Monday, June 28, 2010

The Proverbial Envelope

It starts with what sounds like an alien morse code transmission; Earth bound signals bouncing off the side of orbiting space debris. Snatches of voices found out in the ether cut through the machine fog, drifting across burbling analogue equipment lovingly kept working long after supposed sell-by date. By the time the click and thump of snare and bass drum arrive, the sounds are all-encompassing, swirling around you with dizzying, disorientating effect. Noises come untethered by constraints of volume, seemingly leaping from the speakers with a life of their own. For a band used to dealing in psychedelics, this time round The Chemical Brothers have really pushed the proverbial envelope.

The Chemical Brothers - Horse Power (Louis La Roche Remix) by louislaroche

The Chemical Brothers have always been a group that I loved. Every album has been an amazing ride for me. You can guarantee that when you put on a Chemical Brothers album that you are about to go to Another World. The groups latest album, Further, is no exception. On album number 7, Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands do one thing a bit different. There are barely any vocals on this album. That's ok though, because these 8 tracks are a living thing. From the albums first breath of static laced feedback on the track "Snow" to the climactic finish and death on "Wonders of the Deep", the album just makes your mind dissolve it's so good!

Download The Chemical Brothers - Another World

I've been a fan of The Chemical Brothers since 1997's Dig Your Own Hole. Fast forward 13 years and I am just as stoked about this album.

The band is also known for it's videos, this album has a special surprise...if you buy the LP version on iTunes, you get a video for every song on the album! Stand back! I'm going to Swoon! Check out this preview:


Download The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrom and Prins Remix)

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