On her first proper solo release, Thee Glitz collaborator Miss Kittin bends ears by shedding the deadpan-diva title. She actually sings, albeit cerebrally, on the glitch-pop beaut "Happy Violentine." "Professional Distortion" shakes things up from the get-go with warped guitar and bass drops galore; the song is Miss Kittin's answer to the demands of success: "I have to pretend to pretend, I have to shine, I have to sign." Kittin cohort the Hacker comes back on "Soundtrack of Now," adding intense atmospherics over Dopplereffekt beats. She gets all ghetto house on "Requiem for a Hit," then hijacks your head for the witty and intriguing "Clone Me." By her own admission, Kittin's career is not about educating the audience, but listen closely: Knowledge drips with each blip.
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