Nearing quarter of a century at the cutting edge of mindwarp electronica, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons are back once again with a new track, Sometimes I feel so deserted, and a new album Born in the Echoes. Their eighth studio album contains eleven tracks of classic Chemical Brothers featuring collaborations with Q-Tip, Ali Love, St. Vincent, Cate Le Bon and Beck and is their first album since 2010’s Further.
You can get Sometimes I feel so deserted as an instant grat right now with pre-orders of the album via online retailers, otherwise the global release date for the album is July 17th to coincide with the bands appearances at Sonar, Glastonbury and Bestival.
The song itself starts of with glitchy ambience, before this bubbling bass begins to sprawl over the simple (initial) drum patterns and this off kilter bass pins it down before the vocal – high and slightly ethereal sounding floats over the top of things. More layers are added as the track gradually becomes both harder and darker, driven on by this insistent bassline as the band trip over some peaks and troughs as it builds to a heady, and abrupt, deliciously deliberate anti-climax. Brilliant.
Welcome back Chemical Brothers – you’ve been missed.
See Chemical Brothers live this Summer at:
18th – 20th Jun Barcelona, Sonar
24th 28th Jun Glastonbury Festival
10th – 13th Sept Bestival