Year One 4+

Evolving AR Music


    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings
    • Free



Hear something truly different--the first spatial album, completely free, on iOS11+

Hear different lyrics in the corners of your room; build melodies as you walk around your couch; hear hidden parts and build your own chords just by walking through the space around you. Year One is the first spatial album, utilizing the possibilities of augmented reality technology, by D.C. group and label TCW for iOS.

Upon launching the Year One app, the different sounds and instruments of the songs will populate and begin moving through the space around you. Your movement, tracked by your smartphone, will affect which sounds you hear and change how individual effects are applied to them, making for a different listening experience each time.

This final release of the album contains all eight spatial arrangements from TCW, Wall of Trophies, and N.E. Hertzberg.

TCW has released a how-to guide for any musician to build their own similar app independently. Alongside the guide, TCW has begun cataloging spatial composition techniques for other musicians to use and contribute to. This guide and techniques can all be found on

TCW released their first spatial album, Inauguration, in early 2017 using smartphone GPS positional tracking, and released a similar guide for building spatial applications.

Contact the group at

*iOS 11 and headphones required.*

What’s New

Version 4

The final version of Year One features all of the album's eight songs alongside a new sound system, new lighting, improved tracking, new user interface, song selection, and information about each track.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Sonic Bodhi ,

Meh.. Spatial but uses a lot of CPU and battery

This app works but it heats up my iPhone 7 which means it is pretty CPU intensive. On the plus side, the music is great. Uses a lot of battery as well- in the space of ten minutes, it zapped my battery from 100 percent to 89 percent. Could use some optimization.

App Privacy

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