In House #1659: Thom Yorke's The Eraser; Syd Barrett Remembered
In case you didn't already know, the solo debut from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, The Eraser, drops today on XL recordings. While the album's flavor does not represent a stylistic leap from that of the later, more electronic-bending Radiohead (not surprising, since they've all been produced by Nigel Godrich), Yorke's singing, sans any filters, is perhaps as clear and soul-piercing as it's ever been. Musically, The Eraser is made up in large part by bits of Radiohead-borne clips of music Yorke had been storing on his laptop, some of it for years. It's to his and Godrich's credit, then, that they were able to create the spectacularly lush but minimal backdrops that make up the album with such a base. One might call it mood music, and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, it will no doubt tide over legions of Radiohead fans already jonesing for new material.
In House #1659.
Focus: First solo release from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, The Eraser, out today, plus new music from Midlake, Asobi Seksu, the Futureheads, and more. Also, Syd Barrett remembered.
Thom Yorke's "The Clock," performed acoustically on The Henry Rollins Show:
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