The 'imagined creatures from your subconscious' come to life in Radiohead's new app

PolyFauna takes the song "Bloom" from Radiohead's recent The King of Limbs album, adds in some ethereal moving art, and packages it up as a trippy and cool Android app. 

Radiohead's Thom Yorke hit the nail on the head when he described PolyFauna as "A window into an evolving world" and there's really no other way to describe it. Imagine Motorola's Windy Day app, with a hefty dose of LSD and imagination, then some distinctly Radiohead sounds tossed in the mix. Hold your phone up, look at the screen and move it around. The landscape changes and rolls (the trails are lovely) and when you see the red dot you can follow it for a gateway to a completely different scene.

There's nothing to learn here, and no bad guys to kill. But it's one hell of a ride. Grab it from the Google Play link above.

Via: Radiohead

There are 16 comments

neonworm says:

The image file is missing for the Google Play link. The link still works though.

thod3n says:

None of them work right now(images).

Daf L says:

Why does it need your precise GPS location? It always stops me installing a non mapping style app if it requires GPS.

It's not like any stat they need for advertising or general audience into can't be retrieved by network location info.

Why is it important to know where we are too within 3 metres rather than 100 metres?

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anthony2558 says:

Very different. Very weird.

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Gekko says:

don't do drugs kids.

p.s. i dislike the fact that they hate playing "Creep".

Johnny Z says:

Or almost any of their actually good music, pre-Kid A

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zackmack7 says:

Then I saw it was 70MB

neonworm says:


mzanette says:

Flappy Birds is better

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twolastnames says:

"There's nothing to learn here, and no bad guys to kill"

Damn, wish you could kill radiohead. Not a fan of a band that hates the one reason they are still a band. And STP's Creep is a way better song.


eldaino says:

Lol. You don't know much about Radiohead if you're under the impression that 'creep' is the reason they are still (very significantly) on the radar

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Johnny Z says:

They play instruments, yet no music comes out, while Thom Yorke whines and convulses on stage. That about sums up current Radiohead.

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bluesun3030 says:

I'm glad you wrote this article Jerry. I figured you would do it justice. I read about this earlier on another site, & the author was pretty confused on how to describe it. You hit the nail on the head.

This looks awesome.. I'm grabbing the good old Audio Technicha's and plugging into the Nexus 5 to take a ride. I hadn't heard anything about this surprisingly, thanks for writing this up're the man!

Shibby513 says:

Great write up . 2+2=5 is my favorite song by these guys. Worthy addition to my app collection. Thanks.

s2weden2000 says:

rAdioskull is done...

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