Alice Hubble – ‘Polarlichter’
Happy Robots / BOT17
ELECTRONIC SOUND REVIEW OCTOBER 2019
Named after the German for the aurora borealis, Alice Hubble’s ‘Polarlichter’ manages to evoke the jaw-dropping wonder of nature, and the teutonic efficiency of the music that inspires her. The record can be broadly divided into two: experimental synthesiser instrumentals like ‘Atlantis Palm’, and vocal-accompanied pop bangers like the Goldfrapp-y ‘Kick The Habit’. The catchy ‘Goddess’ has been getting Hubble regular airplay on BBC 6 Music, while the record itself is full of intriguing explorations, from the subtle, accomplished opener ‘Ruby Falls’ onwards.