Atoms For Peace “Lost Angeles”?

With the recent rumors that Atoms For Peace might be releasing an album later this year I thought I would show how similar the Atoms For Peace artwork is to that of Stanley Donwood’s “Lost Angeles” project.

Here is the Atoms For Peace logo (click to enlarge):

Lost Angeles artwork (click to enlarge):

And if you recall on his blog back on July 28th, 2011 he said “I’ve been very busy with Lost Angeles and various other things of medium to high-level secrecy.”


He also added a new blog post today:

I went away for a while and then I came back to find that nothing much had happened. I read no newspapers and watched no television and had no phone or computer. After two weeks ‘nothing’ had happened. The media truly is an ouroboros of sound and fury, signifying… But Celebrity Big Brother is back, so all is not lost.
The two painting pictured in edifying 200px squares above are in the process of being turned into screenprints, and should/will/might be exhibited in a forthcoming exhibition in London. Due to my recent abdication of responsibility I have little recollection of where and when this exhibition might be so I will content myself with ‘getting back to you’ with a further ‘up-date’ in the ‘fullness of time.’

- 27th August 2011


Update (May 1st 2012) -

Stanley Donwood’s ‘Lost Angeles’ exhibit is going on now in Los Angeles, CA.  Over this past weekend Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich previewed a few songs from the forthcoming Atoms For Peace album during a DJ Set in LA.  Check it out here.


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  • Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

  • wannabe Tom

    I heard you, loud and clear.

  • norm

    please please don’t,… i hate you Flea

  • matters for peace

    Now I have real reason to get excited about this speculated AFP new album, after reading all the possible hints. I’m really looking forward to it, since I loooooovvveee the “Eraser” so much.

    • matters for peace

      Between U & me, I believe in destiny now, from the getgo, I sensed that “someday” will never come…

    • matters for peace

      It’s is a little creepy that my post was literally talking about the AFP possible coming album, but it seems to fit the theme now…, destiny?

  • deadpoets

    The artwork is without a doubt for AFP’s upcoming album. The artwork isn’t familiar to the first one, it is an obvious continuation. The building in that piece of Lost Angeles shown above is Disneyland.The only question is when exactly we will get the new music….. Hopefully soon. All this waiting for all this new stuff that is most likely completely done…………

  • Phil Selway

    Hello everyone,

    I can now confirm that Stanley’s artwork is for an upcoming Atoms for Peace release. Tom (Yoke) told me so in a mobile phone call this morning.

    Will keep you posted,

  • liam g

    great stuff

  • Alex

    The bottom part of the artwork does remind me of the eraser artwork. I am pretty sure this has a lot to do with a forthcoming AfP record. Needless to say I am terribly excited!
    Plus, how about those signs scribbled on the right side of the picture? They do make me think of some sort of calendar, actually. Might that be a clue about a potential release date?

    • Alex

      The number seems to be 64. there are 15 bars on the first line + 15 ones on the second + 20 ones on the third and 14 on the fourth.
      Just for speculation: if we start counting the days from today, day 64 will be the 30th of october, which is nowhere near the 13th (a date which has repeatedly appeared in recent times) nor the 7th (thom’s birthday). Plus, the 30th of october seems to be unrelated to the moon phases. Ideas, anyone?

      • George

        Well this Lost Angeles illustration is a very long picture made up of loads of panels, so the counting next to it might be counting panels/printing processes or something like that. I’m not one for speculation really, but I’d love this to be true! the swirls on the logo definitely match the swirls in the clouds of Lost Angeles! Fingers crossed

  • “No news is good news”
    “No news: is good news”

    Changes the meaning completely.

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