Friday, July 5, 2019

Thom Yorke - ANIMA 2019 ( Free Download )

Thom Yorke - ANIMA 2019
Thom Yorke - ANIMA 2019
Thom Yorke’s new solo album ANIMA is here. The heavily electronic, 9-song project was made in collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Nigel Godrich, Yorke and Radiohead’s frequent co-conspirator. In an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe this week, Yorke explained that ANIMA had been recorded quickly with Godrich producing, using a batch of songs Yorke had written “for ages.” The album was released in conjunction with a short film by Paul Thomas Anderson, which is available on Netflix now.

Thom Yorke writes songs the way detectives solve mysteries. A recorded version is a working theory. The first one is never the last. The puzzle can take weeks to work out, or it can take years. The eagle-eyed Radiohead fan has often heard much of the new album by the time of release, having lurked fan sites and YouTube show footage in the years prior to release. That the band can be full of surprises in spite of a protracted and sort of public songwriting process is the mark of restlessness and excellence. If you had time to sift through the gazillion-hour OK Computer studio sessions released to combat a leak this month, you saw a group of writers and players stepping precariously into its greatness — outtake by spirited, quirky outtake. They excel by pushing themselves beyond what seems wise or possible. They resist formulas to avoid repetition. Nervous motion leads the way. “Once you’ve learned to use a drum machine, or learned to write in a particular way,” Yorke told Crack Magazine in a recent interview, “the temptation is to go back there, because you know it works. But the point is, if you’ve discovered it works, it no longer works.”

Yorke’s anxieties are a guiding light for Radiohead and the various projects he pursues outside of it. He’s been cataloguing the current state of kleptocracy and paranoid technophilia for the last 25 summers. His songs are nightmares, journeys into dark places, like Hellraiser or Dante’s Inferno. He muses on how to move in times of disorder, and how to find love in them. Yorke’s tug-of-war between protesting corrupted systems and pursuing happiness in spite of them is especially vibrant and prescient in times where cultural and political progress begin to waver. He seems at ease portraying calamity the way Bob Dylan excels at songs about trains, and Bruce Springsteen loves a highway. 2019, in all its ambient terror, is high time for Thom Yorke to weigh in. ANIMA, his third solo album, is a somnambulant trek into the heart of our modern darkness. The accompanying “one-reeler” of the same name — directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who last worked with Yorke on the video for Radiohead’s “Daydreaming” — is an escape mission steeped in the ceaseless cycles of cities, like Carol Reed’s The Third Man in miniature.

ANIMA is the fruit of a shift in Thom Yorke’s creative process. Unlike 2006’s The Eraser and 2014’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, which felt almost recalcitrant in their embrace of claustrophobic synth textures, the new album was built from bits of melodies and rhythms Yorke would send to his longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich, who fashioned them into loops he would bounce back to the singer-songwriter to be fleshed out further. The songs represent some of the most rich and confident electronic music released under his name. From the pulsing melodies of “Traffic” through the driving closer “Runwayaway,” this is an album about dizzying forward motion. The seven-minute “Twist” is a white-knuckle race through discomfiting melodies and anxious word fragments. “Not the News” is a funhouse ride through alien voice notes and skittering synth bleeps that gets swallowed by a harrowing string arrangement in the middle. Like a precarious drive down a waterside road slowly flooding in a storm, these songs map out a way forward that adapts on the fly as the terrain changes, and Yorke tries to make sense of the maelstrom.
File Information:
Artist: Thom Yorke
Album: ANIMA
Released: 2019
Style:  Electronic
Format: MP3 320Kbps
Size: 111 Mb
Total Track: 9 Songs
Album Review
02.Last I Heard (…He Was Circling the Drain)
04.Dawn Chorus
05.I Am a Very Rude Person
06.Not The News
07.The Axe
08.Impossible Knots