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Atoms For Peace Album Artwork Turned Into Mural, GIF

XL Office Has Run Amok

Dec 07, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Atoms For Peace's upcoming debut Amok has invaded the L.A. office of XL Recordings in the form of a mural mimicking the artwork of the band's debut LP. A collaboration between longtime Radiohead visual collaborator Stanley Donwood (who created the Amok's "scene of armageddon in modern Los Angeles") and artist INSA, the resulting project "Hollywood Doom" has been turned into an animated GIF.

Addressing the record's artwork Donwood explains:

Los Angeles is, of course, fucked. Everything is fucked, all of our cities, all of our towns, our villages, our farms, our entire way of living. and I don’t mean fucked in a good way, oh no; I mean it in a very, very bad way. Our energy rich and culturally complacent society has doomed everything, and really, we all know this. Or at least, we should do. We have run out of everything, pissed it up against the wall, blown it, spent it, wasted it. We’ve run out of money, of oil, of gasoline, of water, of food, of any resources, of energy, of everything. We are reduced to trying to blast pathetic amounts of gas from solid rock and we don’t care if we poison our water while we’re doing it.

The apocalypse is already here, and the saddest thing is that we’re trying to fool ourselves that it isn’t happening. Our politicians are fucking idiots, our heroes are fools, our industries are dying, our farmland is trashed and our culture resembles nothing more than a self-devouring joke. Our architecture is hideous and our art revels in empty platitudes. There is no future; we have evicted ourselves from our own cities, rendered our agriculture poisonous, criminalised the poor, aggrandized the rich, honoured the stupid and ridiculed the intelligent. I don’t pretend to stand outside this fucking mess. I’m just as guilty as anyone.

Amok arrives Feb. 26.



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