Of course, there’s no substitute for being there. But when the Chemical Brothers release an immersive, surround sound movie of their blistering set from last year, well, you’d have to have a brain like bubblegum to miss it (OK, we’ll get our coats. Sorry).
Mixmag are calling it the cinematic event of the decade. They would. But we’re of a mind to agree. Good God it looks awesome.
“You blink awake and find yourself halfway up the side of a Japanese mountain. It’s night time, right at the sticky middle point of summer. You’re in an opening in a darkened wood surrounded by – say – 50,000 other revelers, each of them frenzied; delirious from an all-encompassing psychedelia that seems to be emanating from a stage somewhere in the near distance.
Above you, lights swoop and strafe across armies of marching toy robots and galloping deconstructed horses; paint balls explode in front of borderline psychotic clowns. You’re in the thick of it, consumed by the spectacle, absorbed into the crowd, surrendering to the noise and the visuals. Stunned by the jaw-dropping intensity of what you’re witnessing, just one thought flashes through your febrile mind.
Don’t think. Let it flow…”