Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers get their radical, generative music GROOVE back, announce Bloom: 10 Worlds app for iOS and Android

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers get their radical, generative music GROOVE back, announce Bloom: 10 Worlds app for iOS and Android
The press release said to "please credit Microsoft" for this photo (just so you all know).

Truth be told, I was totally content with my flip phone up until train vagabonds starting calling out my use of dated technology about three years ago, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t currently appreciate the value and personal fulfillment offered by certain apps exclusive to the mobile OS world. For instance, One Bus Away is astoundingly useful in my city, blessed as it is with a respectable system of public transportation.

And on the “personal fulfillment” front, Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers’ original 2008 Bloom app might’ve been very first of its kind to get iPhone users to think beyond all that boring day-planning shit. Eno and Chilvers initially developed the app as a response to a shared interest in “generative music,” and the app itself subsequently received raved reviews and claims of it being revolutionary.

Now, after ten years’ worth of presumed technological advancements in the mobile app world (and ten years’ worth of horribly depressing news in the real one), a new and improved version of Bloom is scheduled for release next month on iOS — and, for the first time ever, on Android. In addition to including the original Bloom within its interface, the revamped Bloom: 10 Worlds reportedly contains 10 new “worlds” that vary with regard to the implemented sounds, shapes, colors, and rules of behavior.

Catch a throwback vid showcasing the original Bloom below, and get the Bloom: 10 Worlds app wherever the hell you get your apps from on December 7. (Also, the other apps developed by Eno and Chilvers are worth checking out, if you’re into extremely intuitive music creation.)

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