You know when you hear a remix that sounds absolutely nothing like the original you are sure that the remixer in fact didn’t even consider a track from the original tune in their remix? Well, that is the case with Jamie xx’s remix of the Radiohead track “Bloom.” It is the best of TKOL remixes, fyi.
Thom Yorke gets all John Lennon on us. In talking about how the new album, The King of Limbs, came together, he gave a very honest answer about imitating and stealing. He told NPR’s Guy Raz, “We’re not trying to be experimental or anything. When I first started doing demo’s on my own, I was quite a good imitator. I see it in my daughter, she’s the same. You’re constantly learning from other music and then there’s that Lennon thing about it, ‘It’s not who you steal from, it’s how you steal.’ I’m constantly absorbing other music and that’s what stimulates me the most. And to have the ability within our group with Nigel to move around in all these different areas.”
And we just stole this post from a good place: AtEase.
This one is going loud in the office right now. Mr Jamie xx of The xx remixed Radiohead’s headtrip lead track of TKOL “Bloom.” He played it during his two-hour BBC Essential Mix Saturday night… you have to listen to about 2 hours of music here, but you can just fast-forward to the end to hear it in full. The track will appear on the Radiohead remix collection TKOL RMX 1234567, out October 10 in the UK and October 11 in North America. (via pitchfork).
How else are we supposed to do Thom Yorke Tuesday the week after the new Radiohead, The King of Limbs, drops? We go with the album’s lead track, “Bloom,” and try and figure out who and the hell besides Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich are on the track. Enjoy.