Radiohead Countdown Wallpaper: #5 of 7 Amnesiac

There are only 3 to 4-ish days before the new Radiohead comes out, so the countdown continues!
Today’s wallpaper is Amnesiac, one of my favorites, but not quite as good as the previous two albums. The main inspiration for this wallpaper was something how Thom Yorke described the album:

“I read that the gnostics believe when we are born we are forced to forget where we have come from in order to deal with the trauma of arriving in this life. I thought this was really fascinating. It’s like the river of forgetfulness. It may have been recorded at same time (as Kid A)… but it comes from a different place I think. It sounds like finding an old chest in someone’s attic with all these notes and maps and drawings and descriptions of going to a place you cannot remember. That’s what I think anyway.”

Tomorrow’s wallpaper is Hail to the Thief, which is sure to be politically tinged, I can promise you that.


October 7, 2007