Great ambient pop from Minneapolis, related to Judgement of Paris and Shapeshifter. All of these tracks eventually ended up on the Wellspring CD, issued in 1998. You can buy Wellspring for cheap on amazon. Thanks to Christian Erickson for granting me permission to put these up for you to hear.
Ahhh, Shapeshifter. The name conjures up many a freewheeling evening, of which Chris Strouth put it best into words with the liner notes inside the “Redeyed” compilation CD of ’90s Minnesota Shoegaze hits (you can find that one for sale on this site- happy hunting!). These guys all became great friends during that period right before my marriage & quickly-subsequent fatherhood; it all seems a few lifetimes ago. But what
great times, and what great music! I’ve always loved Terry’s drumming- such a great feel, and such a sweet guy. Shapeshifter were a personal favorite, and one Christine & I will always remember fondly. Thanks to Tim Ritter for giving me the go-ahead to post there here for you.
Low Profile (unreleased 2nd single- 1995)
Shimmy (Burr-Holland sessions- 1994)
Oblivious to The Obvious (first four-song tape- 1993)
GJG is certainly the best place to buy a ton of records. We have 470,000 of them, and have been selling 'em for 29 years. GJG is also a blog: I like lo-fi analog sound (cassettes and vinyl, please) and lo-rez/highly-pixelated/blurry photographs of (mainly) Minnesota music and its related ephemera.
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