Radiohead- "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"


In Rainbows

self-released; 2007

It is pretty fair to say that Thom Yorke is a genius. For over a decade, Radiohead has been one of the most influential experimental rock groups in modern music. With electronic influences, lyrical originality, and intensely creative compositions, Radiohead leads the pack. I doubt you can find any serious musician or music lover who can love or at least appreciate all that Radiohead has done. On "Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi", a quick stepped beat is followed by inciting arpeggio melodies.The layering of guitars is done is such a way that it draws the listener in like a tree to light or fish to bait. Lyrically, the same luring effect is notices. "In the deepest ocean/ the bottom of the sea/ your eyes/ they turn me." York is swimming further and further into the deep abyss as the song increases in gait and gait. York "would be crazy not to follow", he swims deeper and deeper as background vocals layer above celestial guitar sparkles. This track is essentially the audio representation of Yorke's journey. We become overwhelmed by the beautiful sound, increasing in both intensity and emotion. This song will induce you, and there is no going back.