Setting Sun by The Chemical Brothers. Sweet musical anarchy.

by Bob Schwartz

Controlled chaos. Sweet musical anarchy. Setting Sun (1997) by The Chemical Brothers:

You’re the devil in me I brought in from the cold
You said your body was young but your mind was very old
You’re coming on strong and I like the way
The visions we had have faded away
You’re part of a life I’ve never had
I’ll tell you that it’s just too bad

Inspired by the Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows—“Turn off your mind/relax and float downstream”—thirty years downstream was not necessarily relaxing but was exciting and expanding. Twenty-five years since and we can be/should be/are finding things in the lost and found sound. Even ourselves. Soundtrack for a revolution?

Listen below. The video is an appropriate bonus. “This is not dying.”