BPitch Control boss Ellen Allien has announced her first LP since 2010’s pop-leaning DUST.

In the decade or so since 2001’s Stadtkind, Allien has presented herself as one of Berlin’s more adaptable electronic artists, flitting from luscious electronica (2006’s Orchestra Of Bubbles) to ultra-precise austere pop (2008’s Sool). Following on from this year’s Galactic Horse 12″, Allien has now announced her latest disc, a long-form piece titled LISm.

LISm actually started life in 2011 as a soundtrack for Alexandre Roccloi and Sevérine Rième’s dance production Drama per Musica, premiered at Paris’ Pompidou Centre. Allien has subsequently elected to “revive” and “rework” her composition – some elements resemble the original, whereas others have been altered or lengthened.

A medley of material from the record is available to sample below, and it suggests LISm will be a brooding, sweeping set – we hear nods to Laurie Anderson and Drexciya alike.

LISm will arrive on March 12 on BPitch Control.



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