By Opal Limited
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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 in Version 3.0.1
Fixed a bug in Freestyle mode, which was causing settings to permanently stay switched off.
The Bloom icon in the bottom corner slowly fades into the background while playing.
Features from Version 3.0
Complete interface redesign for iOS 8 and all new iPhone sizes.
Slide to unlock (recommended when using the app with young children.)
"Multitasking" has been renamed to "Play in background".
Echo On / Off (Freestyle mode only.)
A new wonderful experience !
Absorbed and transported into another place on a different level just listening. Creating adds so many dimensions to the experience. Difficult to describe - try it. I think it's incredible 😎
Colourful bings and bongs
Compared to many other paid for music apps, this has limited appeal. Touch the screen and a bell tone sounds. It's on a delay loop so it sounds again after a while. Meantime you press somewhere else and you get another bong. And on it goes binging and bonging until you've heard enough. Which was about a minute in my case. All very trippy I'm sure. I'm probably not smoking enough.
I find it insulting that this app is asking for money for what it provides. This is a hackathon level app that just has Brian Eno's name on it. It doesn't even need the 2D plane it provides to work, since the X-axis has no effect whatsoever in what you're playing.
So many better apps out there, a lot of them even free. Don't waste your money on this
- Category: Music
- Updated: 03 February 2015
- Version: 3.0.1
- Size: 18.7 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Developer: Opal Limited
- © 2008 Opal Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.