Got a call earlier from my friend Ian and guess what he was playing in the background? New Radiohead! Completely caught me by surprise. Thank you Jakub for posting the music on ISO50. I’ve been in a design slump lately and this is definitely going to get the creative juices flooding my brain. The video featured above for ‘Lotus Flower’ is one of the singles for the new album The King of Limbs. I didn’t know what to think of it the fist 10 seconds but after watching it all of the way through I couldn’t get enough of it. Thom Yorke you can dance like a maniac all day! We will be posting a review of the new album within the next few days so pay a visit.
In the meanwhile, get over there and buy the new album The King of Limbs.
Radiohead is causing quite the commotion. As if releasing the new song “Harry Patch” or stating they may never release another LP wasn’t enough to keep kids up at night, another new song has now been leaked from an unknown source tentatively titled “These Are My Twisted Words”. Two or three guitars play dissonant half step patterns and arpeggiated chords of every color to create a sprawling polyrhythmic progression which sustains for nearly three minutes without vocals. You can’t fully appreciate the subtle details of this introduction without a good and focused ear as it’s easy to slip passively into their reverberated world of echo, delay, and washed out synth. Something tells me, though, that the song may have been prematurely leaked as it ends abruptly without much thought (unless, of couse, that was the thought). Even so, “Twisted Words” is worth a listen as is “Harry Patch”. Enjoy.
Radiohead – Twisted Words
Radiohead – Harry Patch (In Memory Of)