Assuradly Thom Yorke is a musical genius, be it with Radiohead or his solo career its widely agreed he is a talent at creating something new, different and superb. The Eraser was a macabre step into Yorke's brain exploring further his ideals and opinions. Spitting Feathers, is very unique. Essentially, its not like The Eraser. Only having its release in Japan it was an almost secretive expedition for Yorke. Its dark, sombre and somewhat detached. However it does have strong beats, with heavy flowing bass lines. Yorke's lyricism is also rather audioble comparred with some of his musical outings. Its a fresh sound but also familiar.
Track by track, we can say that "The Drunkk Machine" is fast paced, like fluttering visions or memories, good beats provide a good tempo for thought. "A Rat's Nest" is dark, depressive and removed from the rest of the album. "Jetstream" is vert pacey. It has quick clicky beats, with fast lyrics, strong feelings of monotiny, like a daily commute. The "Harrowdown Hill (Extended Mix)" track is superb, its not better nor worse than the original recording, its a slightly different version, but just as enjoyable. Lastly "Iluvya" is a very quirky track. Its different, repetitive and very creepy, but, regardless, easily listened to.
A superb EP, which we must remember, this is an EP, not an album. Do not disregard it for its length, if your a fan of later Radiohead, or Thom Yorke, this album should be in your collection.