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    Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:31:15

    Massive Attack Launches App with New Music - you'll need recent Apple gear, however...

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    • Massive Attack - Members of the public take part in a naked installation for American artist Spencer Tunick at the Big Chill festival near Ledbury in Herefordshire on August 8, 2010. Those involved were painted in body paints and shot from above to create patterns and designs for the Tunick's photographs. Running from August 5 till August 8, the festival features some of the more popular bands and musicians from the underground music scene as well more established acts such as Lily Allen and Massive Attack.
    • Massive Attack - Members of the public leave the area after taking part in a naked installation for American artist Spencer Tunick at the Big Chill festival near Ledbury in Herefordshire on August 8, 2010. Those involved were painted in body paints and shot from above to create patterns and designs for Tunick's photographs. Running from the 5th to the 8th of August, the festival features some of the more popular bands and musicians from the underground music scene as well more established acts such as Lily Allen and Massive Attack.
    • Massive Attack - A man lays on the grass in the morning sun at the Big Chill festival near Ledbury in Herefordshire on August 8, 2010. Running from the 5th to the 8th of August, the festival features some of the more popular bands and musicians from the underground music scene as well more established acts such as Lily Allen and Massive Attack.

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    Massive Attack has launched a brand new app, Fantom, which you can download for free via the iTunes App Store. The app also includes four new songs, "Dead Editors," "Voodoo In My Blood," "Take It There," and "Ritual Spirit." However, the songs can only be heard in snippets, but users can remix them.

    According to the creators, the App was "developed by a team including Massive Attack's Robert del Naja, [and] 'Fantom' is a sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera.

    In addition to a constantly evolving listening experience, 'Fantom' also allows users to create and record unique audio-visual clips which can be shared and saved and easily shared via socials, SMS and peer-to-peer channels."

    Further, the app states, "For those of you with Apple Watch, tap the Fantom watch app Heart Rate mode and your heartbeat will vary the harmonic and rhythmic cadences of the songs. Moving your wrist will also create different effects on tracks. If you are stationary then the mix will also reflect this."

    Massive Attack is currently on tour in Europe with upcoming concerts in the UK, Italy, Germany, France, and more. The band has not released an album since 2010's Heligoland, but hopefully this signals that more new music will be coming from the band in the near future.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.21.16

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    Get the Fantom Sensory Music app from the iTunes App Store. [Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPod touch (6th generation)].



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