Thom Yorke was asked in an interview with Spin magazine, "You once said of OK Computer: "'At the 11th hour, when we realized what we had done, we had qualms about the fact that we had created this thing that was quite revolting.'" Any similar (or otherwise) thoughts about the new record?"
Thom said, "When we finished it made me cry sitting in the back of a car from start to finish... does that help?"
During the winter of 2007, a friend burned me a CD of his favorite band. He warned me that I wouldn't understand a single word that was sung because it was in Icelandic, and to give it a little time to see if it might grow and not to disregard it too quickly. When I was driving home that night I fed the CD-R into the glowing green slot on the dashboard. Time wasn't needed to warm up to this strange music as a sudden rush of curiosity and wonder and awe crashed through the car. A tsunami wave of sound had decimated everything that was familiar and safe to me, but the adventure and mystery pointed towards the idea that this music was not from this planet. The band was Sigur Rós. The album was Takk. My life changed forever.
Ever since that day I have been trying to create a world in my head or a life to be lived that is something I would read in a fictional story. Lets turn this reality into something we can dream about. Lets build us fiction.