Radiohead producer/”sixth member” Nigel Godrich has a jam-packed career outside the band. He has produced for Beck, Paul McCartney, and, most recently, Here We Go Magic, and is a member of the Thom Yorke-led Atoms for Peace. Now, as Pitchfork points out, Godrich has joined forces with fellow Atoms for Peace member Joey Waronker and London artist Laura Bettison for a new project called UltraÃsta.
The trio’s sole release thus far is a music video for “smalltalk”. Featuring electronically-distorted strings, the static-y hum of a centralized synth line, and Bettison vocalizing like part pop songbird, part electro diva, the track’s a true representation of its creator’s diverse backgrounds. Watch the clip below.
Stay tuned for more on the band’s upcoming release plans and subsequent material.