9/10 Brian Staff review, 26 August 2010
Once again i'm getting my head gorgeously smashed in by the future of German techno - this time the record is all the work of one man - the incredibly gifted René Pawlowitz. After the soulful, sublime & uber-deep grooves of 'Shedding the Past' blew everyone's minds a couple of years back it's a pleasure to report another classic-in-the-making in the form of 'The Traveller'. The first track is an itchy, stunted gurner with a fabulous drumbreak. Another highlight is the 90's ambient techno inspired 'Atmo-Action', a spiritual rave odyssey that is reminiscent of some of those dreamy old Rising High bangers. This album has quite a distinct old-skool spirit actually! It's thankfully unsaturated with 3rd generation dub techno, although there are some familiar hallmarks discreetly peppered about. Varied to the max, whilst unconcerned with either totally breaking new ground OR playing it particularly safe - this is a blinding album, different from his last, that brandishes an impressive post-dubstep artillery of tough rhythms, astral synths, ecstatic breaks & lashing of intoxicating atmosphere. Oh yes.
10/10 kamikaze Customer review, 17th October 2010
Ost Gut Ton have just released the second album from German tech-pioneer Shed, and it's by no means a disappointment. I call him a tech-pioneer, though the range of tempos and styles on this record could slot him into nearly any pocket of electronic music. I say that, there's a distinct lack of gabba on here, but most other tastes are catered for. Excellent release.
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