I managed to get my mitts on a pre-release leak of
I did this interview
Before I begin though, I’ll disclaim: this album is going to be disappointing to a lot of fans. It’s going to take a pretty broad mind to get a lot out of it, and if you’re after more of
This is not what you’re expecting. It’s experimental. @ruzkin described it to me as “reminiscent of early BT”. It crosses a lot of genre boundaries and tries to cover a lot of ground. In my opinion, the album is fundamentally compositionally flawed; the wrong tracks in the wrong place, and some that should have been left off the album altogether. It is by no means perfect.
I found a lot to love in it; I’m a fan of electronic music in general, so I’m not wedded to the concept of Pendulum as a drum’n’bass act. I wager that at least 70% of their former fans won’t feel the same way.
Here we go, track by track …