Sonic Gems: The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers originated in  1989 Manchester and consists of the English electronic music duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons.  They are among the pioneers that brought the big beat to the forefront of pop music and culture.

Dig Your Own Hole is the second studio album by The Chemical Brothers and was released on April 7, 1997.  Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Beth Orton were guest vocalists. It is the first of six UK number one albums for the brothers.

Hard to say what hasn’t been said in describing this the epitome of electronica, i.e., button pushing aural obsessives searching for just the right sizzle.  This is a integration of arena electronica and densely packed beats.  Sadly, 10 minutes into listening to this CD is enough to suffice for these ears.  Aloha Promises Forever is rating this a seven out of 10.  There’s a lot of potential here, I just don’t hear it realized and sad to say I might need some ibuprofen before this exploration is over.

The Chemical Brothers’ Dig Your Own Hole may be listened to here:



About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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