Shifts is Frans De Waard. Famous for his ground-breaking in releasing music on his own Korm Plastics/Bake/Microwave labels (all available as CDRs) and his work for Staalplaat (which he didn't found, contrary to popular belief) and from a thousand other projects as Goem, Beequeen and Kapotte Muziek. You see, De Waard is a very experienced musician. Shifts produces another angle of De Waard's minimal music. The guitar is the source of Shifts. The music builds up like a rolling thunder of quiet guitarstrumming, processed through several effects... Like Dean Roberts, he creates a world on his own, leaving the listener very relaxed. While the tension is sometimes very stretched, the music developes into a bewildering experience you take into yourself and this only leaves your mind when the music been turned of for hours. A mechanical orchestra humming on end.