THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – BORN IN THE ECHOES
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They’ve been there, done that and raved all night in the smiley faced t- shirt. So, just what excites Chemical Brothers – a British dance music institution – on their 8th album?
Born in the Echoes is almost an anti EDM album – there’s one pop moment, the Q Tip adorned ‘ Go,’ but the rest of the album is insistent, leftfield, vintage sounding electronica. Which is a shame if you were expecting another ‘ Block Rockin’ Beats’ or ‘ Hey Boy Hey Girl,’ but stick on the banging musical techno of ‘ Reflexion’ and you’ll soon forgive them. Or the peak dancefloor filler ‘ Just Bang,’ an industrial bass and beats workout that takes no prisoners.
There are a few trademark Chemical Brothers sonic signatures – ‘ I’ll See You There’ is essentially another breaks homage to ‘ Tomorrow Never Knows’ and ‘ Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ channels their classic ‘ Get High’ bee- in- a- bottle bass sound.
But Born In The Echoes is the sound of Tom and Ed making funky, wonky, challenging and rewarding music to remind the world that there’s more to dance music than the drop.