Jonny Greenwood records album in India, gives update on new Radiohead material

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has been keeping busy these last few weeks, the prolific musician revealing that he has spent the last three weeks recording new music in an Indian fort.

Jonny Greenwood

Greenwood has been working with Israeli producer Shye Ben Tzur and have been recording an album with 12 Indian musicians in Mehrangarh Fort, which the Maharaja gave them permission to use.

“It’s been amazing, actually, working with Indian musicians” said Greenwood on the experience. “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.”

When it comes to his day job as one of the key creative forces of Radiohead, the guitarist/ glockenspiel-ist/ television sound manipulator has stated that the band  have done several months of recording and that once again the band have changed their approach to recording music. “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.”

Yesterday news came through that falsetto crooning Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke andMassive Attack’s Robert Del Naja were releasing their original soundtrack for the documentary film UK Gold