Review: There's a decidedly rushing, saucer-eyed feel to Ellen Allien's latest album, her eighth since launching the BPitch Control label at the dawn of the century. The Berlin veteran shows no desire to soften her sound or move away from the dancefloor, delivering an eight-track set that giddily charges between neo-trance (the loved-up "Empathy" and tech-trance throb-job "Free Society"), post-dubstep electro (the swirling "MDMA" and atmospheric "Exit To Humanity"), raging acid ("Bowie In Harmony"), decidedly muscular techno (the arpeggio-driven heaviness of acid fired smasher "Love Distortion" and the creepier "Electronic Joy") and bubbly acid electro (superb closing cut "Stimulation").
Moderat - "Let Your Love Grow" (feat Paul St Hilaire)
The Dark Side Of The Sun (feat Puppetmastaz)
Deboutonner (feat Siriusmo)
Hyper Hyper (feat Otto Von Schirach)
The First Rebirth
The White Flash (feat Thom Yorke)
The Black Block
Review: After their homage to their mums and the digestion of piled up experiences of their musical freshmen years, the Arts & Crafts duo Modeselektor now release their second album, "Happy Birthday", on Bpitch Control.