Martin is describing this new album as a new direction for the band, whose mid-'80s beginnings helped shape the so-called 'darkwave' music genre before they began down more experimental pathways, including the amazing dark ambient release ‘All mine Enemys Whispers’, which is similar in style and tone to ‘Invocation’.
This record features a lineup of guest artists including Mona Mur, Matt Howden, Erica Unwoman, Ian Arkley and many others. The dark keyboard washes, metallic textures and ritualistic vocals - both lyrical and atmospheric - that the band has used to great effect in the past are still firmly in place, but this time they're locked onto intense, high-energy electro beats, with a slamming synth bass line and some heavy guitar licks. It's definitely dance-worthy, and not just in that slow, hypnotic groove that has been applied to many Attrition remixes!
The album also features 2 remixes: the first remix by ANGST POP (feat. Technomancer) is fairly close to the original, but with more silky synth string pads; but the second version by Vi Rez, discards much of the original structure in favor of a deep, dark horror ambiance (a chilling reminder that this band still has a firm grip on sonic scares) and closes with an edgy beat assault in the mode of vintage Skinny Puppy. Limited edition of 500 copies.