MP3 Shapestatic - Metaphim
Hard-edged and very psychedelic, yet still bouncy, positive, and musical, bears a sound which is wholly unique to America.
9 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Psy-Trance, ELECTRONIC: Trance
SHAPESTATIC -- Mind-Expanding Psytrance from Southern Appalachia!
Shapestatic is Chris Johnson (aka Kri) and Alex Falk (aka The Bastard) from the Appalachian Mountains of the southern United States. Typifying the growing Psytrance scene in that region, their debut release "Metaphim," on North American record label Gaian Mind, is a bombshell collection of raw, energetic, and passionate tracks meticulously put together with not a moment of sound wasted! Shapestatic is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about acts this side of the Atlantic. Their new album combines in-your-face basslines with gritty, acid-drenched synth strata, tight percussion, tweaked-out samples, and purposeful harmony. Hard-edged and very psychedelic, yet still bouncy, positive, and musical, Shapestatic bears a sound which is wholly unique to America. “Metaphim” will keep your body moving well into the first rays of dawn!!!
Near a remote lake in the mountains of Western North Carolina (USA), a small familial tribe of friends and acquaintances pool their talents and resources. Meticulously, they prepare for another sacred gathering of trance dance underneath celestial splendor. Altars are always unique to the occasion, displaying all manner of objects and associations: fist-sized crystal chunks, wafting incense aromas, imminent alien collectibles, hand-painted fluoro art. Lovingly created tapestries and banners are suspended in trees for a little “extra-sensory” stimulation. These practices are nothing new to the extended TOUCH Samadhi family of North Carolina. As the friends go through these motions almost subconsciously, the air is permeated with the aura of their joy and devotion.
Enter Shapestatic, two of TOUCH Samadhi''s most pioneering and creative minds. In many ways epitomizing the fledgling, yet burgeoning growth of the American East Coast Psytrance scene, Shapestatic, or Christopher Johnson (Kri) and Alex Falk (The Bastard), of Asheville, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee, respectively, have put their hands and hearts into all aspects of the North Carolina-centered Psytrance movement from its inception over eleven years ago. Having both been longtime friends and individually involved in DJ-ing, event promotion, and music production, Chris and Alex decided that with their powers combined, the outcome would be greater than the sum of their parts -- and Shapestatic was formed.
Since then, Shapestatic, along with the duo''s individual projects, has flourished, and the two have been working tirelessly developing their unique sound, touring across the Southeast states and elsewhere in America, and having a great deal to do with nurturing their local Asheville Psytrance scene. Headlining and making waves at some of America''s most important events such as the Gaian Mind Summer Festival, 28th Day, Phoenix Family, and many others, Shapestatic has quickly become one of the most anticipated and talked about live acts in the States, and their ever-evolving sound has been described by some as genre-spanning; bringing together that once-lost old-school Goa vibe and the cutting-edge influences of 21st century electronic music technology; raw, organic, and emotive; and one of the most well-deserving live acts America has to offer.
Currently signed with the North American label Gaian Mind, Shapestatic’s innovative sounds, once only experienced live or in select DJ sets by Chris and Alex, will be appearing on the label''s first release, with a full-length debut album mastered by none other than Random. Currently booked solid on a trans-American summer tour with talks of future showcases in Canada and overseas, Shapestatic is already well underway to maturation from a regional to an international live Psytrance act. Once heard, Shapestatic is a name that will not soon be forgotten in the Psytrance subculture -- the passion, creativity and ingenuity of these two musical geniuses show through in the soundscapes they create, as anyone who has heard or will hear them will surely attest.
artist bio by Axis Mundi