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Postby dcm » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 pm

Sounds good to me. Hype
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Postby chairkicker » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:37 pm

seems pretty samey. dawn chorus really is good, though. and impossible knots seems cool. i wish thom would make more of a lyrical effort lately
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:56 am

bluemovers wrote:ah, found it.
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am

https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/5-takeaways-from-thom-yorkes-new-album-anima/

Thom Yorke’s third solo album, ANIMA, is set to hit streaming services at midnight tonight. Produced by longtime right-hand man Nigel Godrich, the record features Yorke augmenting the spare, glitchy electronics of his previous solo work with grandiose orchestral arrangements that recall Radiohead’s most recent opus, A Moon Shaped Pool. Much of the 48-minute album is propelled by an ominous techno pulse, as Yorke’s voice floats and dances and drones high above it. ANIMA is also accompanied by a 15-minute film set to music from the album, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, which will be released on Netflix at midnight PST. Here’s what you can expect from the album and the visual.

A Thom for Peace
Yorke’s supergroup Atoms for Peace—featuring Godrich, Flea, and session percussionists Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker—originally formed to play shows behind Yorke’s 2006 solo debut The Eraser, before releasing their one and only album, AMOK, in 2013. In some ways, ANIMA picks up where Atoms left off; the skittering drum machines and melodic basslines throughout the new LP are more reminiscent of AMOK than either of the solo records Yorke has released under his own name.

The processes behind the two albums were similar as well. AMOK saw Yorke and Godrich throwing out scraps of rhythms to inspire their collaborators, then parsing through the results to build tracks. According to a recent Yorke interview, for ANIMA, the singer sent Godrich “completely unfinished, sprawling tracks” that were then honed down to loops and samples that served as the basis for the songs. ANIMA also notably features performances by Atoms member Waronker, whose work can be heard at the end of a seven-minute song called “The Axe,” and Radiohead’s own Phil Selway, who contributes “sped up drums” to the slithering funk track “Impossible Knots.”

Dream Theater
ANIMA was teased with ads for a company called “Anima Technologies,” which purported to have developed something called a “Dream Camera” to help people retain their REM cycles. Yorke’s fixation with sleep, dreams, and the work of psychologist Carl Jung manifests in several ways throughout the new album. On the stuttering “Last I Heard (He Was Circling the Drain),” he repeats, “I woke up with a feeling that I just could not take,” before muttering out his stream of consciousness: “Taken out with the trash, swimming through the gutter, swallowed up by the city, humans the size of rats.” On “Not the News,” Yorke describes a waking horror. “Who are these people?” he yelps. And then, throughout the closing techno workout “Runawayaway,” he alternates between droning “That’s when you don’t” and “That’s when you know,” as an eerie, pitch-shifted voice intones, “This is when you know who your real friends are.”

Computers—Still Not OK!
You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking anti-computer lines like “Goddamned machinery, why don’t you speak to me?/One day I am gonna take an axe to you,” came from a parody Thom Yorke Twitter bot, but they’re actual lyrics from “The Axe,” which sees the singer once again interrogating the technologies that undergird modern society. He writes with elegance and a casual pithiness: “You bastards speak to me,” he spits. “Have you no pity? Give me a goddamned good reason not to jack it all in.” Meanwhile, the hilariously titled “I Am a Very Rude Person”—the shortest song on the album—is a carousel of politically combative Thoms, rotating as he croons about having to “destroy to create” and taking “a knife to your art.” You can practically imagine him grinning as he sings, “I’m breaking up your turntables/Now, I’m gonna watch your party die.”

Finally, Dawn Chorus
Among the numerous Radiohead songs that were assumed to be relegated to the bootleg annals, “Dawn Chorus” has always held a particular significance. It was long thought to be the official title for a song that was played during one of the band’s soundchecks in 2008. Then, in 2016, it was revealed Radiohead had formed a shell company called Dawn Chorus LLP to handle the business side of A Moon Shaped Pool, officially canonizing the phrase as Something That’s Clearly Important. Now, at long last, “Dawn Chorus” the song has arrived. It was worth the wait. Accompanied by glowing synth chords, Yorke sings almost under his breath, his low register laid bare as he alludes to a deep regret: “In the middle of the vortex, the wind picked up/Shook up the soot from the chimney pot/Into spiral patterns of you, my love.” It is the centerpiece of ANIMA, a confession that stands among the most devastating pieces of music Yorke has ever made.

