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 Reviews
The App is a very interesting idea. I like the dark background art work. It would like to see more color change. Children may like to push to make the sounds.
Would buy but...
The app can't play in the background.
- Ganzogo Limited
- 189.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Crowded Planet Limited
- In-App Purchases
- All Tracks $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.