We patiently waited to hear the over-due new album from DOOM, Born Like This, and we waited even longer to hear what sort of genius Thom Yorke could add to DOOM’s already brilliantly strange cadence. Well, we got the track, we listened to it, and we have to say the Yorke remixed version of “Gazzillion Ear” sounds more like a The Eraser b-side than anything else.
We’re usually fans of the Radiohead/hip-hop mix, as the experimentally charged rhythms and compellingly melodic sounds of Thom Yorke’s wailing usually compliment hip hop beats, but this time around we can’t say that is completely true. The beginning of the “Gazillion Ear” remixed track starts out strong, giving you the expectation of something mind blowing, but it looses steam as it progresses. Regardless, Yorke managed to make a decent remix, and though we would have liked to see some more of DOOM’s original beats thrown into the mix, Yorke has managed to create a remix that is worth at least one or two good listens.
DOOM – “Gazzillion Ear” (Thom Yorke Remix)