OK Computer: Radiohead Releases an App That Ties in Computers and the Subconscious

You’d have thought that Radiohead would have been early to the app party, but this release is in fact the band’s first foray into this arena.

PolyFauna, they say, “comes from an interest in early computer-life experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious.”  Using sound and images from “Bloom” (a track on The King of Limbs), we’re faced with something not unlike what Bjork did with her Biophilia project.

Here’s more from the app’s description:

Your screen is the window into an evolving world.
Move around to look around.
You can follow the red dot.
You can wear headphones.
You can get some pretty strange looks on the train.

The free app is available here for iOS and here for Android.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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