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Creado el: 19 May 2004

The sound of technology used to create maximum chaos...

Welcome to the Pitchshifter group.

Pitchshifter started out in the early-'90s industrial underground as aggressive social confronters hearkening back to the early days of British punk and American hardcore. The band signed to Earache in 1992, and their first couple releases — the mini-album Submit (1992) and the full-length Desensitised (1993) — firmly entrenched the band in the industrial underground and brought their music to the attention of American listeners. Pitchshifter's shows used live programming and slides, and further spread their music in the States, though their confrontational attitude almost ensured a lack of commercial airplay. 1996's Infotainment saw Pitchshifter starting to outgrow their industrial roots and explore computer technology in an effort to bring their brand of aggressive social and political awareness to a more mainstream audience. The album is filled with exciting aggression and high-speed techno breaks that were unusual in commercial music. In addition, Pitchshifter included free samples at the end of the CD, and encouraged listeners to "steal" them for their own use. The band toured relentlessly and successfully for the next couple years, playing with the likes of Korn, Tool, Ministry, and even Girls Against Boys, bringing them to the attention of American major label DGC, which signed them in 1997. During this period the band also took a musical leap as evidenced by their 1998 release www.pitchshifter.com, their first on DGC Records. Filled with an enlightening combination of hard, punky breakbeats veering toward a unique sort of sweaty drum'n'bass, the album is built both on samples and live playing, thanks in part to the addition of guitarist Jim Davies. Deviant followed in mid-2000. Two years later saw the release of PSI, and a year after which the group released a Live album marking the temporary break up which featured a bonus Remix cd. Pitchshifter could not find a record label that would release a double cd and market it for the price of a single cd album, So the PSI record label was created.

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