Review: Milton Bradley assumes his Alien Rain alter ego for this no-nonsense workout on Ellen Alien's UFO, an imprint that is devoted to raw techno projects. The title track is a high-paced, oppressive bleep techno workout, sounding like Mike Parker on weapons-grade angel dust, while "Numbers Station" sees Bradley drop rave stabs over a banging backing track. Raising the intensity levels a few notches is the excellently named "Misery Business" where Bradley sails close to the Acid Junkies school of 303 insanity for a synapse-shattering, distorted workout. While "Alien Tool 1" isn't a picnic either, its more streamlined acid techno sounds like a comedown in comparison.
Review: Ellen Allien should need no introduction, the longstanding heroine of the Berlin scene for two decades as an acclaimed DJ who heads up the now legendary Bpitch Control imprint. Allien now introduces her new label UFO Inc. with this terrific inaugural effort that perfectly captures the energetic hardware sound of her new sound - which will be dedicated to a rough and raw approach to contemporary techno. Features the mentalist tunnel vision of the title track which will draw you deep into the vortex, followed by the powerful acid techno stomper "Korpermaschine" which adds to further tension and suspense - best enjoyed under the strobe light.