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Shifts is Frans De Waard. Famous for his ground-breaking releases on his own Korm Plastics/Bake/Microwave labels (all available as CDRs) and his work for Staalplaat (which he didn't found, contrary to popular belief) and from a thousand other projects as Goem, Beequeen and Kapotte Muziek. Shifts produces another angle of De Waard's minimal music. The guitar is the source of Shifts. After a string of 7"s, 10"s and 2 CDs, we are proud to say that Mechanica is one of his best. The album is a continuation of his work on Meme but probably more guitar oriented. No surprise since this CD is the first in the (K-RAA-K)3 improguitar series. The music builds up like a rolling thunder of quiet guitar strumming, processed through several effects. Like Dean Roberts, he creates a world on his own, leaving the listener very relaxed. While the tension is sometimes very stretched, the music developes into a bewildering experience you take in yourself. It only leaves your mind hours after the CD has stopped spinning. A mechanical orchestra humming on end.