You might have heard a thing or two about Brian Eno. Having just celebrated recent vinyl reissues of four of his classics, The 405 is glad to share more from the master of ambient.

Long interested in music that wasn't simply created to fill certain spaces, but influenced by those spaces, generative music is, to the say the least, a passion for Eno.

On such music, Eno reflected, "I got interested in the idea of music that could make itself in the mid-1960s, when I first heard composers like Terry Riley, and when I first started playing with tape recorders. I had two on the floor and one piece of tape connecting the two of them, which effectively gave you a very long echo, and you could build up sounds one on top of the other. I was excited about the way I almost lost control of the music. I felt that what was very interesting to do as a composer was to construct some kind of system or process which did the composing for you. You'd then feed inputs into it, and it would reconfigure it and make something beyond what you had predicted."

It made plenty of sense, 10 years ago, when Eno linked up with Peter Chilvers to deliver an app that allowed his listeners to become the creators. Bloom did a lot then, when it was hailed by Gizmodo as "The First Great iPhone App", and it does even more now.

As a press release explains (admittedly better than this writer could), "Requiring no musical or technical ability, the egalitarian and user-friendly Bloom app enabled anyone of any age to create music, simply by touching the screen. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom’s innovative controls allowed users to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player took over when Bloom was left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations."

The app itself will be released on December 7th, but you can pre-order it today! Prepare to craft ambient soundscapes yourself.

"Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st Century. You can play it, or you can watch it play itself." -Brian Eno