Shed's debut album for 50 Weapons, ‘The Killer’, is his third in total, his first, ‘The Traveller’, was a collection of tracks recorded over a long period of time. The follow up, ‘Shedding The Past’, was the first concept album, produced in one go. In hindsight, according to his own words, maybe a bit overambitious. Shed was combining all his influences into a melange of genres from dubstep to techno, bass, ambient and IDM.
‘The Killer" was produced in March 2012. Aimed to be more homogeneous, the album is first and foremost a true techno love story. The album title has nothing in common with serial killers, war or military, it is simply a bold statement. The album is "the killer!” From the ambient drone of ‘STP3 / The Killer’, to the menacing industrial groove of ‘I Come By Night’ and the head-crushing dubstep infused rhythm of ‘Day After’, Shed takes you back to the dark hinterlands of techno yet pushes his unique sound even further into the future. Elsewhere shards of melody puncture the darkness as on recent single, ‘The Praetorian’, or the unbalanced ‘Phototype’ and shimmering effervescence of closing track ‘Follow The Leader’. Shed plays fabric on 23rd June, album is out 27th July. For full tracklisting, check: www.50weapons.com