Welcome to Toneshift: The Future of Music, Today! We are a daily review-based magazine focused on experimental/electronic work. We broke ground in 2010, and reinvented ourselves in 2018 to present the most evocative non-mainstream concepts in sound. Our readers have a great sense of taste so we always offer a curated selection for our those who expect the unexpected. Our ever-shifting focus is to offer the most diverse international scope.
FOCUS AREAS: ambient, microsound, drone, glitch/cut-ups, minimal, post-techno, dub, a/v presentations, field recordings, musique concrète, some soundtracks, space music, electro-acoustic, sound art, post jazz/nu-classical and composition – as well as intersections and sonic hybrids.
If you have a tip, or are a budding writer that needs to scratch that itch, if you have made or know of a record that is deserving of critical attention, and fits within our scope, or if you just want to shoot the s*it about anything sound-oriented:
SUBMISSIONS: BEFORE YOU SUBMIT WORK!
- We recommend to have a look around on the site before submitting work to become familiar with what we review.
- Please keep in mind that if you have released a physical hard copy (LP, CD, Tape) to please first consider sending this to us – please contact us for our snail mail address for shipping
- If it’s a digital-only release please do as follows: send only MP3 or WAV files in a .ZIP file format; or also Bandcamp codes are welcome, as well as file exchange services such as WeTransfer are acceptable.
- If possible we appreciate receiving your release with as much advance as possible.
Please contact us for our snail mail address for shipping – or with any other questions you may have. We listen to all submissions.
NO THANKS: Do not send .FLAC or .RAR files. If your recording is over three months past release date we likely will not review it, but still encourage you to send it along for our archives, maybe we will catch-up with you next time – always open to introductions of new sound makers – and those who slipped thru the cracks!
- Interview w/Concrete Shelves (Italy)
- Interview w/Ambient Music Guide (Australia)
- Co-Curated ‘Recognition Test (#118)’ w/Unexplained Sounds (Italy)
- Double-Take column w/Badd Press (1 + 2) (Canada)
TJ Norris is a multidisciplinary artist (and sometimes curator) living in Fort Worth. His work is included in many private and public collections internationally. Some of the publications he has written for include: ARTnews, Leonardo (MIT Press), XLR8R, Willamette Week, Oregonlive.com, Dusted, Signal to Noise Magazine, Brainwashed.com, Paris Transatlantic, Resident Advisor, ie Magazine, Igloo Magazine, Vital Weekly, Art Ltd. and many others. His first monograph, Shooting Blanks, was recently released and reviews are starting to appear. After Norris closed his a/v projects space, Soundvision in 2003 he traveled to lead sonic sound oriented panels and discussions at various music festivals including: Mutek (2007, Breaking Barriers in the Audio/Visual Divide), Decibel (2005, The Relationship Between Technology and Art); and Intransitive (2004, Sound and Geography: Community and Place in Experimental Music). He was a media correspondent for Sonar (Barcelona, 2003). As we grow, we plan on adding a few additional regular guest writers to contribute reviews and content.
Opinions are not facts.