on all orders over $50.00

shift - abandon (cd)


ARTIST // shift
LABEL // cold spring records (uk)
CAT // csr236cd


"Abandon [uh-ban-duh n.]: The concept of leaving completely and finally forsake utterly; desert: to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship. To give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon hope. To give up the control of: to abandon a city to an enemy army. To yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control: to abandon oneself. Law. to cast away, leave, or desert, as property or a child. Obsolete. To banish."

Following the unrestrained act of aggression that was 2014's Altamont Rising (CSR 195CD), Shift returns to more personal and ethereal domains on Abandon. Created over a ten year period from a huge cache of sources, boiled down to four tracks of unyielding slow moving heaviness. Abandon features several guest appearances and is Shift's most complex recording to date. Comes in a six-panel, spot-varnished digipak.