Death to Analog


Death to Analog
Death to Analog
Studio album by Julien-K
Released March 10, 2009 CD/Limited
April 7, 2009 - Vinyl
October 20, 2009 - Worldwide/Digital
March 5, 2010 - Europe/Digi-Pak
Genre Alternative rock, Synthrock, Industrial rock
Length 59:27 - Original Release
63:34 - Worldwide Release
75:50 - European Release
Label Metropolis
Producer Julien-K
Tim Palmer
Chester Bennington (exec.)
Julien-K chronology
Death to Analog
(2009)
SDS Sessions V.1
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
InYourSpeakers (Positive)[1]
Rock on Request (favorable)[2]

Death to Analog is the debut album from Julien-K, released on March 10, 2009 (the European release date being March 5, 2010). Despite a number of delays, the album was confirmed to be released on February 17, 2009 to coincide with the "Death of Analog" television. However the album's release date was pushed back to March 10.

Contents

Release

On January 7, 2009, Ryan Shuck confirmed the album's release date via the band's MySpace page and stated the release would be handled through Metropolis Records. The track list was also confirmed through the Metropolis Records website, along with the following press release:

"Julien-K is the brainchild of two of the founding members of the platinum selling group Orgy: Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck. Fusing the elements of dark electronic club music with styles of modern rock & pop, Julien-K are at the forefront of the electronic music scene. Joined by drummer Elias Andra and studio collaborator and cohort Brandon Belsky on keyboards & vocals, Julien-K push the boundaries of what traditional electronic music is supposed to be with explosive live performances that are larger than life. Executive Produced by Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, their debut album Death to Analog provides a sweeping landscape of musical influences and themes that pull the listener into their world on a first listen; A world where technology is fused with artistic expression in a way that has not been attempted before."

The album is mixed by producer/engineer Tim Palmer, who has worked with The Cure, Dead or Alive, Gene Loves Jezebel, HIM and U2.

Singles

  • "Kick the Bass"

On 23 January 2009, Julien-K's myspace page announced that on 17 February 2009 their debut single "Kick the Bass" (with the B-side "Dreamland") would be released digitally, coinciding with the planned end of analog television in the U.S..

The explicit video is of a sexual theme, including references to bondage and has a cannibalistic twist to it. The video is offered in two versions for different tastes, a clean version as well as an explicit one, with the clean version being released at a later date.

As a teaser, the explicit version of the video was released exclusively on 10 February on playboy.com which also features a cameo appearance from Linkin Park's vocalist Chester Bennington, his wife Talinda, and Julien-K's Director of Activities Church. The site also offered a three-day trial to coincide with the release, though verification of age (18+) was needed.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Julien-K

No. Title Length
1. "Death to Analog"   5:15
2. "Someday Soon"   4:12
3. "Kick the Bass"   3:42
4. "Technical Difficulties"   4:20
5. "Systeme de Sexe"   5:26
6. "Maestro"   3:30
7. "Forever"   4:29
8. "Spiral"   3:22
9. "Nvr Say Nvr (Romeo Void cover)"   4:01
10. "Dystopian Girl"   5:01
11. "Look at U"   3:47
12. "Stranded"   3:57
13. "Disease"   3:56
14. "Futura (DTA Mix)"   4:29
European Bonus Tracks[3]
No. Title Length
15. "Dreamland" (B-Side) 4:07
16. "Killing Fields"   5:16
17. "Maestro (Brandon Belsky Remix)" (Official Remix) 7:00
Worldwide Digital-Release Bonus Track
No. Title Length
15. "Dreamland" (B-Side) 4:07
Worldwide Digital-Release Bonus Digital Downloads[4]
No. Title Length
16. "Maestro (Brandon Belsky Remix)" (Download available upon purchase of Worldwide Release) 7:00
17. "Kick the Bass (Virgin Tears and Fu Remix)" (Download available upon purchase of Worldwide Release) 6:37
18. "Technical Difficulties (iPunk Remix)" (Download available upon purchase of Worldwide Release) 5:42
19. "Disease (Chris Holmes Ashtar Command Remix)" (Download available upon purchase of Worldwide Release) 5:39
20. "Technical Difficulties (Bryan Black Remix)" (Download available upon purchase of Worldwide Release) 6:37
21. "Technical Difficulties (Bryan Black Synth Attak Remix)" (Download available upon purchase of Worldwide Release) 5:56
Vinyl Release digital bonus remixes
No. Title Length
15. "Spiral (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" (Originally appears on the Limited Edition's "Death to Digital" remix CD) 6:36
16. "Kick the Bass (She Wants Revenge Remix)" (Originally appears on the Limited Edition's "Death to Digital" remix CD) 4:56

Death to Digital

All songs written and composed by Julien-K

No. Title Length
1. "Someday Soon (Headcleanr Remix)"   3:10
2. "Maestro (Koma + Bones Remix)"   6:33
3. "Spiral (Paul Oakenfold Remix)"   6:32
4. "Kick the Bass (She Wants Revenge Remix)"   4:57
5. "Disease (Franz & Shape Remix)"   5:06
6. "Stranded (Jagz Kooner Remix)"   4:59
7. "Forever (Bon Harris Remix)"   6:25
8. "Systeme de Sexe (Combichrist Remix)"   6:17
9. "Death to Analog (Mike Shinoda Remix)"   4:06
10. "Look At U (Deadmau5 Remix)"   4:59
11. "Technical Difficulties (Photek Remix)"   6:34

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