By Opal Limited
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 3.0.2
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.
One of my all-time favorite apps
Bloom represents a brilliant fusion of Brian Eno's ideas about "generative music" with the computing power and mobility of an iOS device, courtesy of software designer Peter Chilvers, a fine composer in his own right. It was innovative when it was first released several years ago, and thankfully Chilvers has now updated it to be compatible with iOS 10.
You could regard this as a sort of infinite album: a software engine that you can either customize or leave to its own devices, which will endlessly create a kind of music that Eno has, at different times, called ambient, generative, and "thinking music." The music never exactly repeats itself, though of course it's restricted in other ways by the specific design of the software and the limited number of sound-types available. If you've ever enjoyed the work of Eno and others in this vein, I highly recommend Bloom.
I am blown away with this app! Loads of potential here as well. Eno is one of my fav's, so it's a must to get! Should hold me over till Rjdj.
12/9/2017 Update. Still one of my favorite generative apps, but it desperately needs to be updated to iOS 11 because it crashes frequently now. Very frustrating because it’s a one of a kind app. Hopefully the developer hasn’t abandoned it. Do not purchase unless running iOS 10 or lower.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Mar 03, 2017
- Version: 3.0.2
- Size: 18.7 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Opal Limited
- © 2008 Opal Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.