Illustration for article titled Bloom
Illustration for article titled Bloom

Generative, ambient music by Brian Eno. If I need to say more, it's also a mini-sequencer: Drop your finger on the liquidy pastel screen, play a note, make simple loops. Music For Airports that you can make yourself. In an airport, even.



From The App Developers: 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 taping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualizations.

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unfortunately this app is really limited. I love Eno and was excited about this at first, but you can't really do much with it. it's additionally, tapping up and down changes the pitch of a note, but left and right doesn't do anything more, it just puts the dot in a different place. there's also only one sound you can use. this really needs work.