Massive Attack are back with a new tour and a promise of new material, some – if not all – of which is now available to hear through a new ‘sensory remixer’ app called Fantom.
The app, which was co-developed by Robert Del Naja (aka 3D) can be downloaded right now on iOS, uses the cameras, accelerometer, clock and heart rate monitor (if paired with an Apple Watch) to produce a unique mix of each song.
Each track gives you the option to listen in a ‘Personal’ or ‘Original’ form, but right now only the Personal one is working – presumably to get people using the app’s special features rather than skipping over it to hear the new tracks in their un-remixed form.
This week Twitter user @madotie leaked a picture the allegedly revealed a new Massive Attack EP titled Ritual Spirit. All those track names align with those found in the app, suggesting this is indeed the new EP we’re listening to.
A new site has gone live here, explaining the purpose of the app.