, Augmentation EP, is now available on Shyfted Minds Records! This two track EP features just the kind of atypical hard core sound that Shyfted Minds strives to make available against the expected mainstyle, dark core, and cross breed. Click the image above to down load it for free!
In other news, Red Ankh‘s new double album with an orientation of darkness and symphonic composition is approaching completion, taking inspiration from acts like Dimmu Borgir, old Tristania and Sirenia, but still with moments of the typical uplifting Red Ankh sound. Predaking is working on a new four track release under his Divebomb alias, and K.H.D. is of course pumping out new tracks to be connected in a release sooner or later.
How awful how artists must live the regular lives of real people! Activity here at Shyfted Minds has been slow to stagnant lately, as many of us have been putting more time in to our other responsibilities. As owner, Shyft takes the blame, as he has been rather… troubled, let us say. On top of that, the need for a new job and possibly switching academic paths has been taking priority over music, but we have no intention of quitting! Things are slowly working toward stability once again, and you can expect new great things from this organization beyond that point.
Click the image above to get this release’s seven masterpieces from K.H.D.’s Bandcamp page for free, or pay him what you think it’s worth! Money or no money, this one is definitely worth a listen. Not at your computer? Well, steam it from that page at least. Would ya!?
Eight years ago Shyft saw a Youtube video with clips from the game Fear set to the song Kétsarkú Mozgalom by Venetian Snares. He was showed this video to catch a glimpse of the game, but he never played that game. He listened to Venetian Snares’ symphonic break core album, home of the terrifying track that he had heard, many times. It inspired him to begin work on orchestral-infused brain dance, all originally written with sample-based VSTs and chopped apart drum loops, among synths. An equal obsession with Dimmu Borgir’s Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia inspired him to mix in some heavy metal elements. A year later Her Dark Square was written to its completion, being far more varied in style and mood than its muse material; some times it is even uplifting. Shyft considers it to be one of his finest works.
Her Dark Square, though poorly mixed and mastered, was of a higher production quality than what Shyft would achieve for a few more years to come, and yet in 2011 it came time to remix and remaster it, as well as upgrade the guitar sections. Now the revised edition is here for rerelease alongside the remix EP of the first track. Get them now by clicking the image links above!
This guy’s dark hard core is outstanding. Listen well, dance hard, and add this great work to your collection!
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.