Brian Eno releases Ambient Music iPhone application

Posted on 8 October 2008



Brian Eno just made my day. 

He’s released an ambient music application for the iPhone – Bloom (App Store link). 

“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


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.


  • 9 different mood settings
  • Random mood shuffle
  • Adjustable delay
  • Shake to clear
  • Evolve when idle