Exit Planet Dust - Chemical Brothers (The)

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Exit Planet Dust - Chemical Brothers (The)

1 CD(s) - Trip Hop / Big Beat - Label: Freestyle Dust - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 26/06/1995, 06/1995 - 724384054021

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published 04/09/2000 | baloo
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Pro better than anything that came before it
Cons they haven't quite found the same impetus since
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"enter planet chemical"

Well, what can you say about the debut album from the Chemical Brothers. Known at the time as a big beat outfit, Tom and Ed were desperate to prove that their music was more than old school breaks played at the wrong tempo with a bit of distortion on top.
And didn't they prove it. Yes, they did. Throwing into their melting pot influences from Renegade Soundwave, Depth Charge, Boogie Down Productions, Madchester, and just about everything else that was cool over the last 20 years.

They had the skills to use decks with samplers and computers to amazing effect. In their studio full of stomp boxes and cables the duo created an album that captured the vibe of the anti-dance scene that was growing in size alongside the cliquey chic of the superclub. This album was written for the dingy club, the muddy festival field, the local boozer, the basketball court and skate parks. But it still found it's way into the super clubs and made the band a triumph in club world for their excellent collaborations (Tim Burgess, and Beth Orton both appear on this album), blistering drum sounds, huge bass and guitars sounds. But it was the whole package that made this album so compelling.

There are mellow moments, hectic moments, down right dirty moments but it all rolls along perfectly. There aren't any of the commercial tracks that made them the band they are now, but Life is Sweet was a great single and brought them mainstream attention, and it sounds as fresh today as it did 5 years ago.

It may sound a bit rough around the edges if you are keen on the clean productions of Surrender, but if you can get down to Hey Girl… I think you might like this.

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1 CD(s) - Trip Hop / Big Beat - Label: Freestyle Dust - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 26/06/1995, 06/1995 - 724384054021

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