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"You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry (Mush Mx)" - Atoms For Peace [SoundCloud Stream]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published September 09, 2013

Last week, Atoms for Peace's Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich expanded their seemingly ever-expanding repertoires by scoring a fashion show. Part of NYC's annual Fashion Week, designer Rag & Bone's event featured nearly eleven minutes of new music from the supergroup.

The "You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry (Mush Mx)" begins with ethereal, swirling piano chords, and continues to build upon itself, not reaching a discernible climax until the eight and a half minute mark. There are tribal drums, ghostly vocals, and eventually, an electronic beat that could be classified as "banging." All in all, the feeling inspired by this trippy epic is best approximated by a quote from Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson: "It's like doing peyote and sneezing slowly for six hours."

Also noteworthy are the mix's credits offered by the band's SoundCloud page, which list "Jonathan Greenwood esq" as the creator of "a mashed beat." While he usually goes by "Johnny," and is not a lawyer (as far as we know), it seems as if Radiohead's guitarist also contributed to this mix. Might this offer any clues as to what Radiohead's next album will sound like? With a frontman as idiosyncratic as Thom Yorke, only time will tell.

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