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:
If you’ve got The Chemical Brothers’ Further, leave a comment with your thoughts!
- Escape Velocity
- Another World
- Horse Power
- Wonders Of The Deep
Pre-order ‘Further’ iTunes LP – http://links.emi.com/further-itlp. Amazon UK – http://links.emi.com/further-ukamazon. Rest of the world – http://links.emi.com/further-row
An interactive YouTube exclusive showcasing clips from the astonishing new audio/visual album Further – ‘available as iTunes LP in the UK and as iTunes Pass in the US’.
Select your visual by clicking the appropriate box and be taken to your chosen clip. To return to the menu screen at any time click the menu button in the top left hand corner of the screen.
Released on June 14th through Parlophone/Astralwerks.
Visuals by Flat Nose George: http://www.flatnosegeorge.com
Directed by Adam Smith & Marcus Lyall
Production Company Black Dog/RSA Films