Thom Yorke’s electro-side-project-turned-band Atoms For Peace — featuring Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, RHCP bassist Flea, Joey Waronker on drums, and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco — are set to release their debut LP AMOK next week. We’ve previously heard the blippy single ‘Default‘ and Radiohead-esque ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner‘ — not to mention the B-side ‘What the Eyeballs Did‘ — and now you can stream the entire album. These songs seem to occupy some sort of sonic and thematic territory between Yorke’s 2006 LP The Eraser and Radiohead’s 2011 LP The King of Limbs, blurring the lines even further between electronic and live instrumentation, and after a couple of spins I feel like it is a more consistent and likely better album than either of the aforementioned and I can’t wait to delve into it deeper [Sidenote: headphones are a must for this one]. Yorke has taken another interesting approach to promoting this one, including an entertaining AMA on Reddit with Godrich, a trippy visualiser on their site to go along with the stream — plus the fact that any site that has the link http://amok.atomsforpeace.info/ posted automatically gets added to the randomly-cycling visualiser — and a hidden clip of the group performing ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ and the 2010 Fuji Rock festival (see below).
AMOK is out February 26. Stream it and check out the packaging below.
Watch Atoms for Peace perform ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ at the 2010 Fuji Rock festival below.