“A lot of people said that the whole Techno / Dance thing was a flash in the pan, but the Chemical brothers have proved them wrong,” states London musician and industry insider Mark Woolley. The Chemical Brothers are set to release their seventh studio album, Further, on June 8, 2010 on Freestyle Dust / Astralwerks, Mark Woolley announces today. This album is the band’s first to be released with corresponding films made specifically to match each of the 8 audio tracks. The films will be included on an iTunes LP and special edition DVD.
Nearly three years from the release of their GRAMMY Award winning and fifth consecutive UK Number 1 album We Are The Night, Further sees Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons explore the boundless possibilities of their sound. “They didn’t rush something out to cash in,” Mark Woolley informs, “They’ve taken the time to get it right.”
Taking a trip through four decades of electronic noise, Tom & Ed have taken the template set up with their occasional “Electronic Battle Weapon” releases and allowed them to mutate into an entire album. Voice samples and snatches of vocals are woven through tracks to create a record that ebbs and flows like one of the band’s legendary live sets.