Jonny Greenwood has shared previously unheard material on Flying Lotus’s Radio 1 residency show.
DIY Mag reports that the Radiohead man played an instrumental version of ‘Spook’ from the Inherent Vice soundtrack as well as a remix of Thom Yorke’s A Rat’s Nest’ and an unheard demo from his There Will Be Blood soundtrack, called ‘De-Tuned Quartet’. He also debuted his new solo single ‘Lola Choir’. Listen here.
Jonny Greenwood recently revealed that Radiohead have “changed their method” for their as-yet-untitled new album, which the band have been recording for “a couple of months.” Speaking about Radiohead’s follow-up to 2011’s ‘The King Of Limbs’ in an interview with The Sunday Guardian, the guitarist said: “We’ve done a couple of months of recording, and it has gone really well. We haven’t listened to anything back yet, so at the moment we’re all very happy. Now, I guess we’re going to go and listen to what we’ve done and see if we were right to be so happy. But we left it at a good place when we last stopped.”
Greenwood added: “We’ve certainly changed our method again. It’s too involved [to explain how]. We’re kind of limiting ourselves; working in limits. So we’ll see what happens. It’s like we’re trying to use very old and very new technology together to see what happens.”
Greenwood also revealed that he is currently in India working on an album with Israeli composer Shy Ben Tzur and a number of local artists. “We’ve been living here for nearly three weeks and recording an album here, in the [Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur]. The Maharaja allowed us use of the fort, and we’ve basically been living here with 12 Indian musicians and we’ve made a record,” he said. “It’s been amazing, actually, working with Indian musicians. They have such a different energy and enthusiasm for music. It’s just, it’s part of life here, it feels, rather than just being an occupation.”
Greenwood recently worked on the soundtrack for cinematic film Inherent Vice. The adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel featured Neil Young song ‘Journey Through The Past’, ‘Vitamin C’ by Can, Minnie Ripperton’s ‘Les Fleur’ and a host of original compositions from Greenwood himself.
The musician also contributed to Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja’s soundtrack to UK Gold, a documentary about tax avoidance.