Thursday, November 6, 2008

Two New Radiohead Remixes (One from Thom Yorke Himself)

Download: Radiohead - "The Reckoner" (Remixed by Stephen Murray)
Download: Thom Yorke - "Harrowdown Logic Jump Rmx" (Remixed by Thom Yorke)

Two new Radiohead remixes have come to light in very recent times. First off is one from Thom Yorke himself, in honor of the historic US election. The remix is of a track from Yorke's solo debut, The Eraser. Of the song, Yorke writes:

in celebration of nov 5th
jonnys burthday
amid bonfire and fireworks in the UK
and the dawn of a new era in politics in the USA
i humbly donate a remix of harrowdown hill that was finished ages ago during the band webcasts,
a small reminder of the dark days of Bush's....

Indeed, Yorke's debut, as much of the rest of his work in Radiohead, contained a lot of paranoia. Perhaps this will be the last of such material. If it is, it would be a shame. Thom Yorke is at his best when exploring despairing feelings.

Secondly, a remix by Stephen Murray, who has worked with Canadian artists such as K-OS and Nelly Furtado. There's a pronounced modern electro-hop vibe here, one that suits the music very well. Listen to both songs at the top of the post.

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