You mean the case with Thom and Radiohead? I know anytime he does a solo work, it's stuff that he doesn't think suited for Radiohead and goes off in his own direction. I think what it means for the next album is that he would have gotten all that stuff off his chest to do something completely different altogether with Radiohead.
My theory is that the sound of the new album is gonna be a sort of mesh between the intricate live instrumentation of TKOL From The Basement and the sonic qualities of TKOL(studio) being furthered. It'll be like HTTT but much, much more focused.