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Bloom, the acclaimed app by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician / software designer Peter Chilvers has been fully reworked to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen.

As part of the first wave of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch in 2008, Bloom redefined musical boundaries. 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 HD preserves the sounds and features of the original version, but adds a stylish new interface which allows the user to fully immerse themselves in the fullscreen experience or to continue to play on a smaller area while adjusting controls.

"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


- Classic, Infinite and Freestyle modes
- 12 different mood settings
- 3 sounds
- Random mood shuffle
- Adjustable delay
- Evolve when idle
- Sleep Timer

Recommended for headphones or external speakers.

What's New

Version 1.3

Updated for iPad Pro.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Not as good as formerly


With the update, a fair amount of music is already created in "Create" mode even before you touch anything. This is distracting and greatly detracts from what you're trying to create. I used to like this app.

Very boring, very quick


The idea behind the app is wonderful and the possibilities are limitless, but for a developer named Opal Limited, they've designed at app that lives up to their name. What appears on the surface to a zen-like and charming ambient sound/music generator, turns out to be a trick-pony with a big name (Eno) attached to lend credibility. After about 12 minutes with this app, you'll be looking for options, or customizations, or other sounds, or anything to take the experience to some other level... Except there's nothing there. Imagine buying a game with only one, simplistic level. It would get old real fast. That's Bloom. I thought this would great for me, as I love ambient music and Eno's work, as well as my 10-year old daughter, but without any kind of options or ability to really change things (beyond a slight color shifting of the background and a barely noticeable alteration of the musical bed), we were both left with a big, "meh." For the money, I recommend buying the GarageBand app, where you can create layers of sound, play instruments, record, and have a lot of fun. Or, just buy an Eno CD, if there were a way to return an app for a refund, Bloom would be gone for us. For now, it sits on our iPad, unused and unloved. Again, the possibilities for something fantastic were there, but Opal Limited never really let's Bloom bloom the way it could have. Just my two cents. Cheers.

Love it!


I did not know what to expect or what kind "music" I was going to experience when I first downloaded Bloom HD. The thought of "alien" music had me a bit skeptical, but after my first thirty minutes of listening, playing, creating and experimenting I can assuredly say that I am looking forward to many more hours of enjoyment with this interesting new App.
I can also say the best way to describe it is that it reminds me of various scales of wind chimes which I also enjoy.
I highly recommend this App. It is a bit different, but the price is well worth it and if you are around my age ( mid 50's), you'll find it fun to play with, the colors and sounds relaxing. I am looking forward to trying them out with headphones!


Opal Limited
18.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Opal Limited


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