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Maverick music icon Miss Kittin is set to release her second album, “BatBox” in February 2008. Two years in the making, and almost four years since the highly regarded “I Com”, “BatBox” comprises thirteen original songs, all composed whilst touring extensively throughout the world. The album further highlights Kittin’s position as a powerful personality within the contemporary music industry. A true individual with the substance to support the uncompromising attitude she is recognised for, “BatBox” is bursting with signature style Kittin observations on modern life.

The tracks balance such irreverent perspectives with a fresh, more reflective approach and a self-deprecating acknowledgement of her flirtation with Goth culture. Why else dedicate an album to bats and sing, “bat in a box – show me what you goth.” On the gutsy “Solid As A Rockstar”, she caricatures the stereotyped roles of life on the road, declaring: “To fill up the batteries we empty all the mini-bar. No need to switch on Pay TV, I have a better film noir.” On “Metalhead”, a dark romantic sentiment sidelines a desire to break away from it all: “A knight in the night, there’s only one thing I wanna do

Dancing in the dark, when no one is talking to you.” And, in “Sunset Strip”, the first track co-produced with acclaimed producer, Pascal Gabriel (www.melophobia.com), Miss Kittin has surpassed one of her original hits, “Madame Hollywood”.

“BatBox is a redemption,” explains Kittin on the two year incubation period in which the album was recorded. “Let the bats in my head fly out. I was saying goodbye to old ghosts, allowing light to reduce the shadows and fight the dark. It was like opening a window on new perceptions – not with my eyes but through intuition, just like bats and cats do.”

“BatBox” is similarly enhanced with a second artistic collaboration involving the originator of the Emily the Strange cartoon, Rob Reger (www.cosmicdebris.com). Both long-time admirers of each other’s work, a Halloween party in Paris last year saw the beginning of a mutual collaboration. This now results in a luxurious 12-page foldout booklet for the “BatBox” CD and album. Reger’s bats, cats and other assorted creatures of the night add further dimensions to the engaging cult of Miss Kittin.

Dispensing with traditional record industry conventions, “BatBox” will be released wholly independently on Miss Kittin’s label, Nobody’s Bizzness. Always ready to rewrite the rules of the game and forge her independence, the album is clear evidence of an artist at the peak of her musical and lyrical creativity. “This album was a great journey through change. I recognised my feminine side, and acknowledged the men who gave a lot without expecting anything in return. It’s a very positive album, which only happens when you face honesty directly. Time to think life up!”

Tracklisting:

01. Kittin Is High
02. Batbox
03. Grace
04. Solid As A Rockstar
05. Barefoot Tonight
06. Play Me A Tape
07. Pollution Of The Mind
08. Wash’n’dry
09. Metalhead
10. Machine Joy
11. Sunset Strip
12. Playmate Of The Century
13. Lightmaker

The album Miss KittinBatBox” (Nobody’s Bizzness) has been released February 1, 2008.

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