News: Thom Yorke’s new record released through BitTorrent

Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes An email reaches us this afternoon, and we thought you might like to see it.

It reads…

Thom Yorke

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.

As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record.

The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files..

The files can be anything, but in this case is an ‘album’.

It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around …

If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.

Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves.

Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers.

If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.

The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’ malarkey.

It’s a self-contained embeddable shop front…

The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network.

Oh yes and it’s called

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich


Update: there’s a track listing, which looks like this:

a brain in a bottle
guess again!
the mother lode

truth ray
there is no ice (for my drink)
pink section
nose grows some

You can find out more about the album at or buy it using the link below, if you’re of the mind.


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