Aug 25, 2011:
@ChieftanMews: #7/10: No more hiding: “The atom had a positive, a negative & a neutral” & “Later for the date than the hadron collider” & “I am open.” ??
This was the seventh of 10 tweets Mews sent out counting down from 10 to 1. Each where phrased as a question and usually paired with a date for when the answer was expected to be received by.
‘Open. No More Hiding’ is a phrase Mews had previously changed his profile to after the release of The Universal Sigh.
The phrase ‘Open. No More Hiding’ appears on page 7 of The Universal Sigh in large letters. You can read it here on the E-Universal Sigh.
“The atom had a positive, a negative & a neutral” is from Dimethyltryptamine by Jay Electronica from the Style Wars EP. You can read the rest of the lyrics here.
“Later for the date than the hadron collider” is from Gazzillion Ear by MF DOOM from the Gazzillion Ear E.P., you can read the lyrics here.
Thom Yorke provided a remix of the song in 2009 and has recently corroborated again with MF DOOM under the alias of SISI BAKBAK.
The last piece of lyric “I am open” is from Supercollider.
Atom’s are of course a name for the base unit of matter. Each contains a central nucleus of positively charged protons and neutral neutrons which are surrounded by a cloud of negative charged electrons. Interestingly enough Hydrogen is the only atom to be not made up in this way as it only has a single neutron and no protons at all.
The usual diagrams you’ll find will show something like this..even though they’re um.. not 100% accurate:
( Source: Post Everything.com )
It’s also part of the name Atoms for Peace which was formed in 2009 by Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
The hadron collider is the Large Hadron Collider (LRH) the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator taking 10 years to complete and had a number of significant delays. The LRH was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) who are amongst Mew’s followers.
Like the LRH Supercollider was late and missed out on being part of The King of Limbs as the band where still working on it in March, a good month after The King of Limbs and during a period of very little press and communication from the band (except for Mews). It was later released as a 12″ single alongside The Butcher for Record Store Day 2011 in the UK, Japan and America.
On the 19th of April W.A.S.T.E started sending out emails to everyone who had purchased The King of Limbs with a link to download Supercollider and The Bucher along with the following message from the band.
Thank you – Merci – Gracias – Grazie – Dankeschön – Obrigado – Gui lah hui te ha – Ashoge – Shukran – Tsikomo – M goi – Tak – Dank u – Vinaka – Aabhar – Köszönöm – Go raibh maith agaibh – Arigato – Tashakkur – Dziekuje – Gestena – Hvala – Tack – Tesekkür ederim – Spasibo – Dêkuji – Sas efharisto ……
Right, that’s most of you covered, apologies to those we’ve missed out … ok, so here are two tracks for your listening pleasure:
Supercollider and The Butcher. We released these as a limited edition 2 track 12inch vinyl to mark Independent Record Store Day last Saturday, April 16 … so in case you missed out and didn’t get a copy here they are.
It’s a thank you for being SO supportive of what we do …
p.s. This is not part of a new loyalty points scheme, a Radiohead clubcard or even an air miles redeemable reward type thing…
It is just a big old-fashioned thank you!
Hope your Spring/Autumn is good.
Ed, Colin, Jonny, Philip & Thom
FYI… ‘The Butcher’ was recorded and mixed during ‘The King of Limbs’ sessions, but we couldn’t make it work on the album; ‘Supercollider’ was started during those sessions and finished off in March of this year.
Continuing with the ‘late’ theme Radiohead posted on Dead Air Space in July regarding a delay in having Radiohead-From the Basement broadcast in the UK due to BBC Worldwide (who had partnered with the band in the project) cancelled the July 1st screening. While MTV and Palladia did broadcast it in June the film had its television debut in Spain.