Polyfauna

It’s been three long years since Radiohead last released an album, which makes it all the more appropriate that today, they released an app. It’s called PolyFauna, and per Thom Yorke, it’s “an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King Of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song “Bloom.” (Re: the imagery: The still above is a graphic from PolyFauna.) You can download it now for iOS and/or Android, and read Thom’s full statement below.

We have made an app called PolyFauna.

PolyFauna is an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.

It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious.

Your screen is the window into an evolving world.
Move around to look around.
You can follow the red dot.
You can wear headphones.

DOWNLOAD: iOS / Android

Thom

Tags:  
Comments (16)
  1. Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see

  2. I am interested in this.

  3. Pitchfork is going to create an App review site just to give this a 10.

  4. man, i was hoping this would be a new album, released as an app, like biophilia or magna carta holy grail.
    oh well, this is pretty cool i guess

  5. RADIOHEAD RELEASE…. a new app. Damn.

  6. oh radiohead. that is good.

  7. i just played the “game” ? experienced the app ? for 20 minutes. very cool, reminds me of mac computer video games from the early 90s. i am wondering if there is secrets if you keep following the dot ? …

    i just want a new radiohead record …

  8. Kip  |   Posted on Feb 11th +2

    I hope next they release their own NEWSPAPER!

    Wait…

  9. still dont get the hate for TKOL. obviously none of these whiners have heard Bloom live.

    • Auto  |   Posted on Feb 12th +4

      I thought it was a really fantastic record, not quite In Rainbows but that’s like saying something isn’t quite as good as chocolate ice cream.

    • I heard it live and was really excited by some of the songs, but then I went home and listened to the endlessly looped and tinny sounding recordings and was disappointed all over again. “Bloom” and a few others have potential, but there are like three tracks on there that are just not exciting (and that’s out of 8 – and one of those is “Feral”).

  10. And they didn’t even release a WP version, dammit. Not that I that I seem to be missing much.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post, reply to, or rate a comment.

%s1 / %s2