Deluxe generative edition of Brian Eno's acclaimed 2017 ambient album, Reflection.
"REFLECTION is the most recent of my Ambient experiments and represents the most sophisticated of them so far. My original intention with Ambient music was to make endless music, music that would be there as long as you wanted it to be. I wanted also that this music would unfold differently all the time - ‘like sitting by a river’: it’s always the same river, but it’s always changing. But recordings - whether vinyl, cassette or CD - are limited in length, and replay identically each time you listen to them. So in the past I was limited to making the systems which make the music, but then recording 30 minutes or an hour and releasing that. REFLECTION in its album form - on vinyl or CD - is like this. But the app by which REFLECTION is produced is not restricted: it creates an endless and endlessly changing version of the piece of music.” - Brian Eno
iPad mini 2
AppleTV (4th generation)
Ratings and Reviews
Money well spent.
I was a little apprehensive at first dropping £30 on this app but I had used other Brian Eno / Peter Chilvers apps before and they were great and importantly updated over time to keep them working with IOS updates etc.
I still use Bloom a lot for creating hypnotic patterns. Listening to Bloom is good, but this app feels so much more sophisticated as a music generator. It really feels like someone is there making the music!
Perfect for listening anytime of the day and wonderful to sleep to. I often play Sounds of the Lid to drift off to sleep but this app has recently taken their place.
Ambient music on tap! Money well spent.
UPDATE: One small annoyance I've found from using the app over time is the timer controls are too close to the bottom of the screen and are very difficult to control. Not sure if this is just because I'm on an iPhone X. They just need lifting further up into the screen as there is plenty of free space.
Still an amazing app that I use almost every day!
Not as good as I was expecting
For the price, i’m not very impressed with this. I haven’t heard the ‘static’ version of this album, but after about 30 minutes of listening to this app version, i’m already finding it a bit repetitive, there just doesn’t seem to be as much going on compared to the Scape app, which is far superior in my opinion and only half the price. It is still beautiful music, but I was expecting more to justify the price.
I have been using this app for nearly a year now and it’s proved to be superb as a backdrop to creative writing, reading and just general relaxing. I don’t know how Mr Eno has managed it but I never tire of it: sometimes keeping it on all day for days at a time. Amazing. Love the seasonal updates too. Thoroughly recommended.
- Opal Limited
- 173.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Opal Limited 2016
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.