So the Olympics are over, luckily I didnt spend that much time watching all kind of obscure sports on the telly. What I did manage to catch up with was the official theme to the velodrome made by the Chemical Brothers. I really like the tune, and it almost remind me of a punk version of "Tour de France" by Kraftwerk. Which is a connection Tom also mentions in his statement regarding this track:
"I have loved cycling since I was a boy. I have always made a connection between electronic music and cycling repetition, the freedom and sense of movement. Kraftwerk obviously cemented this connection with their 'Tour de France' track. For us to create the theme for the Velodrome is a great honour and we're really excited to hear it in situ."
Now the International Olympic Committee has found even more ways to boost their already full treasure coffers, release the official sport themes as 12". Not a bad idea, but why had the sleeve to be so horrendous?? If you want a copy you can pre order it from here.
There has also been created a three minute animated sequence for the song to match its heart-pounding rhythms.
the chemical brothers "velodrome"