Orchestra of Bubbles
Two of the brightest stars in the dance universe collide on Orchestra of Bubbles. Allien, the head of the BPitch Control aesthetic steamroller, teams with Apparat, partner in the Shitkatapult brand empire to develop a remarkable sonic salvo. 11 tracks of the most delightful, uplifting electronic music you have ever heard. 'Turbo Dreams' introduces you to the partnership with guitar licks and metronomic precision. In 'Way Out', Allien's vocals coast atop muted acid breakdowns. On 'Retina', contrabasso parries with string pulses. Circuitry splits open, beautifully as a time-lapse tulip on 'Jet'. 'Floating Points' levitates the ears towards the second movement in the orchestra where 'Under' begins the dubstep-style transformation. 'Edison' is a kind of Asian filament-funk. 'Leave Me Alone' finds Apparat on vocals, crooning in a shoegaze style. 'Do Not Break' will give you the chills - a manifesto of new beat-scratching technique and syncopated splendor, while 'Metric' is grime with a string section. And Ellen's final vocal contribution, 'Bubbles' is a perfectly lovely epilogue. 2006.