Synthetic Experiments Vol. 4

by Shyft

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Officially released in 2015, this is a melodic gabber EP by Shyft. The focus this time is the integration of guitars. Flashing is the most up-beat track on the album, with FXed clean vocals and bright synth lines. The title 'Guitter Ester Best' pays tribute to Guitter Ester Vest, one of Shyft's earliest creations that mixed guitars and synthetic, distorted beats. Guitter Ester Best's arrangement most closely follows traditions of heavy metal out of all of the tracks on this release, but is instrumental. Synthetic Aggression turns toward grungier vocals, thrash chugging, switches between standard 4/4 and triplets, and utilizes a darker main melody between more mainstream instrumental verses. Finally, the big boss of this EP: The More You Suffer is a harmonizing of cross breed and break core with a vocoded and harsh vocal chorus, drawing from metal in composition with minimal use of the guitar. The lyrics of Flashing illustrate the complex narrative of compassion as presented by Jesus Christ and different orthodox Buddhist philosophers. The lyrics of Synthetic Aggression continue the topic of compassion by contributing a touch of Kantian ethical theory. The lyrics of The More You Suffer evokes Nietzsche's concept of beneficial suffering.

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released April 11, 2015

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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Track Name: Flashing
I don't want your pity, rather be ignored
Without will of improvement, closed are the doors
I do not have time for students of emotion
Empathy is benign without true devotion

Learn how to feel your fellows on your own time
I am not prejudiced nor am I unkind
But don't expect the likes of me to want your help
When you still do not know how to help your self
Track Name: Synthetic Aggression
Express aggression
It grows cruelty

If we believe in a world out side
There is no point, unless we can relate to it
If we deny the pride and pain
Of others, we deny our futile selves

Aggression defies justice
Spite, it comes, a waste of energy
Spite denies compassion
Temper not an excellence with aggression
Track Name: The More You Suffer
The more you suffer
if you embrace change
The more the temperance of virtue

The more you suffer...
The More you grow from this
The more you forget to weep