Thom Yorke is not interested in your piddling three-minute pop tunes. For his latest project, the Radiohead frontman has moved onto another plane of musical existence by soundtracking artist Stanley Donwood’s exhibit “The Panic Office.” Yorke’s “Subterranea” score runs for 432 hours, and no two minutes are the same.
Donwood is the man behind all the Radiohead (and Atoms For Peace) album art since The Bends, and his installation is on view in Sydney, Australia until June 6. According to those who have had a chance to hear it, the music is “an eerie mix of ambient textures, experimental sounds, and field recordings.”
Unfortunately, those of us outside of Australia probably won’t get a chance to hear it: there are no plans to release the soundtrack to the public. Try these instead: