Released: Jul 2012
Label: 50 Weapons
On his third album as Shed, Berlin's Rene Pawlowitz jumps from Ostgut Ton to Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label, but his approach remains unchanged. Remaining defiantly futuristic in his brushed-steel and silicon sounds, yet unafraid to indulge nostalgia for rave's golden years, he achieves something like ur-techno, a totalizing time machine of four-to-the-floor beats and blurred tones. Softer and spongier than his work as EQD, it still produces muscular bangers like "Ride On" and "Silent Witness," but the best tracks are as wispy as memory itself.