How does Rene Pawlowitz manage to stir up such a flux of excitement when his records first appear on those Hardwax pages? After all, we’re not exactly talking about the latest chart hit here – his productions are notoriously raw, off-kilter, reductionist and largely beat-driven, containing only shards of fragmented melodies, but yet there’s a distinctively personal and honest characteristic about them.
As intimidating as Rene Pawlowitz’s discography is, it seems fair to say that the first six months of 2012 will go down as not just the most prolific, but varied periods since he started producing. At this point there are six records that have either been released or are set for release imminently, across several aliases and spanning a gamut of styles from house to experimental dubstep. It’s testament to his talent as a producer that despite each of these records being ever-so-subtle variations on raw loop techno that the halo over his head has yet to slip.