And this Alvernia Studios place he's recording at is tripping me out big time. Designed by H. R. Giger!
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 10 March 2012 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
Or rather inspired by Giger, but good grief that is nuts.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 10 March 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
That Alvernia website is truly amazing as fuck. O_O thankin' you for alerting me to this.
― Roz, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
I mean the whole thing is incredible of course. But so is the website - seems like you could spend hours just clicking through the virtual tour.
― Roz, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Turangalila, Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
efffffffffffffffffffing stop that.
Jaysus. HE CAN SEE MY SOUL.
I'm trying to cut down on my Thom Yorke obsession because I'm convinced that Radiohead trigger my OCD like all hell but when he looooks liiiikkkee that... EEEEEEEE.
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 10 March 2012 21:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
(I'm sorry, Melissa, I really tried this time. But I just don't think there *is* a RH fan community that doesn't make me hate them/them hate me, and me hate myself for trying and failing, and hate the band and mine own fandom in the process.)
― Masonic Boom, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
i got a copy of the in rainbows ltd ed box for a tenner. great, but it is missing the first cd. is it the same as the normal release one if i want to replace it?
(looking to stick it on ebay obv, already own the normal release.)
― a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
(to clarify, own it on vinyl, and thus can't tell if the cds look the same.)
― a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not that kind of Radiohead fan, sorry. I can tell you what haircut Thom Yorke has had every year since 1993, but I'm hopeless with discographies and back catalogue.
(I am *always* the wrong kind of RH fan, for everyone.)
― Masonic Boom, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
Appearancewise, possibly not: They signed to XL for the eventual shop release. Doubtless that logo will be on the normal release version.
Still, you might find it goes reasonably well without it.
― Mark G, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
― a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
cheers mark. the xl logo isnt on disc 2, guess i'll have to spy a copy of the normal release to see if it is there.
― a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 March 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
It seems I am just too ambivalent about mine own Radiohead fandom, and ~real Radiohead fans~ will always sniff that out, and removing me is for the good of the community.
I am always too divisive, often without even meaning to be, and I never do well on single-topic forums to start with.
― Masonic Boom, Monday, 12 March 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Mark G, Monday, 12 March 2012 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
"I can tell you what haircut Thom Yorke has had every year since 1993"like watching people solve rubik's cubes in 30 seconds, i would very much like a demonstration of this.
― Philip Nunez, Monday, 12 March 2012 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
I will probably forget a couple of head-shaves and other tragic haircuts in here but..
-There was the On A Friday schoolboy fringe in 86-Then the blond chin-length bowl cut through most of art school-1992 he did a headshave-1993 the bleached yellow extensions arrived-1994 the extensions got teased up, then Jonny cut them off for that photoshoot-1995 short, spikey hair, first bleached then red-1996 - red, Johnny Rotten stylee-1997 - dyed black-1998 - shaved, bald patches appear-1999 - that Ed Grimley sticky uppy bit appeared-2000 - natural hair colour returns, the beard appears-2001 - Bernard Sumner sticky uppy hair-Beard comes and goes for a whileOh fuck it, I'm going by albums now2002/3 Hail To The Thief era:-the Art Mullet-the Hitler Hairdo fringe to cover bald patchIn Rainbows era:-the Hedgehog-the longer Hedgehog-the "Is he going to cut that thing?"-Full hobo beard in effectSolo shows:-Oh wait, it's kind of a bowl cut-Meg Ryan Aging Rocker hair-"I wear headbands now, headbands are cool"-Wow, That's Some Mullet, ThomThe King of Limbs era:-Long, shaggy unshaped hair-Hair gets kind of trimmed up to resemble, um, the haircut he had at art school actually-That fucken ponytail-???????
I'm sure I'm missing some, without checking pictures archives online and I may have a couple of dates wrong in the early 00s. The only ones I really hated were the shaved head, obv, and the dyed black hair. The cutest was definitely longer hedgehog to bowl cut. I think the haircut he had at the Latitude festival/Cambridge shows was the cutest he's ever had in his life. (Many people disagree.)
― Masonic Boom, Monday, 12 March 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
!!! that was !!!
