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TKOL RMX 1234567 is a remix album of songs from the album The King of Limbs (2011) by the English rock band Radiohead. It was released on 16 September 2011 in Japan and on 10 October 2011 internationally by XL Recordings. The album compiles a series of King of Limbs remix singles by electronic music artists including Jamie xx, Nathan Fake, Four Tet, Caribou, Modeselektor and SBTRKT. The album and singles were also released as downloads through Radiohead's website.

TKOL RMX 1234567
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Remix album by
Released16 September 2011 (2011-09-16)[1]
Genre
Length105:51
Label
ProducerNigel Godrich (various remixers/additional producers)
Radiohead chronology
The King of Limbs
(2011)
TKOL RMX 1234567
(2011)
The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement
(2011)
Singles from TKOL RMX 1234567
  1. "Little by Little"/"Lotus Flower"
    Released: 4 July 2011
  2. "Morning Mr Magpie"/"Bloom"
    Released: 15 July 2011
  3. "Feral"/"Morning Mr Magpie"/"Separator"
    Released: 29 July 2011
  4. "Give Up the Ghost"/"Codex"/"Little by Little"
    Released: 15 August 2011
  5. "Give Up the Ghost"/"TKOL"/"Bloom"
    Released: 29 August 2011
  6. "Good Evening Mrs Magpie"/"Bloom"
    Released: 12 September 2011
  7. "Bloom"/"Separator"/"Lotus Flower"
    Released: 10 October 2011

Contents

SinglesEdit

On 6 June 2011, Radiohead announced a series of remix singles from The King of Limbs by various artists.[3] Radiohead drummer Philip Selway told BBC 6 Music he felt The King of Limbs was the Radiohead album that lent itself best to remixing.[4] Singer Thom Yorke said:

The remix 12-inches came out of us wanting to experiment with the tunes further. I was really curious to see how the people I was listening to so much would use what we gave them. I didn't just want floor fillers and all that shit, I just wanted to see how the songs could really branch out and mutate ... I think it appeals to us as a band at the moment that ideas and versions are not so fixed and set in stone, it feels kind of healthy for music.[5]

 
Artwork for the singles compiled on TKOL RMX 1234567

The first seven remixes were released as either double or triple A-sides on 12-inch vinyl singles through XL Recordings on Radiohead's Ticker Tape Ltd. imprint label,[citation needed] and are compiled on TKOL RMX 1234567. The eighth single, TKOL RMX8, was finished too late for inclusion on the album and was released as a download.[6] A remix of "Bloom" by Jamie xx, previously released on the TKOL RMX8 single, was released as a vinyl single on 23 January 2012.[6]

Single Tracks remixed Remix Release date
TKOL RMX1 "Little by Little" Caribou RMX 4 July 2011[7]
"Lotus Flower" Jacques Greene RMX
TKOL RMX2 "Morning Mr Magpie" Nathan Fake RMX 15 July 2011[8]
"Bloom" Harmonic 313 RMX
Mark Pritchard RMX
TKOL RMX3 "Feral" Lone RMX 29 July 2011[9]
"Morning Mr Magpie" Pearson Sound Scavenger RMX
"Separator" Four Tet RMX
TKOL RMX4 "Give Up the Ghost" Thriller Houseghost RMX 15 August 2011[10]
"Codex" Illum Sphere RMX
"Little by Little" Shed RMX
TKOL RMX5 "Give Up the Ghost Brokenchord RMX 26 August 2011[11]
"TKOL" Altrice RMX
"Bloom" Blawan RMX
TKOL RMX6 "Good Evening Mrs Magpie" Modeselektor RMX 12 September 2011[12]
"Bloom" Objekt RMX
TKOL RMX7 Jamie xx Rework 10 October 2011[13]
"Separator" Anstam RMX
"Lotus Flower" SBTRKT RMX
TKOL RMX8 "Bloom" Jamie xx Rework Part 3 18 November 2011[14]
"Separator" Anstam RMX II
"Morning Mr Magpie" Nathan Fake Harshdub RMX

