Features I by I 23.10.14

My Favourite Record: Ellen Allien


My Favourite Record is a new feature where we ask musicians we rate from across the spectrum to pick their most cherished album – a development of our occasional On Record feature, and a chance to take a peek at the albums that maketh the artist. Today’s entry:

(One Little Indian, 1993)

Picked by: Queen Bpitch Ellen Allien

EA_press_summer2014_ square4Debut by Björk has been one of my closest friends since it came out.

The thing I love most about it is the way Björk combines electronic grooves with instruments and her abstract voice. It’s such a special and outstanding production, I had never heard something like it before. Her words touch me a lot – I think Björk and me have a related awareness of life and way how to look on things. Debut is one of the most emotional pieces of music I’ve ever heard.

I love to listen to women that are strong, freaky and emotional at the same time, because that’s what you can call a modern woman, I think. When i saw Björk playing live for the first time I had tears in my eyes. Her performance and live voice were simply electrifying and the strongest thing I’ve ever seen. I still play her songs when I DJ if the situation allows, or sometimes just use her voice and mix it with a techno track…”

Ellen Allien and a ton more play Movement festival in Turin next week. For tickets and more information, head here.



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