Another release today comes from the archives, it is Shifting Sounds’s very own Nightswimmer in a special mini album collaboration entitled “Red Sails” with London’s prolific and trailblazing sonic agitator – Scanner, which took place back in 2001-2002. Released now for the first time ever!!!
Scanner is one of the most important electronic musician/composer’s of our times. A true sonic pioneer. For those of you who don’t know him, Thom Yorke wanted to collaborate with him, he sued Bjork for sampling him and won, and Stockhausen the late great grandfather of experimental electronic music was a fan.
Out 25th March is the Gentlemen Rogues EP available as a download and as beautiful blue vinyl!
Great news, Shifting Sound’s latest signing Austin Texas band Gentlemen Rogues, will be releasing a new EP on coloured vinyl, a band which have an awesome fresh twist on 90′s legends like Archers of Loaf and Pavement. More news to come on a release date. Also coming are releases from The Sound Movement, newly reformed and a new band called Suicide Bankers. The Shifting Sounds shop is also undergoing a complete facelift and will be a whole new experience shortly…
For the new year we are patting ourselves on the back for Shifting Sounds instigating and helping facilitate a huge deal for Black Books with Believe Digital. We’ll be sad to see them go but we are glad to see they are now onto bigger things which they deserve! The deal was struck with the MD of Believe – Stephen King who is a UK industry legend of Creation Records fame. 2013 will now be a huge year for Black Books!!!!
It’s been a LONG wait between albums for Nightswimmer, who has been busy with The Sound Movement and My Spiral Arm over the last 7 or 8 years. BUT the new opus (title TBA) is getting mastered in London Town now by mastering genius Colm O’Rourke, and should be available in June. It was partly written and recorded in London and partly in Melbourne and while having the trademark electronic dub washes it also moves into new territory. It has live trombone, dan tu, guitar and bass as well as vocals from regular Nightswimmer collaborator Mimi Turner (Iakovidis)
The first two Nightswimmer albums were critically lauded, check out some of the old press HERE and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. It is dark, full of imagery and heartbreak.
CHECK IT OUT HERE !! Grackle Rock
It’s been a transitional phase in the Shifting camp, lots of big news coming together for 2012, great releases, great bands and great anecdotes. Now branched across America, Europa and Oceania the deft fingers of Shifting Sounds are reaching far and wide in search of music to offer up for your audiological pleasure. In the coming 3 months we will be announcing new releases from Nightswimmer, The Gentlemen Rogues, Dead Twins, My Spiral Arm and definitely more TBA. Big news pending with one of our beloved bands but we won’t be mentioning anything til the hammer falls!!!