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Electro-wave survivor Caroline Hervé a.k.a. Kittin (f.k.a. Miss Kittin) finds her place in the current scene with ‘Cosmos’ - her first album in five years - marking a strong, variegated debut for San Francisco’s Dark Entries
The original queen of ’00s electroclash cuts a elusive, haunting figure in ‘Cosmos’, largely leaving the dancefloor behind in order to better explore more oblique influences from the fringes of the last 40 years of electronic music.
Dropping the “Miss” prefix from her name (which was only added in the first place by party promoters, not by herself) signifies a return to Caroline’s roots and sharper, yet broader, definition of her own sound.
Essentially liberated from preconceptions attached to her prior work, Kittin pursues a strongly cinematic sort of sci-fi narrative format in ‘Cosmos’ that richly resonates with her influences, ranging from Jean Michel Jarre to Dopplereffekt.
From the track titles such as ‘Multiverse’, ‘Last Day on Earth’, to her stranger-than-fiction study on Trump in ‘#Metoo’, and especially in her finely sculpted, physical, organic electronics, Kittin really comes into her own on ‘Cosmos’.