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PENDULUM - (DELUXE) HOLD YOUR COLOUR

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(Deluxe) Hold Your Colour
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Vinyl record
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3x12" LP Drum N Bass Classic from 2005 Re-issued Millenials Hold Your Colour is one of the best selling drum n' bass albums of all time, next to Roni Size's New Forms LP. This album was responsible for introducing a whole new generation of listeners, including myself, to the sounds and styles of DnB music. Hailing from Australia, Pendulum added a unique spin to a decade + old music genre that was historically dominated by British musicians. This album offers a wide variety of sonic styles from straight-up drum n' bass to hip-hop tinged breakbeat music. Although this album is widely recognized as a classic DnB LP, many purists of the genre contest it's authenticity. DnB legend, Goldie, has vocalized his opposition to Pendulum by essentially labeling them as a few blokes jumping on the DnB bandwagon ten years too late. Part of me does agree with Goldie's sentiments on the matter. There are definitely better takes on the drum n' bass sound out there (Goldie, Plug, Squarepusher, Photek, Fracture, Source Direct...) But that doesn't mean Hold Your Colour is a bad listen. Despite it's length (nearly an hour-20) the group switches up the feel from song to song enough so the album feels surprisingly short. The album starts out strong with very a cinematic production style that draws you in. Some highlights include Slam, Plastic World, Fasten Your Seatbelts, Girl in the Fire, and Tarantula. On the other hand, there are a few tracks that i find hard to get through, such as Through the Loop, Sound of Life, Streamline, and Still Grey. Either the production is just too chaotic or the cheesy vocals throw me off on these tracks. Either way, this album ushered in a new era of DnB; focused on more frantic, mid-range LFO sounds at 170BPM which dominated much of the late 2000's DnB scene. Full of high energy, fun, infectious songs; this album stands as a classic DnB record, like it or not

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Prelude
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Slam
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Plastic World
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Fasten Your Seatbelt
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Through The Loop
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Sounds Of Life
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Girl In The Fire
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Tarantula (Pendulum Vs Fresh)
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Out Here
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Hold Your Colour
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The Terminal
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Streamline
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Another Planet
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Still Grey
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Blood Sugar (Bunus Track)

Last FM Information on Pendulum

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Pendulum is a drum and bass-influenced electronic rock group from Perth, Australia, who relocated to the UK in 2003. The group (2002) comprises Rob Swire (vocals/synth/producer), Gareth McGrillen (bass guitar/producer/DJ), Perry ap Gwynedd (guitar), Paul 'El Hornet' Harding (DJ), KJ Sawka (drums) and Ben 'The Verse' Mount (MC). While the band has been in a hiatus since 2012, El Hornet and Mc Verse have continued to perform DJ sets using the aliase. In 2005 they released their debut album, Hold Your Colour. Critically, the album was well-received in both the United Kingdom and Australia. In addition, it was one of the biggest selling Drum and Bass releases of all time. Pendulum have also collaborated with Freestylers, releasing the single "Fasten Your Seatbelt". MC $pyda and DJ Tenor Fly also feature as vocalists on "Tarantula". Pendulum's sound is typically heavy beats accompanied by low, buzzing bass lines, overlaid with synthesized leads. As of their second album, In Silico, further experiments with sound are evident with many more elements from rock and typical electronic music being incorporated into their music. "In Silico" is Pendulum's first album for Warner Bros. Records via the bands Ear Storm imprint. Their track "Vault" was played by almost every DJ and was declared by annual Knowledge Drum’n’bass Awards as The Best Track of the Year. They have also created many remixes, including a remix of Voodoo People by The Prodigy. The band's third album "Immersion" was released on 24th May 2010, entering the UK album charts at #1 at the end of that week. In 2011, members Swire and McGrillen started their side project, Knife Party, as a way to create different kinds of electronic music. It has since become their primary focus, however they have not ruled out the possibility of new Pendulum material in the future. Their official website can be found at www.pendulum.com. 2. A Black Metal band from France. Their debut album Les Fragments du Chaos was released in 2012 by Hass Weg Productions. 3. A group from Melbourne who were distributed by Viscous Vinyl and MDS, both labels also based in Melbourne. They released one album called "3 Knocks" which featured the track "Coma" for which an ARIA Music Award was won for "Best Dance Release" in 1997. 4. There is also a Trip-hop group from the UK going by the name who released an album titled "Creature Feature" in 1997 on Cup Of Tea Records. 5. Pendulum was a Belgian band, founded by Serge Demol. Their debut single was called "It's a Beautiful Day". It was released in 1970 and became a hit. Two more singles were released in 1971 and 1974, but weren't successful. 6. Justin Wolthers, from Australia. One of the legendary Bloody Fist Records early members producing hardcore-techno and doomcore. Also goes under the alias De-Koder. 7. Pendulum was progressive rock from Indonesia. The first album release in 2003, Hypnotize, by taking the listener from chunky guitar solos onto light riffs and inspirational lyrics. With only one song featuring vocals (Ulah Manusia feat. Ipang), these four former music students build on a chemistry developed over years at school and playing in various bands based in Jakarta. Their speed and precision stand out on each track without robbing the music of its soul. There are: Michael (Drums) Influences Led Zeppelin, Terry Bozio, Casiopea Turi (Guitar) Influences Rush, Journey, Van Halen, Racer X, Earl Klugh, Enya Rifki (Guitar) Influences Dokken, Paul Gilbert, Night Ranger, Dream Theatre Adit (Bass) Influences Jaco Pastorius, Level 42, Magellan Their album can reach at: http://www.equinoxdmd.com/pendulum/default.htm Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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