Radiohead has just released their Polyfauna app version 2.0. Version 1.0 came out earlier this year to herald music from their King Of Limbs session. Not only does it feature new tracks, but invites viewers to explore several digital landscapes. Leveraging IOS devices’ altimeters, users can pan 360 degrees, look up, and look down, all within a 360-degree environment. No instructions here. Rather, you skip from visual track to visual track by tripping the light fantastic following spirals and ‘Bit’s (think the ‘Yes/No’ character from the first Tron film).
Give yourself some room to spin and watch out for that first step. I found it stir memories of Underworld’s interactive work via tomato.co.uk/ on their 2000 release of ‘Everything, Everything’. Nice to see that the bridging of sound and vision continues to evolve.
If you’d like a peak at 2.0, check it out here.
And, if you still think Radiohead is overrated, there’s a support group out there for you…
— Steve Sargent