Lat­est al­bum im­merses lis­tener in an­other world

Im­mer­sion, the new al­bum re­leased by drum and bass band Pen­du­lum proves si­lence makes the heart grow fonder as fans rave about the tran­si­tion and pure pro­fes­sion­al­ism in the lat­est work. Win­tec in­tern re­porter Re­becca Smith says the al­bum is the creme de

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

AF­TER pop­u­lar Aussie band Pen­du­lum dis­ap­peared from the mu­sic scene in 2008 many said the band was over, un­til their lat­est al­bum Im­mer­sion was re­leased last year.

Al­bums be­fore Im­mer­sion sim­ply seem like mild step­ping stones in com­par­i­son to the lat­est. The band has fi­nally found its niche af­ter a sub­tle con­fu­sion on the mat­ter in pre­vi­ous al­bums such as In Sil­ico.

Pen­du­lum isn’t a cat­e­gory of mu­sic you can en­gage in with ev­ery­day life se­quences.

The mu­sic has been made for its pas­sion­ate fol­low­ers and mind-blast­ing live con­certs. Their new­est sound fully cred­its their ex­pe­ri­ence, fall­ing be­tween a com­plex genre of dub­step/drum and bass.

Lead sin­gles Wa­ter­colour and Witchcraft are es­sen­tial tracks that iden­tify and il­lus­trate the change be­tween al­bums but also sound di­luted com­pared to the rest of the al­bum’s ma­te­rial. The pick of the tracks is the two-part, mid-record The Is­land.

Im­mer­sion’s theme (a vir­tual re­al­ity) is sim­ply ge­nius. The mu­sic is oth­er­worldly. The 15 elec­tri­fy­ing tracks have the abil­ity to take your mind on an il­lu­sional jour­ney and this is what orig­i­nates the work and adds to Pen­du­lum’s mys­te­ri­ous ways.

LIFE BE­NEATH US: Pen­du­lum’s Im­mer­sion.

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