Enter a musical world unlike any other: ten landscapes spread around a beautifully detailed image of the Earth made entirely out of circles (5,678 in fact!).
The Crowded Planet app is based on the music and artwork from the forthcoming album Music from a Crowded Planet by Ok Bertie!
Each landscape contains sounds and loops from a song on the album: melodies, chords, beats and sound effects all buried within the circles, waiting to be discovered.
Choose a landscape and tap on the circles to reveal the sounds. Layer them together as you like, creating your own musical environment, remixing the music to the songs as you go.
Crowded Planet came about as a way for Bertie to perform his rich and multilayered music. Each song on the album is set in a different environment, imitating the sounds of life on our crowded planet: from the fluttering of birds, to the buzzing of insects, the clamour of people, noises of animals, carnival parades, storms, waves and much more!
After finishing the artwork, he realised he could use it like a digital musical instrument to play the sounds from the album. Two years in the making, the result is unlike anything else: performances with live projected images from the app for audiences to see how each landscape is being played, and an app itself that let's you interact with the elements of an album like never before. More than 1,000 sounds to play with!
Landscapes / songs included:
- The Sky (based on the song 'Lifted-Up-Over-Sounding')
- A Forest ('In Forests')
- The City ('Trash Bang Disco, Baby')
- The Ocean ('Deep Water Blues')
- A Garden ('All Thumbs')
- A Volcano ('The Start of Something')
- A Storm ('Calm to the Storm')
- The Great Plains ('I Can't Do This Without You')
- Icebergs ('Icebreaker')
- The Outback ('Springtime Supernova')
You can also zoom around the artwork, looking for the hundreds of little creatures dotted around. And within each landscape you can learn a bit more about each song and how it was put together.
Fixed issue which meant that audio samples did not load correctly on some devices.
All 10 tracks are still free for all users!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
This is quite simple an amazing music-making app. A good way to mix music and mix his music.
Great but limited to within the app. No audiobus.
From a musicians point of view this app has much more potential. Great sounds and a whole landscape to play with but you can’t record and export your creations or connect to other apps for further exploration. I was just itching to feed this through the voice synth by Qneo !! This would be worth paying a few quid for if it had inter- app connectivity. Perhaps this will come at a later stage Ganzogo?
Musical fun ...
Just started playing with it ...
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- Ganzogo Limited
- 189.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Crowded Planet Limited
- In-App Purchases
- All Tracks £6.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.