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[May. 6th, 2016|08:14 pm]
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What I like best about the pair of Radiohead tunes that just landed today and yesterday is it really shows off what I like best about Radiohead as a band: the language of harmonies and harmonic progressions they use is just completely one-of-a-kind. Sophisticated but deeply weird. Major is happy and minor is sad and dominant 7 is tense, but whatever chords are happening in Daydreaming, even though they are a bunch of those --- they're like pod people wearing the skins of real humans. It's magic and I love it. There's nothing like plain old happy and sad and tense here --- I get a superposition of joyful and horrified and ominous and dizzy and disoriented. Best shit since Pyramid Song.
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[User Picture]From: aleffert
2016-05-07 03:13 am (UTC)
Did you watch that creepy as hell video?
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2016-05-07 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yes so good
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From: eub
2016-05-09 07:39 am (UTC)
I didn't find a Radiohead Chord Progression Music Theory subreddit (really, it has to be out there, doesn't it?) but did find this on the rhythm of Pyramid Song.
http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.13.19.1/mto.13.19.1.hesselink.php
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