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The HackerLe Théâtre Des Opérations

Label:Dark Entries – DE-184
2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album
Style:Techno, Electro


A1Underwater Sequence
A2Frozen Voices
B1Time X
FeaturingMiss Kittin
B2Dancing Mekanik
C1Dark Neon
C2Body Diktat
D1Complicated Dances
D2Camisole Chimique


wordswords's profile picture
Edited one year ago
It's techno. Lots of slowly evolving loops. Kind of reminds me of Dopplereffekt at times, but more Drexciya in general. Minimal detroit techno. Something you'd expect to hear inseparably mixed into a long continuous flowing mix in a techno club in Berlin. It is a 45 speed 12" which caught me off guard initially because it sounds plausable on 33 as well, but it's obviously meant for DJs not really for casual listeners, although I'm sure many will appreciate it too. I particularly liked Miss Kitten & The Hacker - the fusion between the electro beats of The Hacker and the dispossessed melody of Miss Kitten's vocals really created something great for me.

But this is just The Hacker. Miss Kitten features briefly on the album in one track, but it is not prominent. This is underground techno and not big on melody really. However I particularly liked the tracks on side B - including the Kittin cameo. Their sound design seemed very electro/electroclash to me, and yet very modern and clear in terms of production.

I'm sure techno DJs will like the loops on this and will be very happy to weave them into their sets.
chju's profile picture
A new exciting release from veteran The Hacker (Miss Kittin even makes a vocal appearance on the track Time X). Very 80s vintage sounding, it is both unforgivably thumping in feel, charmingly respectful in style and still strangely modern in expression.
The Hacker has made an excellent choice in "limiting" himself to analogue equipment for this release and the resulting sonics simply emanate vintage warmth and organic touch.
It never gets cheesy and it hints at how fun the old-school was before to much focus on digital synthesizer experiments really started killed the warmth of the fire and corporate interests harvested our logs for profit.
The vinyl is top-notch quality as usual with Dark Entries Records releases. The records sound excellent, they are all cut at DJ style 45 RPM speed, have smoothed edges and comes with excellent artwork and extras.
High recommendations all around and do get it on vinyl.
Jarren's profile picture
A solid & decent LP of throbbing Techno, which will satisfy every hardcore Hacker fan.

No track really stands out, but perhaps that's the point. This is serious, full-on, no nonsense stuff.

Even the Miss Kittin collaboration is kept to a minimum, with her vocals merely a narrative to the rigidity.

Don't expect much melody, you'll get none.

This is stern-faced music, very much dancefloor orientated.

The Hacker has decided to concentrate on grooves for now, not beauty.
musicforfreepeople's profile picture
Again a big "hommage'' to Gerald Donald, Drexciya and all the swimmers.
From cover to music, we are in the aquatique ZONE.
The Hacker ... Always robotic and synthetic.