Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New on Spotify: "TKOL RMX 1234567" by Radiohead

Radiohead's TKOL RMX 1234567 was released
Sept. 16th, 2011 on XL Records/Ticker Tape Ltd.
Click above to listen on Spotify.
Back in February, the English legends of modern rock known as Radiohead graced us with their latest album, The King of Limbs. It was a decidedly strange album, rooted in the early-2000s glitchy electro sounds that defined the band's fourth album, Kid A, with clear inspiration taken from today's contemporary electronic music scene. While definitely a strange record, and not as immediately enjoyable as some of Radiohead's previous work, the album managed to make at least an honorable mention on all three members of the Myxem staff's "Best of..." lists for the first half of 2011.

Now, about 8 months after the release of the original album, we are graced with TKOL RMX 1234567. As the name implies, the album is a compilation of remixes from The King of Limbs' tracks, helmed by some of today's most talented independent electronic musicians. Caribou provides us with a sparse re-arrangement of the original album's poppiest track, "Little By Little", while SBTRKT and Jacques Greene give us two very different versions of lead single "Lotus Flower." Jamie xx also contributes one of five different versions of album opener "Bloom", while Altrice gets a little more adventurouse by expertly combining elements from each track on the album into one gorgeous mashup entitled "TKOL."

Originally released on seven separate vinyl singles (hence the numbers in the name) released from July to October, the album is now available for streaming on Spotify. Click the image above to check it out; you will not be disappointed.

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