About Timeshard

Time Shard were innovators in underground UK electronic dance music from 1988 to 2000

During their first five years Gobber, Psi and Angstrom became known as one of the UK’s first live ‘acid house’ acts, during this time they developed a sound which (later) became known as Psychedelic trance although at the time they were often described as producing Ambient or Shamanic Trance music.

Their early music was a synthesis of dub with the pulsating sounds of Kraftwerk and on slower pieces the influence of Brian Eno is in evidence. Their signature sound of analogue synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines overlaid with glissando guitars and an electric sitar player became popular as music magazine publishers struggled to deal with the new rift between rock and roll and the burgeoning house music. Time Shard built a devoted following among the mixture of punks and Acid House followers which flocked to Britain’s fields during this period.

Their initial successes were on the UK’s free – festival circuit, which was in a period of transition and fusion as acid house fans found a place to dance (initially) without restriction, outside mainstream club culture, which had yet to develop the ‘superclubs’ such as Cream.

In later years (1996 onwards) they fell victim to the UK’s criminal justice bill which killed many venues and free festivals, this, combined with troubles at their record company (Planet Dog) led them to take to the web, releasing a few early internet tunes in ’98 before disbanding in Y2k.

Information Retreival

Steve Angstrom

TimeShard member Gobber has passed away

Very sad news everyone. Gobber passed away this morning. 15/06/2021. Gobber was an inspirational figure in music, not only in TimeShard, but across the live music scene.Gobber’s life was dedicated to live music, running gigs, mixing bands and he was the backbone of many free-festival stages, squat stages, then events,

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TimeShard Album Re-release: Hunab Ku

The expanded edition of Timeshard’s second album Hunab Ku is available to download and stream from various online outlets. This expanded edition also includes two of the tracks from the band’s ‘Zero’ EP which was released in 1995. You can preview all of the tracks via this link and if

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Metatron’s Cube Video

This suitably trippy video for the track ‘Metatron’s Cube’ was produced by Planet Dog Records to promote Timeshard’s album Hunab Ku back in 1996. It’s a proper rarity that was only ever shown a handful of times on MTV’s late night ‘Chillout Zone’ broadcasts before being consigned to Planet Dog’s

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Steve Angstrom

Crystal Oscillations – TimeShard Album Re-Release!

Amazing news, an Expanded Edition of Crystal Oscillations is out now. Thanks to Planet Dog Records & Michael Dog!The expanded edition of Crystal Oscillations, Timeshard’s 1994 debut for Planet Dog Records is now available to download and stream from various online platforms. This version includes two bonus tracks taken from

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TimeShard – Squonk (Live in the 90s)

In a minor miracle I recovered the original video for squonk from a 20 year old hard drive! Here it is in all its VHS saturated glory. This video had been up on youtube since 2007, in very low definition. This is the real deal

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