Two years after Nost, Berlin-based techno producer Ellen Allien released a new album in 2019. Alientronic is out now via her own label BPitch Control. Now she’s back with a new EP titled La Música Es Dios. According to the press release, it comes in two mixes. On the first mix the mood is upbeat with bright frequencies and skipping beats. Though, once the main body of the track comes in, a menacing swathe of analogue growls and snarls at you with aplomb. A breakdown tinged with 8-bit leads us into a rousing sec- tion of the track before another slight break ushers in more menace in the low end.
The second works from the deeper tremor of its juddering bassline, subtle beats tease this cut along with a contagious rhythm. As a master of vocal hooks, Ellen skillfully introduces a distorted clip that repeats over and over as the drama unfolds. Wistful pads and a sombre riff keep it melancholy.