Ellen Allien has released a new track aptly entitled “XTC.” The song is part of her Spotify Playlist “Track IDs.”
Intense thrumming opens the recording, with a deep voice repeating “XTC” several times as eerie vocal distortion begins to occur. The dramatic and aggressive feel of the song continues with heavy drumbeats and clanging rhythmics for a long instrumental pause broken only by a continuation of the fords “XTC.” The synth builds in repetitive layers with a distinct sci-fi feel, especially during the middle of the song with atmospheric padding and warped synth. The song slowly fades out in completion.
The track is set atop an ominous vintage-style graphic with the words, “WE ARE NOT ALONE” and a grainy depiction of lights pointed towards something in the sky.
The artist also recently shared her single “Gender Fluid” as a benefit for The Marble Bar amidst the pandemic.