Sort of like those SETI weirdos who hole-up in dingy observatories reeking of old Chinese food and burnt Sanka coffee, every music web site out there worth its clean, white layout and sans-serif fonts has on its staff at least one lowly, greasy, long-fingernailed employee whose sole job it is to keep hitting the refresh button on the Radiohead website every 15 seconds. (Yup, that’s me. Hello there, nice to meet you.) Usually, there’s nothing much to report at the end of each 16-hour shift, unless I’ve broken my previous record for how many boogers I’ve eaten while no one was looking, but every once in a while… PAY DIRT! Ladies and gentlemen, today is one of those days. Behold, from Dead Air Space:
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.
OH. MY. GOD. RIGHT??? I damn near fell out of my ergonomic chair from the backward momentum created by the sheer force with which I spit out my Fruit Loops!
Thom! With an H! That’s him alright. Ohhh readers, I can’t even tell you… how goddamn sexually potent I feel right now.
• Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.com
• Universal Everything: http://www.universaleverything.com
• PolyFauna: http://radiohead.com/deadairspace/140211/PolyFauna