Fresh from his Crossed Paths full-length, Shifted's newest 12-inch sees the British producer moving in a new direction. "Chapter 69" takes Truss' "Beacon" as a blatant reference point, with a tearing acid line that sounds all too reminiscent of the Our Circula Sound release. It lacks the grit and propulsion, even despite some resonant kick drums. "Feeding," on the other hand, is a two-minute industrial drone, a brooding excursion that pans from ear-to-ear with subtle timpani that adds an ominous dimension to what is a gradual slow burn.
Shifted has always managed to make the more banal and familiar tropes of four-to-the-floor techno interesting, with neverending loops and percussive basslines. It's the same for this B-side.The claps in "Aur Weor," for example, are saturated, drawn out and hardly sound like "claps," while those in "Unveiled" are much more crisp and familiar. And yet, as part of the same repetitive structure, they each offer their respective tracks the same forceful momentum.
Tracklist: Shifted - Sickness By Means Of ClairvoyanceA1 Chapter 69
B1 Aun Weor