Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have a lot of interesting projects come their way, whether it be embedding oneself in Berlin's electro scene or playing in a rock band for "Harry Potter." This time, the sought-after musicians joined forces with acclaimed hip hop artist MF DOOM for a compilation album, Complex, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Lex Records. With Tricky-esque beats, DOOM's well-paced raps, and samples from Greenwood's spare "There Will Be Blood" soundtrack (h/t At Ease via Prefix), "Retarded Fren" is a stylish production that bears repeating -- if only to hear those perfect moments when DOOM's lyrics move fluidly along to mental images of Daniel Day Lewis running across an oilfield.
Listen to "Retarded Fren":
Now check out Yorke's first collaboration with DOOM, "Gazzilion Ear," below: