Updated for M1 Macs and modern iPhones.
Deluxe generative edition of Brian Eno's acclaimed 2017 ambient album, Reflection.
"REFLECTION is the most recent of my Ambient experiments and represents the most sophisticated of them so far. My original intention with Ambient music was to make endless music, music that would be there as long as you wanted it to be. I wanted also that this music would unfold differently all the time - ‘like sitting by a river’: it’s always the same river, but it’s always changing. But recordings - whether vinyl, cassette or CD - are limited in length, and replay identically each time you listen to them. So in the past I was limited to making the systems which make the music, but then recording 30 minutes or an hour and releasing that. REFLECTION in its album form - on vinyl or CD - is like this. But the app by which REFLECTION is produced is not restricted: it creates an endless and endlessly changing version of the piece of music.” - Brian Eno
iPad mini 2
AppleTV (4th generation)
Maintenance update. Improved performance on new devices.
Runs full screen on M1 Macs.
Ratings and Reviews
Money well spent.
I was a little apprehensive at first dropping £30 on this app but I had used other Brian Eno / Peter Chilvers apps before and they were great and importantly updated over time to keep them working with IOS updates etc.
I still use Bloom a lot for creating hypnotic patterns. Listening to Bloom is good, but this app feels so much more sophisticated as a music generator. It really feels like someone is there making the music!
Perfect for listening anytime of the day and wonderful to sleep to. I often play Sounds of the Lid to drift off to sleep but this app has recently taken their place.
Ambient music on tap! Money well spent.
UPDATE: One small annoyance I've found from using the app over time is the timer controls are too close to the bottom of the screen and are very difficult to control. Not sure if this is just because I'm on an iPhone 11pro. They just need lifting further up into the screen as there is plenty of free space.
Still an amazing app that I use almost every day!
UPDATE 2: Still using the app pretty much every day! Been a life saver for relaxing during the past year of craziness!
I have been using this app for nearly a year now and it’s proved to be superb as a backdrop to creative writing, reading and just general relaxing. I don’t know how Mr Eno has managed it but I never tire of it: sometimes keeping it on all day for days at a time. Amazing. Love the seasonal updates too. Thoroughly recommended.
Reflections on Reflection
After decades of listening to Brian Eno’s ambient music, it is now fused with my DNA. It is always somewhere in my life every day.
However, what I truly love and miss this time around - with Reflection - is a tiny bit of emotion here and there in the music, whether it is a slow withering texture or a slight chord change, a wash or something barely there. I do find the sound ingredients of Reflection to be a little limited, recognisable and mechanical. I find myself listening to LUX a lot more. I think it would be great if Brian added some new tints and textures here and there with each seasonal update to lend a little more feeling. I want this to be his best creation so badly! I’m here for this.
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- Opal Limited
- 172.3 MB
- Requires iOS 15.6 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.6 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.6 or later.
- Requires macOS 13.0.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 10.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- © Opal Limited 2017
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.