You would be forgiven for thinking that The Acid’s 2014 release, Liminal was in fact Radiohead progressing. Ahead of the finale, Cairo Knife Fight’s Nick Gaffaney checks in with a progress report, and reflection of the year just been. It is all about knowing what to look out for: an unannounced artist kicks off proceedings on the Friday morning on The Other Stage, while William’s Green usually has two surprise acts on Thursday night, warming up for their bigger slots over the weekend. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. And it’s why the image of a levitating Thom Yorke always comes to mind when I hear Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)“. The Beatles were the top-selling and one of the most critically acclaimed groups of all time, releasing 13 studio albums including classics such as ‘Sgt. There are no headphone jacks, but fan sound and white noise machines are not designed for headphone use, anyway.
Finally he blurted out, not without a tinnitus cure 2009 certain dignity: I obey orders, sir? We may never know. Karin Dreijer Andersson is a mysterious character to say the least. Isolation!” cries Mojo magazine. The project would produce a tangent of hauntingly cinematic music videos, the first of which was lead single “If I Had a Heart”. The clip basically hosts a house-full of creepy; we start on a very unwelcome row boat ride that reaches a mansion, where many, many lifeless bodies await. Director Tyler T Williams has a real knack for tastefully dealing with serious emotions in music, as recognized on a big scale last year with two powerful videos for Youth Lagoon.
But his run didn’t start there; it was probably this 2010 piece for talented South Carolina artist Mat Cothran (aka Coma Cinema) that best introduced the gift. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to MNML SSGS in 2011. With all my words gone, I could let my attention become a blank sheet where perception itself could write in lean, unadorned prose. A hearing aid boosting the attentuated frequencies may at least partly mask tinnitus by raising the background level of sound in the tuned frequency range. Amidst all the great songs on this album is the brilliant title track, a dark and slow pop/rock song filled with haunting strings and elegant British rock bombast. Instead two women kiss underwater, and then inside a bed of leaves. Oh, and there’s more goo.
This one’s very open to interpretation, though unquestionably eerie.