Oderbruch

by Shed

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    B2. Sterbende Alleen
    C1. Nacht, Fluss, Grille, Auto, Frosch, Eule, Mücke
    C2. Der Wolf kehrt Zurück
    D1. Seelower Höhen
    D2. Trauernde Weiden
    D3. Das Bruch

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    1. B1 (Anfang und Ende)
    2. Die Oder
    3. Menschen und Mauern
    4. Sterbende Alleen
    5. Nacht, Fluss, Grille, Auto, Frosch, Eule, Mücke
    6. Der Wolf kehrt Zurück
    7. Seelower Höhen
    8. Trauernde Weiden
    9. Das Bruch

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about

“What binds you to places? To remembering them.
Places you can feel, when you feel at home. Places that affirm your very existence.
This place for me is the Oderbruch. This album is dedicated to it.”

– R.P.

The fifth studio album by Shed aka Rene Pawlowitz centers thematically on the Oderbruch region in former East Germany where the producer and DJ grew up and continues to split his time (when not in Berlin.) Both the album and track titles as well as the artwork by Arnim Tölke [‘Ectoplasma (Oderbruch)’] reflect Pawlowitz’s deeply personal associations with the borderland’s marshy landscape, as well as enormous political and historical changes the region underwent as the last Eastern front during World War II – and, later, following the dissolution of the GDR.

Nevertheless, ‘Oderbruch’ is not a concept album. Instead, it’s an ambivalent ode to the area in which Pawlowitz’s family has lived for generations. It’s a musical reflection on place and personal history: meeting up at the local gas station, a view to the water, techno rattling the closed windows of cars peeling out toward Berlin or the next local party, cruising along rural parkways flanked by trees with fruit ripe for picking, past weeping willows and abandoned factories where industry once thrived. Outside buzzes with the sounds of nature inextricably linked with childhood memories, but also a landscape defined by the bloody defeat of the Nazis at the Battle of Seelow, ushering in the fall of Berlin and with it, the entire fascist regime.

The album’s nine tracks are inspired by the intertwined nature of the subjective and historical, which ring through Shed’s idiosyncratic take on breaks, bass, techno, symphonic ventures, ambient and hardcore. But unlike Shed’s previous records, ‘Oderbruch’ incorporates broad pastoral landscapes – left behind and returned to.

Both fit Shed, who under various aliases (Head High, Hoover, Wax, The Higher, WK7, Equalized, The Traveller) has long influenced a number of dance music scenes in Berlin and beyond.

‘Oderbruch’ is his first release on Ostgut Ton since 2010’s ‘The Traveller’. He will present the album in a special live performance in Säule on December 8 during the Berghain Klubnacht.

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released November 29, 2019

all tracks written and produced by René Pawlowitz

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