Genre/Influences: Minimal-Electro, Experimental, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Lena Heiler aka ‘Das Ultra’ set up Ultra in 2019. Last year she self-released her debut-album “Eins” and now strikes back with “Zwei”.
Content: We get 9 songs taking off with an intro and soon moving into a deeply, minimal approach of Electro and Experimental music. The composition reveals multiple Industrial-like sound treatments which have been put into loops. Some parts of the rhythm result in danceable cuts.
+ + + : “Zwei” is not exactly a copy-paste of “Eins”. This work sounds far more Experimental although I still like the Minimal-Electro basis. The best cuts “Stracks” and “Untergrund” are right at the final part of the album. You’ll notice explicit Industrial elements mixed with Minimal-Electro. I also like the very few spoken samplings injecting a bit of diversity to the work which remains mainly instrumental.
– – – : I was less convinced by the explicit Experimental side of the work which also marks the main difference with the debut album.
Conclusion: I expected a bit more out of this new opus but I still recommend you to keep an eye on this German project.
Best songs: cuts “Stracks”, “Untergrund”, “Clubbing”.
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