Although billed as a return from Pendulum’s seven-year hiatus, The Reworks is more like a compilation album, entirely comprised of remixes from the likes of Skrillex, Noisia, Knife Party and DJ Seinfeld.
Each has put their distinct footprint on the originals: Noisia’s remix of Hold Your Colour is crunchier and overpowering, Knife Party’s take on Blood Sugar is fruitier and toned down, and Skrillex emphasises the dub part of dubstep in reworking The Island Part 1. It’s a satisfying tour of Pendulum’s rolodex, and as a precursor to new material – it’s just a shame nobody took on their ABC News remix.
The Reworks is out now via Earstorm/ADA.
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