Attack Decay Sustain Release

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the envelope used in music synthesizers, see ADSR envelope.
Attack Decay Sustain Release
Studio album by Simian Mobile Disco
Released United Kingdom June 18, 2007
United States September 11, 2007
Genre Electro house, tech house
Length 36:53
Label Wichita Recordings, Interscope Records
Producer Jas Shaw, James Ford
Simian Mobile Disco chronology
Attack Decay Sustain Release
(2007)
Simian Mobile Disco EP
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10) [2]
Pop Matters (7/10) [3]
Rockfeedback (4/5) [4]
Rocklouder 3/5 stars [5]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars [6]
NME (8/10) [7]
Yahoo! Music UK 3/5 stars [8]

Attack Decay Sustain Release is the debut album from Simian Mobile Disco. It was released on June 18, 2007 on Wichita Recordings and reached #59 in the UK album charts.

History[edit]

The title of the album is a reference to the ADSR envelope, a component of many synthesizers, samplers, and other electronic musical instruments the function of which is to modulate some aspect of the instrument's sound—often its volume—over time.

Five of the album's ten tracks ("Hustler", "Tits & Acid", "I Believe", "Hotdog" and lead single "It's The Beat") were available prior to the album's release.

A double-disc version of the album contains six alternate versions on a separate CD.

Initial copies bought from Rough Trade Shops came with a bonus 4-track rarities CD.

Track listing[edit]

Original track listing[edit]

All tracks written by J. Shaw and J. Ford except where noted.

  1. "Sleep Deprivation" - 4:59
  2. "I Got This Down" - 4:09
  3. "It's the Beat" (J. Shaw, J. Ford, Ninja) - 3:22
  4. "Hustler" (J. Shaw, J. Ford, C. Johnson) - 3:42
  5. "Tits & Acid" - 4:03
  6. "I Believe" (J. Shaw, J. Ford, S. Lord) - 3:18
  7. "Hotdog" (J. Shaw, J. Ford, Ninja) - 3:16
  8. "Wooden" - 3:50
  9. "Love" (J. Shaw, J. Ford, B. Dobbin) - 3:02
  10. "Scott" - 3:12
U.S. bonus tracks
  1. “Clock”
  2. “System”

Bonus CD track listing[edit]

  1. "I Got This Down" (Instrumental Version)
  2. "It's the Beat" (Dub for Annie Mac)
  3. "Hustler" (Club Version)
  4. "I Believe" (SMD Space Dub)
  5. "Hot Dub"
  6. "Wooden" (Uncut)

Rough Trade Shops Bonus CD track listing[edit]

  1. "Clock"
  2. "I Believe" (Pinch's "I Believe in Bass Therapy" Remix)
  3. "It's the Beat" (Masseymix)
  4. "It's the Eat"

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bush. "Attack Decay Sustain Release". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ Harvell, Jess. "Simian Mobile Disco: Attack Decay Sustain Release | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ Sawdey, Evan. "Simian Mobile Disco: Attack Decay Sustain Release < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Review - Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release (Wichita)". RockFeedback. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  5. ^ "Simian Mobile Disco - Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release | Album Reviews". Rocklouder. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  6. ^ "Simian Mobile Disco: Attack Decay Sustain Release | Music Review". Slant Magazine. 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  7. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Simian Mobile Disco". Nme.Com. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  8. ^  6 hrs ago (2011-04-20). "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14.