Miss Kittin embraces her inner goth on her second longplayer Batbox.
Inside the heart of many an electronic musician lurks a closet goth, we suspect, and the latest to come clean about their true identity is French diva Miss Kittin. Batbox (a reference to London goth club Batcave, perhaps?) finds Ms. Herve again dishing up her trademark tongue-in-cheek vocals, this time with a goth-friendly spin. Here’s two: "Batbox, is that all you goth?” and "Oh to be a modern girl who's not ashamed to be in guitar shops, walking down the street with a leather raincoat." And other gothy pursuits we guess.
Miss Kittin describes the album thusly: “BatBox is a redemption. Let the bats in my head fly out. I was saying goodbye to old ghosts, allowing light to reduce the shadows and fight the dark. It was like opening a window on new perceptions, not with my eyes but through intuition, just like bats and cats do.” Two years in the making, the album is made up of thirteen short tracks including 'Sunset Strip', a collaboration with Melophobia, aka Pascal Gabriel, who has worked with pop starlets such as Kylie and Dido. Adding to the darkness is a 12-page album booklet containing spooky artwork from Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger.
01 Kittin is High
05 Barefoot Tonight
06 Play me a Tape
07 Pollution of the Mind
08 Wash 'n' Dry
10 Machine Joy
11 Sunset Strip
12 Playmate of the Century
Miss Kittin's 'Batbox' is released on Nobody's Bizzness on vinyl on January 25, 2008. The CD version arrives on February 1, 2008.