Friday, January 10, 2014

Amok - Atoms for Peace

Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke's most recent musical experiment, in which he is joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker of Beck and R.E.M., and Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark.After two weeks of touring presenting Yorke's The Eraser, three days of recording sessions, and two years of post-production, they delivered Amok, an album that received generally good critics, like most of the things where Thom Yorke is involved.

The album has been described as more synthetic than human, and more about sounds than songs. I like to think about Amok as the future of music, where human creativity and virtuosity collide and mix with computers and samplers.

In any event, Amok is, no matter what the 1990's Radiohead talibans say, an extremely enjoyable album. Like The King of Limbs, Radiohead's latest album, it kind of shows a more mature and happier Thom Yorke. True adulthood is to be, as King Crimson would say, happy with what you have to be happy with...

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