Boomkat Product Review:
Marco Haas has been delivering the goods via his own Shitkatapult imprint for the last few years. His distinct blend of dirty, crunchy dancefloor material has been picked up by Novamute for his second full lengther, “Radio Blackout”. Miss Kitten screams her way through ‘The Game Is Not Over’ while newcomer MC Soom-T (featured on last week’s Bus 12” for Scape) delivers her bumped-up b-girl drawl over ‘A Million Brothers (Blah Blah Blah)’. Opening the album is ‘Im Not Deaf, Im ignoring you’ a trashy, almost rock techno track complete with crashing snares and a filthy bassline that just about works, but not quite. Second track in features the Shaffel that our German friends seem to be so enamoured with, a quirky kick drum with noisy 80’s synths played over the top ..a track that will be adored by the glamtrash camp. There are a few tracks on here that stand out as fresh, rather than retro, one is ‘Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Strom’ utilising bleeps, tough drums and a knowledge of the floor that he pulls off brilliantly. The hip hop vibe of ‘Someday’ also deploys a certain crispness that makes it stand out from the rest of the album, a nice slow groove, digitised sounds and a calculated restraint that should have been exercised on some of the other tracks on board. Overall, a surprisingly weak follow-up to his “Anti” album for the Hefty label, a record that saw the man create the sort of developed dancefloor material that seems lightyears ahead of the action found here.