Radiohead's Thom Yorke's "dystopian" new solo album with "deluxe" packaging. It arrives to you in a cardboard mailer that is unique to the album. Unpack it and you have both an art book and 2 180 gram orange vinyl LPS.
Yorke says the record was influenced by his anxieties and fears about world events. He cited Flying Lotus' semi-improvized live shows as an inspiration on the new LP.
"We watched Flying Lotus in the early years on tour with us, and we watched him with his live set-up performing all his loops and thought, ‘Well that's interesting,' because it's a live performance, he's improvising. We suddenly realized this is a new way to write stuff. I would send (Nigel Godrich) completely unfinished, sprawling tracks and he would focus in on the bits and pieces that he thought would work, build them up into samples and loops, and then throw them back at me, where I would start writing vocals," said Yorke.
The albums includes a 10th track — "Ladies & Gentlemen, Thank You for Coming," and the hardback lyric book is illustrated by Stanley Donwood and Dr. Tchock.