Nigel Godrich pitches in on Rag & Bone runway score
UPDATE: The original video has been removed, but a YouTube user has separated and shared the individual audio tracks, which are streaming below.
The last time we heard nine minutes of ambient techno pulse accompanying the carefully casual steps of male models on the catwalk, Jamie xx was the man behind the boards, and Kenzo was the designer. A mere two weeks later, and a new entry has arrived: Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich (Atoms for Peace bandmate, Radiohead producer) have whipped up their own mellow mix for Rag & Bone's Fall 2013 menswear show, via Fader. The relatively frills-free audio seems tailor-made to accompany the muted vibes of the clothing. You can witness that less than thrilling interplay in the clip above, though brace yourself for the final two minutes, in which all of that cool ruminative electronica gives way unexpectedly to Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up."