If you did not enjoy the diversity of Pitchfork's last album "Kaskade", Imatem will be more your style. It's all dark electro with varied vocal input. Mr. Pitchfork handles the lion's share of vocal duties and the compositions are almost "Kaskade" meets, say, "Lam-Bras" or "Alpha/Omega". Very regimented work, to say the least. Interestingly, Spilles' almost constant collaborator Jürgen Jansen is no where to be found on "Home". Our fearless frontman fares quite well on his own, giving us an album of cold, teutonic precision merged with that indefinable blush of emotion he's so well known for. "Holy TV" bears this out marvelously.
More sing-along choruses are certainly in evidence. The track "Remote Truth" has got to be one of the best social commentaries to come from this camp in a long long time. Unflinchingly, it shows how little has changed in the world, making no statement lyrically, the media samples tell their own story. It makes my blood boil to listen to this track but there are numerous jabs at a certain Texan which underscore his idiocy better than anyone else's words ever could.
I really like this new project's debut and hope he plans to do more work under this name, it certainly makes an impact with its raw earnestness.