Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?


I just listened to BITE for the 1st time in its entirety

  • Freak Of The Week
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 707
Wanted to say this but the site was down last night.
I own Born In The Echoes but I don't think I ever sat down to listen to it in it's entirety. Last night for my Wednesday, decided to drop an edible & give it a listen.

WHAT A BLAST, and an experience!!!

OK, I admit it, I now have a new found respect for SIFSD, I used to hate it on it's own but now I see its a package deal when it comes to the whole album.

Go! Same old same old, listen to it a few times in work, Q-Tip returning is always a plus

Why hasn't Under Neon Lights been played live yet? could be a good transition between Star guitar to Eve of destruction or Swoon.

EML Ritual sounds so strange at a lower tempo, since I'm so used to the live versions, dunno if it's intentional but it fits the heavy anxiety "I'm going to lose my mind" trip.

I'll see you there, one of my go to trip songs. I dunno if I'll get a pat on the back or my head in a cake box, but imma say it, this & Taste of honey gives me "Grade S" psychedelic vibes.

Just Bang, very interesting, definitely hear some classic breakbeat breakdance in there.

Reflexion, So Good, heard the live version from my archive many times before. the layout is very similar probably the same if it weren't for it's live filters, but on it's own in studio is it's own monster.

Taste of Honey, I know I said it earlier, but this trips me out, like a weird psychedelic outtake from Yellow Submarine.

BITE I can see it being perfect for invincible, BTW 2:32 & onward: the screams from Pink Floyd Echoes, anybody?

Radiate, love it, I feel like I just dropped into a cinematic Cyberpunk Utopia, doesn't help there's the Vangelis style synths at the 2:50 mark. Jusssssssst-t-t-tt-t Raaa-ddddiiii-aaaaa-t-te-te-te-te-te-te

I've never bothered with album version of Wide Open until last night. I am so disappointed in myself I gone all this time and never listened.

I feel so bad ranking BITE so low in the past. I always tried to listen to these on their own, as if I head the album many times, and I never was phased, but now holy hell, combined, all of these songs are amazing.
"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..."


  • Pioneer
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 45
Felt something similar with BITE. Listened to every single album from them but this specific album was kind of like a weird puzzle piece. Didn’t really want to give it a listen in its fullest and only played some songs from the album.

Then I played the full album one day and man, I fell in love. I don’t know what was holding me back from listening to it, but Radiate and Reflexion pushed me to properly listen to it. Radiate made me shed tears and I don’t cry to things like this at all. Tom’s vocals really made the track stand out, but also the J-J-J-u-u-u-s-s-s-t-t-t R-R-a-a-d-d-i-i-a-a-t-t-e-e made me feel at ease.

I’ll never forget ToH making me act like a lunatic on the Tube though. Was waiting for my train, sat down and that buzzing started; I got shivers every time the buzzing went from one ear to another, I feel like the people next to me thought I was having a hypothermic episode.

But overall, I’ve come to love BITE. It’s an incredible album that did overwhelm me at one point, but I’ve now come to love to absolute bits. The tracks on the album are incredibly strange in the best way possible, but I adore BITE for that very reason.
Use imagination as a destination.


  • Freak Of The Week
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 808
  • The Future, I'll See You There
Under Neon Lights is such an underrated track.
Agreed, a live version would be fantastic to hear one day


  • Burst Generator
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1848
  • ONE MAN WILL RISK EVERYTHING TO SAVE HIS FAMILY.
Taste of Honey, I know I said it earlier, but this trips me out, like a weird psychedelic outtake from Yellow Submarine.
This is a top 5 track from the album for me. A lot of people perhaps didn't like it because it reminds them of the stinky This Is Not A Game. But for me it shows how much better you can do with that riff/idea. It's a playful, creative, underrated track which works really well as a more chilled album track.

BITE I can see it being perfect for invincible, BTW 2:32 & onward: the screams from Pink Floyd Echoes, anybody?
Worst track on the album for me.

Radiate, love it, I feel like I just dropped into a cinematic Cyberpunk Utopia, doesn't help there's the Vangelis style synths at the 2:50 mark. Jusssssssst-t-t-tt-t Raaa-ddddiiii-aaaaa-t-te-te-te-te-te-te
Some people seem to really like it and others don't seem to care for it at all. Personally I file this under "lovely", even if that makes ne a bit soft.

I've never bothered with album version of Wide Open until last night. I am so disappointed in myself I gone all this time and never listened.
Love the songwriting, hate the production. Every other version (remixes, live) of this is better than this 'original' version, for me. But the song can nonetheless be appreciated.

I feel so bad ranking BITE so low in the past. I always tried to listen to these on their own, as if I head the album many times, and I never was phased, but now holy hell, combined, all of these songs are amazing.
Oh it's still not as good as many of the other albums. But that doesn't mean that it's bad.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
every day of my life,
I fear no evil for The Lord is with me.


  • Galvanizer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 475
There are a number of tracks on this album that don't quite connect with me, but by and large I do love this album. Reflexion is still one of my favorite Chemical Brothers tracks ever.


 

You must be logged in to post. Login or register!