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Ellen Allien & Apparat: Orchestra of Bubbles
Buy! - (Bpitch Control)
Excellent collaboration between these two Berlin artists, Ellen Allien (real name Ellen Fraatz) and Apparat (real name Sascha Ring). Allien, who founded and owns the influential record label Bpitch Control, is known throughout the world mostly for her electro and techno productions. Apparat, who co-owns another Berlin-based influential record label called Shitkatapult Strike, is known throughout the world perhaps more for his minimal IDM stylings, although techno and electro were both big early influences for him. This album combines (to great effect) the pulsating energy of Allien’s production with the beautiful string sounds, synth tones, and detailed touches characteristic of Apparat’s works. Great for the dance floor or the headphones. * This review done with help from Alex Ruder 3/24/2006 - Don Yates