Sep 2014 11

Adrian Belew launches music app and crowdfunding campaignAdrian Belew (King Crimson, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support his new app, FLUX. Created in cooperation with creative director Nick Mueller and sound engineer Daniel Rowland, Belew describes FLUX as “an ever-changing variety of music, songs, sounds, and visual art, that comes at you in quick, surprising pieces – the way life does.” He continues, “You get exposed to a lot of interesting content quickly. And every listen is a new, unique experience, that will never happen again for you or anyone else. While songs do repeat over time, the song forms themselves are short and varied. Songs even appear in multiple versions, with different lyrics and instrumentation. Sometimes a longer song will play in its entirety, but most often you’ll only hear a portion of it, which may be interrupted by something else: a startling sound effect or a common everyday noise. There are hundreds of these songs, pieces of music, and sonic “snippets”, along with engaging visuals randomly changing with the music. A content management system has been built that let’s us assign probabilities to tracks, determining how and when they appear. This insures that FLUX never plays the same way twice.”
The app also includes pictures, lyrics, studio notes, back stories about the songs, and social media docking. Setting the absurdly low goal of $100, the FLUX Kickstarter campaign has surpassed its goal 87 times over; the campaign will end on November 9.


Adrian Belew Website
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FLUX Kickstarter Campaign
Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)

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