Concert documentaries are practically as old as the sitar, and films set in recording studios not much newer than that.But the music is the thing, and there are many things, from many different places, in “Junun,” a jolting jam session of a picture directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The piece, which...
Junun is a loose, homemade chronicle of the album of the same name, credited to Israeli composer/performer Tzur, Radiohead lead guitarist (and frequent Anderson score composer) Jonny Greenwood, and an assemblage of Indian musicians that dubbed themselves the Rajasthan Express. Show More Summary
In August, we learned that Paul Thomas Anderson was bringing a new documentary, Junun, to New York Film Festival. The doc follows frequent Anderson collaborator Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead fame), as he travels to India to record a new album with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, and screened to largely positive reviews. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, we learned that Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood had gone to India to work on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and with the Rajasthan Express, a qawwali group from northwest India. The great director Paul Thomas Anderson went with them to film a documentary about the process, and he and Greenwood […]
Photo via the New York Film Festival Earlier this year, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood revealed he was working on a new album in India with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur. Now, it has a title and release date. Junun, which also features...Show More Summary
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, producer Nigel Godrich and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur journeyed to Rajasthan in northwest India to record alongside regional musicians known as the Rajasthan Express. The result of those month-long recording sessions was Junun, Paul Thomas Anderson's documentary that captures the collaboration at work. In this exclusive...
A collaboration with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and a dozen Indian musicians.
Radiohead's 'Kid A' Turns 15 – Relive Their Famous 'Big Top' London Shows From 2000
Radiohead's 'Kid A' Turns 15 – The Album's Tracks Ranked In Order Of Greatness
Happy 15th birthday to Radiohead's Kid A, released on October 2nd, 2000. Kid A remains the defining moment in the Radiohead legend, and the pinnacle of their trying-too-hard genius. It looms over everything else they've done before or since. "Idioteque," "How to Disappear Completely," "The National Anthem," "Motion Picture Soundtrack"...
It’s easy to take for granted the ease and prevalence of the digital album rollout. These days, all you really have to do is wait around on Twitter or Facebook long enough for someone to pop up and share a link to an advance stream of a heavily anticipated (or complete surprise) release hosted by NPR, Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal. Show More Summary
“No surprises, please,” Thom Yorke once sang on Radiohead’s classic album OK Computer. Google has apparently adopted this mantra for its new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handsets because leaks have ruined any sense of suspense for Tuesday’s big announcement. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) If you’re an old FM radiohead from southern California, and especially if you slum it around the low end of the dial, down below even where the NPR stations lurk, you will be familiar with KPFK, the flagship station of the very left-wing Pacifica Radio. Show More Summary
It’s almost too perfect. In a twist that sounds like it could have come directly from the dystopia-tinged lyrics of Radiohead’s OK Computer, the Government Communications Headquarters — Britain’s NSA-equivalent — has been digitally spying on civilians internationally using a system named after… a track from OK Computer. …Read More
The massive operation has collected trillions of internet browsing records.
The UK government's spy arm, GCHQ has spied on "every visible user on Internet" from 2007 to the present day, according to The Intercept. Using a programme called KARMA POLICE (possibly named after the Radiohead song), the Government...Show More Summary
Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, a UK government security and intelligence agency, has code-named a sweeping surveillance program "Karma Police", after the Radiohead song, The Intercept reports. It was launched seven...Show More Summary
British intelligence agencies have been using a program called Karma Police to track people's web habits, targeting those listening to web streaming radio services, particularly, people streaming the Quran and Islamist music.
Shamir has an acclaimed album, "Ratchet," and he's still getting his head around the notion that he's on a label (XL) that has included such luminaries on its roster as Adele, Radiohead, the White Stripes and Gil Scott-Heron. "It's like if I think about that, I can't process it – so I try not to...
A new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is coming before the end of the year, but not to theaters. Junun, a documentary following Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur on a trip to India, will play exclusively on subscription streaming service MUBI, after debuting at the New York Film Festival. Show More Summary