Kid A - Radiohead - Sondz

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Kid A is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 2 October 2000 by Parlophone. It was recorded with producer Nigel Godrich in Paris, Copenhagen, Gloucestershire and their hometown of Oxford, England. Radiohead considered releasing the material as a double album, but decided it was too dense; a second album of material from the sessions, Amnesiac, was released eight months later.

After the stress of promoting Radiohead's acclaimed 1997 album OK Computer, the songwriter, Thom Yorke, wanted to diverge from rock music. Drawing influence from electronic music, ambient music, krautrock, jazz, and 20th-century classical music, Radiohead used instruments such as modular synthesisers, ondes Martenot, brass and strings. They processed guitar sounds, incorporated samples and loops, and manipulated their recordings with software such as Pro Tools and Cubase. Yorke wrote impersonal and abstract ly...

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Release date3 Aug. 2000
CountryEurope
Length50:50
StatusOfficial
Label(s)Parlophone
Catalogue7243 5 27753 1 6
Language, scriptLatin
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By 1998 Radiohead were at breaking point. Mentally and physically exhausted, Tho...

By 1998 Radiohead were at breaking point. Mentally and physically exhausted, Thom Yorke – forever the sickly Victorian child – had been pushed too far by fame and adulation. Like many before him, the thrill of playing to a stadium...

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