CD: Crunch Pod 36 
Ltd x 1000
the "Worldwide Totalitarian Control" EP [read
review here] and years of compilation and limited EP releases, c/a/t
releases his debut album through Crunch Pod Media. Ben Arp, the man behind
c/a/t, based the album on the concept of control and manipulation portrayed
by the cult 1960's TV show The Prisoner, taking the idea a step further
to produce an album that is overtly socio-political and using it as a
vehicle to comment on America's involvement in the Iraqi war.
The formula continues throughout the album but where it works particularly well - 'Unmutual', 'Number 6' and 'The Prisoner' for example - is where the original TV show is sampled, putting the political aspects into a different context. Particularly powerful are 'Cleared Channel (Corporate Control Mix)' and 'Reaction (Orange Alert Mix by S3V3R)' with their relentless industrial throb and commentary on key political players in the US and US security measures respectively. 'Unmutual' is less aggressive, dancefloor orientated and more industrial trance in nature.
added bonuses, the album also includes a 'Burn remix' of 'Liturgy
of the Free' by Phil Mohr and a collaboration with Epidemia called
'Fiebre en la Pasarela'. Mohr's remix of 'Liturgy of the
Free' takes the original dark, rhythmic, sample laden track and gives
it a harder, faster, merciless but more positive edge. 'Fiebre en
la Pasarela' is a huge grinding mechanical monster of a track that
relentlessly marches through a metallic wasteland.
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Direct Link: http://www.auralpressure.com/review/c/cat_the_prisoner.html
C/A/T: [Worldwide Totalitarian Control]
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