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Game: Turn Chems albums into EPs

Started by WhiteNoise, Aug 10, 2018, 19:49

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The EP talk Enjoyed brought up in the Free Yourself got me thinking.

Let's make fictional Chems EPs. Build them around any theme you like - the idea is to curate a specific era of work down into a focused and powerful package.

Rules:

1. EPs must be 3-7 songs long.
2. EPs must be shorter than 30 minutes long total.
3. Songs can be in any order but must all be from the same album / era.

This is hard to do considering how cohesive and thematic Chems albums are, but try to "forget" the true order of the album and put something unique together - a "what-if" alternate reality release.

Try thinking "in sides" too, like a single 12" that fits 12-18 minutes per side, this can help.

Racing the Tide
1. Let Forever Be
2. The Sunshine Underground
3. Asleep From Day
4. Surrender
5. Dream On

Sunny psychedelics.


A Modern Midnight Conversation
A1 Midnight Madness
A2 Das Speigel
B1 Snooprah
B2 Burst Generator

Raw constellation fish tech disco madness. Burst Gen has an imagined revised outro here to better conclude the EP.


Superflash EP
A1 Escape Velocity
B1 Don't Think
B2 Superflash

The ultra dancey space-age extended cuts from this era, designed for a 12" release direct to DJs. Originally had Horse Power here then remembered Superflash - what happened to that track??

Reggae For Real EP

A1 Galaxy Bounce (Tomb Raider/Singles version)
A2 The Duke (Mini Moog Mix)
A2 Base 6
B1 Denmark
B2 H.I.A.

Big ol' slabs of Chemical funk

dancesoitallkeepsspinning

UNDER NEON LIGHTS EP
01 Under Neon Lights
02 EML Ritual
03 Direkt Buki
04 Just Bang
05 Reflexion
06 Radiate

A shorter, clubbier take on the Born In The Echoes era.

AFTER MIDNIGHT EP
01 Midnight Madness
02 Das Spiegel
03 Burst Generator
04 A Modern Midnight Conversation
05 We Are The Night

After hours take on We Are The Night era.

GALAXY BOUNCE EP
01 Come With Us
02 Get Yourself High
03 Galaxy Bounce
04 Base 6
05 H.I.A.

The funkier side of Come With Us era.

HIGHER EP
01 Snow
02 Swoon
03 Another World
04 Caroline's Theme aka Hanna's Theme (Vocal Version)
05 Dissolve
06 K+D+B

A short love piece from Further era.

CHEMICAL BEATS EP
01 Chemical Beats
02 Leave Home
03 Loops Of Fury
04 Song For The Siren
05 Her Jazz

NOT ANOTHER DRUGSTORE EP
01 Not Another Drugstore
02 Dig Your Own Hole
03 Elektobank
04 Piku
05 Block Rockin' Beats


THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS & BETH ORTON EP
01 Alive Alone
02 Where Do I Begin
03 The State We're In
04 Daybreaker
05 Call Me The Breeze
06 I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain

Last Edit: Aug 11, 2018, 05:33 by neorev

Breakbeat Blitz EP
A1 Dust up beats (First press edition/ Wipeout edition)
A2 Loops of Fury
A3 (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up
B1 Prescription Beats/ Terminal Tower
B2 Lionrock - Packet of Peace (Chemical Brothers Remix)

the Whole 1996 Opener as their released tracks

Rare Equations EP
A1 Chico's Groove
A2 Chico's Groove (Mix 2)
B3 Alive Alone
B1 Buzz Tracks
B2 Lost in the K-hole

A Slow EP that features underrated slow tracks from 95-96.
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2018, 04:44 by Conn6orsuper117
"The music Gets Louder, The Lights swirl faster, the chap who freaks out hasn't passed the acid test... A surprising number of these youngsters don't even know who Timothy Leary is..."

The Kinky EP
Come with Us
Free Yourself
(I'm) Wide Open
Come Inside
Do it Again

And you didn't even get Nothing But Pleasure in there.
Yea though I walk through the valley and shadow of death
every day of my life,
I fear no evil for The Lord is with me.

Quote from: Wolkenkrabber on Aug 11, 2018, 10:16

And you didn't even get Nothing But Pleasure in there.
This will be for The Kinky EP 2

The Kinkier EP
Don't Think
Close Your Eyes
Get Yourself High
Just Bang
Nothing but Pleasure

I'm gonna violate Rule #3.

Let's Not Get Into That - EP

"Ladies and Gentlemen/Mind-Bending Chemicals" Intro
Get Yourself High
Under The Influence
Lost In The K-hole
"These Chemicals Are Good, These Chemicals Are Bad" Interlude
Hot Acid Rythm 1
The Test
The Pills Won't Help You Now
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2018, 14:49 by Stefan

Quote from: Conn6orsuper117 on Aug 11, 2018, 04:34


Rare Equations EP
A1 Chico's Groove
A2 Chico's Groove (Mix 2)
B3 Alive Alone
B1 Buzz Tracks
B2 Lost in the K-hole

A Slow EP that features underrated slow tracks from 95-96.
I like this. Kind of an extended "Chico's Groove" single with b-sides. Though Buzz Tracks and K-Hole (96/97) aren't really the same generation as Alive Alone and Chico's Groove (written in 94, released 95).

