ellen allien & thomas muller - free nation (shop excerpts) by Experimedia published on 2014-03-07T01:29:16Z *Excerpts from the album. Now available at Experimedia.net.* Could Ellen Allien and Thomas Muller be crowned the new dream team of tech-house? The Grande Dame of tech-house mixes freaky noises with deliciously overdriven Roland SH-101 synth lines in "Free Nation" and Jupiter 6 synth lines in "Delta Zoo" before launching an all-out assault on the ears with an explosive mixture of straight-up, bone-dry, old-school beats. Thomas also takes a very punchy approach to his edits. Contrary to Ellen, however, he often leaves space between the beats for trippy atmospherics and subtly-dispersed house elements. These lend his tracks a certain laid-back elegance, but without diminishing their raw power.