Kid A Mnesia

By Thom Yorke, Stanley Donwood,

Book cover of Kid A Mnesia: A Book of Radiohead Artwork

Book description

Whilst these records were being conceived, rehearsed, recorded and produced, Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood made hundreds of images. These ranged from obsessive, insomniac scrawls in biro to six-foot-square painted canvases, from scissors-and-glue collages to immense digital landscapes. They utilised every medium they could find, from sticks and knives to…

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1 author picked Kid A Mnesia as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I’ve always loved mysterious musicians. Musicians who seem otherwordly. Musicians who make magic in the studio and take you to magical places. 

I used to never want to know the process behind that magic. But as I get older, I’ve enjoyed learning about the human behind the magician. 

Thom Yorke is a wizard. I’ve been a fan since 1993, so it’s fascinating to take a look at some of his process in the Kid A Mnesia book. It’s gorgeous. Weird. And yes… magical. 

Stanley Donwood’s art is fantastic, and is just as important as the music. I heard the albums…

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