― Philip Nunez, Monday, 12 March 2012 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's kind of "!!!" to me that I've been lusting after Thom Yorke for nearly 20 years. That's like, half my life.
― Masonic Boom, Monday, 12 March 2012 22:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Freak monkeys with mediocre tunes."
― LaMonte, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
― _ANML_, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 04:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
― fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
WTF is wrong with me. There are two, count em TWO Radiohead related events in London tonight, and I'm not going to either one of them.
I think The Fandom has done in my fandom. I hate that.
― Masonic Boom, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Arseholes have charged me for two pairs of tickets with the same names on. What do you reckon are my chances of being able to get my friends in if their names aren't on the tickets? Bearing in mind this is the O2.
― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I feel that I am completely indifferent about a Radiohead album release now.
"In Rainbows" was a minor step in the right direction, then last year's release was their worst ever. Frankly, I don't care anymore. Not until they finally make a proper followup to "OK Computer", but they seem to have left that up to Pineapple Tree and Elbow.
― Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm assuming you mean Porcupine Tree lol
Actually you're pretty OTM about them, although I think Steven Wilson's two solo albums (which are both excellent) are closer to OK Computer than PT are.
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
You two are definitely on the wrong thread. I mean, I have my doubts that DC might be a fangirl, but I think he's got it in him, but Geir has never and will never be a fangirl.
I am boycotting the O2 Centre forever so I have no idea how fascist bastardy the place is, but the tour seems to have had its share of ticketing problems.
Anyway. Tonight. I'm definitely not going to Penderecki, no matter how much the Barbican stalks me about it. (Sorry, I used up this month's budget for contemporary classical on the Nico Muhly/O-Palz thing, which actually I think I probably enjoyed more than I'd enjoy Penderecki in any format.)
I just wish I could stop being a mope about the Stanley Donwood thing tonight. Like, I do actually want that book (won't grumble about him biting my style, honest) but I don't know that I can deal with a ~signing~ and all that and there's all this gossip about ~who will turn up where~ because apparently TY often goes to his shows, but that's a reason that I would NOT go because the idea of running into him in the flesh in a little bookshop in Notting Hell is, well, ARGH so I should just order the book off the website and be done with it. But I feel stupid for feeling that way.
Someone post a picture of the red trousers so I feel better.
― Masonic Boom, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^^^short dude with boner-pants complex.
― Masonic Boom, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Are those 501s?
I have a pair.
― Mark G, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know what they are but I LOVE it every time he wears them.
I mean, there were those 501s they all got on an early Japanese tour that they wore so tight that fangirls have known ever since who packs on which side (except for Ed, oddly, who got cut off by a page crease) but, erm, even those were not as, erm... revealing as those red trousers.
Do you understand now, the excitement when they resurfaced?
― Masonic Boom, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
No, I mean Pineapple Thief.
Porcupine Tree aren't that Radiohead influenced. Pineapple Thief are sort of a cross-inbetween Porcupine Tree and Radiohead, actually. :)
― Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
haircut rundown justifies the thread
― internet somebody (some dude), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
I totally missed a really key and important stage!
Kid A - brushed-forward Caesar crop
― White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
(I am slightly embarrassed to confess, I don't actually hate Popcorn Superhet Receiver. I thought it was going to be awful artwank, but it sounds like the weird tapes that HSA's sound artist friends used to make. I don't like having to re-evaluate my dismissal of artists like this.)
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
You should listen to 48 Responses to Polymorphia, I think you'd be surprised.
― Melissa W, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
But but but I hate Penderercki so why would I willingly listen to music that was a response to one of his pieces?
I think I'm too attached to the idea of hating that I don't want to have to change my mind any more.
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Luckily I quite enjoy feeling guilty"
(Are you sure about that not-being-Catholic thing, Jonny?)
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
48 Responses to Polymorphia honestly sounds almost nothing like Polymorphia. Just listen!
― Melissa W, Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
I am, I am!
And fuckinell... I'm utterly gutted. I ... I ...
((I like this.))
Pacay Tree is absolutely awesome.
I hate that I like this.
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
You shouldn't though! It's a genuinely great piece.
