Plastic Mutations: An Electronic Tribute to Radiohead

Plastic Mutations: An Electronic Tribute to Radiohead

Various Artists

Vitamin

With all the experimental dabblings of their OK Computer and (especially) Kid A albums, it would be less than predictable to not realize that this kind of album would turn up through some label. For the most part, many of these artists, mostly unknown, give it their all to re-create many of the classic tunes of the British deities. But, probable as it first seems, many of the cyber-loving renditions fall short of the studio magic created courtesy of the originals.

At least every album is covered, with “Fake Plastic Trees” by Transient (?) getting my vote for most sincere, original rework with, the acoustic, female-led mix of this memorable Bends track. Other irresistible tunes include the droning reverb of “High And Dry” by Mike Moore, and G.A.S.’s take on radio favorite “Creep.” Still, it is no wonder why the real Radiohead created these melodies, to resist the predictable generics of their legendary work and rail against the music archetype that many of these artists seem to abide by. This isn’t bad, but it could use a little more mutation in order to keep up with the rapidly changing, genre-defying movement that is the band Radiohead itself.

Vitamin Records, LLC, PO Box 39439, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    First Class Rock Steady (17 North Parade, VP Records). Review by Generoso Fierro.

  • Vomitface
    Vomitface

    Hooray For Me (Help Yourself Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Sweet Crude
    Sweet Crude

    Sweet Crude brought a bit of New Orleans to Tampa. Bob Pomeroy catches up with the group.

  • Butch Walker
    Butch Walker

    Stay Gold (Dangerbird Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Belly
    Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Pickathon 2016
    Pickathon 2016

    Pendarvis Farms transforms for three extraordinary days into the fun and psychedelic fest of your wildest indie music loving dreams, Pickathon. Alexa Harris was there to experience the joys of farm life for the weekend.

  • Money Chicha
    Money Chicha

    Echo En Mexico (Vampisoul). Review by James Mann.

  • Micronotz reissues
    Micronotz reissues

    Mortal Micronotz, Smash, Live, The Beast that Devoured Itself, 40 Fingers (Bar/None). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Big Eyes
    Big Eyes

    Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    Money Maker (Studio One). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives