“I wrote The Dirt On Our Hands right before I left Berlin late last year,” Shifted told RA over email. “I’d been trying to write a new record for a while unsuccessfully, I guess I was exhausted of everything. Eventually this fell together over the course of a month or two. I’d become pretty obsessed with changing the way my records sound in terms of tone and palette but trying to do so without loosing what it is that defines me.”
“These tracks are from the first sessions where I felt close to achieving that,” he adds. “What I wanted from this record is a sort of skeletal hypnotism, just core elements that suck you in over time, and leave room for interpretation. Hopefully I’ve come close to achieving that.”
The album, Shifted’s fourth, comes hot on the heels of the Too Stupid To Be Anxious EP, released last week. His most recent full-length, Appropriation Stories, came out in 2016 on Hospital Productions. This is his first album to come out on his own Avian label.
Listen to “Eso.”
A2 Traces Rise
B2 Moving Towards The Exits
C2 Taser Cries
D1 No Paradise
D2 Sharpen Your Senses
Avian will release The Dirt On Our Hands on June 8th, 2020.