ELLEN ALLIEN - AURAA 2LP (BPITCH CONTROL)
Ellen Allien emits a powerful Auraa on a new longplayer. Allien -- one of Berlin's most ardent techno ambassadors -- proudly unveils her latest full-length expedition into the realms of underground electronica. Brimming with creative energy, Ellen's new album Auraa follows her 2019 release Alientronic (BPX 001CD/LP), and is her third album in three years. Raw, emotive, and capable of transporting you from reality to an electro-fied fantasy, Aurra explores the notion of unseen energies controlling our planet. Beginning with the faintest hint of trance euphoria on the downtempo "Hello Planet Earth (Breath Mix)", the album soon moves into more bumpin' territory with "In Music I Trust" -- Ellen's signature use of vocals-as-melody entrancing the listener. "Walking In The Dark" takes things up a notch further with jabbing percussion and mesmerizing atmospherics, followed by "Confusion", a masterclass in heady hypnotic composition. "Human" is a deeply affecting beatless segue with its drone-esque soundscape. "True Romantics" taps into your emotional center utilizing hard beats and wistful synth lines. Lastly, "Traum" ("Dream" in English) takes you out of your body and into the infinite realm of vibration, as waves of beautifully composed pads and bubbling analog bass encourages you to transcend into the next astral plane.