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    Shed – “Killer, The” – [50 Weapons]

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    2012 release on 50 Weapons from Rene Pawlowitz. You
    remember that time you were kidnapped and thrown into
    the back of that van, but then the guy got a call from
    his aunt and he had to go over and find her lost dog?
    This is the album that was thumping its way from the
    front cabin through the cold corrugated floor into
    your head. The song titles seem to remind you, and
    then some of the hyper-repeated slogged down vocals
    like “OK….Speaking” on “Silent Witness” and then
    the “Thoughts Running Through My Head, Some Are Good
    Some Are Not” on “Day After” might be the voice of
    Rene or maybe Buffalo Bill in the driver seat. Those
    sliced vocals bugged me, but I like the breathless
    femme clip in “Ride On” okay. The album seems to
    struggle between Thudsville (toneless, deep throbbing
    digi-drums) and then this cleaner skyline cathedral
    synths that pushed my ears back to maybe Pentatonik.
    The best of the menacing numbers for me was “I Come
    By Night” but the intro beckons between bass bomb
    and static fritz. “Viomf/The Filler” echoes “Moments
    in Love” (couldn’t deprogram it for me) and then
    “Follow the Leader” is for the ladies with a silky
    smooth sine wave that flows serenely through the day,
    just like the one that got away??

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm
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