"With White Hats Niobe has recorded her most accessible album since Tse Tse and Voodooluba. White Hats projects memories from a vacation of skiing in the Swiss Alps sometime in the '50s, it bears the easiness, the miracles and mysteries of nature in the mountains and carries as much romanticism as today's modern world can allow. Niobe has shaped White Hats with a great variety of sound colorings and associations that illustrate her amazing ease of travelling through the last 8 decades of songwriting and chanson highlights. Niobe's songs are starting to breathe through the uniqueness of her voice that transmits all her emotional variety we already had discovered by surprise in her early cut-up work on her debut album Radioersatz (even through the thickest walls of sound). On White Hats, Niobe's passionate voice wanders between many worlds, marching through picturesque landscapes, and releasing its amazing powers over crystalline guitars. She uses the feelings from the sight of the red and blue skies of a day in the mountains as determining colors in her music. There is a red disturbing side and a blue soothing side to Niobe's voice and both intertwined they can guide the lost folks out of the sudden darkness in the mountains into the secure refuge. Very different from her previous albums, the new songs are always very optimistic. The experience she gained from the vocal contributions to the house tracks for Mouse on Mars' last record Radical Connector can be clearly discerned on this record."