Review: Shed – The Traveller
October 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
Shed, one of a small clutch of contemporary producers willing to push the boundaries of techno, returns with his second album The Traveller. His debut opus Shedding The Past was rightly lauded upon its release in 2008, and is regarded in many circles as one of the best electronic albums of the past decade. Since then René Pawlowitz has released material under various guises, ranging from the club friendly WAX series to atmospheric dubstep as Panamax Project. On first impression, The Traveller sounds like a love letter to UK club music wrapped up in a German techno album – nods to hardcore, drum & bass, jungle and dubstep are all present and correct. Moreover, there’s also an inescapable feeling that Pawlowitz actually had fun making this.