My name is Hristo Gospodinov and SHRINE is my own music project, born of my interest in esoteric music and the desire to express my obscure understandings of life and everything else in a nonverbal way. It was started in autumn 2003 when after several years of playing various acoustic instruments I have finally turned to sampling and computer music.
Under the heavy influence of the dark ambient scene from the mid-to-late 1990s, the original idea of the project was to create some noticeable dark ambient works. However the idea got blurry over the years and has finally dissolved into the wide field of audio experiments. Today SHRINE has no strict genre limits. Still, I'm interested mostly in 'drifting' types of music, and especially to mix nature sounds with machine sounds and other artificial things into a processed ambient environment. The sound sources vary from audio synthesis, to acoustic instruments, to field recordings, to whatever I find interesting to make sounds with, so not much of a limit here.
It's an experimental art after all, isn't it?