Shifted – Six Steps To Resurgence (Vinyl 12” – Avian)

Genre/Influences: Dark-techno, industrial-techno. Background/Info: Guy Brewer aka Shifted has been quite prolific this year. Next…

Genre/Influences: Dark-techno, industrial-techno.

Shifted – epBackground/Info: Guy Brewer aka Shifted has been quite prolific this year. Next to a new full length album he also released a few EP’s like this “Six Steps To Resurgence”, which have been released on his own label Avian.

Content: This EP is more driven by techno influences compared to the album “Appropriation Stories”. It however remains a rather dark sound creation filled with some misty noises while driven by dance loops. You rapidly notice the fascination of the artist to experiment with sounds. This is the right stuff for underground techno clubs.

+ + + : The mix between typical techno elements and more raw darker noise treatments are a sound formula that becomes more and more familiar and especially for the Berliner scene. The main strength of this kind of composition is not only in the sound production properly speaking, but especially in the search and creation of sounds. That’s precisely what I like in the work of this artist.

– – – : I’m missing the minimalism from the album of Shifted. This EP has been clearly –and logically, more composed for DJ’s and dancefloors. It’s not bad at all, but it has not the same effect of surprise if you’re more into IDM instead of techno.

Conclusion: Shifted remains first of all a techno-driven sound project and that’s what has been carefully illustrated on this EP. It however remains techno music for an experienced audience.

Best songs: “Persistence Of Vision”, “In equal Measure”.

Rate: (6).

Band: www.facebook.com/shiftedUK

Label: http://avn.com / www.facebook.com/AvianUK

 



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Alternatively you can also donate using Cryptocurrency if you want to donate just once.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Tether
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 3J5Y7wgsZYFciSdagE14vaxyDQXx7Cn97b

Donate Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x65278F4b39184BC97FAf225209C786C4A0B451ed

Donate Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Tether to 0x5e2aCAa3B527b9adc11Dc2c6759D2938a6fBf17D

Donate Tether to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether