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When supergroups form from different bands that are quite big in their own right (Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers) it usually brings fans of both groups together and listen to a collaberation that is suppose to show the sounds of those two artists and mix them together to sound great. Despite the fact that I do think this record is great, you most certainly do not get the feeling that Flea had a big influence on this record. First off, this record is incredibly Electronic based and is packed with tons of Synthesizers that overshadow any real instrumentation. Long story short, this album comes off as "typical Thom Yorke" which means that there is more of a Radiohead’s King Of Limbs sound to the album than anything else. I do think this album is a more improved version of The King Of Limbs, so if you liked that record, you will like this record. I think this album is for more Radiohead fans than Red Hot Chili Pepper fans, it just depends on what you think if Electronic music. Check it out!
Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, and Flea. They came together by playing in support of Thom’s Grammy nominated album The Eraser. The got a big buzz from those shows and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, so they carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing… since everyone in the band has a day job as well. The standard edition 2xLP plays at 45rpm and includes a MP3 download of the entire album.
Amok (2xLP + MP3) Review
It has the feel of a Thom Yorke recording versus a Radiohead recording. If your looking for Flea to make a strong presence, he’s there but not in your face. ..not Flea. Having said that, it is a great album. I throw it in a mix with Radiohead and Thom and it blends right in. Same mood. -Read Reviews-
The vocals definatly have the sound of Radiohead with Thom Yorke but the instrumentation is very electronica. I enjoyed the ethereal quality of this super-group. Not a top 10 album but worth a few bucks.