Shunter

Driftmachine. Shunter

Released by Umor-Rex
UR113LP - LP/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Jun 15, 2018


Shunter, the new album by the Berlin-based duo Driftmachine, is their most ambitious work to date. Although instantly recognizable, featuring their trademark Kosmische and Avant-garde sounds, it also presents a new journey into abstract and hallucinatory worlds. read more...

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"Setting out to create a sense of rhytmic propulsion or narrative progression from something as untamebale as a modular set-up is asking for trouble, but Driftmachines´s 4th album takes up the challenge..."

The Wire - UK

"As calming as the material that precedes it is, this one never lets you get too comfortable. In that sense it points back to some of the great works of the late 20th century. It lines up nicely with the history of serious electronic music, without feeling anything like a throwback."

Exclaim - CAN

"Driftmachine's New Ambient LP Is Jittery, Miserable, and Kinda Comforting Too"

Noisey - USA

"I sette densi brani del lavoro proiettano infatti in un microcosmo costellato da impulsi e frequenze allucinate, che attraverso l’interazione tra uomo e macchine riproduce una narrativa sonora inizialmente sospesa in un’ambience surreale e in seguito sviluppata attraverso incastri armonici di un altrove visionario."

Rockerilla - IT

"More than anything else, it's profoundly evocative, as the best experimental electronic music should be, and also feels like a journey, as good ambient music should. This is a must-hear set for anyone with an affinity for IDM, ambient, electronic, or weirdness in a more general sense."

Soundblab.com - USA

"Mit ihrem neuem Album präsentieren Driftmachine einen avantgardistischen Grenzgänger, der Sphären freisetzt zwischen Ambient- und Industrial-Sounds. Mit dramatischen Folgen."

Postmondaen.net - DE

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All releases by Driftmachine:

Shunter Shunter
by Driftmachine Umor-Rex
LP/Digital - Jun 15, 2018
Radiations Radiations
by Driftmachine Umor-Rex
LP/Digital - Jan 27, 2017
Nocturnes Nocturnes
by Driftmachine Umor-Rex
- Jun 10, 2016
Colliding Contours Colliding Contours
by Driftmachine Umor-Rex
LP/Digital - May 06, 2016
Eis Heauton Eis Heauton
by Driftmachine Umor-Rex
MC/LP/Digital - Jan 23, 2015
Nocturnes Nocturnes
by Driftmachine Umor-Rex
LP/LP/Digital - Jun 20, 2014

Driftmachine. Shunter

Umor-Rex - UR113LP

Shunter, the new album by the Berlin-based duo Driftmachine, is their most ambitious work to date. Although instantly recognizable, featuring their trademark Kosmische and Avant-garde sounds, it also presents a new journey into abstract and hallucinatory worlds. Filled with eerie textures, their electronic visions are darker and more vaporous than ever.

Driftmachine's fourth album (also the fourth one for Umor Rex) offers a new perspective on their ample sound spectrum and systemic narratives. Shunter overlaps and mutates their post-industrial-dub motives. It was conceived and produced in search of a very different kind of imagery, with sections of noise and field recordings intersecting with analogue sounds; a mixture of contrasted fragments, where the usual creative process of modular-synthesis leads Gerth and Zimmer to the discovery of a dark, hazy and diffused experience. There is a protean quality to the rhythmic elements, with tempos constantly contracting and expanding, a departure from the mono-beat-rhythms of "Nocturnes" and "Colliding Contours". The first half of Shunter is made of four pieces named "Shift"; although individually separated, they are conceptually linked and can be understood as a sort of score. Imagine a late stage of the industrial revolution, with the interaction between heavy machinery and human beings. The second half of the album is not completely separated, but it has three other substantial melodic moments. Somewhere between the hauntological and the realms of archive-music, a huge range of subterranean beats and distinct patterns dotting the landscape of early electronic and post dub music.

All songs written & produced by Driftmachine [Andreas Gerth & Florian Zimmer], Berlin.
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri. Design by Daniel Castrejón.

Cat.no.: UR113LP
Format: LP/Digital

Tracklisting

1
1. Shift I
2. Shift II
3. Shift III
4. Shift IV
5. Blind Signal Box
6. Congé
7. The Plans Were Never Accomplished

Release Dates:
Jun 15, 2018 (Worldwide)