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Thom Yorke’s mixtape

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and Radiohead member Thom Yorke plays 30 minutes of music from across the spectrum.

Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Thom Yorke compiles a mixtape.

Yorke made his name in alternative-rock band Radiohead in the 1990s. Their electronic forays became increasingly experimental in the early 2000s, and Yorke has continued to work with electronic textures as a solo artist and collaborator with the likes of Four Tet and Flying Lotus. He composes for film and theatre, and his first feature-film soundtrack is released this autumn.

Yorke’s mixtape reflects his immersion in electronic music across the generations, from Pierre Henry through Aphex Twin to Mars89, as well as his love of experimental vocal techniques, mixing in a classic work by Stockhausen, and krautrockers Faust.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Radiohead

    Burn The Witch

    • A Moon Shaped Pool.
    • XL Recordings.
  • György Ligeti


    Performer: Justin Taylor.
    • Continuum.
    • Alpha.
  • Patrice Ilunga & Victor Misomba

    Mamwana Kufika Munda (My Love Is Upset)

    • Listen All Around: The Golden Age Of Central & East African Music.
    • Dust To Digital US.
  • Derek Bailey & Jamie Muir


    • Dart Drug.
    • Incus.
  • Thom Yorke


    • Suspiria.
    • XL Recordings.
  • Thom Yorke's Late Junction Mixtape

    • Ben Vida

      Damaged Particulates

      • Damaged Particulates.
      • Shelter Press.
    • Faust

      Exercise - With Voices

      • The Faust Tapes.
      • ReR Megacorp.
    • Karlheinz Stockhausen

      Gesang Der Jünglinge

      • Gesang Der Jünglinge - Kontakte.
      • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • Carl Stone

      Shing Kee

      • Electronic Music From The Seventies And Eighties.
      • Unseen Worlds ‎.
    • Mars89

      End of the Death

      • End of the Death.
      • Bokeh Versions.
    • Bernard Parmegiani

      Conjugaison Du Timbre

      • De Natura Sonorum.
      • INA-GRM.
    • Aphex Twin

      Disk Aud1_12

      • Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 (EP).
      • Warp Records.
    • The Beacon Sound Choir

      Drone 3

      • Sunday Songs.
      • First Terrace Records.
    • Pierre Henry


      • Panorama Of Musique Concrète No. 2.
      • Ducretet-Thomson Records (London).
    • Alvin Lucier

      Criss-Cross / Hanover

      • Criss-Cross / Hanover.
    • Faust


      • The Faust Tapes.
      • Virgin.
  • Nathan Bowles

    Ruby/In Kind I

    • Plainly Mistaken.
    • Paradise of Bachelors.
  • Sam Sweeney


    • The Unfinished Violin.
    • Banquet Records.
  • Jeff Beal

    The Firebrand And The First Lady: 2 - Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

    Lyricist: Pauli Murray. Lyricist: Eleanor Roosevelt. Choir: Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Ensemble: International Contemporary Ensemble.
    • Silent Voices.
  • Kim Myhr

    Days / Things dispr (feat. Caroline Bergvall, Quatuor Bozzini & Ingar Zach)

    • Pressing Clouds Passing Crowds.
    • HUBRO.


  • Thu 8 Nov 2018 23:00

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