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Thom Yorke: The Hollow Earth Video

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 21, 2009

The revolution will be flickerized. Embedded above is the official music video for the new song by Thom Yorke, “The Hollow Earth.” It’s directed by underground filmmaker Raymond Salvatore Harmon.

Like a cross between Kurt Kren and Stan Brakhage, the video is a rapid-fire flickering video featuring graffiti by infamous British outdoor artist Banksy. The video really makes you wish that, after watching the video in real time, there were a step-by-step pause feature to focus on each piece of art used. Yeah, you can click and drag the time slider, but that’s still not that precise. Still, one can see several motifs flickering through, like the Mona Lisa with a rocket launcher, Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald skipping along with a napalmed Vietnamese youth, and the famous smiley faces in riot gear.

To view more videos by Raymond Salvatore Harmon, please visit his Vimeo page.

Today, Tom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead, is releasing “The Hollow Earth” as the B-side to the 12″ single “Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses.”

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