Humbug

Records by Shifts


Artist info:

Shifts is (was?) Frans De Waard's exploration in the world of guitars. Started in 1995, Shifts is currently laid on ice as Frans writes in the liner notes for his 2007 LP 'Trees/Leaves' (Entr'acte): "I feel the whole concept of Shifts is done and said with, 'until I learn to play the guitar properly one day, this is it". The "Vertonen (1-7)" CDR is still available - like many of Shifts' releases it's a measured and sober exploration of fluttering low-key, guitar-based (not that you'd be able to tell) loops and primitive but very subtle electronics and drones. A good place to start with Frans de Waard's maze-like discography.