Immersion (album)

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Immersion
Studio album by Pendulum
Released 21 May 2010 (see release history)
Recorded 2008-2010
Genre Drum and bass, industrial rock[1]
Length 67:14
Label Warner Music UK, Earstorm, Atlantic Records
Producer Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen
Pendulum chronology
Live at Brixton Academy
(2009)
Immersion
(2010)
TBA
(2014/15)
Singles from Immersion
  1. "Watercolour"
    Released: 1 May 2010
  2. "Witchcraft"
    Released: 18 July 2010
  3. "The Island"
    Released: 19 September 2010
  4. "Crush"
    Released: 16 January 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC positive [2]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars [4]
NME 4/10[5]
The Observer mixed[6]
Rock Sound 8/10[7]
The Times 3/5 stars[8]

Immersion is the third studio album by Australian band Pendulum. The album was announced in early 2009, with the name being confirmed in December 2009.[9] The album was released 21 May 2010 in Australia and Ireland, and 24 May for the rest of the world,[10] followed by a UK tour of the album. In January 2010 Pendulum hosted the album preview Ear Storm event at Matter in London in which many top DJs performed sets of their own with Pendulum being the headliners.[11]

The album was finished on 18 April 2010 and mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios in Los Angeles.[12]

Immersion peaked at number 1 in the UK Official Top 40 charts in its first week of release.[13]

The album features collaborations with Liam Howlett of The Prodigy, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and the Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames.

Track listing[edit]

Original release
No. Title Length
1. "Genesis"   1:09
2. "Salt in the Wounds"   6:38
3. "Watercolour"   5:08
4. "Set Me on Fire"   5:02
5. "Crush"   4:13
6. "Under the Waves"   4:55
7. "Immunize" (feat. Liam Howlett) 4:36
8. "The Island - Pt. I (Dawn)"   5:20
9. "The Island - Pt. II (Dusk)"   4:09
10. "Comprachicos"   2:48
11. "The Vulture"   4:03
12. "Witchcraft"   4:12
13. "Self vs Self" (feat. In Flames) 4:45
14. "The Fountain" (feat. Steven Wilson) 5:00
15. "Encoder"   5:21
Total length:
67:14
Deluxe version (iTunes)
No. Title Length
16. "Watercolour" (deadmau5 remix) 6:06
17. "Watercolour" (Emalkay remix) 5:07
18. "Witchcraft" (Rob Swire's drum-step mix) 5:44
19. "Witchcraft" (John B remix) 6:53
20. "Witchcraft" (Chuckie remix) 4:59
21. "Witchcraft" (Netsky remix) 4:56
22. "The Island"   9:29
23. "The Island" (Tiësto remix) 6:45
24. "The Island" (Cicada remix) 7:12
25. "The Island" (Steve Angello, AN21, Max Vangeli remix) 6:40
26. "The Island" (Lenzman remix) 4:57
27. "The Island" (Madeon remix) 4:06
28. "The Island" (Statelapse remix) 5:15
29. "Watercolour" (video) 3:29
30. "Witchcraft" (video) 3:52
31. "The Island" (video) 3:40
32. "The Making of Immersion" (video) 11:15
33. "Making the Immersion Artwork" (video) 4:34
34. "Witchcraft - Making of the Music video" (video) 3:48
35. "Pendulum - Live at Wembley" (video) 4:12
36. "Pendulum Live - Tour Graphics" (video) 5:56
Total length:
118:55

B-side[edit]

The track "Ransom" was originally included in the album but it was later dropped as it "didn't fit the sound of the album". The band later stated that "Ransom will be either released as a free download to fans or a B-side but it will definitely see the light of day".[12] Rob Swire later stated that "Ransom" won't be released because he found the song to be "boring" after the intro, however that most of the project files for the song were corrupted when his MacBook hard drive malfunctioned.[14][15][16] However on 6 April 2011, "Ransom" was released as a download only single on the group's website in aid of Japan's earthquake appeal, and entered the UK Singles Chart at no. 193 the following week.[17]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions
UK
[18]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
FIN
[21]
NZ
[13]
2010 "Watercolour" 4 37 62 23 37
"Witchcraft" 29 56
"The Island" 41
2011 "Crush" 92
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released in that country.

Charts & Certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Release Date Format Edition
Worldwide 21 May 2010 (2010-05-21) Download Standard
Ireland 12" LP, CD
Australia
United Kingdom 24 May 2010 (2010-05-24)
16 January 2011 (2011-01-16) Download iTunes Edition
United States 25 January 2011 (2011-01-25) 12" LP, CD, download Standard, iTunes Edition

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Immersion (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ BBC Music Review
  3. ^ The Daily Telegraph Review
  4. ^ The Guardian review
  5. ^ NME Review
  6. ^ The Observer review
  7. ^ Rock Sound review
  8. ^ The Times review
  9. ^ Pendulum announce live tour. pendulum.com (1 December 2009). Retrieved on 4 December 2009.
  10. ^ Immersion - Out Now. Pendulum.com. Retrieved on 28 August 2010.
  11. ^ Pendulum announce the first 'Ear Storm' night at Matter nightclub, London. pendulum.com (27 November 2009). Retrieved on 25 October 2010.
  12. ^ a b Rob Swire's Twitter feed. Twitter (20 April 2010). Retrieved on 7 August 2010.
  13. ^ a b c "Immersion at αCharts.us". acharts.us.
  14. ^ Rob Swire's state Ransom won't be released. Twitter (September 27, 2010). Retrieved on 27 September 2010.
  15. ^ Rob Swire's reasons why Ransom won't be released. Twitter (September 27, 2010). Retrieved on 27 September 2010.
  16. ^ Rob Swire's reasons why Ransom won't be released. Twitter (September 27, 2010). Retrieved on 27 September 2010.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart for the week ending 16 April 2011". UKChartsPlus (Liverpool: UKChartsPlus) (503): 1–4. 
  18. ^ Chart Stats - Pendulum. ChartStats.com. Retrieved on 22 September 2008.
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ Canadian Singles Chart. WebCite (1 June 2010). Retrieved on 20 July 2010.
  21. ^ "Finnishcharts.com - Pendulum - Watercolour". Mitä hittiä. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 20 July 2010.
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2010 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  23. ^ "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  24. ^ Pendulum (21 May 2010). Immersion (liner notes). Warner Music Group, 5051865948827.
  25. ^ a b Pendulum at Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 7 August 2010.