SHFT – Memoir/Second Sight [EP Review]
India’s dance scene is rapidly growing, and with it comes an influx of notable talent adding their unique sound into the global mix. SHFT is one of these promising new talents, making his mark in the progressive league.
His newest EP, Memoir/Second Sight, caught our attention here at Dancing Astronaut for its high caliber production value, and arrangement. “Memoir” opens the EP on an emotive note with its poignant melodies, sparse piano chords, and a dissonant bassline. Each new layer is slowly mixed into the fold — with the help of fellow producers Prabir & Rushil — until the piece crescendos into a chunkier offering that moves the dancefloor.
Its namesake track closes EP on a hypnotic, semi-spiritual note, as fluttering flute bits are paired with ethonocentric scales and instrumentation — all while being propelled forward by a well-balanced low end. Given its tiered development and consistently changing aspects, it’s impossible to direct attention away from “Second Sight” through its duration.
Order a copy of ‘Memoir/Second Sight,’ via Juicebox, here