Radiohead: House of Cards
The pitch perfect feedback and violent guitar crunch intertwined with pop melody on “The Bends” showed that Radiohead was more than just a good band, but rather one that was maturing and teetering on greatness. The dense sonic paranoia and electronic mesh of “OK Computer” proved that Radiohead was perhaps the only band that mattered at the time and jumpstarted the whispers of “genius”. Those same whispers have now culminated into loud acclimations as the beautifully haunting “In Rainbows” has cemented their legacy and proved their longevity. Radiohead realized a while back that the key to consistency was not just experimentation but full out reinvention.
The band has constantly reinvented their sound, the way we purchase and consume music and now even the way we look at music videos. The brilliant new video for “House of Cards” uses no cameras or lights. “Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.” Watch in amazement.
The making of the video: