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Press releases accompanying new albums typically overflow with hyperbole and overwrought prose -- that's what they're for, right? -- but check out an excerpt from

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Press releases accompanying new albums typically overflow with hyperbole and overwrought prose -- that's what they're for, right? -- but check out an excerpt from the one that came with the advance copy of the new Chemical Brothers album, We Are the Night, which showed up on my doorstep this morning:

"Recorded undercover of darkness in a bomb proof bunker in South London, We Are the Night is a route map through modern psychedelia; a derailed rollercoaster that barrels the listener onto a journey that moves seemlessly from frenetic percussion workout that threatens to splash out of the speakers, to metronomic pulses that sound like the kind of music that gets played out at some kind of future disco populated entirely by robots; from the wheezing groans of modular synthesizers that sound like they've been left out in the rain to die, to hallucinogenic public service announcements about salt water fish.  All the while, disembodied robo-voices boom out mind control commandments as guest vocals weave in and out of tracks like previously undiscovered instruments..."

I haven't listened to the disc yet, but how can it possibly live up to that?

 
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