We’ve been waiting for this one for a long time now—veteran villain rapper DOOM teamed up with Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood to create this track for Lex Record‘s Complex 10th Anniversary compilation. The label plans to release one track a week every Monday for the next 10 weeks, starting Nov. 7, before finally dropping the physical product around the holidays.
This may not be the only RadioDOOM (DOOMhead?) music in the pike. DOOM was quoted last spring when discussing working with Yorke, ““[It's] just like preliminary shit, but we’ll probably end up doing a whole record together.”
Click here to check out the preview on the Lex Records website.
Aphex Twin and Radiohead are popular acts that break all the rules of what it takes to be popular. So it’s easy to draw parallels between Richard D. James and Johnny Greenwood,as the ’90s sonic auteurs who have proven to be surpriusingly accessible to audiences—despite their clearly dissonant instincts.
Those instincts were on full display this weekend as Greenwoods and James performed at the European Cuture Congress with famed avante-guarde classical composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Sadly, the three did not meet together on stage, with Greenwood partnering Penderecki the first night, and James joining the orchestra on the second. But the results of each collaboration are quite stunning, as is the video of lasers shooting over the classical music-loving audience.