Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Song: Bassline
Artist: Miss Kittin
Album: Calling from the Stars

I haven't followed Miss Kittin much beyond one of her earliest singles, the jokey, catchy, what-did-she-just-say? WTF of "Frank Sinatra" from 2001, best known from the film Party Monster.  But I recently read an interview after hearing the amazing new track "Bassline," saying that it's been a long road singe "Sinatra," and she's a very different artist.

"Calling From the Stars" is Kittin's sixth full-length, a double-album of twenty-three new tracks, the second half being an ambient/mood piece.  It contains a cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," which might give you a clue as to what to expect of the record...

'Fun' is not on the agenda for "Stars," a dark, pulsating, trip of a record that goes for dark electro moods over hooky dancefloor-filler.  Awash with synths and dark beats, Miss Kittin scores what I've often heard described as "German sex-club music."  Yeah, sort of.

But don't run away just yet if that's not exactly your bag (I understand) it's just that you simply must take a listen to "Baseline," first single off the album and a knock out of the park.  It's a stop-what-you're-doing-and-listen-right now moment.



Life is My Teacher
Everybody Hurts

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