Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien has shared a brand new track beneath the identify EOB. It’s a nine-minute piece referred to as “Brasil,” and it options Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood on bass. EOB’s debut album—produced by Flood and blended by Alan Moulder—will arrive early subsequent 12 months. It options contributions from Greenwood, Laura Marling, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Nathan East, Glenn Kotche, Omar Hakim, Adam “Cecil” Bartlett, David Okumu, and Richie Kennedy. Watch the video, directed by Andrew Donoho (who co-directed Janelle Monáe’s Soiled Pc movie), beneath.
“Brasil is a way of thinking, not a spot or time,” O’Brien mentioned in a press release. “H.P. Lovecraft, Kubrick, and Junji Ito have created a few of my favourite sci-fi narratives. However I’ve at all times wished to reinterpret their horrific premises right into a extra poetic and optimistic notion. What if an alien or larger being had been to come back to earth to assist us obtain a better existence, and to not destroy us? What would it not appear to be if everybody on earth shared ideas, experiences, and actions? The idea that people, as a species, really characterize one giant, singular organism has at all times fascinated me, and I wished to discover that idea visually by way of quite a lot of completely different character views, mediums, and impressionistic visible results. All these layers and concepts culminated into our narrative for ‘Brasil.’”
“‘Brasil’ was a type of tracks simply dripping with magic from the very starting,” Donoho mentioned in a press release. “All the things began clicking in a short time. Empathy, togetherness, marvel, spirituality, and exploration resonated from the track and the references, and I wished to write down a big scope, otherworldly idea weighted in humanity. Ed and I each shared a love of house and the summary ideas surrounding time, so I began constructing a story round transcending the bodily obstacles of our our bodies and the temporal obstacles of linear expertise.”
In early October, O’Brien shared a non-album piece of music titled “Santa Teresa,” an ambient monitor marking his first ever solo launch.
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