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Pyramid Song” is a piano-driven piece with vocals and lyrics by Yorke. It also features string orchestrations by band member Jonny Greenwood. The song builds to a climax with the introduction of Phil Selway’s jazz-influenced compound rhythm and the siren-like wails of the Ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument also played by Jonny. Colin Greenwood plays upright bass rather than his usual electric; O’Brien adds subtle electric guitar to live versions, playing with lots of delay. The song… read more

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  • Avatar for entremuerto
    masterpiece
  • Avatar for Cassandra-Leo
    This is apparently in 4/4, but the only way I can ever tell is by counting the beats when the drums come in, and when I stop paying attention the rhythm immediately starts baffling me again. Beyond that, this song is utterly sublime. One of the finest moments on Amnesiac.
  • Avatar for Psychopathes
    What a beautiful, beautiful song
  • Avatar for JoeKelleh
    Just btw the rhythm and time signatures of this song mathematically form the equation of a Pyramid geometrically.
  • Avatar for Keola_the_Orca
    How can a man compose a song this good
  • Avatar for corpsetastic
    Amnesiac is a really abrasive record to digest, it is the album I have struggled with the most, I like it I just don't know how much yet.
  • Avatar for laceninja
    For the music nerds... http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.13.19.1/mto.13.19.1.hesselink.html
  • Avatar for neodude991
    This song is so spine-chilling and haunting. I love the imagery of the black-eyed angel in the river... undoubtedly one of their best. [2] Couldn't off put it better my-self!
  • Avatar for ExMachina86
    fantastic piece of music!
  • Avatar for japiface
    this got me into them. it was a revelation [4] this is the first song i've listened by them, heard it on tv when i was around 11 y/o.. i didn't know if i liked or not.. but i think that was the beginning of my musical taste

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