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Formed during 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia with similar visions and musical backgrounds, Pendulum’s mission has always been to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music, to create a new sound that they felt was missing from dance music. The individual members behind Pendulum have been active in Perth’s live music ... Read more in Amazon's Pendulum Store

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  • Audio CD (24 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B003GEDLW6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,634 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Pendulum made one of the biggest breakthroughs of the 2000s with their hit album In Silico. Having sold over one million records worldwide, the band completed a sell out Academy tour in 2008 and went on to smash the international festival circuit in summer 2009 with killer appearances at Glastonbury, Download, V and Global Gathering to name a few. Both Pendulum studio albums to date-–In Silico and the band’s debut Hold Your Colour-–have gone Platinum.

Immersion's lead single "Watercolour" heralds a glorious evolution in the Pendulum sound. Now utilising a richer sonic tapestry than ever before, "Watercolour" finds Rob Swire's vocals alternating between eerie distortion and full-blooded energy amidst flourishes of horns and an atmospheric, tension building breakdown. The track's progressive structure highlight's Pendulum's continuing development in constructing contrasting dynamics.

BBC Review

While it's true that critics (hello!) cry out for artists to exhibit evolution from album to album, every now and again a record's so bad that stagnation would have been preferred. Pendulum's second effort, 2008's In Silico, was such a beast. An unfocused (not necessarily miscalculated) collision of dance and rock constituents, it sought to expand the tumultuous drum'n'bass template of 2005's Hold Your Colour. But to these ears it was woeful, deliberately tailored to tantalise a wider audience without nailing any trait. It was dumb, sure, but no fun whatsoever, as appealing as a third-rate nu-metal release.

Clearly it was just me: the record sold over a million copies and transformed Pendulum into bona-fide mainstream megastars, with top ten singles and festival headline slots theirs for the taking. Given this amazing success, no fan would think less of the Australians if they repeated In Silico's formula. But stasis is evidently not on the group's agenda, as Immersion takes Pendulum further still from their roots. It offers more rock and more dance, but most importantly more fun. And when it's good, it's very good indeed.

Lead single Watercolour is the essential bridge between albums, but sounds diluted compared with much that surrounds it, tracks that fire on significantly more cylinders. The absolute standout is the two-part, mid-record peak of The Island. Dawn is fairly conventional fare, a thick synth line guiding a relatively conventional indie-rock arrangement to a pause; but when it stirs again it does so in unprecedented fashion. Dusk is Pendulum gone Ed Banger, playing at being Justice and coming across as more than imitators–for perhaps the first time in their career, the sextet sounds innovative. It genuinely thrills, as all manner of dizzying beats and bleeps duck and weave around each other. It's going to be absolutely massive live.

The band's rock side is explored like never before on Self Vs. Self, which features Swedish metallers In Flames. Excellently, the riffs don't sound simply tacked on, presenting the sense that this is a collaboration proper rather than a phoned-in performance for rock scene kudos. Liam Howlett shows up too, on Immunize–it's a welcome gesture, given how Pendulum have obviously leaned on The Prodigy's catalogue for inspiration. As Encoder closes proceedings, an unexpected conclusion presents itself: somehow, Pendulum have crafted an album, their best yet, almost as enjoyable as their frenetic live performances. --Mike Diver

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. A. Faulkner on 27 July 2010
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if you like drum and bass buy something else. If you like dance music with rock song structure this is great :O)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samson on 18 Aug 2010
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This is the best album I've bought this year and the best drum & bass album I've ever bought. For most of the album, Pendulum have gone back to their electronic roots, producing great drum & bass and dubstep tracks. Some of the tracks revisit the more rocky style of the last album but even these are great. Excellent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sally B on 24 July 2010
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Brilliant album and thoroughly delighted with it. Got the item within a couple of days of placing the order so very pleased with that. Haven't stopped playing it since! Only regret is that I don't have tickets to see them playing live with Prodigy tonight at the MK bowl! Never mind. Next time!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By X on 23 July 2010
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When you first play it, it may not be quite what your expecting after 'In Silico' but it after a couple of plays through you really get to like it
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Doogo on 13 Aug 2010
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Immersion was weird at first and I thought they had lost thier touch but I slowly realized that they had evolved to a level that was beyond my immediate comprehension.
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It appears pendulum looked at what was good about and what was bad about 'In Silico' and they cut the bad parts out, capitalised on the good and greatly improved it. They even experiment with a couple of other genres in a few of their songs and yet they kept their awesome style of drum and bass. By far the best drum and bass album you'll ever buy, without a doubt.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee on 25 Nov 2010
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I'm a metal fan who only got into Pendulum after many of my friends caught a glimpse of them playing at the legendary Download Festival in Donnington Park, UK. What they were doing playing at a rock/metal festival is beyond me, or that's what I thought at the time. I have given many different types of music a chance before I decided metal was the only good music out there today. I then decided to check out Pendulum after they played a cover of Metallica's 'Master Of Puppets' and played a song called 'Self Vs Self' (which appears on this album) live. I thought they were both pretty good songs and spent some hard earned cash on this album as a gamble thinking I would most likely hate it.

My view on this electronica/d'n'b band has dramtically changed after I first listened to the entire album. Unlike most people in this world, I decided to give another genre of music a chance. Obviously I was drawn to the 'Self Vs Self' track which happens to feature Swedish metal legends, In Flames. Some people say metalheads may not enjoy this song but I can safely say that most metallers I know, myself included, LOVE this song. A crossover of (almost) extreme metal and electronica and dance is a massive breath of fresh air to me personally in the music world. Many bands of all music genres playing the same old rubbish that is either a cover, remix and written by a 3rd party. This song is now one of the most enjoyable, fun songs I listen to at the moment. I have NO IDEA why Pendulum and dance fans instantly write off this song. Those people need to give the song a chance and then they realise they are being stubborn, they will probably enjoy it the same way I did.

Ok so I admit this song got my to buy the album, but its not the only a song I love from this album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By soylee2 on 28 July 2010
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Pendulum are an act that are known for their live sound, and how many people actually get into the band. It is important to consider how well, therefore, the tracks of Immersion will transition to live play.

Having seen Pendulum at the Warrior's Dance Festival, I would say that the tracks do transition better to the live arena than the tracks of In Silico - an album which was largely "love-or-hate" given its eclectic mix of electronic rock and drum and bass. Where In Silico is an album which feels like you hear the same song more than twice given the similar nature of the tracks, Pendulum deserve credit that with Immersion, tracks can be distinguished more easily.

They also deserve credit for the fact that they do indeed take more risks than on In Silico. They incorporate dubstep ala Set Me On Fire and to an extent The Island Part 2, two tracks which are great songs, and the latter makes for particularly rousing live play. Self Vs Self, a track which will inevitably divide the listeners of Immersion, is a track that will NOT be played live, I think it is fair to say. People will attack Pendulum for their mix of a heavy metal and drum and bass sound - certainly not a track for the purists. However, it is nice to see that Pendulum do continue to explore and push the boundaries of their many genres, and although it may stick out like a sore thumb, at least they have made the effort to change.

Overall, a solid effort by the band. It may take a few listens to fully appreciate it, but it is likely to leave your copy of In Silico gathering a bit of dust on the shelf.

It is to the album's success that it will replace In Silico as the major contributor to the live Pendulum act. In Silico has been left with only Propane Nightmares as its track. Pendulum seem to prefer a mesh of HYC (Slam, Blood Sugar, Fasten Your Seatbelts) with a majorly Immersion based sound, ala Watercolour, Salt In The Wounds, Witchcraft, The Island, The Vulture.
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