Textured techno from one of the genre’s new key players.
In order to avert attention from a famed career within another genre, the guy behind Shifted chooses to remain anonymous. It appears to have worked. Rather than comparisons to his prior achievements, the talk regarding his output over the past 12 months has been centred on Shifted’s often bleak—and always textually rich—run of releases. In truth, he was always likely to be taken in earnest with a debut (Drained) on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver. Evidently buoyed by his new-found creative freedom, Shifted went on to work with promising upstart techno imprints Our Circula Sound and Syndrome Z (and started his own, Avian, with fellow shadow-seeker Ventress) while continuing a relationship with Mote-Evolver which culminated in April of this year withCrossed Paths, his striking debut album.
As you’ll likely be able to tell from the tracklist below, Shifted’s interest in techno predates any serious involvement with the music industry, with time-honoured tracks by ESP and Damon Wild rubbing up against exciting newcomers like ROD, Markus Suckut and Rødhåd.
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Prurient - Mask Of Roses [Hospital Productions]
Ancient Methods - AM (1 A1) [Ancient Methods]
Production Unit - Broken20.1 [ICU Tracks]
SHXCXCHCXSH - Kxxkxxxkkxx [Semantica]
NX1- NX1_02_004 - NX1
Terrence Fixmer - When The Sun [Electric Deluxe]
Rodhad - Thoughtcrime [Dystopian]
ROD - HGB [CLR]
Damon Wild - Linear [Synewave]
Markus Suckut - False
Reeko - Segmento 1 [Ella]
Truss - Beacon [Our Circula Sound]
Forward Strategy Group - Labour Division [Perc Trax]
Roberto - Stepping Stones (ROD Remix)
Alexander D’neil - Klona (Truncate Remix) [EarToGround]
Shifted - Suffocate [Mote-Evolver]
ESP - Idiom
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