Radiohead launch their own PolyFauna app
For iOS and Android devices
Radiohead have recently released an app created for smartphones and tablets, called PolyFauna.
Once the animated app is opened it places its users in a dark desolate area surrounded by a thick fog, by pressing the screen and swiping random items the user can explore the eerie new world that Radiohead has created. A red dot can also be seen lurking around the imagery, tempting the user, and once it is clicked it opens up a new world, placing the user into a different fantasy landscape.
The app was developed by Radiohead and Universal Everything - a U.K.-based digital art and design studio, the band concieved the idea for the app while working on their 2011 album The King of Limbs.
Lead singer of Radiohead, Thom Yorke commented: "It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious," adding that, "Your screen is the window into an evolving world. Move around to look around. You can follow the red dot. You can wear headphones."
PolyFauna is reminiscent of Bjork's 2011 mobile app Biophilia, which was a series of apps designed around her album. In contrast PolyFauna is its own unique universe built around segmented clips from one song.
PolyFauna is now available for iOS and Android operating systems through the iTunes store.