It’s Alptraum! In video form! Spooookyyyyy. Enjoy!
It’s Alptraum! In video form! Spooookyyyyy. Enjoy!
The final Shyfted Minds parent label release and K.H.D.’s new album are both here! Both pay-what-you-want (free)! BOTH TOTALLY RADICAL. Click the images above to be directed to the appropriate Bandcamp pages! Use exclamation points with us!!! If you liked the complex, triplet chord melodies of To Forget a World back in twenty-ten and Forgotten Worlds of Inverse in twenty-eleven, not only do you get to hear updates of those tracks (finally, a decent master of To Forget a World!); you also get to hear Shyft’s conclusion to the mysterious trilogy. The original cut is nearly ten minutes long, and full of ups, downs, key changes, and style changes. There’s also a DJ cut for the timid… Why you hard core fans so timid? We’re talking about Down the Road of No Return, SHM100. It’s also got songs by different core members of the label remixed by different core members of the label.
K.H.D.’s new album, Mechaspirit, marks the second release on Shyfted Minds of Hard Core, the new home of hard core releases here at Shyfted Minds. Cing of Cogs is on there! Remember? The gothic horror concept album? But that’s not what we’re talking about here. You kids these days, so easily distracted. Mechaspirit is a whole sixteen tracks long, and you’ll find a remix of a big Ophidian tune on there. Check it. Snorkadorkabork.
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).
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!
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.
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…
From the finger tips of the great K.H.D.:
‘Hey guys! FINALLY! My new album is ready for download!
15 tracks in total.
Melodic Gabber? OF COURSE!!!
Harsh Gabber/Hardcore? HELL YEAH!
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.