We R The Aliens are cementing their reputation as purveyors of a style not easily categorized. The German label have followed up last year’s debut release, Mothership‘s Dubby White EP, with a four-track effort comprised of music by various artists. We R The Aliens 002 released August 24th.
The label’s “resident aliens” Boronas and Snad kick off the effort with “The Remedy,” a song that pairs sounds of a bygone electronic music era with samples from what sounds like an even older film score. “The Sway Effect” by Chklte offers an upbeat yet loungey minimal house cut, with Jacob Seidensticker and Melina delivering a retrofuturistic motif in “Das.” Markus Sommer closes the effort out with a quirky yet danceable number titled “Lost Love.”
We R The Aliens 002 doesn’t take itself too seriously – and that is likely why it succeeds in contributing something new to the minimal house conversation. Not bound by pretense, the aforementioned artists have been afforded the freedom to intuitively explore the range of their emerging signature sound.