Greenwood has been working on a record with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur in India.
Speaking to India’s The Sunday Guardian, the Radiohead guitarist revealed that he and other musicians have been working out of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. “We’ve been living here for nearly three weeks and recording an album here, in the fort,” he said. “The Maharaja allowed us use of the fort, and we’ve basically been living here with 12 Indian musicians and we’ve made a record.” According to The Sunday Guardian, the record incorporates “Arabic, Indian and western music.”
Greenwood continued: “It’s been amazing, actually, working with Indian musicians. 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. Like when we’re playing and recording or rehearsing with these musicians, when they take a break, they go and play more. That’s not true in England. We just take a break. But here, it’s just this urge to make music, and it’s really inspiring.”
Earlier this month, Greenwood revealed that Radiohead’s new album was “coming along nicely,” with the band to enter the studio again in March. According to the guitarist, the band has significantly changed their method of recording since 2011’s The King Of Limbs. “It’s too involved [to explain how]. We’re kind of limiting ourselves; working in limits. So we’ll see what happens,” he said. “It’s like we’re trying to use very old and very new technology together to see what happens.” [via Pitchfork]