By Andrea Caccese
Radiohead has been making waves with their music since the early 90s, at first rising to fame with their melodic and emotional blend of indie rock, later for their increasingly eclectic vision. The band's most recent music is a bold experimental combination of alternative rock and electronica.
One of the group's most controversial album, "In Rainbows" was a blend of indie rock texture and synthetic instruments, as beautiful guitar tones and lush vocal tracks blended in with vintage drum machines and analog synthesizers to create a very hypnotic blend of sound.
Later, the British band pushed their music even more towards the electronic domain with their 2011 effort "King Of Limbs", influenced by ambient and minimal.
Following several years of silence, Thom Yorke & co suddenly surprised the world with the announcement of brand new music and the unexpected release of a new album, "A Moon Shaped Pool". The album has been preceded by the release of single "Burn The Witch", a track that showcased the band's new musical direction: joining beautiful orchestral music with electronica. The track, teased by the band's producer as "something people haven't heard before" is indeed quite the musical novelty. While the melodic elements are largely provided by string sections and orchestral ensembles, the drums and bass are all synth-based, making for an inspiring new connection between classical music, electronica and rock.
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