Thom Yorke is a cultural curator, able to bring together the wide ranging currents of musical endeavour into one, often remarkable, whole.
Atoms For Peace filter techno, bass culture, Highlife and more into their debut album 'Amok'. Yet as admirable as the record was it felt like a starting point, a place for the collective to begin to explore new areas.
Touching down in London for a three night stint at the Roundhouse, it was clear that what fans wouldn't get would be a slavish replica of 'Amok'. A pioneering, pummelling show, Atoms For Peace left their audience spellbound as the material was ripped out, chopped up and turned inside out.
Thankfully, soundhalo were on hand to capture the performance. The performance streaming service filmed the shows in high definition, with a clip now emerging online.
'Harrowdown Hill' initially appeared on Thom Yorke's solo album 'The Eraser'. A tense, terse piece of electronics, in the live setting Atoms For Peace were able to overlay some serious muscle with Flea in particular helping drive the song to renewed levels of ferocity.
Watch it now.
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