AMOK // Atoms For Peace [Out 25.02.13]

sanj.k February 24, 2013 news, the latest Comments

I’m not a huge fan of super groups, the last one SUPER HEAVY was a bit of a disappointment for me. Made up of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, A. R. Rahman, and Damian Marley, though the line up seems pretty awesome, the end result was nothing to write home about.

I really hope this isn’t the case for this next bunch of talented individuals. AMOK, the debut album from super group Atoms For Peace is releasing tomorrow through XL Recordings. As they’re lovely people, just three days ago the full album was made available for streaming via their official website.

Named after both a 1953 quote from Dwight Eisenhower and a song title from Thom Yorke’s 2006 solo album The Eraser, the band consists of Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, long-time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco.

So far having heard a couple of tracks properly, I wouldn’t say I’m overly impressed, ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ sounds a little like the remnants of a Flying Lotus’ latest album though slightly more upbeat with Yorke’s weary but elevating vocals wrapped up in a barrage of clanging, clattering, whirring. Not to mention the electronic heavy pursuits of ‘Default’ which sounds an awful lot like Kraftwerk brought into the 2013. Not sure whether thats a good thing or not, but one this is certain, his vocals are brilliant!

Default // Atoms For Peace

Judge Jury and Executioner // Atoms For Peace

AMOK Tracklist:
01. Before Your Very Eyes…
02. Default
03. Ingenue
04. Dropped
05. Unless
06. Stuck Together Pieces
07. Judge, Jury and Executioner
08. Reverse Running
09. Amok

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