Shed aka Rene Pawlowitz aka EQD

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Shedding the past was one of the best Techno records of the past decade. Very detailed and layered if maybe a bit paranoid and claustrophobic. It still my favorite album to test audio systems and headphones. Resident Advisor agrees with me. Their users and writers voted for it as best album 2008. This year's the Traveller is more stripped down but it as some brilliant IDM inspired moments. Helping me sort out my Aphex Twin fix.

Anyone else with me?

Moka, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 04:38 (nine years ago) link

fuck yeah

he's the best new techno artist of the last 10 years

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 04:47 (nine years ago) link

For those of you not familiar with his work, here's a little taste (youtube quaLity, mind you):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfqSXtiWB7k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJDJFgDQJmw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXpAjl1wX40

Moka, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 05:08 (nine years ago) link

Mindblowing on a clean and loud soundsystem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Gvwea-QLQ&feature=related

Moka, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 05:11 (nine years ago) link

dude those are like his worst tracks

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 05:11 (nine years ago) link

i really like 'the bot'.

and 'leave things' is probably uncharacteristic but i can't stop playing it anyway.

j., Tuesday, 19 October 2010 05:41 (nine years ago) link

dude those are like his worst tracks

― moonship journey to baja

Imagine how his best ones must sound like!

Moka, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 06:36 (nine years ago) link

well played

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 06:54 (nine years ago) link

i agree, new album has some great tracks but as a whole ive not been playing it through. Fair play to the guy for experimenting but his best tracks tend to be when he's doing more of a straight detroit thing with boomy berghain facing production (ie well done my son). Check out his older tracks on his own label solocation, all downloadse on boomkat now.

Seeing him do the new album live in london was a pretty dire experience given the energy of his older live sets, htough admittedly you could blame the dire mix of south london club tourist thugs and the noodlearmed electronica boys that made up the crowd and cables atrociously quiet soundsystem

straightola, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:32 (nine years ago) link

what was it like?

new EQD out now!!

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:30 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

only just heard EQD 005 - awesome stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkSiN4pv__E

reach for the lasers!!

jabba hands, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:00 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

The EQD compilation is just too good.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:55 (seven years ago) link

he has a new album coming out in a week, too! on fire.

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:04 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

SHEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

the late great, Monday, 13 August 2012 05:29 (seven years ago) link

"the killer" is totally rugged

the late great, Monday, 13 August 2012 05:39 (seven years ago) link

five years pass...

anyone catch shed b2b mumdance on rinse FM?

the late great, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:47 (two years ago) link

something new or that one from a few years back? I listened to the released one but it's been a while

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 21:07 (two years ago) link

ah, found it. september this year? checking it out!

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 21:08 (two years ago) link

last night actually

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/mumdance051217

the late great, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 21:17 (two years ago) link

well, I’m behind! thanks the the heads up

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 21:28 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

https://ostgut.bandcamp.com/album/oderbruch

j., Saturday, 30 November 2019 06:31 (one week ago) link

Oh wow I started this thread almost a decade ago. I always feel stupid reading my younger self.

I still think shedding the past is brilliant and is one of the top 20 electronic albums of the 00’s.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:39 (one week ago) link

a true artiste is this one, sample track sounds great.

calzino, Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:44 (one week ago) link

just been blasting this out, lovely album.

calzino, Saturday, 30 November 2019 10:54 (one week ago) link

This is spectacular. Perhaps his prettiest album?

Tim F, Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:04 (one week ago) link

omg

ingredience (map), Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:08 (one week ago) link

visiting family in the Midwest where it's cold and gray, perfect introduction to this album

lukas, Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:58 (one week ago) link

That sample track is an interesting departure, sounds like he's been listening to some Pole?

Moka tbh I was impressed with your thread starter. I just saw in that other thread you mentioned that you got into the music mid-00s which means you quickly developed good taste (or you just started with a strong community to educate you).

viborg, Sunday, 1 December 2019 00:15 (one week ago) link

Sterbende Alleen, wow. There's a sweeping majesty to it that I'm loving. What would those melodies and timbres usually be associated with? Very cinematic in a way isn't it.

I have to listen with sub-bass. I know it's there, just beyond my reach...

viborg, Sunday, 1 December 2019 00:43 (one week ago) link

sub-bass yeah... I appreciate the audio equipment test at the beginning of the killer

brimstead, Sunday, 1 December 2019 00:49 (one week ago) link

shed has always been pretty, like a crisp pressed shirt and nice jumper

djdirtbagstyle, Sunday, 1 December 2019 01:43 (one week ago) link

Loving this one, perfect time of the year for it.

Viborg: thank you! In 2007 my father gifted me his soundsystem and it was my first audiophile-level setup. It was a game changer after hearing music on cheap headphones and Shed quickly became an early obsession. I can’t even remember how I first bumped into it, I think it was the residentadvisor review that piqued my interest but I did consume a lot of music from electronic-focused blogs at the time.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:00 (one week ago) link

I just saw in that other thread you mentioned that you got into the music mid-00s which means you quickly developed good taste (or you just started with a strong community to educate you).

god save the bastards that do it now

j., Sunday, 1 December 2019 02:52 (one week ago) link


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