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
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
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.
Please give option to remove the self-advertisements??
I’ve been a fan of Bloom for 9 years. I wish SO much there were a way I could revert to a version where you don’t see the ad on the initial screen for the other apps by the same people. For me those ads, even though they’re small, are so distracting and against what I think the spirit and experience of Bloom should be. It’s frustrating. Please give an option not to see them - I would pay for it!
I’ve had this app since it’s release and use it almost every night to help calm down before falling asleep. The generative music and it’s programmed forever changing order is both soothing, the almost repetition leading to a sort of gnosis.
- 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.