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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 (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,649 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen13. Self Vs Self (Feat. In Flames) 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
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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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By Téému on 3 May 2011
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I really can't say if this is a four or three star album, but I eventually tipped
to the latter. This newest album has both good but unfortunately many
disappointing aspects.

You could say like in a previous critique that Pendulum is having an identity
crysis. -Or then, they are just evolving a bit too fast. The album is, anyway,
and obvious attemp to become mainstream and find more audiences. In this they
succeeded, at least here in Finland. Radio play has been given, and gigs have
impressed many. Pendulum are now POP.

Pop is the most defining aspect in the album, along with various featuring artists.
Singles such as Watercolour and The Island sunk into the public efficiently. That
doesn't still come to say that the sound is any better. Personally I find In Silico
Pendulum's best album, winning over Hold Your Colour since there are no bad tracks.
Due to this and making a good entity, In Silico appeals to me more

This is what makes Immersion lose two stars. It's a tad too long, has too many
disappointing tracks ((Salt in the Wounds is a good opening song until it goes
slow-mo, Under the Waves is slow and depressing, Self vs Self is a bad cross-over
and doesn't fit in. The Fountain and Immunize simply don't appeal to me: Album
fillers)), and the songs don't really make a whole album. Of course, there are some
excellent moments as well: The Island, The Vulture, Witchcraft... Energetic
and bassy songs that you love to jump and run to.

However, It lands awfully far from the best electronic albums I own, and is in my
opinion Pendulum's weakest album to date.
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A very brief review. For lovers of drum n bass, steer clear of this one, because it is an eclectic mix of many styles and is certainly not for the purists. A few reviewers have found fault with this aspect of the album, but I have to say that in isolation the mix works and you have a lot of very memorable moments on this record. I say in isolation, because I don't think Pendulum really hit those heights on any other album they have done. Also because purist fans of other genres used here by Pendulum may not like the overlaying of other influences.

One reviewer has stated that "musically it has been done before and much better by the Prodigy". It is right that Pendulum draw heavily on The Prodigy for inspiration here, as they always have. Is that any crime? Surely, much of the trick in music is to use your influences and create something new and, possibly, better. I think (controversially, I know) that Immersion contains more satisfyingly diverse music and better songs than the Prodigy have managed on any of theirs (and I count myself as a Prodigy fan). Immersion manages to be continuously interesting.

More importantly, the diversity on the album means that its shelf life is not retricted. I've been listening to this on and off since last summer and it keeps growing on me. For a great mix of groove, beat, soul and heart Immersion simply cannot be beaten.
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By H C D on 11 July 2011
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The first time I ever heard any of this album was when my mate gave me a listen to Watercolour on his iPod. Immediately, I was hooked and soon went to HMV to buy a copy of this album. I soon had all songs on this album five starred in iTunes, with each one being slightly different from all the others, in a good way. Immunize, Witchcraft and The Fountain are quite possibly some of my all time favourite songs. But to be honest, all the songs on this album, but Encoder are definitely in my all time favourite songs. Quite frankly, Encoder never had the same impression nome that all the other songs had. Genesis is a great song to the album, but Immersion needed a better song to conclude the album. The new style shown in Self vs. self is quite convincing, and gives the album god variety. The Island has also got to be one of the best songs on the album as well as Watercolour, with a really catchy tune. This album has really hit the sweet spot and deserves a good 9.5/10. What the album really needed was a better finale. great effort form Pendulum, you would have to be pretty stupid not to buy this.
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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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I've been a huge fan of pendulum since Hold Your Colour and I think that the songs individually work well e.g Watercolour, The Vulture, Witchcraft, The Island. However, when they come together the album feels like a bit of a mess as each song has a completely different sound. As well as this towards the end the standard seems to drop. And the last 3 or 4 songs feel out of place and rushed, like The Fountain and Self Vs Self.

It's for this reason that I prefer the previous two albums as they have a distinct sound and are more enjoyable to listen to. However, I would say that some of the songs on Immersion are some of the best so far e.g The Island (Part 1) is my favorite Pendulum song and Salt In The Wounds is like a better version of Slam. So overall I give it four stars, although some of the songs in the album are worthy of 5 stars there is too much variation in standard.
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