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Prod­uct of In­dus­try Ghostly

Mark Evett’s pre­vi­ous al­bum (Stone­breaker) was a de­light­ful blend of wob­bly house and ro­bust disco. There are sim­i­larly em­bued grooves colour­ing the fab­ric here. Evett uses the her­itage of the post-in­dus­trial land­scape around his na­tive Wolver­hamp­tion and the English mid­lands to drive the broad con­cep­tual arc. For the most part, this comes down to rep­e­ti­tion and the stretch­ing of min­i­mal tweaks and bleeps to con­vey the de­press­ing con­for­mal­ity and dark­ness of the in­dus­trial process. It’s gritty and re­lent­less, and those mo­ments that man­age to es­cape the grind, such as Per­sia or the driv­ing, stab­bing Bog Dance, are wholly wel­come. While there’s cer­tainly a place for se­vere and au­to­di­dac­tic treat­sises on the Black Coun­try now and then, Prod­uct of In­dus­try does not quite hit the mark as well as you’d ex­pect from a man of Evett’s skills.

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