RH Article in The Scotsman

by Dylan on November 9, 2003

There’s a great Radiohead article over at The Scotsman. An excerpt-

In general, Greenwood says, the media scrutiny and frenzied pace involved in being frontman of one of the world?s biggest bands has been less onerous on Yorke this time. “It?s a bit hectic sometimes, but generally really good. The ballet thing added a bit of pressure but it?s OK. And we can use the music that Jonny [Greenwood, guitarist] has written for it as a basis when we go into the studio the next time. It?s all his analogue stuff and mad drum machines and radio transmissions… It?s really exciting. It?s not so much like Bodysong [Jonny?s soundtrack to forthcoming arthouse film], more like ?Idioteque?-type stuff.”
And here are some clues as to where Radiohead are ?at? right now. The guitar-lite, techno-ambient soundscapes Jonny Greenwood created for Bodysong date from the period prior to the recording of Hail To The Thief. They could be the last hurrah for the jazzy atmospherics of the Kid A and Amnesiac days. ?Idioteque?, meanwhile, bloomed from its rather rigid recording on Amnesiac into a kind of kinetic punk-electronics on Radiohead?s 2000-2001 world tour. It ended up becoming the pivotal track on the live album I Might Be Wrong.
This year, the same has been happening with ?The Gloaming?. “When you?re in the studio you?re focused on certain things and where you?re going,” Greenwood says. “Later on, on tour, you realise the other ways that songs can go. So now ?The Gloaming? is different every night.”

You can read the whole thing here.
(Thanks to Treefingers.)



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