Ellen Allien ‎– Thrills


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BPC106LP/CD Ellen Allien Thrills(CD, Album, Enh) BPitch Control BPC106LP/CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
BPC 106LP Ellen Allien Thrills(2xLP, Album) BPitch Control BPC 106LP Germany 2005 Sell This Version
PIASF123CD, 345.0123.020 Ellen Allien Thrills(CD, Album, Enh) PIAS France, PIAS France PIASF123CD, 345.0123.020 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
BPC106LP/CD Ellen Allien Thrills(CD, Album, Promo) BPitch Control BPC106LP/CD Germany 2005 Sell This Version


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March 12, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Thrills, CD, Album, Enh, BPC106LP/CD

Ellen Allien's THRILLS certainly does start with a thrill: the guitar and electronics roller-coaster of "Come," which hints at the new direction of this album nicely. While BERLINETTE seemed much more club-friendly, THRILLS harkens more towards industrial music than its predecessor. The overall effect is denser, more grimy, even on "Your Body Is My Body," where the melody is obscured beneath layers of hiss and sound. Even when the melody comes to the forefront, like on "Naked Rain," the sound is intentionally muddled, giving the track a hazy feel. Still, the industrial feel isn't the only mood to the album: there's some funky breaks on "Down," and "Ghost Train" has a smooth drive to it, which helps it stand out. Some of the brightness does sneak into "She Is With Me," and the album ends on the pure techno vibe of "Magma." A thrilling ride from end to end.


August 26, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Thrills, 2xLP, Album, BPC 106LP

Ellen Allien comes correct with her latest album "Thrills." The first track 'come' is a tough guitar based techno bomb that drops the first devestating note of this killer album. This music will likely be better appreciated in the future, when human brains have evolved enough to understand the delicate subtlety and dynamic complexity of Ellen Allien's music. But, in select circles only, these finer things are definitely appreciated now/