"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music."
- Aldous Huxley
..... . .. . . .

Radiohead has recieved a lot of hype from over here. By over here I mean my world of musical likes and dislikes. Now, my disclaimer goes as follows: by no means does this reflect on Radiohead as a whole, but perhaps solely on their frontman and his drug induced mind.

After picking up The Eraser yesterday, Thom Yorke's new solo album, I gave it a listen on the drive to Harrison lake to go for a walk in the dark with a friend.
The duration of the drive was enjoyable, peaceful, and filled with laughter and the sounds of some fascinating electronic music, and the above mentioned album.
At a point on our drive home, my friend pointed out that although Thom Yorke is a genius, this music could have been done on a laptop in mere hours. How much this friend knows about the music production business, I'm unsure, but I think a good point was made.
It's just not as compelling as OK Computer, or the Bends, let's say.
The depth that a band brings to an album as a whole is unmatched by even the most interesting sounds a computer can produce.

A small piece of additional information:

Wolf Parade.
August 20th.
Commodore Ballroom.
Twenty eight dollars.

Enough said. Anyone interested?


Blogger meadstars said...

wolf parade aug 11
no big deal

July 12, 2006 8:50 p.m.  
Blogger rintrah said...

Isn't it odd that the best muscians make music seem so simple that any idiot (ie. myself) could reproduce it?

July 12, 2006 10:05 p.m.  
Blogger Spiro said...

i agree. with the statement about how the music a band produces is unmachable by a laptop. although-- i will say, some come pretty close-- dntell, the books, even some radiohead. you know that.

July 26, 2006 5:44 p.m.  
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