Good morning! It’s the start of the second week of October and I’m already itching for the Halloween festivities at the end of the month. The Radiohead remix album dropped today, Flying Lotus spoke of a new film project, and the Voodoo Experience 2011 set times were just announced. As per usual, read the full GDD™ Morning Update after the jump…
Radiohead TKOL RMX 1234567
Radiohead have spoken about the reasons behind their decision to release their eighth studio album ‘The King Of Limbs’ without any promotional interviews, gigs or fanfare of any kind. The band, who played their first formally scheduled live dates since the release of ‘The King of Limbs’ a couple of weeks ago in New York, told NPR that they didn’t feel any obligation to talk up their new album.
Asked why the band had done no promotional touring or interviews in the build up to the release of ‘The King Of Limbs’, Yorke replied: “We didn’t want to explain it” and guitarist Ed O’Brien simply adding: “We didn’t feel like it”. The band also spoke about the way in which they recorded the album and have compared it to editing a film.
Asked about how they put each of the tracks together, Yorke replied: “Almost every tune is like a collage, with bits we pre-recorded and flying them at each other. It was like editing a film or something, it was quite interesting.”
Radiohead release their new remix album ‘TKOL 1234567′ today (October 10). They celebrate its release at London’s Corsica Studios tomorrow (October 11) with a launch evening. Frontman Thom Yorke will be DJing, as will Jamie XX, Caribou, Lone and Illum Sphere, all of whom have contributed remixes to ‘TKOL RMX 1234567′. The whole event will be available to be live streamed from Boilerroom.tv.
If you don’t have the chance to listen now, then check out a full review on Pitchfork.
A Flying Lotus Film
Flying Lotus might be better known for his surreal soundscapes of electronic music, but his first love is apparently film, and he’s currently looking at making a movie over the next year. It’s unclear how this will affect his music schedule, but there’s no doubt the film score to any Flying Lotus movie will be awesome.
FlyLo is the LA-based DJ who you may know from mind-expanding albums like Cosmogramma, a jazz and hip-hop-influenced effort that saw him break new ground as a DJ-producer. Here’s what he said when speaking to LA Weekly:
“Oh, I am. I’m trying to write the script right now, so I’m working on it. I finally got the idea that I feel is like good enough to represent things I really would like to see in a movie you know. For a while, I was like, “Let’s just make a movie because I wanna make a movie” but this one is like, “I wanna see this shit so I gotta see it through.” It’s too early to say who I’m gonna work with on it but you know I got a lot of really amazing talented filmmakers in my life right now. I’ve just been bouncing my ideas off them trying to build the script. I don’t wanna say too much about it yet. I don’t like to do music videos. I did them but it’s not really my game. I hope to spend next year doing a film.
This isn’t the only film project is doing right now. He’s also working filmmaker and animator Miwa Matreyek on a new art project titled “The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come.” Miwa Matreyek is known for her live performance and installation work using projection. (via Spacelab)
Voodoo Experience 2011
New Orlean’s annual Voodoo Experience returns to City Park from October 28-30. Along with a reunited Soundgarden, this year’s bill is topped by Blink-182, The Raconteurs, Fatboy Slim, Snoop Dogg, and Girl Talk.
Other notables acts include Steve Angello, Claude VonStroke, DJ Z-Trip, Daedelus, A-Trak, The Bloody Beetroots, Portugal. The Man, TV on the Radio, Social Distortion, Mastodon, Band of Horses, Ray Davies, The Original Meters, Dr. John and the Lower 911, OFWGKTA, Major Lazer, X, Boots Electric, Cheap Trick, Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano, and Kreayshawn.
The set times were just announced, so head over to the Voodoo Experience website for the full schedule!