― Melissa W, Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's like Jonny Greenwood did to Penderecki what Radiohead did to the fringes of electronic dance music. He cleaned all the rough edges off, gave it a pop sensibility and a good choon, and made it listenable.
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think the interesting thing about it is that in the process he created something that's quite unique? I listen to a lot Penderecki & friends and a lot of classical music in general and there really isn't anyone else who's carved out this weird space between Polymorphia and something far more lush and Romantic.
― Melissa W, Saturday, 24 March 2012 16:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is where I just don't have enough knowledge of classical music (Romantic era or contemporary) to respond in any kind of meaningful way except "I like the way it sounds." He occasionally touches on that terrifying atonal noize that Penderecki excels at bringing, but he seems to fill in around the edges with these soft, fluttering, harmonious bits. That there are passages of reassuring beauty, as opposed to Penderecki's full on DOOM DOOM EVERYTHING IS TERRIFYING all bold all caps sans serif text. Jonny's music is a serif font.
Oh god this makes no sense at all to anyone but me.
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Things Radiohead fans say: "Dear Jonny Greenwood, your compositions are in a serif font."
SHOOT ME. NOW.
― Masonic Boom, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
You should listen to Doghouse. I think it's my favorite piece by him by far.
― Melissa W, Monday, 26 March 2012 00:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
Is it anything like "In A Doghouse"? Otherwise I'm not having it.
Anyway, stop trying to make me listen to Greenwood. You know I'm a Yorkist. I feel all disloyal. I might have to go and sack St Albans.
― Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 March 2012 08:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, and I'm going to answer here to that artsdesk review that you posted on The Other Place.
I mean, the reviewer played his cards in the first paragraph of the piece - whenever anyone says "I like my genre X x-ish and my genre Y y-ish and NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET" you know you are in the presence of someone so small minded that they probably also say things like "I don't know much about art but I know what I like" which means it's perfectly OK to just go ahead and not read the rest of the review.
I find theartsdesk often baffling because they have one or two really good critics/writers, and then seem to make up the rest of the team with people who stubbornly fold their arms across their chest and refuse to have their preconceptions challenged - and the editorial team goes for it because they know that nothing brings the pageviews like challops.
We get it! You don't like synthesis, homage or genre-fusion. We got it from the first paragraph. We continued to get it over the pageview-grabbing two-page split to double advertising revenue on what was a really boring and tedious 1-note review. And we continue to get it. Now fuck off back to Covent Garden you Britney-loving rebel you.
Sorry I couldn't have responded in The Other Place. I still feel awkward and unhappy about how things went down over there.
― Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 March 2012 09:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
smdh at that Arts Desk critic. You're right - the first paragraph makes the rest of the review redundant.
It's also a very common anti-middlebrow pose dressed up as if it were iconoclasm. Like critics who say they only like Iranian arthouse and Transformers 3 and nothing in between.
― And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Monday, 26 March 2012 10:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Have to say that I thoroughly agree with both MB and DL here. And also with Owen Pallett on another thread who said that the Worst 200 Songs Project was redolent of the kind of book-burning “THIS IS SHIT” English mentality that made him sick. It really gets my goat too (but then I’m not an Englishman).
You see it all over the place; Ian Martin’s Guardian column today, the Popdose website (don’t waste your time; I look at these things so you don’t have to), too many other places – the underlying message being “Don’t bother with that awful new music that is so difficult to listen to, stick with what you know, let’s all like the same things and that will simplify our demographic reach, make our lives easier.”
Fair enough, Mr Petridis tries to readdress this issue in today’s edition (with the substantial aid of his daughter). The difference being that when young Richard Williams was making his way as a music writer in the late sixties, he already knew about Ligeti and Stockhausen, but I recognise that these are different times.
But when you have someone say, in today’s paper, that “we want to turn our readers into a resource,” then it’s a revolver-reaching-for situation, I’m afraid.
― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Monday, 26 March 2012 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sorry MB, I didn't notice this was your thread, feel free to delete and I'll go off and have a moan elsewhere
*exits sheepishly, stage left*
― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Monday, 26 March 2012 13:24 (1 year ago) Permalink