Just downloaded the new Thom Yorke album – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes – via BitTorrent. And it was totally legit. Yorke has, in the recent past, condemned streaming sites for exploiting artists and thus it was interesting to find out that Yorke is using a BitTorrent site to sell his album. The digital album is US$6 and the bundle comes with 8 tracks and one video (of single “A Brain in a Bottle”). The single and video are available for free – as a teaser presumably for the album. Check it out at https://bundles.bittorrent.com/
The album itself is a mixed bag of electro-pop songs like the single, “Truth Ray” and “The Mother Lode”, and sonic experiments like “There is No Ice (For My Drink)” and “Pink Section”. Overall, it has to be said that the progressive art-rock offered by band mate Phil Selway would appeal more to classic rockers. However, there is something of value in Yorke’s approximation of Pink Floyd meets Aphex Twin to ensure that at worst, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will be a curiosity.