Music: Shed – The Final Experiment (Monkeytown Records, 2017)

German techno producer René Pawlowitz alias Shed release his first new album in 5 years. “The Final Experiment” lands on Monkeytown Records the home of Moderat and Modeselektor. After the death of predecessor techno / electronic label 50weapons, Shed releases on Monkeytown. With the new release Shed defying genre boundaries new again while he delivering an underlying techno motif.

The design of “The Final Experiment” is not to far away from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Brian Eno or Carsten Nicolai. To celebrate the album release Shed collaborate with Berlin artist collective Transforma to create a unique A/V series in Berlin and London. The first sign of the new release was provided by short teaser “Transfroma”, with an excerpt of the album track “Call 32075!”. It’s a beast of a track! From the massive opening noise to the very awesome background melody, one of the highlights from “The Final Experiment”. But there is much more to explore. “Xtra” opens on a mistery way while “Razor Control” feels like a jumping dance track. The atmopshere on “The Final Experiment” isn’t as dark as expected. There are some shiny tracks on it. “Outgoing Society” shines with it’s heavy bass-line. It’s a typically UK garage style element. One of the most massive tracks on “The Final Experiment” is “Black Heart”. It provides no compromises in bass-driven music. The first standalone track marks “Taken Effect”. It’s the most fast forwand track on the new Shed record. Shed is an extraordinary live experience and with the new A/V elements it could be just a little bit more expressive!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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Dominik Scheuring

I'm living and working in Hamburg, Germany. My interests are all about music, movies, and traveling. I also do some typical sport activities like fitness, running and swimming.

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