The Chemical Brothers hit the silver screen
Sun 4th Dec, 2011 News 1624 viewsin
Keen followers of dance pioneers the Chemical Brothers would’ve had their interest piqued in recent weeks by a series of mysterious videos released by the duo. As it turns out, those teasers led to the announcement Don’t Think, a Chemical Brothers concert film set to be screened around the world from January 2012.
Don’t Think captures the Chems live show in all its eye-popping glory onstage at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival back in July of this year. Director Adam Smith has worked with the duo as a visual collaborator across the course of their career, so he’s undoubtedly the right man for the job.
“After 18 years of working on the Chemical Brothers live show we have finally captured it on film; you could almost say it’s 18 years in the making,” Smith explains in the press notes. “The aim was to create a different type of concert film for a different type of show.”
“I wanted to capture what it is like to experience the show from right in the middle of the crowd as well as showing and combining the visuals featured in the show with the footage we captured on this one night; to see how the music and visuals emotionally affect and connect with the audience.”
In another treat for fans’ adrenal glands, Don’t Think is apparently the first-ever concert recorded in Dolby 7:1 surround sound and mixed for the big screen experience. From the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be a trip.