SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Amok
By

Rating
Album: Amok
# Song Title   Time
1)    Before Your Very Eyes...
2)    Default
3)    Ingenue
4)    Dropped
5)    Unless
6)    Stuck Together Pieces
7)    Judge, Jury and Executioner
8)    Reverse Running
9)    Amok
1)    Unless
2)    Stuck Together Pieces
3)    Judge Jury and Executioner
4)    Reverse Running
5)    Amok
 

Album: Amok
# Song Title   Time
1)    Before Your Very Eyes...
2)    Default
3)    Ingenue
4)    Dropped
5)    Unless
6)    Stuck Together Pieces
7)    Judge, Jury and Executioner
8)    Reverse Running
9)    Amok
1)    Unless
2)    Stuck Together Pieces
3)    Judge Jury and Executioner
4)    Reverse Running
5)    Amok
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace involves longtime Radiohead engineer/producer Nigel Godrich (Ultrasta) and bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), as well as two session veterans in drummer Joey Waronker (R.E.M., Ultrasta) and percussionist Mauro Refosco (Forro in the Dark). For their first public performance, back in 2009, they performed Yorke's Godrich-assisted 2006 album The Eraser in its entirety, as well as some fresh material. Over three years later, they've come up with this, a product of jam sessions formed -- by Yorke and Godrich -- into a uniform nine-track album. It sounds more like a fleshier successor to Yorke's first solo album than it does a first step, and it's presented that way, from Stanley Donwood's woodcut illustrations to the band's name -- the same as a track title on The Eraser. Due to the nature of the recording process, the material is more about sounds -- rippling rhythms, more specifically -- than songs. Attempting to discern the organic from the mutated and the processed is a fool's errand yet part of the appeal. Listeners will be either unnerved or fascinated by the use of Flea's low-throbbing lines, which add warmth, rarely propel, and are sometimes obscured beneath piles of shifting percussion. Given all the thick layering of sounds, Yorke's words -- normally enunciated and mixed in such a way to enable transcription with only a slight headache as a reward -- tend to act as another element rather than as a focal point. The lyrics probably weren't written at the bassist's house after some drunken pool playing. They're in typical Yorke character, consisting of vaguely conveyed altercations and conflicts: "You got me into this mess," "I couldn't care less," "But it's eating me up," "They try to jump me," "Go back to where you came from," "I'm like the wind and my anger will disperse." In other words, this is another Thom Yorke solo album, and it sounds really nice on decent headphones. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.65) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Driving it all forward are Flea's deftly looped bass lines, skipping from playful melody to rumbling menace as Yorke's voice weaves merrily around the beat."

Entertainment Weekly (p.65) - "'Ingenue' and 'Reverse Running' are heady pleasures..."

Q (Magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "AMOK shows Yorke successfully synthesizing his obsessions into a compelling and complete universe."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Exercise
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Amok on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top