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Death to Analog is the first studio debut album from American rock band Julien-K, which had a limited release on March 10, 2009, with a vinyl release on April 7, the digital release and worldwide release on October 20, and the European/Digi-Pak release date on 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.

Death to Analog
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 10, 2009
Genre
Length59:27 (Original Release)
63:34 (Worldwide Release)
75:50 (European Release)
LabelMetropolis Records US, Tiefdruck-Musik EU
Producer
Julien-K chronology
Death to Analog
(2009)
Death to Digital
(2011)
Singles from Death to Analog
  1. "Kick the Bass"
    Released: February 17, 2009
  2. "Dreamland"
    Released: August 27, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
InYourSpeakers(Positive)[1]
Rock on Request(favorable)[2]

ReleaseEdit

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.

SinglesEdit

On January 23, 2009, Julien-K's myspace page announced that on February 17, 2009, their first single "Kick the Bass" (with "Dreamlands" as a b-side) would be released digitally, coinciding with the planned end of analog television in North America. 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 February 10 on playboy.com which also features a cameo appearance from Linkin Park's lead 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.

"Dreamland" was released as the second single from the album on August 27, 2010.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Julien-K.

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:59:27
European Edition bonus tracks[3]
No.TitleLength
15."Dreamland"4:07
16."Killing Fields"5:16
17."Maestro" (Brandon Belsky Remix)7:00
Total length:75:50
Worldwide Digital-Release Bonus Digital Downloads[4]
No.TitleLength
16."Maestro" (Brandon Belsky Remix)7:00
17."Kick the Bass" (Virgin Tears and Fu Remix)6:37
18."Technical Difficulties" (iPunk Remix)5:42
19."Disease" (Chris Holmes Ashtar Command Remix)5:39
20."Technical Difficulties" (Bryan Black Remix)6:37
21."Technical Difficulties" (Bryan Black Synth Attak Remix)5:56
  • All tracks are available upon purchase of Worldwide Release of the album.
Vinyl Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
15."Spiral" (Paul Oakenfold Remix)6:36
16."Kick the Bass" (She Wants Revenge Remix)4:56

Death to DigitalEdit

Death to Digital
 
Remix album by
ReleasedMarch 10, 2009 (worldwide)
Genre
Length59:34
LabelJulien-K Inc.
ProducerJulien-K
Julien-K chronology
Death to Analog
(2009)
Death to Digital
(2009)
Death to Digital X
(2010)

All tracks are written by Julien-K.

No.TitleLength
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

Death to Digital XEdit

Death to Digital X
 
Remix album by
ReleasedApril 27, 2010 (worldwide/digital)
Genre
Length96:59
LabelLevel 7
ProducerJulien-K
Julien-K chronology
Death to Digital
(2009)
Death to Digital X
(2010)
SDS Sessions V.1
(2011)

All tracks are written by Julien-K.

No.TitleLength
1."Someday Soon (Headcleanr Remix)"3:08
2."Stranded (Jagz Kooner Remix)"4:58
3."Disease (Franz & Shape Remix)"5:07
4."Forever (Bon harris Remix)"6:23
5."Kick the Bass (She Wants Revenge Remix)"4:55
6."Systeme de Sexe (Combichrist Remix)"6:21
7."Death to Analog (Mike Shinoda Remix)"4:05
8."Technical Difficulties (Photek Remix)"6:34
9."Dreamland (Dave the Hustler - In Hustler's Dreams Remix)"6:10
10."Technical Difficulties (iPunk Remix)"5:41
11."Death to Analog (Tim Palmer's Xtended Dub)"6:31
12."Someday Soon (Fu's Dirty Edit)"6:50
13."Systeme de Sexe (iPunk Remix)"4:51
14."Technical Difficulties (Bryan Black Remix)"6:15
15."Maestro (Brandon Belsky Remix)"6:59
16."Technical Difficulties (Bryan Black Synth Attak)"5:56
17."Disease (Chris Holmes Remix)"5:38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "InYourSpeakers review". Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  2. ^ "Rock on Request review". Archived from the original on 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  3. ^ "Tiefdruck-Musik heißt willkommen: "JULIEN-K" – Album "Death To Analog" am 05.März 2010 « Tiefdruck Musik". Tiefdruck-musik.de. 2010-01-14. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  4. ^ "DEATH TO ANALOG 6 SONG BONUS!". InsideTheTourBus. 2009-10-19. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-13.

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