Metric debuted their Synthetica App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch today: an interactive song experience of Synthetica and Synthetica Reflections that allows the Metric fans to remix, filter and sequence songs, making them their own.
The app was designed and developed by Snibbe Studio, the San Francisco-based studio known for its creative audio-visual interactive app experiences with Björk and Philip Glass.
In the app, animated features of surrealist landscapes produce an infinity of musical sequences. When fans touch these landscapes, they change instrument, timbre, tempo, and sequence to produce original Metric-inspired musical creations. The free Synthetica App includes the “Lost Kitten” song experience. Additional song experiences are $0.99 each, or $7.99 for the complete bundle of eleven. The Synthetica App is available for free exclusively from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at AppStore.com.
The design of the app was inspired by the surrealistic work of Superstudio, a late-1960s Italian architecture collective spearheaded by Cristiano Toraldo and Adolfo Natalini whose conceptual architecture promoted the harmony of people, nature and technology. Metric was heavily inspired by Superstudio’s imagery during the writing of the Synthetica album. Snibbe Studio sought to bring the Superstudio to life and create a direct, intuitive and engaging interface to remixing music that breaks down the typical barriers of software aimed solely at audio professionals.
This is a busy week for Metric; in addition to the app launch, they launched a new music video that was premiered by Rolling Stone, the launch of the Synthetica Reflections album on iTunes, and a performance at Madison Square Garden, NY, on Wednesday 11/13/13, and on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday 11/14/13.