Pendulum is an Australian electronic rock band. Founded in 2002 in Perth by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen and Paul Harding. Harding is a veteran DJ while Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen were part of an acclaimed rock band known as Xygen, but after hearing Konflict's "Messiah" at a rave they were inspired into the drum and bass genre, in 2003 they relocated to the United Kingdom.
Encoder" is similar to "The Tempest" from In Silico. It opens with a verse, chorus structure which then falls silent, leading into a build up riff with vocals over the top of it and ending with the sounds of slushing sea waves and the sound of a man breathing in sharply, which abruptly ends at the end of the track. It was written By Peredeur Ap Gwynedd, the band's Guitarist, as well as Rob Swire.