Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Recording Album in Indiaby Jeremy Gordon via Pitchforkhttp://pitchfork.com/news/58641-radioheads-jonny-greenwood-recording-album-in-india/
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has been working on a record with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and several musicians in India, The Sunday Guardian reports (via Rabbit in My Headlights).
Greenwood and the other musicians have been based out of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. "We've been living here for nearly three weeks and recording an album here, in the fort," he said. "The Maharaja allowed us use of the fort, and we've basically been living here with 12 Indian musicians and we've made a record." According to The Sunday Guardian, the record encompasses "Arabic, Indian and western music."
He added: "It's been amazing, actually, working with Indian musicians. They have such a different energy and enthusiasm for music. It's just, it's part of life here, it feels, rather than just being an occupation. It's different; there's music everywhere. Like when we're playing and recording or rehearsing with these musicians, when they take a break, they go and play more. That's not true in England. We just take a break. But here, it's just this urge to make music, and it's really inspiring."
He also said Radiohead have "done a couple of months of recording" on the follow up to 2011's King of Limbs that "have gone really well." "We've certainly changed our method again," he said of the Radiohead recording. "It's too involved [to explain how]. We're kind of limiting ourselves; working in limits. So we'll see what happens. It's like we're trying to use very old and very new technology together to see what happens."