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https://www.nme.com/music-interviews/ed-o-brien-solo-album-radiohead-nature-sing-interview-2019-2477408/amp

New Ed interview with the NME. Album in September or October, a tour, still looking for a label, Radiohead had a chat in January, solo projects for now, "could be next year, could be ten years' time." Standard.

What's really interesting are his quotes about nature and The King Of Limbs:
 

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"As a musician, for me, there’s something I find completely inspiring about being in nature. It’s never really quiet.

“The first record we made solely in the countryside was ‘OK Computer’. It was [recorded] just outside Bath in a beautiful rolling valley surrounded by woodland. Very often we’d finish at midnight and go out.

“I remember one night there was a deep frost and it was a full moon and the whole countryside was lit up, those are my memories of that record, I’ve got very few memories of actually being at the coal face doing the takes.

“One of the things we always used to do if it was getting too heavy in the studio, which was 99% of the time, was go for a walk.  The city can be great, you can get inspiration from the city, but there’s something very primal and profound [about nature], it’s almost existential. What are you doing on this planet? Those are the questions you start asking.”

“Nature was big on [The King Of Limbs]. We recorded stuff in nature, but also being in nature was something from about 2007 onwards that we became aware of. I don’t want to go into too much detail because there are some very personal and private moments that had a massive effect on that record, but they’re our personal and private moments and I don’t feel at this stage comfortable with sharing them.”

 

 

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9 hours ago, MarkGrace said:

I guess that's...something?

 

Since "We're recording" for them means "We'll eventually be recording", that they're, possibly, talking about music doesn't mean much. 

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3 hours ago, forward said:

https://www.nme.com/music-interviews/ed-o-brien-solo-album-radiohead-nature-sing-interview-2019-2477408/amp

New Ed interview with the NME. Album in September or October, a tour, still looking for a label, Radiohead had a chat in January, solo projects for now, "could be next year, could be ten years' time." Standard.

What's really interesting are his quotes about nature and The King Of Limbs:
 

 

Such a prissy little bitch :classic_laugh:

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On 4/16/2019 at 11:15 PM, MarkGrace said:

I guess that's...something?

I would guess he might be talking about their business as a band, how to handle live material recorded in the past three years or talking about an upcoming Kida, oknotok type release. All of which would require their attention and input. 

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Does anyone remember a radio interview with Ed from the AMSP period in which he said he didn't like Life in a Glasshouse? Or at least didn't at the time they were doing it. He said he thought a rock band trying to do jazz was a bit embarrassing.

I know I didn't imagine this but I can't find it anywhere now. IIRC Phil was in the inteview too.

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On 4/16/2019 at 5:42 PM, forward said:

“Nature was big on [The King Of Limbs]. We recorded stuff in nature, but also being in nature was something from about 2007 onwards that we became aware of. I don’t want to go into too much detail because there are some very personal and private moments that had a massive effect on that record, but they’re our personal and private moments and I don’t feel at this stage comfortable with sharing them.”

 

They were most likely frying their balls off in the forest and/or studio. I had a chance to talk to Stanley for a good 20 minutes at the Atoms for Peace DJ set at MOCA in 2012 and I asked him about the blotter paper in TKOL special edition... he told me it was all Thom's idea and that it was really last minute, too. He got all coy when I out right asked him if they were dropping acid while making the album, but I think it's safe to assume LSD or other psychedelics had something to do with those sessions. Ed's comment confirmed it for me :classic_cool:

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Just listened to Where Bluebirds Fly for the first time in years.

Fucking bollocks it is. There's a parallel universe in which Radiohead just put out music like this forever after Kid A. So glad we're not in it.

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On 4/27/2019 at 3:32 AM, Duff said:

Just listened to Where Bluebirds Fly for the first time in years.

Fucking bollocks it is. There's a parallel universe in which Radiohead just put out music like this forever after Kid A. So glad we're not in it.

We were pretty close to it around the eraser years. 

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