Ellen Allien – “Trash Scapes” (BPitch Control, 2003)
One of my biggest soft spots in music is 2000’s electronic music. Well after the big beat backlash from rock traditionalists had torched electronic music’s viability stateside, I was still blasting stuff from the Knife, Gui Boratto, and, of course, Ellen Allien.
This is off her awesome 2003 album Berlinette, and this is the best of a great bunch. There’s a graceful fluidity underpinning the song’s robotic nature. Plus, the beat’s fucking killer. Definitely one to check out.