If You Kling To Me I'll Klong To You, My Mecury Mouth, and Dope Coil would all work great there though and they're all tracks from 1994.

Alternative Equations
A1 Dope Coil
A2 Chico's Groove
A3 Alive Alone
B1 My Mercury Mouth
B2 If You Kling To Me I'll Klong You


Quote from: neorev on Aug 11, 2018, 00:43

UNDER NEON LIGHTS EP
01 Under Neon Lights
02 EML Ritual
03 Direkt Buki
04 Just Bang
05 Reflexion
06 Radiate

A shorter, clubbier take on the Born In The Echoes era.
Add I'll See You There and those are the only tracks I really listen to there...

Quote from: neorev on Aug 11, 2018, 00:43

AFTER MIDNIGHT EP
01 Midnight Madness
02 Das Spiegel
03 Burst Generator
04 A Modern Midnight Conversation
05 We Are The Night

After hours take on We Are The Night era.
With all the B-sides I think there's a ton of interesting ways you can take WATN.


Quote from: neorev on Aug 11, 2018, 00:43

HIGHER EP
01 Snow
02 Swoon
03 Another World
04 Caroline's Theme aka Hanna's Theme (Vocal Version)
05 Dissolve
06 K+D+B

A short love piece from Further era.
Magical. Didn't expect Hanna to count as Further era.

Quote from: neorev on Aug 11, 2018, 00:43

NOT ANOTHER DRUGSTORE EP
01 Not Another Drugstore
02 Dig Your Own Hole
03 Elektobank
04 Piku
05 Block Rockin' Beats
This, but imagine the outro of Elektrobank going into the intro of the album version of Block Rockin Beats, and replace Dig Your Own Hole with Morning Lemon. Killer.


I literally, love all these EPs


Heres my contribution




The Combination of Sounds EP:

A1 The Devils in The Details
A2 Isolated Howl
A3 Container Park

B1 The Devils in The Beats
B2 Escape 700
B3 Quayside Synthesis
B4 Hanna's Theme [Vocal Version]




Radiate EP

A1 Radiate
A2 Wide Open (By The Light of The Moon Mix)

B1 Radiate [Techno a-go-go mix]
B2 Snow/Surface to Air (Live at Apple Music Festival)







Turn Off Your Mind EP

Tomorrow Never Knows (Junior Parker)
Setting Sun
Let Forever Be
Dissolve
I'll See You There

Again, in violation of Rule #3. I'm no good at this.

XDUSTEP3

A1  Asleep From Day
A2  The State We're In
A3  Spring
B1  Snow/Surface
B2  One To Many Mornings
B3  The Devil Is In The Details




1. EPs must be 3-7 songs long.
2. EPs must be shorter than 30 minutes long total.
3. Songs can be in any order but must all be from the same album / era.
no idea, no idea

@whitenoise the 30 minute rule forced me to swap some tracks out timing-wise or removing a track altogether. Silver Drizzle was originally in my We Are The Night era EP. Morning Lemon was actually in my Dig Your Own Hole era EP, but removed for time. My Galaxy Bounce EP ended on My Elastic Eye, but also made it over 30 minutes.

I didn't do EPs for the Surrender nor Push The Button era...

THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND EP
01 The Sunshine Underground
02 The Diamond Sky
03 Orange Wedge
04 Flashback
05 Scale
06 Let Forever Be

SURFACE TO AIR EP
01 The Boxer
02 Spring
03 Close Your Eyes
04 Surface To Air



Brexit Planet Dust E.P.

Leave Home (Terror Drums)
Loops of Fury
Get Up On It Like This (Loops of Fury Extended Version)
Playground For A Wedgeless Firm
Song to the Siren
One Too Many Mornings
Alive Alone

"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

Quote from: neorev on Aug 12, 2018, 16:46

Silver Drizzle was originally in my We Are The Night era EP.
SD isn't from the WATN-era, it is from the CWU-era. Tom said it back on the old forums:


Quote from: Meerkat

hello everybody,this was a cwu era track ,another one that had got lost in the archive/fallen down the back of the sofa!glad you like it....

http://etc.thechembase.com/public/chemicalbrothersforum/forum.thechemicalbrothers.com/index5d22-2.html?/topic/6126-silver-drizzle-new-b-side/page__st__20
no idea, no idea


Dusty Beats EP

A1 Dust Up Beats
A2 Dope Coil
A3 Be That Thing

B1 My Mercury Mouth
B2 Her Jazz

8)



Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Quote from: ThePumisher on Aug 12, 2018, 22:17

SD isn't from the WATN-era, it is from the CWU-era. Tom said it back on the old forums:


http://etc.thechembase.com/public/chemicalbrothersforum/forum.thechemicalbrothers.com/index5d22-2.html?/topic/6126-silver-drizzle-new-b-side/page__st__20
so thats why they always played that star guitar esq buzzer before encores since 2002. ;D
"The music Gets Louder, The Lights swirl faster, the chap who freaks out hasn't passed the acid test... A surprising number of these youngsters don't even know who Timothy Leary is..."

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