Shifted - Too Stupid To Be Anxious EP
The British heavyweight returns to his Avian imprint with four tracks of dark and mysterious techno.
“Shifted has a unique way of making memorable hooks without conventional melodies, which you can hear on ‘Deft Hiss,’ where bursts of sound come in waves, like he’s briefly cutting off air before letting you breathe again. There are thick, undulating bass sounds on ‘Dead Pixels,’ which is even more suffocating in comparison, blanketing the soundscape and bringing the pressure to an almost unbearable level. Opener ‘Bark Echo’ has a rolling, metallic sound that swings wildly around the central kick drums like a wheel wobbling off its axis. The exaggerated motion is a contrast from the rest of Too Stupid To Be Anxious, which contains some of Shifted’s most rigid, physically powerful techno.” Full RA review, here.
A1. Bark Echo
A2. Dead Pixels
B1. Deft Hiss
B2. Octave Down