Boomkat Product Review:
Strapping EBM techno album from Michel Amato’s The Hacker, including an appearance from his vocal muse Miss Kittin on the darkroom rover, Time X. Make sure to listen out for the drily funked up Complicated Dances and the cold, sexy EBM punch of Camisole Chimique.
“‘Le Théâtre des Opérations’ features 8 new tracks spread evenly across 2×12”s cut at 45rpm for maximum sound quality and DJ utility. The title comes from a metaphysical journal by French-born Canadian science fiction writer Maurice G Dantec. Passionate about avant-garde techno, The Hacker has taken his influences and crafted a potent homage to the power of the synthesizer. Songs veer from gritty, raw EBM to dark, subterranean electro, effortlessly channeling the strains of the Michel’s musical DNA: Front 242, Jeff Mills, Dopplereffekt, Drexciya. The only vocal track features an appearance by longtime friend and collaborator Miss Kittin, named “Time X” after the French science fiction television series Temps X.”