Pouppée Fabrikk – Armén

[Reviewed by: Iaha Crax]

It might be better not to know anything about this project, although those in their forties and sixhundredsixtysixties, who intimately sacrificed their bodies to the raw industrial EBM in the nineties should be familiar with them. As for the rest, the record will be a blow like discovering meat after being lied for entire life that there is only vegan food left in this aseptic realm.

Pouppée Fabrikk’s compositions are like a painfully stabbing sentimentalism and they revitalize a verticality of movement in man, only observed to predators and intransigent oracles. Irrelevant of any similar stage of EBM, “Armén ” encapsulates a verbal and articulated force with a capacity to resuscitate obscure hidden music lover vices and amoral vibes.

We discover a feral appetite for rendering a deflected image of a body in action which identifies with pure bursts of energy. The minimalism of each song -played on few sequenced notes and imbibed with power electronics vocals- is another prove of the industrial craft, a successful outcome with the least of means.

Not quite a digger for this music, it gained my mind instantly like another piece of crude industrial speech, the last album by JK Flesh, “Depersonalization”, which has appeared on Hospital Productions and maybe a future album of Vatican Shadow that, I may try to believe, will dig the sound in this line or die away. These two albums to which I may add the last endeavours from Carpenter Brut and Alien Vampires are electronic music gems and antidotes to an unexpected year 2020.

“Armén ” is released by Alfa Matrix (Belgium) after seven years of silence and it will turn into a classic of the genre. The rest is internet.

Pouppée FabrikkArmén
Alfa Matrix, AM1290CD
CD/LP/Digital 2020

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