With "Magma" Ellen Allien sets out to loosen us up for her third album "Thrills" (BPC106). Everybody will sweat in this small workout because Magma is like a little steam turbine with which Ellen Allien softly digs up the dance floor so that we can dance at the center of the earth, sweating prufusely in the heat. Whoever doens't understand that Ellen turns more than just a few knobs is, so to speak, not seeing the forest with all the trees in the way. Almost fourteen years of techno certainly leave their trace and, one must say of course, they've brought about a bunch of fun and coincidences. Ellen Allien, our magical fairy, steers the techno of "Magma" with a baddass rowdy voice, like swinging around a wild red flag in order to push the limits of the tube even further.