The Chemical Brothers – Further

The Chemical Brothers have a new album out – Further.

Further is available now in standard format, but also in a Deluxe edition that includes an audio/visual DVD album.

Here’s the official description:

The Chemical Brothers return with their most ambitious project yet, a full-on 51 minute audio/visual experience with cutting edge visuals tailored to the eight epic tracks (available on the CD/DVD edition).

The culmination of nearly two decades of psychedelic exploration, Further is a record that ebbs and flows like the band’s legendary live shows, an immersive collection that finds The Chemical Brothers at their most unrestrained and melodic best. Here, West Coast power pop harmonies sit beside German Motorik rhythms while My Bloody Valentine-esque sonic manipulations plane across the top of early house basslines. Step futher into the future with The Chemical Brothers.

On the other hand, here’s one of the first Amazon customer reviews of the DVD:

Bluntly put. the DVD aspect does not justify the price. Not only are the visuals not on par with any of their standard music videos but, they are not even fun to watch in a “so bad it’s good” kind of way.

A summary of the DVD is the girl on the cover dives into the ocean, then there are a bunch of dots dancing around for a long time, then the girls shadow is walking with dots and a generic psychedelic backdrop. Then, a horse is made of paper machete, some green slime pulsates and the girl comes out of the water.

Here’s an video preview for Further:

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The Chemical Brothers’ Further – New Album Out June 7th

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The Chemical Brothers have announced a new album – Further – to be released June 7th:

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 will their seventh studio album, “Further”, in June 2010. This album is the band’s first to be released with corresponding films made specifically to match each of the 8 audio tracks. Continue reading

Remix The Crystal Method

The Crystal Method, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, have announced a remix contest with Indaba Music.

Remix their track Come Back Clean, and you could win a microKorg XL and get your mix featured on TCM’s site.

Come Back Clean, from their new album Divided By Night, features Metric vocalist Emily Haines and drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Motley Crue, Peaches, Chelsea Girls). Check out the video above to get an inside look at Crystalwerks studio and get a glimpse of how the song was created.

Remix submissions are due by September 15th. Continue reading

The Chemical Brothers – Further

The Chemical Brothers have a new album out – Further.

Further is available now in standard format, but also in a Deluxe edition that includes an audio/visual DVD album.

Here’s the official description:

The Chemical Brothers return with their most ambitious project yet, a full-on 51 minute audio/visual experience with cutting edge visuals tailored to the eight epic tracks (available on the CD/DVD edition).

The culmination of nearly two decades of psychedelic exploration, Further is a record that ebbs and flows like the band’s legendary live shows, an immersive collection that finds The Chemical Brothers at their most unrestrained and melodic best.

Here, West Coast power pop harmonies sit beside German Motorik rhythms while My Bloody Valentine-esque sonic manipulations plane across the top of early house basslines. Step futher into the future with The Chemical Brothers.

That sounds pretty face-meltingly awesome.

On the other hand, here’s one of the first Amazon customer reviews of the DVD:

Bluntly put, the DVD aspect does not justify the price.

Not only are the visuals not on par with any of their standard music videos but, they are not even fun to watch in a “so bad it’s good” kind of way.

A summary of the DVD is – the girl on the cover dives into the ocean, then there are a bunch of dots dancing around for a long time, then the girls’ shadow is walking with dots and a generic psychedelic backdrop. Then a horse is made of paper machete, some green slime pulsates and the girl comes out of the water.

You can preview the DVD below:

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