ELLEN ALLIEN – AURAA – 2LP – Vinyl
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 mesmerising 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 centre utilising hard beats and wistful synth lines. Lastly, Traum (Dream in English) takes us out of our bodies and into the infinite realm of vibration, as waves of beautifully composed pads and bubbling analogue bass encourage us to transcend into the next astral plane.
A1. Hello Planet Earth (Breath Mix)
A2. In Music I Trust
B1. True Romantics
C1. Walking In The Dark
C2. Hello Planet Earth
D2. I Can’t See You