Brian Eno’s New Album Will Be Available As An Adaptive App
Back in November Brian Eno announced that his new album Reflection would be landing on New Year’s Day 2017.
The 54-minute ambient composition, due to be released on Warp, follows from The Ship which was released earlier this year.
Now, Eno has revealed that there will be a special edition of the Reflection, available via a generative app. This will allow the composition to be heard as an “endless and endlessly changing” piece.
The intention, Eno has said, is for the album to last as long as people want it to and for it to constantly adapt and unfold in different ways like, as he describes it, “sitting by a river: it’s always the same river, but it’s always changing”.
The app has been designed in collaboration with musician and software designer Peter Chilvers and will be available on iOS and Apple TV.
Explaining how the app works, Chivers describes how the harmonies of Reflection will be “brighter” in the morning and gradually transition and change throughout the day.
Relfection will be released on Warp on January 1st.