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Developed by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician / software designer Peter Chilvers, Bloom explores uncharted territory in the realm of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom's innovative controls allow anyone to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.

"Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it, and you can watch it play itself." - Brian Eno


- 12 different mood settings
- Random mood shuffle
- Adjustable delay
- Shake to clear
- Evolve when idle
- Sleep Timer

Recommended for headphones or external speakers.

“Bloom Raises the Bar for Musical iPhone Apps… if you're a fan of ambient music or music in general, you'll be wanting to get it right now” - Gizmodo

“A relaxing alternative to just about anything else you can do with an iPhone” Wired

“Hypnotic and ludicrously addictive” - Guardian

What's New

Version 3.0.2

Fixed a bug in iOS 10 that could cause playback and the Sleep Timer to accelerate when Play in Background is switched off.
Added an AirPlay button to the Settings screens.

Brian Eno : Reflection is now available from the App Store for iOS and Apple TV.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings



Had this app for a number of years now. Always a pleasure to have a listen/create season.

Hopefully there will be an update for the iPhone X but either way it’s brilliant.

Finally updated


For some reason the App would update and was giving me errors about iOS 11 incompatible but a hard reset has now updated and it no longer complains

Developer Response

It seems likely that your device wasn't picking up the latest version. Bloom will not stop working when iOS 11 is released.

Best Music App So Far


This, as far as I am aware, is the first application on the Ipod for creating music that is not a simulation of an existing instrument. What we have here is a totally new way to make music that really capitalises on the Ipods touch screen and display. That said I think a trick has been missed - as it stands you can only control the pitch of the note along the vertical axis, how much better if other parameters were altered as you went horizontally across the screen as well. For instance altering the balance to change the stereoscopic placement of each note or alternatively altering the timbre. It would also have been nice if the length of notes could be altered depending on how long you left your finger on the screen, which could be further enhanced if it was possible to slide a note up or down.

Overall I think this is a brilliantly executed idea which is surprisingly engaging. I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone.


Opal Limited
18.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008 Opal Limited


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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