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#21 raynor

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:03 AM

yeah it's him. no one but stef has that bright teeth.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:11 AM

Now that's a pretty random picture...

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:37 AM

cant fucking wait

I think I like the idea of Jonny as a solo act more.


johnny greenwood - bodysong. its a soundtrack for the movie bodysong, but it is mr. greenwood, and its good. check it out

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:51 AM

From Pitchfork:

And now, we've had the distinct pleasure of hearing the album in its entirety. The Eraser is a sumptuous, Nigel Godrich-produced layer cake of plaintive piano, haunting synth squalls, and chugging guitars built atop skittish programmed beats and devoured by Thom Yorke's anguished ruminations on the pressures and paranoias attendant to fame and expectation. And no, it's not a techno record.

Here's a track-by-track first glimpse at The Eraser:

1. "the eraser": The title track opens with a muffled, repeated piano chord. After a few bars and a chord change, programmed beats settle in, and Thom interrupts, "Please excuse me but I got to ask," scraping the upper register. Soon, a gaggle of disembodied, moaning Thoms joins in for the chorus, which seemingly takes a cue from Morrissey: "The more you try to erase me/ The more that I appear".

2. "analyse": Vocal and rolling piano lines launch this meditation on futility. "The fences that you cannot climb/ The sentences that do not rhyme," Thom laments, sad and clever all at once. And later: It gets you down/ You're just playing a part," one of many presumed jabs at self-identity. The chord progression somewhat recalls an accelerated "Knives Out", with a hesitant snare plodding along in the background, before Godrich drops in the first of The Eraser's many cinematic synth flourishes.

3. "the clock": A cyclical guitar line lends this track an almost motorik vibe, albeit one evoking a leisurely Sunday drive. Click-clack beats add to the pace before the inevitable opening line: "Time is running out/ For us." By the end, Thom is humming a simple, bluesy melody over the steady but relentless rhythm.

4. "black swan": Opens with an almost hip-hop beat, before a blues-inspired riff more than a little reminiscent of "I Might Be Wrong" drops in and sets the structure. "This is fucked up, fucked up," Yorke declares. Later, more identity crises are averted: "I don't care what the future holds/ 'Cause I'm right here and I'm today/ With your fingers you can touch me."

5. "skip divided": Samples of Thom drawing breaths help form the percussive foundation of this dark stalker-ly declaration. Yorke's at his most conversational here, almost pub-drunk, revealing, "When you walk in a room I follow you 'round/ Like a dog/ I'm a dog, I'm a dog, I'm a dog/ I'm a lapdog/ I'm your lapdog." Creepy.

6. "atoms for peace": Thom returns, all homesick alien, beseeching you: "No more going to the dark side with your flying saucer eyes/ No more falling down a wormhole that I have to pull you out," and striving for some higher octaves during the chorus: "I wanna geeet ouuut/ And make it woooork." Celestial tones underscore a warm, bumbling bassline-- a relatively minimal arrangement compared to the rest of The Eraser. "So many lies/ So feel the love come off of them/ And take me in your arms," he sings. Thom's own "You're Beautiful"?

7. "and it rained all night": And it's back to the Dark Side for The Eraser's chilliest number, a tune awash in eerie synth and driven by a Joy Division-esque bassline. Thom assumes the role of the poet-observer, surrealistically detailing visions of post-downpour New York, clipped vocal samples later piggybacking the bassline. It culminates in a strained, desperate: "I can see you/ But I can never reach you."

8. "harrowdown hill": Don't get thrown off by the practically post-punk opening bass riff; more haunted synth and programmed beats soon drift in and turn things nocturnal once again. "I'm coming home to make it alight/ So dry your eyes," sings Thom-- one of the most conventional, pop-esque vocal melodies on the record. "I can't take the pressure/ No one cares if you live or die/ They just want me gone/ They want me gone." The moment is suspended to make way for some riffing, which closes out the song.

9. "cymbal rush": We're greeted here by what sounds like the Pac-Man death sound effect kicked down an octave kicked down an octave; then more funereal, ambient synth, along with pitter-patter programmed percussion not unlike that on "Kid A". "Try to build a wall that is high enough," sings Thom. "It's all boiling over." Finally, the climax: percussion picks up, guitar enters over melancholic piano chords, and more disembodied Thoms float about, moaning-- until all drops out for one final blip-bloop parade, which sputters out to an abrupt finish.

Regarding The Eraser, Yorke also wrote "inevitably it is more beats & electronics. but its [sic] songs," and that pretty much sums it up. The record is song-oriented to a perhaps surprising degree-- no instrumentals, all tracks pretty much in the four-minute range, mostly standard time signatures-- and emphasizes the trademark textural richness of Radiohead and Godrich.

The Eraser lands in stores July 11 in the U.S. (lucky Brits get it a day earlier) via XL Recordings, but for now, those of you who enjoy being puzzled, hop on over to www.theeraser.net for more (totally cryptic) album details.

source: http://pitchforkmedi.../06-05/24.shtml

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:58 AM

Wowwwwwww....

....I bet loads of Radiohead fans don't like it :glare:

uh, why??

A lot of hardcore fans of certain bands don't like change. I'm not saying it's all Radiohead fans, but when you grow to love something a lot, and it takes a new direction, it's difficult to adapt and accept it. Like when ATDI broke up, lots of old ATDI fans hated TMV, not because they didn't like the music, but because it wasn't ATDI. Same with this, lots of people are gonna end up saying 'It's ok, but it's not as good as Radiohead' or 'It's shit, it's nothing like Radiohead'. Which is comparing it with Radiohead rather than judging it on its own merits.


wtf? You can't even define what Radiohead's exact sound is because they change so much from album to album. Have you ever even listened to them before? Get out of this thread...

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:31 PM

wow..
i really love that album cover!
yeah i heard about this on triple j a few weeks back i'm quite excited!

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:44 AM

huh, sounds interesting
since i have yet to hear the album, i cant really make any assumptions but his "un-solo" album should be quite similar to radiohead style

i've been waiting for an album like this since radiohead's "OK Computer" has been put back into my circulation of music listening

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:02 AM

I'm thinking a radiohead meets boards of canada thing maybe.



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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:40 AM

its supposed to be an electronic album from what i've read.

looking forward to it tho.

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:35 PM

leeked.

sounds great so far.

#31 Stalktheground11

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:54 PM

In the process of acquisition, kids.

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:56 PM

Have at it everyone:

http://www.ateaseweb...opic=89748&st=0

Since it's not a direct link, I think this might be ok

#33 Maze

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:02 PM

Have at it everyone:

http://www.ateaseweb...opic=89748&st=0

Since it's not a direct link, I think this might be ok

oh how ridiculously tempting, thanks :thumbsup:

#34 Avgprheight

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:11 PM

Have at it everyone:

http://www.ateaseweb...opic=89748&st=0

Since it's not a direct link, I think this might be ok


THANK YOU

#36 hottnikkels

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:25 PM

what's a good program to convert m4a to mp3?

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:28 PM

...I don't see a download link?

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:28 PM

what's a good program to convert m4a to mp3?

Itunes?

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:30 PM

what's a good program to convert m4a to mp3?

Itunes?


yup i was able to convert the new tool album with itunes.

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:34 PM

what's a good program to convert m4a to mp3?

Itunes?


yup i was able to convert the new tool album with itunes.



I use Easy CD-DA Extractor.

it's pretty badass.




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