Boomkat Product Review:
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, swiftly follow 'A Light for Attracting Attention' with leaner, more experimental full-length that's buoyed by Greenwood's whimsical, cinematic arrangements.
If we can't get a new Radiohead album, 'Wall of Eyes' has to be the next best thing. This time the trio take more risks: 'Teleharmonic' is an early highlight, and might be the most simultaneously esoteric-yet-enjoyable track Yorke and Greenwood have written together in years. Greenwood's wispy synths are a pleasant surprise (can we hear BoC in there?), and Skinner's skeletal, jazzy rhythm never imposes too much. Yorke sounds energised too, capturing the sensuality of Radiohead's 'Amnesiac' era.
Elsewhere, 'Bending Hectic' provides another high point, helped out by the London Contemporary Orchestra's gorgeous strings, that foreshadow a cacophonous crescendo that'll put 'Creep' out of rotation. And the dreamy 'You Know Me!' is another welcome surprise, a faded, tape-saturated weeper that reminds us that when Yorke and Greenwood find that spot, they're unstoppable.