Synthetic Experiments Vol. 1

by Shyft



Officially released in 2014, this is a dark core EP by Shyft. It is the first in a series of little experiments in synthesis, arrangement, and style. The focus here is the use of side-chained synths that blend with the kick drums, some times using a staccato sound by manipulating the bass synth envelopes. The 180bpm War Machine emphasizes the rhythmic possibilities that this allows, though still sports a prominent melody, while the 140bpm Breijhook emphasizes quick timbre changes in the beat in addition to avoiding returns to patterns.


released April 30, 2014

All vocals, programming, composition, arrangement, mixing, mastering, and visual art by Shyft Trakia-Vorga VahtiDahl



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Shyft Denver, Colorado

This is Shyft’s gabber/hardcore/breakcore/drill’n’bass project. Distorted heavy bass kicks, thick synths, and powerful melodies are the aim here- unless it’s chopped up progressive percussion. Influences come from many places, and not just the gabber or brain dance scene. It ranges from techno, trance and house genre classes to organic genre classes such as folk and metal. ... more

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