This post is a big shout out to Bruce over at Angry Robot. He was mentioning that he had heard good things about Ellen Allien but had not as yet listened to anything. I promised to rectify the situation and so here we are. Ellen first appeared on my radar as head of BPitch Control, which had the inimitable Sascha Funke on its roster. I found the mix cd Weiss.mix on sale over at Amoeba and I was hooked. She skips across boundries throwing bangers together from seemingly disparate generes to create one of my favorite mixes of all time. Berlinette was an apparent attempt to synthezize all those generes into a cohesive whole. As she has progressed she has stripped down her sound considerably. Here are a collection of tunes that span her albums.
From Berlinette Ellen Allien - Sehnsucht
From Remix Collection Sascha Funke - Forms and Shapes(Ellen Allien Remix)
From Thrills Ellen Allien - Down
Be sure to check out her recent work with apparat and her myspace page for new tunes