Radiohead's New 'Kid A Mnesia Exhibition' Is Immensely Creepy, Yet Cool
By Hayden Brooks
November 18, 2021
Radiohead is celebrating the anniversary of two of their beloved projects with an immersive experience called the Kid A Mnesia Exhibition.
On Thursday (November 18), the English band unveiled the "upside-down digital/analogue universe," which in other words is a virtual art museum dedicated to music from 2000's Kid A and 2002's Amnesiac. Available for free via PC, Mac and PS5, the fan experience was first teased in September and lets users navigate hallways of original artwork by Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood and sound design by Nigel Godrich, but what makes this exhibit unique is the fan controls. Users who take part in the Kid A Mnesia Exhibition can venture into the platform to back in their catalogue, revisit gems and even change components to songs like drums and basslines.
"Working on something as strange as this over long Zoom calls with a large team of technicians all around the world has been one of the strangest experiences we have ever had," Yorke and Donwood wrote in a blog posted on Playstation's website. "Unreal in every sense of the word, especially within the months of almost total human isolation. In all those days of blankness…
While Kid A reached the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart in October 2000, Amnesiac took the runner-up position when it was released in May 2001.