- 12 Nov 21
It will be available from 18th November as a free download for PlayStation 5, PC and Mac.
Radiohead have curated their very own virtual exhibition in the form of KID A MNESIA EXHIBITIO, which will commemorate 21 years of the band's Kid A and Amnesiac albums.
Originally intended to be an IRL exhibition but thwarted in part by the pandemic, KID A MNESIA EXHIBITIO was crated in partnership with Epic Games. It's basically a trippy 3D art gallery that blends Radiohead's music (including new sound design from Nigel Godrich) with the unsettling artwork of Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood.
It's set to go live as a free programme on November 18th for PS5, Windows PC and Mac. You can wishlist it on the Epic Games Store and PlayStation Store. A combination of "laws of zoning and physics and COVID-19" (according to Epic) pushed it to the digital realm. Radiohead, Godrich and Donwood teamed with Namethemachine, Arbitrarily Good Productions, artist Sean Evans and theatre set designer Christine Jones to create the exhibition.
The Kid A Mnesia album includes both albums and a string of previously unreleased material. This is a rare chance to explore a legendary group's music and imagery well beyond the usual confines of an album, and more on your own terms.
In a press release, it’s billed as “an upside-down digital/analogue universe created from original artwork by Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood and sound design by Nigel Godrich.”
Watch the trailer below.