Wooden Elephant – Landscapes, Knives & Glue – Radiohead’s Kid A Recycled (Backlash Music, CD/digital)

Techno in the concert hall, chamber ensembles in the club and everyone seemingly out of tune with each other: the attempts at a rapprochement between the worlds of popular and electronic music on the one hand and composed and Western classical music on the other sometimes have something awkward, often even opportune about them. Landscapes, Knives & Glue – Radiohead's Kid A Recycled is different, continuing with impressive consistency what the British iconoclasts set into motion with their groundbreaking album in 2000: The Ian Anderson-led ensemble Wooden Elephant expands the possibilities and pushes the boundaries of contemporary music just as Radiohead once did with rock and pop music.