Antigen Shift

Antigen Shift was formed in the summer of 2000 by Nick Thériault himself, who, like his good friend and occasional co-producer Yann Faussurier (aka Iszoloscope), formerly resided in Ottawa, Canada. Antigen Shift's sound is different from most of the rhythmic noise music that is coming out as of late in that it is not so techno influenced, it depends on just 'industrialized' brutal beats. There is an organic complexity to the music, but one that has been mechanized, as if manipulated through a machine. This is pure industrial, recapturing the essence that a lot of so called industrial bands have lost through the creation of a cyborg-organic soundtrack. The beats are buried within the overall sound, giving the music a more grinding nature. When thinking of ways to describe this sound, a few contradictious terms come to mind, such as "brutal ambient," or "heavy unrelenting soundscapes." But this is where Antigen Shift's appeal comes from, that the music can overcome the simplistic labelling of the sub-genres, and create something refreshingly new. In late 2009, Nick Thériault was joined in the group by Jairus Khan of Ad·ver·sary.


fmw006 Antigen Shift - Conjugate album art Antigen Shift / Detritus Antigen Shift / Detritus - Conjugate(CDr, Album) Fleshmadeword fmw006 UK 2002 Sell This Version
FEMCD4 Antigen Shift - Implicit Structures album art Antigen Shift Implicit Structures(CD, Album, Ltd) Frozen Empire Media FEMCD4 US 2003 Sell This Version
adn57 Antigen Shift - The Way Of The North album art Antigen Shift The Way Of The North(CD, Album) Ad Noiseam adn57 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SIG019 Antigen Shift - Brotherhood album art Antigen Shift Brotherhood(CD, Album) Signifier SIG019 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Antigen Shift - Primary Causation album art Antigen Shift Primary Causation(CDr, EP, Ltd) Not On Label none Canada 2001 Sell This Version
S10 Antigen Shift - The Blood Dimmed Tide album art Iszoloscope · Antigen Shift Iszoloscope · Antigen Shift - The Blood Dimmed Tide(CD, Mini) Spectre S10 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
Antigen Shift - This Moment Of Cold Remembering album art Antigen Shift This Moment Of Cold Remembering (EP) Spectre Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
FEM CD9 Antigen Shift - Next To Departed album art Antigen Shift Next To Departed(CD, EP, Ltd) Frozen Empire Media FEM CD9 US 2004 Sell This Version


none Antigen Shift - Violition album art Antigen Shift Violition(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label (Antigen Shift Self-released) none US 2003 Sell This Version


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January 29, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Antigen Shift, who is good buddies with Yann from Iszoloscope, has managed to create quite a nice rhythmic noise project for himself. Like Iszo, AS creates noisey landscapes that include samples from horror movies.

His first album in 2003 was hard hitting noise while his new 2006 album focuses much more on melody and rhythm. In between this time he released 2 EPs that helped work his way to where he is now. Pianos and synths now occupy his sound and his musical direction seems to be growing more and more. While he started off as an Iszoloscope sister-project, he now is turning into a much different act.

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