ReleaseEdit

TKOL RMX 1234567 was released as a download on Radiohead's website in MP3 and WAV formats.[when?][citation needed] The retail version was released on 16 September 2011 in Japan and 10 October in other countries.[1][4][15] Radiohead celebrated the album's release at London's Corsica Studios on 11 October. The DJs included Yorke and contributing remix artists Jamie xx, Caribou, Lone and Illum Sphere. The event was streamed online by Boiler Room.[16]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.5/10[17]
Metacritic67/100[18]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [19]
The A.V. ClubB+[20]
The Guardian     [21]
Pitchfork6.0/10[22]
Slant Magazine     [2]

TKOL RMX 1234567 has an aggregate score of 67 on Metacritic.[18] AllMusic said it was "fascinating to hear how this current crop of producers ... twists, bends, adjusts, and appropriates the source material."[19] The A.V. Club felt "the best of these remixes excite and innovate in ways their [King of Limbs] counterparts didn't."[20] However, the Guardian wrote that the album "feels less like an album than an info dump" and questioned "the utility in commissioning Four Tet and Caribou to rework songs that already sound a bit like Four Tet and Caribou."[21] Pitchfork found it "listenable but ultimately bloodless".[22]

Track listingEdit

"Compakt Disk One"
No.TitleLength
1."Little by Little" (Caribou remix)5:40
2."Lotus Flower" (Jacques Greene remix)7:10
3."Morning Mr Magpie" (Nathan Fake remix)4:52
4."Bloom" (Harmonic 313 remix)5:04
5."Bloom" (Mark Pritchard remix)6:07
6."Feral" (Lone remix)5:17
7."Morning Mr Magpie" (Pearson Sound "Scavenger" remix)4:38
8."Separator" (Four Tet remix)7:03
Total length:45:51
"Compakt Disk Two"
No.TitleLength
1."Give Up the Ghost" (Thriller "Houseghost" remix)6:13
2."Codex" (Illum Sphere remix)4:34
3."Little by Little" (Shed remix)4:49
4."Give Up the Ghost" (Brokenchord remix)5:05
5."TKOL" (Altrice remix)6:02
6."Bloom" (Blawan remix)7:29
7."Good Evening Mrs Magpie" (Modeselektor remix)7:44
8."Bloom" (Objekt remix)5:21
9."Bloom" (Jamie xx rework)2:28
10."Separator" (Anstam remix)4:50
11."Lotus Flower" (SBTRKT remix)5:22
Total length:Disc 2: 60:00
Total: 105:51

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes.[23]

Remix and additional production

Artwork

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Radiohead to release two-disc remix album". NME. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Slant review".
  3. ^ O'Neal, Sean (6 June 2011). "Radiohead to repackage The King of Limbs again as a vinyl remix series". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b Rogers, George (12 August 2011). "SBTRKT re-works Radiohead track". BBC. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Thom Yorke Speaks About New Radiohead Remix Album". Radiohead at Ease. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  6. ^ a b Nissim, Mayer. "Jamie xx third Radiohead 'Bloom' remix gets limited release". Digital Spy. XL Recordings. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Caribou/Jacques Greene Remixes". Radiohead. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Nathan Fake/Harmonic 313/Mark Pritchard remixes". Radiohead. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Remixes by Lone, Pearson Sound and Four Tet". Radiohead. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Remix Series, issue number 4". Radiohead. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Remix: issue number 5". Radiohead. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  12. ^ "TKOL RMX6 | Audio Visual | W.A.S.T.E. US". Sandbag. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Radiohead The King of Limbs remixes 6th and 7th installments announced". The King of Limbs Part 2. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  14. ^ "More Remixes and European Dates". Radiohead. 18 November 2011. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  15. ^ "XL Recordings Blog: Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567". XL Recordings. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  16. ^ "Radiohead announce London show to premiere new remix album". NME. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  17. ^ "Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  18. ^ a b TKOL RMX 1234567 at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  19. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "TKOL RMX 1234567". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  20. ^ a b Rytlewski, Evan (11 October 2011). "TKOL RMX 1234567". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  21. ^ a b Lynskey, Dorian (13 October 2011). "Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  22. ^ a b Harvell, Jess (10 October 2011). "TKOL RMX 1234567". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  23. ^ "Images for Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567 (see image 2)". Discogs. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  24. ^ "Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567;— Music Charts". aCharts.us. Retrieved 25 November 2011.

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