Fourth artist album from the Bpitch Control queen is billed as “subtle, mysterious, and minimal.�
Like Allien’s previous longplayer Orchestra of Bubbles (Bpitch Control, 2006), SOOL is a collaborative effort, produced with Berlin experimentalist AGF this winter in Berlin. “Winters have always been a very creative time for me,” explains Allien. “In particular after the hot and crazy 2007 summer and autumn in Berlin.”
The album bucks the trend of Berliners shrinking away from the word “minimal”, described as “subtle, mysterious, and minimal” in the press notes. Allien explains: ”What does minimal mean for me? Minimal is just there. Shaping this kind of immediacy with my own hands—that was close to my heart.”
So what is a ‘SOOL’ then? Bit of an odd title, isn't it? “SOOL is a phantasm, a creation, which reflects the album’s atmosphere, and also my person. I am me but I am also what you make of me, what you do with me and what I do with you. And, SOOL is curiosity, space and architecture. Sketches, drawing, adhering.”
All very mysterious.
’SOOL’ by Ellen Allien is out on Bpitch Control on May 27th, 2008.