Batbox

Release date
4 Feb 2008
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
51:42

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Kittin Is High 3:51 33,621
2 Batbox 3:19 23,672
3 Grace 3:21 27,728
4 Solidasarockstar 3:56 20,240
5 Barefoot Tonight 3:03 23,681
6 Play Me a Tape 4:08 20,185
7 Pollution of the Mind 5:16 19,689
8 Wash 'n' Dry 4:18 19,541
9 Metalhead 5:23 19,051
10 Machine Joy 3:32 17,342
11 Sunset Strip 3:02 17,442
12 Playmate of the Century 4:02 16,495
13 Lightmaker 4:31 15,573

About this album

BatBox is the second studio album of new material from French electronic musician Miss Kittin. The music combines elements of techno and electro and, as Kittin describes it, a flirtation with Goth culture. It was released on February 4, 2008 on Kittin’s Nobody’s Bizzness record label, although by January 2008 the album had leaked to the internet.

The album’s first single, “Kittin Is High”, was released in late 2007.

The CD booklet features foldout artwork by Rob Reger, creator of Emily the Strange character.

“Frank Sinatra” appropriated the sentiment of Bauhaus’ “Bella Lugosi’s Dead” and I Com contained spatterings of Siouxie’s essence, but Miss Kittin’s infatuation with goth is more prevalent than ever on Batbox. On this sinister but whimsical collection of 13 tracks — accentuated by fitting CD art of cartoonish bats and a 22-story haunted house by Emily the Strange artist Rob Reger — Kittin playfully references witches, ghosts, and bats aplenty: bats in boxes, bats biting necks, and even bat pedals powering her microphone. Her dark sense of humor is still intact, and she maintains that aloof charm and sweet savoir faire that enabled her to easily pair up with a wide scope of electro artists in her past (Felix da Housecat, Chicks on Speed, Detroit Grand Pubahs, and Golden Boy, among others), but now, with her sophomore solo attempt, she seems to be completely comfortable in her role as a soloist and ready to experiment and expand on prior ideas.

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  • SSSelFilmSlave

    I am reminded of feuer frei every time. I had to go through my entire Rammstein collection on a hunch, cool to see others recognized it too.

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • handcuter

    the lirycs are great, sorry for those that cannot understand. for example Pollution of the Mind

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Sic_Maetze_siC

    wash n dry sounds like the beginning of rammsteins "feuer frei" :D this is soo smooth

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • sitbunnynow

    This album is so relaxing.

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • voodooisme

    elephantman5, unlike lousy babes from ladytron miss kittin makes great music (esp. as compared to poky 2,5-bit-synthesizer rape outrageously performed by ladytron). watch yourself, lamma!

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • inphanta

    @elephantman5: what a stupid thing to say. Since when has Miss Kittin's music EVER been about lyrics? She's an electronic musician, not a fucking rapper!

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Martadc10

    Adoro quest'album! Dalla prima all'ultima traccia

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • elephantman5

    Pretty much disappointed. People said Miss Kittin was being the Ladytron in this album. It's like, she has some alright effects, but there's nothing there... She's not saying anything, it's all stupid shit. The lyrics are like listening to a little kid improvising at the bus stop..

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • DumbDebbie

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • GeneralKenfuchi

    BRAVO!!

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • crazycaz123

    Excellente.

    27 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Gizzm

    Love this man, tough I always hate it when I'm in the mood that this album identifies itself with, I recognize it too well..

    14 Jun 2008 Reply
  • _lonelyness_

    her best album! Grace!!!

    10 Jun 2008 Reply
  • LE0_

    her best until now xD

    13 Mar 2008 Reply
  • HumanNatureBoy

    i love this album

    10 Mar 2008 Reply
  • FlashFlash76

    boring. except one track every song sounds the same.

    13 Feb 2008 Reply
  • cynamon_

    i wonder why tracks on this album aren't uploaded :3

    10 Feb 2008 Reply
  • ATHFMeatwad

    So good.

    10 Feb 2008 Reply
  • FrostdotIce

    OMG!!!! I'm sooo Excited!!!!

    20 Jan 2008 Reply
  • djipa

    очень клёво так и хоч..подпевать оуоуо BatBox... BatboX

    14 Jan 2008 Reply
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