Sep 2013 04

Implant - The Productive CitizenImplant
Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: The Productive Citizen
Stars: 4
Blurb: Dance heavy and ready to make you move, the long wait for this one is totally worth it on all sides.


Alfa Matrix has been unleashing plenty of electro rage this year and Len Lemeire’s Implant is no different with The Productive Citizen. While many of his peers have seemingly become stagnant, Implant puts together a project full of the synth heavy electronics you’ve most likely grown to love, but keeping it interesting and creative as well as strong and ear controlling. A glaring narrative on everyday life through electronic music, The Productive Citizen gives you an outlet to dance away all that frustration with the system, the job, the wife, the boss, and anything else that drives you nuts about being an ordinary everyday person. A p.a. system like announcement leads you into the bouncy bass of “Lord Knows I Tried,” and the steady tempo of the militaristic marching drums stomp you into oblivion while the vocals command your attention without fail; a good, to the point opening. “C.C.C.P.C.C.T.V.” is a standout track and also boasts a chorus of acronyms that fit so well together you will find it impossible to stop singing it; that is, of course, after you’ve gone through the strain of memorizing them, which your brain won’t be able to help doing. Lasers and rugged, rough bass comprise “I’m In Control,” which is the icing on the proverbial cake as it is one of the most notable tracks on The Productive Citizen – you’ll likely be replaying it a few times before moving on. Be ready to dance to an electro pulse and vocals you won’t seemingly be able to forget with “Joe is Dead” as the groovy bass line will eat you alive and take over your mind before you notice. “The Game” is another strong track whose synths are multilayered and melodic so much so that the growling vocals sound like a dream and contrast each other very well. The menacing “Biodigital Nightmare” also has a very sexy quality to its synths and bass, one that will keep everyone dancing through its entire playtime. Upbeat, up-tempo, and dark are the best ways to describe the bass for “I Am the Teacher,” ending the album on a strong, creeping note, but definitely leaving you wanting for more. Implant took four years to create The Productive Citizen, but it was well worth the wait. Slight monotony aside, this album puts on its big boy electro/industrial boots and walks all over your brain with them. Loads of melody and catchiness with deep and complex production keep this one floating above others in the genre this time.
Track list:

  1. Lord Knows I Tried (Album Version)
  2. C.C.C.P.C.C.T.V.
  3. Scanned
  4. The City
  5. Jour Nucléaire
  6. I’m In Control
  7. Joe is Dead
  8. The Game
  9. Biodigital Nightmare
  10. The Product
  11. Johnny
  12. I Am the Teacher

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Purchase at:
Amazon CD (Standard)
Amazon CD (Deluxe)
Amazon MP3 (Standard)
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Bandcamp (Standard)
Bandcamp (Deluxe)
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