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Summary - Directed by Chemical Brothers’ own visual guru Adam Smith, this takes you into Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons genre defining big beat live show as experienced by 50,000 revellers at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival.
By Tweeting ’Dancing IS encouraged’, the Brothers sparked a nationwide simultaneous make-shift dance festival in every cinema showing the one-night-only screenings of Don‘t Think. Ever since, die hard fans have been itching for the DVD release for their next Chemical fix and now it’s arrived. If the now immortal Tweet doesn’t sway you to dance, the film absolutely will do.
It’s hard to watch Don’t Think and not come out at the other side thinking you were there. It’s neither documentary nor music video but a wholly immersive blast of electronic savagery and visuals that will leave you drowning or raving - dependant on your nature - in waves of euphoria. It’s the closest you’ll ever be to standing in the front row whilst sat (or probably dancing) in the comfort of your own home.
Adam Smith, long time Chemical Brothers collaborator, has bridged the gap between audience and artist and jacked us directly into the chemical exhilaration of the block rockin’ beats that have lit up the dance stage for the last two decades. Don’t Think not only shows us the reactions of the thousands of euphoric revellers at Fuji Rock, but immerses us so much into the atmosphere, visuals and even away from the show its self, that it pulses out of the screen and makes you forget that you weren‘t actually there. Don’t Think, just let it flow. You’ll find it impossible not to.
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