In today's iTunes-infiltrated music scene, listening to an album from start to finish is a rare occurrence. It's almost a treat to find one that lets you ignore the skip button altogether. Musician Gwilym Gold is taking that standard practice and turning it on its head by creating a "constantly evolving" album.
The electro-pop album, Tender Metal, is listened to through an app called Bronze. It features seven songs that change every time they are played. The former member of U.K. group Golden Silvers developed the application over a period of two years with help from scientists at Goldsmiths University in London.
The usual method of recording songs in a studio was followed, but other sounds are generated in real-time in the app. The app is imbedded with information about the tempo and structure of each song, which makes it possible to add subtle changes to make each listening experience unique. Gold told the BBC that "You could listen to it billions of times and it wouldn't be the same."
The album is only available through the Bronze app with no plans of creating a CD or downloadable version. It's currently only available for iPhone and iPad.
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