And suddenly, eight years later, we get a new album. A lot of the solo stuff they have released through the years has been really promising so I am hopeful when I first pop “Two” into my stereo. However, I'm quickly disappointed. Everything that I used to love: the ultra chic vocals, the minimalistic beats, the oozing of cool; it’s all gone. Or perhaps not gone, but grown up, grown out of style or something like that, because this just doesn’t work as it used to. Mostly I feel that it’s a real loss that the vocals aren’t allowed to take more room in the mix. A lot of the strength of the old Miss Kittin & the Hacker lied in the tounge-in-cheek lyrics and the way they where performed; talked and explained more than sung.
You can sense the quality and possibilities throughout the album; which just makes it even more frustrating. It’s not badly done, and there are highlights like the single “Party in My Head” and the EBM-beat of “Indulgence”, but overall I miss that extra spark that shone so bright before.
Please try again; I know that you can do better.