Shift (2) ‎– Excession

Crystal Matrix Records ‎– CMRCD010
CD, Album


1 Stretch 8:53
2 Moonchild 8:19
3 Closer 7:28
4 Toxic Shake 7:54
5 Da Business 8:01
6 Skelm 7:36
7 Push It 7:24
8 Plunge 7:15
9 Cerebral Cortex 8:42
10 10th Day 6:50


  • Artwork By [Design] – Lanata Design
  • Producer, Written-ByChris Hoy


All tracks w&p by Chris Hoy in the NeXuS, Cape Town, South Africa.

Track 3 is a remix of Nine Inch Nail's - "Closer"


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January 20, 2013
edited over 6 years ago

The Best Album from Shift BY FAR and one of the best South-African Albums ever

Favourite Tracks: 3(!), 5(!!!), 8(!!!), 10(!!!)

SkeletonMan - Listen to track no.10 when you're High/Stoned on good shit (not on catnip) - listen to all the layers, melodies, emotion and drive the 2nd half of the track..... A REAL Karahana, Intense trip


August 29, 2011
Outstanding piece of masterwork indeed...Chris Hoy is a legend in this business and truly he stays faithfull to his origin sound.The track that probably shoocked the most is Closer.I personally like industrial metal and his remix could be the very best thing that happened to NIN in the term of remix.Keep on the good work..


February 5, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Sometimes on days when I am really stoned I put on albums I didn't like virgin hear, just to see if I like them better when I am stoned. I just put this album on again, and this is what it's doing to me.

Things don't start amazing and in the first track go from bad to worse. The worst sort of full on around. AARRGH !!! What unheard of crime have I committed to deserve this? And this have gotten rave reviews elsewhere and was the reason for me to buy it in the first place! WHY? And when guitars kick in ... Please ... LET ME OUTTA HERE !

Luckily things get better and by track 3 Closer things are almost decent (funny how the supportive bass here reminds me of Sunscreem's "Something" from 1996s splendid Change or Die album.) But no, Shit's Excession just doesn't do it for me. By track 5 I have to skip. Sorry.

Yeah, I am almost as pleased as I am displeased. The album didn't hold all the things for me I was hoping. And not the all the low pointers I had feared. Bur certainly not all the high pointers I had hoped for :( But still there are quite some few nice full on features in here. When Da Business track 5 start to work it actually aint too bad. You know how it is then. Once it get real good you never know whether it's just full on cheez or really deep, scary and dark. This is recommended tonic for any proggy fan. Just to remember what that full on thing is about o)