UPDATED Michel Amato, better known by his stage name The Hacker, the well known French electronic wizard has a new album coming out on Dark Entries in November.
The lengthy LP is called “Le Théâtre des Opérations” and proves he is as vital as ever after all these years at the top. Known for his rugged, macho electro and raw techno styles, he doesn’t fall short with tracks inspired by influences of EBM and avant-garde techno.
Dark Entries references Front 242, Jeff Mills, Dopplereffekt and SPK as sonic touchstones for the new album, which takes its title from a metaphysical journal by the Canadian science fiction writer Maurice G Dantec.
You’ll find the eight tracks imbued with the spirit of everyone from Jeff Mills, Front 242, Dopplereffekt and SPK as sonic touchstones for the new album, which takes its title from a metaphysical journal by the Canadian science fiction writer Maurice G Dantec.
Constructed from robust metal grooves and flashes of synth, he ranges from slow and menacing to prickly and industrial all propped up by The Hacker’s peerless use of the synthesiser. The long player is set to release on November 15th. Miss Kittin also features and you can now check out snippets.
A1 Underwater Sequence
A2 Frozen Voices
B1 Time X feat. Miss Kittin
B2 Dancing Mekanik
C1 Dark Neon
C2 Body Diktat
D1 Complicated Dances
D2 Camisole Chimique
The Hacker also has a new EP out now on Bordello a Parigi entitled Midnight Bliss, and it shows off yet another side to his skills. Without doubt, a future classic from a classic creator.
You can preview the analogue drums and metallic synths of melody laced, industrial disco cut ‘Midnight Bliss’ below.
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