Strung Out on OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead

Strung Out on OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead

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by Vitamin String Quartet
     
 
Strung Out on OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead is a track-by-track retelling of the epochal album in string quartet format. Eric Gorfain (violin), Roland Hartwell (violin), Piotr

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Strung Out on OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead is a track-by-track retelling of the epochal album in string quartet format. Eric Gorfain (violin), Roland Hartwell (violin), Piotr Jandula (viola), and Richard Dodd (cello) accurately capture the dour mood of their subject, even without the benefit of Thom Yorke's evocative voice and lyrics. In fact, given the subject matter of OK Computer, to hear it played exclusively on instruments opposite to the album's technological nightmare is interesting, and even a bit unsettling. The musicians have their hands full with the source code of tracks like "Fitter Happier" -- after all, it's difficult to replicate computerized voice simulation with stringed instruments. But the quartet is at least able to lend their version of the pivotal song the same feeling as the original. "Paranoid Android" and "Karma Police" fare particularly well in this setting, their Baroque melodies becoming somber dirges, as if arranged for the funeral of a dead linux server.

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Release Date:
10/23/2001
Label:
Vitamin Records
UPC:
0027297862128
catalogNumber:
8621
Rank:
252052

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Strung Out on OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute to Radiohead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A priceless contribution to the original CD. Wonderful, it left me speechless. Listen to "Electioneering". If you like Radiohead or hate them, listen to it with an open mind
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