Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
Second Solo Album from the Radiohead Frontman Originally Released on BitTorrent
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Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is the electronic-based second solo record from Radiohead's Thom Yorke with longtime producer Nigel Godrich. Originally released on BitTorrent, the subtly nuanced eight-track set is an album born of silver darkness and pressed here on limited edition colored 180g vinyl.
Rolling Stone notes that, "As on his solo debut, 2006's The Eraser, Yorke has written an album's worth of disarmingly straightforward pop ballads, dressed up with affectionately retro turn-of-the-century glitchcore effects," while Paste Magazine hails, "They’re minimalist, bare-bones songs all dressed up within Yorke’s laptop. Again, it’s concentrated Yorke: claustrophobic, eerie, curious, playful. And as always, really fucking beautiful."
Original statement from Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich: "As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record. The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files...The files can be anything, but in this case is an 'album'. It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around...If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.
"Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves. Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers. If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done. The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’ malarkey. It's a self-contained embeddable shop front...The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network. Oh yes and it's called Tomorrow's Modern Boxes."
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Track Listing:
1. A Brain In A Bottle
2. Guess Again!
4. The Mother Lode
5. Truth Ray
6. There Is No Ice (for My Drink)
7. Pink Section
8. Nose Grows Some