Friday, August 9, 2013

Shapeshifter - Delta

Band names can be cute, clever, offensive, stupid and many other things.  In the case of New Zealand outfit Shapeshifter, the name is a dead-on descriptor of what the listener can expect.  With a base of digital percussion, analog synths, horns and guitar, and stylistic contributions from jazz, funk and soul, their fifth album, Delta, finds the group painting large, outside the lines, and without allegiance to any genre.  It is a big, outdoors kind of sound -- energetic and positive.  Take the album for a test drive with the video for "In Colour" and the streams for "Diamond Trade" and "Endless" --

Delta is out now, and can be downloaded at the Bandcamp link.


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