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Atoms for Peace’s Campaign of Enigma Continues With Hidden ‘Executioner’ Clip

Atoms for Peace Judge Jury and Executioner Live Video Fuji Rock Easter Egg Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace may have vowed that they wouldn’t confuse us with their jazzy methods, but they do work hard to maintain a successful campaign of enigma, occasional obfuscation, and general artful excellence. There was the “What the Eyeballs Did” download hidden on the group’s website, plus Nigel Godrich’s frustrating game of SoundCloud cat and mouse, and that pretty amazing thing they did with the Amok mural on the XL Recordings building.

Now the Flea-bass’ed band has hidden a second Easter egg on their homepage: a live performance of the darkly harmonious “Judge, Jury and Executioner” recorded at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival on August 1, 2010. To access it, scroll right through the Stanley Donwood artwork, then click on the fella in the black cloak rowing a small boat amidst the tsunami-like swell enveloping Los Angeles. The clip finds Yorke looking sporty-casual in a tank-top and headband. Really.

In other Atoms-related news, XL has shared via Twitter the deluxe album packaging for the group’s forthcoming debut LP Amok, due on the fast-approaching February 26.