Punch-Drunk Thom
ANIMA’s surreal accompanying short film includes nods to old-fashioned Hollywood musicals, avant-garde dance, and, in a lighthearted scene that sees Yorke flying over a turnstile, Looney Tunes. The 15-minute piece is billed to Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson and Yorke, but it took a village to bring it to life. Damien Jalet, responsible for the brutally enchanting choreography of Luca Guadagnino’s Yorke-scored Suspiria remake, returns to work with the songwriter’s music once again. This time, though, the singer is among Jalet’s dancers, as is Yorke’s partner, Italian actress Dajana Roncione. Visual artist Tarik Barri, who’s been touring with Yorke, brings his technicolor projections to a dream sequence soundtracked by the album’s opener, “Traffic.”

One moving sequence in the short shows Yorke and Roncione leading each other through the streets of Prague, their limbs intertwined as “Dawn Chorus” fades into the foreground. It’s quite possibly the most intimate we’ve ever seen the singer with anyone else on camera. He looks kind of, sort of—happy. Then, the film ends just as it began, with a weary Thom on public transport, drifting off to sleep.
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:33 am

need this to leak today pls
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:42 pm

Zane interview was unexpectedly good
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Postby tgk » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:50 pm

Rainbow Battle Kid wrote:need this to leak today pls


i hear it's leaking at midnight
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Postby mego » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:09 pm

bluemovers wrote:
In some ways, ANIMA picks up where Atoms left off; the skittering drum machines and melodic basslines throughout the new LP are more reminiscent of AMOK than either of the solo records Yorke has released under his own name.



awww before i read this i was assuming it was more a continuation of TMB :cry:
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Postby Grand Epic » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:20 pm

mego wrote:
bluemovers wrote:
In some ways, ANIMA picks up where Atoms left off; the skittering drum machines and melodic basslines throughout the new LP are more reminiscent of AMOK than either of the solo records Yorke has released under his own name.



awww before i read this i was assuming it was more a continuation of TMB :cry:


The Stereogum review says it is.
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Postby darger » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:26 pm

midnight in which time zone?
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:13 pm

it’s up on Spotify in the UK
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:26 pm

just got my WASTE download as well, should be everywhere momentarily
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:28 pm

was about to say it was out but i realized i still have my spotify set to JPN from something else :twisted:
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:29 pm

bluemovers wrote:just got my WASTE download as well, should be everywhere momentarily
oh shit sickkk
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:34 pm

(leak threddddd)
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:35 pm

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Postby bluemovers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:44 pm

so glad “Saturdays” is on here as the second half of “Twist”.
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Postby Beaver King » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:13 pm

Twist!
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Postby chairkicker » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:33 pm

the axe is pretty good. the end of twist too
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Postby Malcolm Money » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:46 pm

Dawn Chorus, wow.
I got absolutely zero “retail therapy” emotional boost and it absolutely confirmed that buying things is an empty and reflexive genuflection to a hyper consumerist capitalist system that has indoctrinated me.
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:30 pm

love Twist, Dawn Chorus, Not the News, The Axe. a lot weirder (and better) than i expected. no clue why the bonus track for the vinyl isn’t the closer of the album proper if it still sounds like the live versions.
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Postby chairkicker » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:09 pm

i'm really excited for the pta short tomorrow, and i fucking love the daydreaming video, but imagine he had been directing music videos and short films for this band when they were at their peak and when thom didnt dress the williamsburg way
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:14 pm

Malcolm Money wrote:Dawn Chorus, wow.


yea this song is special
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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:31 am

Malcolm Money wrote:Dawn Chorus, wow.
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Postby KPH » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:27 am

Not unexpected after the preview stuff/TMB but really loving this
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Postby hilbert » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:20 am

Based on my first couple of listens, I'm not really liking this at all. Hopefully it'll grow on me.
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Postby chargie » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:27 am

i also like dawn chorus
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Postby kid8 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:46 am

what kind of drugs does he do?

i'm not saying it's particularly trippy, just like, he's really stuck on this vibe. like "close your eyes, and get ready, guys"
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Postby mego » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:02 am

Excellent on first listen
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Postby bluemovers » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:03 am

damn, Pitchfork blessed him with a BNM. his 3 other solo efforts never rose above a 6.9.
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