A new wizard’s in town – Goldfrapp Pinball. It’s a brand-new app on iTunes, and it’s free! It allows you to remix Goldfrapp’s music as you play. Featuring samples from their latest album Head First, a tap of the finger on the iPhone screen powers the ball and sets its path through an imaginary urban environment with towering skyscrapers. The App was created by Goldfrapp and Corporation Pop. And what’s more? The band releases their new single Believer tomorrow which will include mixes by Joris Voorn, Vince Clarke and others!
You can also check out the unofficial American site for the band, Goldfrapp Jukebox.
There’s an increasing number of odd and interesting apps out there that further extend the tendrils of the electronic music community. One such newly released app is Somnium, created by 14 year old John Bergin (get it for $.99 here). Featuring the work of ambient composer Robert Rich this was built for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. The app creates a mood for long-duration listening by playing hours of randomly crossfading loops, selected from the original Somnium audio tracks. The user interface is very simple, just a slider that determines how slowly the loops move forward.
There’s a new iPhone interactive app out there called SYNK and this time it’s coming from the studios of Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) and developer Rob Fischer. This is released just in time for an upcoming 11-date tour Hawtin is embarking on through Europe and the US (Coachella on 4/18) that includes a whole new arsenal of wizard-like gadgetry like Logikal and Konsole, making for an dazzling a/v feast. MORE