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The Presets announce their long-awaited return with their new album, Pacifica, to be released in September 7th 2012 on Modular Recordings.

Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs,Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band - Julian Hamilton and ... Read more in Amazon's The Presets Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Jun 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B0018MI4N4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

You need The Presets in your life. The Sydney-based duo are another example - joining Cut Copy, Wolfmother and the like - of the tremendous wave of ingenuity emanating from Australia and the superb Modular label.

Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes met at Sydney's Conservatorium of Music, honing their classical skills in the daytime, while exposing themselves through the club scene, to the magic of New Order, Bjork and The Smiths at night. Within a couple of years, they'd released the debut album, Beams, featuring the amazing I Go Hard, I Go Home, and found themselves playing all around the world, at festivals, fashion shows and leather bars. The Presets had arrived.

Apocalypso follows on from their debut, which was centered mainly about the big themes of the dancefloor - dancing and sex. The record sees the duo adopt a 'future pagan' sound, and it's something of a winner. Dark undercurrents, chants and immense house action provide a winning combination on tracks such as This Boy's In Love (you may have seen the video, featuring young men wrestling in milk) or the podium friendly, My People. It's like a giant goth disco full of elegance, masks and sweat. In fact, Julian and Kim could invade any country at whim with this material, and will find many followers kissing their feet. Utterly amazing. --Ian Wade

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5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year! 13 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Presets are two Ozzie lads, quite rightly, absolutely huge in their native Australia. Their amazing second album acclaiming awards here, there and everywhere, completely outselling anything this year and hitting the Australian number 1 slot. I stumbled into the Presets world via the fantastic 2nd single "This Boys In Love". A wonderfully high powered, tuneful, 80's influenced, uplifting, electrosynth pop song for the Naughties. With it's A-ha like piano rift, powerful vocals and totally hypnotic chugging dance rhythm this should have been a huge hit here too. The 3rd single "Talk Like That" is equally as good. Starting off with a manic church organ, sounding like something from the Munsters but then going into another fantastic, high energy, electro dance romp. Lead single, the massively high powered, energetic "My People" is best heard as loud as possible, with it's screaming Numanesque vocals. When they played live at Camden's Electric Ballroom in October this track sent the packed crowd into absolute mayhem. Imagine Underworld meet Chemical Brothers meet Nitzer Ebb but then 10 times better. Other highlights are the pounding lead track "Kicking and Screaming", the frantic and highly manic "Eucalyptus" and the cracking "Yippiyo-Ay". They are equally sublime when they slow the pace down a bit on tracks "If I Know You" and the Human League-like instrumental "Aeons". The final track "Anywhere" brings you down to a more gentle trance dance with lighter vocals and is the most Underworld-like track. The sometimes shouty vocals are a bit hard for some people to get their heads around but stick with it and after a couple of plays this album will wind it's way into your senses. Get the singles for extra added diverse remixes.
Destined for world succuss this album is like instant lucozade. If you need a drop of energy put this on and dance till you drop. Totally my album of the year. Brilliant stuff!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this from Zoverstocks 4 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Zoverstocks send out the UK single disc version and not the Apocalypso (11 Tracks) Aust Excl [Import] as stated and shown in this listing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These Aussies rock! 27 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Great Australian electronic dancepop album. At least if you like the combination of dance, pop, electro and a touch of pure eighties synthesizer pop. Imagine Depeche Mode meets Underworld meets The Editors.
Easy to get in your head, hard to get out! These Aussies rock!
If you like 'em, you might also wanna check Grafton Primary and The Midnight Juggernauts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 1 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
Apocalypso knocks the pants off Beams. It's my favourite album, not one dud track. Can't wait to hear more from them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 50 something woman dancing around the kitchen! 9 May 2009
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Format:Audio CD
What a great chunk of music. My musical adviser, aka eldest son, introduced me to this, flicking through my ipod and deciding I needed a bit of guidance! I usually like listening to loud energetic music, whilst cooking and can usually be seen jigging around whilst peeling carrots etc. What an inspirational album for culinary creativity! Love every track, bar one, and have passed it on to my daughters, one of whom took my ipod to bed with her, so I think she's hooked now. Shades of Gary Numan meets ABC and Depeche mode, with softer sides of The Beloved! Absolutely hooked!
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