Bloom HD

App review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Brian Eno creates a connection between music and art.

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It's as simple as tapping the screen to create beautiful sounds and art.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bloom HD is a mesmerizing app that combines making music and art. It is simple to use; and is both visually and aurally stimulating without being grating. The effect is so calming that there's even a sleep timer setting so that kids can use the app's ambient tones to fall asleep to. It's recommended that the app be experienced with headphones to get the full effect.

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Parent of a 1 and 4 year old Written byMichael-Fitzhugh September 5, 2010

Dreamy and touchable, Bloom's the nap app in my book

The beauty of Bloom is its immediacy. The "generative music" model behind its design creates a touchable and calming soundtrack that can soothe even t... Continue reading

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Designed by ambient musicians Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, BLOOM HD lets players explore the relationship between sound and visual art. Tapping the screen creates a blip of sound and a colorful circle that expands outward. Tapping different spots creates different pitches and hues that loop and overlap each other. Users can experiment with various color palettes, delay effects, and modes, or just sit back and have the app create something automatically. Unlike the harsh bleeps of other sound manipulators, Bloom HD is a tranquil and thoroughly mesmerizing experience.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $3.99
  • Release date: March 15, 2011
  • Category: Music
  • Size: 12.30 MB
  • Publisher: Opal Limited
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later

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