Saturday, April 29, 2006

Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles

There must be something really special in Germany to make its music production so intense and creative. From Kraftwerk to Jazzanova, from Can to Boozoo Bajou, many historical music moments have happened in this country. Even David Bowie's best albuns were recorded there, with his infamous Berlin trilogy (Low, Heroes and Lodger).
Take Ellen Allien, for example. Coming from Berlin, she now has a new album together with Apparat and, to cut it short, it's another revolution in techno music, one more to add to the many that have been happening in this city for the past few years. What we have here is a collection of songs that prove this genre is not always dark and cold, creating warm and involving ambiences that are pure poetry turned into aural pleasure.

Orchestra of Bubbles is just the newest of many recent releases that have taken inspiration in techno to create a new personal universe. Other landmarks include:

Villalobos - Alcachofa (2003)

Superpitcher - Here Comes Love (2004)

Matthew Dear - Backstroke (2004)

Isolée - We Are Monster (2005)

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