No one can blame Yorke for being attached at the hip to producer Nigel Godrich. Wouldn’t you keep his number on speed dial? And apparently Flea is in the mix somewhere within the supergroup, although I couldn’t tell you where. No matter: “Default” is great. The most accurate comparison I can muster would be Yorke’s 2006 solo album “The Eraser,” although there’s no disputing that he has advanced well-beyond his minimalist approach from six years ago. There is actually a hook here. The Atari-glitch overdub is inescapably well-placed right alongside what sounds like intermittent strums of an out-of-tune mandolin.
Yorke promises a full album from Atoms for Peace in early-2013.