Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood handle the churning production while Doom lays down the wit.
Daniel Dumile, better known as MF Doom (and a host of other monikers), recently received a good deal of press concerning his use of stand-ins at several live performances over the last few years. His trademark mask made this a possibility.
On this track, Doom is definitely back in the flesh, spitting wit over the locomotive pace of Yorke and Greenwood’s beat.
Greenwood, who did the soundtrack for “There Will Be Blood” and served as the “composer-in-residence” for the BBC Concert Orchestra, makes use of his proclivity for strings. Neither he nor Yorke need credentials stated, of course – I mean, Radiohead, there you go.
Yorke keeps diversifying his portfolio, working with Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Björk, etc., etc. We can only hope he keeps involving himself with stranger things.
This is the first track from Lex Records’ 10th anniversary compilation ‘Complex’. Every Monday for 10 weeks, beginning November 7th, artists on or associated with the label will appear. This is just “a preview,” in part a promotion for Lex Records’ upcoming 10th anniversary party, which Doom mentions (tastefully). But it’s a bonified track if you ask me.
Stream it on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/lexrecords/thom-yorke-doom-retarded/s-Tr4vN