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Radiohead Releases Immersive, Interactive App Inspired by King of Limbs

Music and art is slowly succumbing to the lure of experimental apps. The latest one is from music icon, Radiohead. The app is a visual and tactile experience born out of the 2011 album, King of Limbs recording sessions. Visually, it follows the same imagery as the album’s first song, Bloom.

The project is a collaborative effort from Radiohead and Universal Everything:

Set to a lunar calendar, the mysterious, immersive app is brought to life through touch and offers a unique and different set of experiences and encounters each time it’s used. A pioneering new collision between digital art and the world of apps, the collaboration sees the creation of abstracted, expanded and exploded versions of audio and visual work by the band.

Inviting the user into an immersive, expansive world of primitive life, weather, sunsets, mountains and forests, Polyfauna comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious. It is inspired by everything from the atmospheric landscape paintings of JW Turner and Peter Doig, to the computational life forms of Karl Sims.

The iPad, iPhone, and Android app is free to download. 

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