LONDON — Trip hop duo Massive Attack have released a new “sensory music player” app that remixes and reforms songs from their new EP according to environmental data taken from your phone.

The app, which is entitled Fantom and works with the iPhone 5s and upwards, uses your location, movement and heartbeat to manipulate the music, along with the time of day and images from the phone’s camera. It also allows users to create and record audiovisual clips for saving and sharing.

Fantom works with the iPhone and Apple Watch’s sensors and HealthKit and allows users to move around and create “a live mix from your unique set of inputs,” its creators say. Apple Watch owners can utilise its heart rate mode to “vary the harmonic and rhythmic cadences of the songs” too. Or you can just listen to the four tracks from the band’s highly anticipated new EP as it was recorded. Read more…

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Massive Attack app uses iPhone data to give fans unique remixes