The Fall of Summer: Thom Yorke's New CD "The Eraser" (listen here)
I don't know why it 'appened, but over the last few weeks I suddenly found myself pendulum swinging from a lazy dog days (red) hot (chili pepper) Dani California summer mode over to a full-on comfortably-esoteric bring-on-The-Fall-mang., modus.
And Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's new ("don't call it a solo") album "The Eraser" has apparently sealed the deal.
If Xmas can be celebrated 2 months early, so too can the Fall.
This CD didn't create the nascent swing shift within my id
(somehow I think stepping on a bicycle while swimming in the rapids did)
but "The Eraser" has decidedly driven it to the concluding state. Tracks like "Harrowdown hill" "Black Swan" and "Skip Divided" just feel soooooooo brownstone auburn-coloured-leaves-Fall'ing good.
Autumn Aural wunderbar.
Harrowdown Hill has gone into replay overdrive 'ere at Paraphroneogenesis HQ, in part because musically it hooks into a part of our id construct (it sounds like you're alone in your room on Moon Base Alpha at 2am) and in other part because the lyrics seem to serve multiple purpose.
At face value it's the place where Iraq U.K WMD Inspector David Kelly committed suicide, and ostensibly it's about him, but there seems to be more application going on in this song. Yorke's wider observation/introspection on the human condition seems to be in play here, too.
or at least that's what I read into it, in my current state.
If you're willing to be receptive to the Fall at this early date, ye can listen to
UPDATE: MP3.com 'ave apparently removed the free album stream and replaced it with 30 second samples. Uhg.
You can listen to the entire CD streamed 'ere: http://www.nme.com/artists/thom-yorke/media/261
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select (complete) tracks from the Eraser CD to listen to 'ere:
The Avante Guardian.