*** Radiohead sind wohl eher eine bekannte Band, die ihren Peak in den 90s hatte .. auch hier wieder mehr Geister-Atmosphäre als Instant-Melodie - und Thom leiert auch hier wie ein Gespenst ... sie wiederholen sich seit Jahren ...
*** Puh, das ist schon sehr schwere und sperrige Depri-Kost. Ich gebe zu, dass da durchaus einiges an Qualität hintersteckt und ich nachvollziehen kann, wenn einen gerade das Instrumental fesselt. Ich persönlich habe den Konsum aber leider als durchweg anstrengend und dröge empfunden und war froh, als die sechs Minuten Laufzeit dann doch mal ein Ende nahmen. Da muss man schon großer Fan von sein, um das genießen zu können.
**** ▒ Alweer een prima voorloper door: "Radiohead", afkomstig van hun nieuwe studioalbum dat gepland staat voor ½ juni 2016 !!! Afgelopen zondag verwijderde de groep al zijn profielen op de sociale media ??? Een tikkeltje vreemd ☺!!!
**** A very solid slice of music which evolves into something quite beautiful. I'd be lying, though, if I said that music video didn't help my liking of the song. Surely one of the best music videos of 2016.
Also, that synchronisation of the violins with the snoring right at the end of the song is hilarious :D
****** If I may be vulnerable for a moment. You may or may not be aware that I typically don't read reviews on this site. It's not that I don't think there are worthwhile things written here, but I tend to be very fragile about my interests. I'm the type to get extremely invested in certain things, though I understand that it's often not reciprocated and so to avoid confrontation I tend to not be very vocal about them. I have painful memories of instances when my lack of self-awareness got the better of me.
How that applies here is that it just really stings me when something I spend so much time delving into gets passed off as just another conquest, forgotten instantly. I don't just mean music I love, but really all music. There's just so much to appreciate out there and it makes me sad when it isn't. I wish I could curb my reactions but I have genuinely been emotionally distressed in the past from it.
I mention this for this review because the other day I had a dream (heyyy) which involved, among other things, confronting this fear of mine. It was a dream in which I was under a lot of turmoil due to being disorganised and out of depth. It perhaps served as a numbing effect because I soon found myself inclined to see the review page for a certain song (almost certainly not what you'd think, and doesn't need to be mentioned here). What I saw there was even worse than what I was anticipating, and I had a rather uncomfortable reaction to it, but was able to move on. I then woke up and through this was convinced to look at that page, and it was slightly less frightening than the dream sequence and easier to take.
Except I was still dreaming. I frequently get repeating false awakenings, which is where you seem to wake up but in reality you're still dreaming, and it happens multiple times in a row. Which is what happened that day, and each time I would go to look at that review page under the impression that *this* time it was the real deal, and each time I would get slightly better at coping with it. When I woke up for real, I just couldn't find the courage to do it, even if I'd already perceived far more distressing things just beforehand.
The whole experience just made me think of the contrast of beauty and horror that you can get with dreaming, and incidentally this song. It is rather pertinent that one of the big drawing factors for my love of this song is that it balances beautiful, delicate melodies alongside the sort of dour lyrical themes you expect from Radiohead. The tune eventually picks up on that as well, with backmasked vocals slowly overpowering everything leading into a horrifying outro. I really admire the way that Radiohead take different approaches at times. In the past this would be rough and edgy, but at this stage in their career it's more appropriate to be calm and introspective. I hope to one day be able to face my own troubles with the same grace.