Implode (album)

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Implode
Implode.jpg
Studio album by Front Line Assembly
Released April 27, 1999 (1999-04-27)[1]
Recorded 1999 (1999), Hippo-sonic Studios
Genre Industrial, electro-industrial
Length 60:59
Label Metropolis, Zoth Ommog, Energy
Producer Bill Leeb, Chris Peterson, Dan Handrabur
Front Line Assembly chronology
Monument
(1998)
Implode
(1999)
Cryogenic Studio, Vol. 2
(2000)
Singles from Implode
  1. "Prophecy"
    Released: May 4, 1999[2]
  2. "Fatalist"
    Released: October 5, 1999[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Barcode Mixed[5]
CMJ New Music Monthly Mixed[6]
Exclaim! Mixed[7]
Outburn Favorable[8]
Prospective 7/10[9]
Release 7/10[10]
Rock Sound 4.5/5 stars[11]
Side-Line 8.5/10[12]

Implode is an album by industrial group Front Line Assembly. The album was released through Metropolis on April 27, 1999.[1]

Musical style[edit]

Implode uses samples on a number of songs. "Prophecy" contains samples from the Kraftwerk song "Uranium" and from the The Future Sound of London song "Central Industrial".[13] "Unknown Dreams" samples the Fatboy Slim song "Song for Lindy" and the Massive Attack song "Mezzanine".[14]

Release and Promotion[edit]

Implode was released on digipak CD[15] and via Zoth Ommog on gatefold cover sleeve double vinyl with limited circulation of 2,000.[16] The track "Torched" is featured in the 2002 horror film Resident Evil but not on the accompanying soundtrack.[17]

Originally, Implode was supposed to be the last Front Line Assembly release for Metropolis.[18]

Singles[edit]

Implode was followed by the release of two singles. The single Prophecy includes the original version, a radio edit and a remix of the title track. "Unknown Dreams" is also featured as radio edit. "Paralysis" is a non-album track.[19] The second single, Fatalist, was released in different versions in Europe and North America. German label Zoth Ommog issued a four-track single that contains remixes of "Fatalist" (Rhys Fulber), "Retribution" (Front 242) and "Prophecy" (Haujobb) as well as non-album track "Deception".[20] The six track version was released for the Scandinavian countries through Energy and in the United States through Metropolis.[21] Additional tracks on this version are two remixes of "Fatalist" by Aqualite and Tribal Techno.

Touring[edit]

Front Line Assembly went on North America tour in October and November 1999 with Dutch rock band and label colleagues Clan of Xymox as support.[22]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bill Leeb and Chris Peterson.

No. Title Length
1. "Retribution" 5:28
2. "Fatalist" 5:43
3. "Prophecy" 6:23
4. "Synthetic Forms" 8:05
5. "Falling" 5:32
6. "Don't Trust Anyone" 4:19
7. "Unknown Dreams" 6:01
8. "Torched" 5:59
9. "Machine Slave" 6:58
10. "Silent Ceremony" (The song "Silent Ceremony" ends at 6:10. After one minute of silence, at 7:10, begins the hidden track "Stalker".) 10:54

Personnel[edit]

Front Line Assembly[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Dan Handrabur – additional programming, additional production
  • Greg Reely – mixing, editing
  • Sean Thingvold – assistant editing
  • Ted Jansen – mastering
  • Dave McKean – design, photography, illustration
  • Max McMullin – 3-D programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Upcoming Releases". CMJ New Music Report. New York: The CMJ Network. 58 (615): 42. April 26, 1999. ISSN 0890-0795. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prophecy" at Discogs
  3. ^ "Upcoming Releases on Metropolis". Side-Line. August 18, 1999. Archived from the original on February 17, 2001. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ Farley, Keith. Front Line Assembly: Implode > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  5. ^ T., D. "Front Line Assembly - Implode". Barcode Magazine (1). 
  6. ^ Jarman, David (August 1999). "Front Line Assembly: Implode". CMJ New Music Monthly. College Media (72): 44. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Mernagh, Matt (September 1999). "Front Line Assembly - Implode". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bialek, Adam (1999). "Front Line Assembly - Implode (Metropolis)". Outburn (10). 
  9. ^ Marcussen, A. "Front Line Assembly - Implode". Prospective Magazine. 
  10. ^ Kahrle, Mikael (June 1, 1999). "Front Line Assembly: Implode". Release Musik & Media. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ Whitehead, Alex. "Front Line Assembly - Implode (Zoth Ommog)". Rock Sound. Freeway Press Inc. 
  12. ^ TSP (1999). "Front Line Assembly - Implode (CD Zoth Ommog)". Side-Line (27). 
  13. ^ "Prophecy by Front Line Assembly". WhoSampled. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Unknown Dreams by Front Line Assembly". WhoSampled. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  15. ^ Implode at Discogs
  16. ^ Implode at Discogs
  17. ^ Anderson, Paul W. S. (Director) (2002). Resident Evil (Motion Picture). Germany, United Kingdom, France: Anderson, Paul W. S. 
  18. ^ Leeb, Bill (2001). "Bill Leeb Interview" (Interview). Barcode Magazine. Archived from the original on June 17, 2001. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  19. ^ Front Line Assembly: Prophecy > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  20. ^ "Front Line Assembly 'Fatalist'". www.zoth-ommog.de, A Zoth Ommog Tribute Page (in German). Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Front Line Assembly > Fatalist". Mindphaser.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Front Line Assembly/Clan of Xymox Dates". Side-Line. September 27, 1999. Archived from the original on February 18, 2001. Retrieved February 26, 2017.