Nonetheless, it is clear that Weisemann has used this release as a way to experiment with his signature sound. For example, several of the tracks including the opening title track are brief, beatless and highly evocative, as if trying to mark out a mood in haiku or as sonic glyphs. "Limaro" and "Limaro 2" in particular both sound smooth and evanescent. Plucked melodies and pale ambient winds stir deep, passing emotions, whereas the beautiful, chiming chords of "Samurai Love" play off a gentler, living innocence.
In contrast, "Trakz" is an epic banger that sees Weisemann doing his best to appropriate the Berghain sound. Despite the alluring roughness, the high end percussion works too hard while the bass kick marches rather than dances. "Redux" is another epic track and the most traditional "Sven" sounding moment. Deep, sultry and haunting, it betrays a hint of venom in its core. Overall, Shove may be something of a mixed bag, but it is one that suggests the mark of a mature artist trying to expand his own possibilities.