While they are currently in the studio recording their third album, Belarusian act DIFFUZION today have released their first single from the new album. You get five songs on the EP, two mixes of “Insomnia” and three of “City Of Dust”.
“Insomnia” starts things off with a tight and pounding beat and distorted vocals that gives this songs harsh electronics a great forum to kick up a noisy and pulsating vibe that really is catchy. “City Of Dust” is a more mellow synth pop track that has female vocals and flows over you and makes your head bob and gets stuck in your head. “City Of Dust (Junksista mix)” is a bit more deconstructed at first, but then kicks into a nice groove with some Euro house touches that give the song a nice dance floor vibe and get you moving. “Insomnia (sleepless mix by Eff Dst)” hardly has any vocals and has a cool UNDERWORLD vibe going on that brought back memories of spinning their music back in the ’90s and this remix would fit in great with a night of cool electronica / techno. “City Of Dust (Diversant:13 mix)” has a cool, bubbling sound that keeps the dancefloor in its sights, but has a bit more depth and it would sound great loud in the car.
A great taste of what the band is up to and it really makes you look forward to their new album. I’m going to be playing this a lot.
IMPLANT is back after a four-year hiatus and it’s the Belgian band’s ninth full length in seventeen years. The offerings on this album are varied stylistically: EBM Electro-Clash and Industrial, featuring vocal contributions from LEATHER STRIP, KRYSTAL SYSTEM, and XMH.
From the first song “Lord Knows I Tried (Album Version)”, I’m sold! I love the vocals (Claus from LEATHER STRIP with Len Lemeire) really mesh together well and the upbeat song starts things off perfectly. The excellent electronic beats are carried into the next track which would sound great played in a club, “C.C.C.P.C.C.T.V.”. Great upbeat and danceable song. The highs just keep going, track after track of songs that offer up the best this band has to offer. The energy that is on this album just makes you want to get up and dance, turn up the volume and just enjoy a fantastic electronic album that grabs you time and time again. There is another version of this album that has a bonus CD of remixes and another bonus if you see them live or from the label website with six more remixes.
Only having the single CD is a drag and now I have to go out and get the bonus discs for the complete picture. Go see them live or order this album and have the time of your life enjoying what could be one of my top albums this year.