NEW - Chemical Brothers (The), No Geography 2LP
At some point during the recording of No Geography, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons pushed the reset button. It began with the construction of a studio within a studio - a tiny makeshift room that housed the kind of kit they'd previously used to record the bulk of their first two albums; equipment that had sat gathering dust in Tom's attic for the last twenty years. That experimental space offered a freedom and the chance to create music and tell their own story in a way they hadn't done for years.
The resulting album is an extraordinary musical liberation; a record that stands alongside the duo's classic debut Exit Planet Dust and the rabbit-hole psychedelia of 2010's Further - the Chemical Brothers albums that respectively wrote the rules and then reimagined them entirely. Hurtling from righteous rage to wide-eyed wonder, from half-speed acid to jacking house and dreamy analogue noise, it's nothing less than a route map to the future.
No Geography features the previously released tracks Free Yourself and MAH ("a short & bloody ride into our modern media psychosis" The Guardian) and the forthcoming single Got To Keep On. Several of the tracks on No Geography feature vocals by Norwegian singer/songwriter Aurora who wrote and recorded parts in the band's studio in close collaboration with the band. Japanese rapper Nene features on Eve of Destruction