Massive Attack Fantom App lets users remix tracks from Mezzanine
Make interactive remixes with the Massive Attack Fantom App.
Massive Attack’s phone app, called Fantom, debuted in 2016 as a “sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs unique using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat, and the integral moving image camera.”
Designed in part by Massive Attack member Robert del Naja, the app enabled Fantom downloads to be saved and shared on social networks and via SMS.
As is the case with most apps, Fantom continues to roll out updates and varying features, including a new “interactive remixes” feature that fans of Massive Attack will be enthralled with.
Remix tracks from Mezzanine
The interactive remixes feature will allow users to remix tracks from the band’s critically acclaimed and highly celebrated seminal album, Mezzanine, including “Angel” and “Inertia Creeps.”
App users can queue up a select track from the album and record a video from within Fantom, resulting in a real time adaptation of the music as it changes with your movements.
For instance, smiling or singing causes the vocals of said song to play, while the user’s movement of the phone “applies effects on the chords,” resulting in an interactive remix.
Additionally, Fantom also boasts new blockchain technology that was developed with London based music rights company Blokur. The technology tracks “the usage of individual stems and audio assets within the app and producing a “dynamic rights structure” for every new piece of music that fans create using Fantom,” reports trade publication Music Ally.
For those interesting in dabbling in the Massive Attack Fantom app, check out the app here.