An article about Atoms For Peace’s new album called AMOK with an interview with Thom Yorke. Flea is mentioned a couple of times along with a name check for Mauro Refosco as both play on the collaboration.
Transcript of Flea/Mauro references:
“… Far from loosening the creative bond between Yorke and long-term production/programming helpmeet Nigel Godrich, the recruitment of erstwhile Beck drummer Joey Waronker, alongside moonlighting Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea and that band’s touring percussionist Mauro Refosco, seems to have given the two a new sense of collective momentum.
Advance PR about Atoms For Peace ‘getting stoned and listening to Fela Kuti all night’ at Flea’s house conjured up nightmare visions of Thom Yorke and his new bass-playing compadre giggling their way back from the all-night garage with a big packet of Monster Munch and improvising vocals in a comedy Nigerian accent over half-arsed polyrhythms. Happily, the clear-skied Afrobeat skitter of opener Before Your Very Eyes banishes the gruesome spectre of an Afrocentric rewrite of Beastie Boys stoner pseudo-dub anthem Cookie Puss.
As it turns out, the first song marks the high-water mark of any explicitly Kutiesque tendencies, although the fluid mood that prevails throughout the album’s other eight tracks could be ascribed at least in part to Fela’s influence. Flea and he are, after all, anagrammatically related…”