• Brian Eno’s new app turns ordinary vinyl into invisible cities of sound
05.22.14

Brian Eno’s new app turns ordinary vinyl into invisible cities of sound

Brian Eno has a new album, which is not surprising since the father of ambient music stays pretty busy. But what is surprising and rather amazing is the killer companion app for the album, which is a collaboration with Karl Hyde of Underworld called Someday World.

The augmented reality toy (for iPhone only, sorry Android owners) allows vinyl collectors to visualize the analog music as fragmented digital art, like urban areas shattering into fractals. The way it works is really cool: just you hold your phone’s camera up to a spinning copy of the vinyl, and you can see what the music looks like as you listen. To see it in action, check out the clip below: