Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

Recent Press with the release of Virus: FastCompany, Nature, and more…

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Virus is now available in Björk’s Biophilia! The second app “single” tells the story of a cell attacked by a virus. You can protect the cell by thwarting the virus, but in order to hear the whole song, you must let the viruses win instead. Virus is a game you have to lose in order to win. Watch as viruses latch onto the cell, inject their DNA and reproduce themselves, all while Björk’s beautiful, cheeky love song progresses. The app is a unique combination of gaming, interactive art, music, and science, not quite recognizable as anything you’ve seen before.

Here’s a roundup of some recent press in the first week of its release:

With Biophilia, Björk Creates Album Art For The 21st Century (It’s An App!), John Pavlus, FastCompany Design, August 9, 2011

Björk’s New App Album Pushes Interactive Boundaries, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, CBC News, August 9, 2011

The Making of Virus, Filip Visnjic,, August 9, 2011

Björk’s infectious new tune comes as an educational biology app, Nature: Spoonful of Medicine, August 15, 2011

Biophilia for the Deaf!

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

A review from a deaf person who finds Biophilia brings music to life.

“But then I tried the ‘animation’ option and proceeded to listen, holding the iPad, to one of her songs playing with lyrics on screen and a beautiful, simple animated timeline showing the shapes and colours of all the instruments and vocals as the song progressed. As I felt the vibrations of the music through my fingertips, the iPad vibrating and rumbling in my hands, hearing the higher pitches through my hearing aid, I had something of an ‘experience’. It was beautiful, lyrical and haunting. I immediately went and downloaded another track – and I can’t wait to experience the rest of the songs on the album in the same way.” OscilloScoop: Carve Rotating Cylinders, Make Music on iPad

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Great review by Eliot Van Buskirk: OscilloScoop: Carve Rotating Cylinders, Make Music on iPad

iPadCreative review of OscilloScoop

Monday, June 13th, 2011

“Carving into the rotating cylinders feels really creative and organic, very much like shaping clay on a potter’s wheel. Just like pot throwing, you can completely reshape your creation and start again if you get carried away or make a complete mess.”

–iPadCreative Review:

Synthtopia: iOS Noise Synth Roundup – OscilloScoop

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

iOS Noise Synth Roundup – Oscillo Scoop, Draw Jong, RISC

Synthtopia Electronic Music Forum

Gravilux review from ipad-app-a-day

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

“To anyone who spent hours with a Kaleidoscope as a kid, or likes to watch fish swim in an aquarium, Gravilux offers a few minutes of relaxation from a stressful day, a meditation tool, or a chance to enjoy abstract art in the process of becoming.”

Wall Street Journal Article on Snibbe’s Apps as Art

Monday, June 14th, 2010
App Watch: The iPad App as Art by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Wall Street Journal Digits Blog, June 14, 2010.

Gravilux video review at

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Video review from

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Excellent review at, including a video:

Gravilux is the #1 App in the iPad App Store!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Today, May 19, Gravilux is the number one Free iPad App in the iTunes store, ahead of iBooks, ABC, Netflix, and The Weather Channel!

Here are some reviews:

“This is by far my favorite iPad app. It’s simple and perfect, and I can play with it for hours. Great job!” –Harry K.A.

“Gravilux looks and feels awesome. With the touch of one or more fingers, you can fling stars across the universe (spoiler: universe not to scale). Hold down a finger along the short edge of the screen and the stars will stream out from the other side. Draw circles around the middle of the screen to corral the stars together, then hold down one finger to crack your new galaxy apart. Increase the gravity to really shake things up, or turn on antigravity and watch the heavens flee from your command. Very cool app, 5 stars! :) –JayKnapp

“GREAT app!! Having SO much fun with it!!! More to it than meets the eye!! Highly recommended!!!! Get it!!!!!!!” –BigRand1

“This app is so simple but it really gives one a rough idea of how the universe works! And its so much fun to play, it makes me feel like a god.” –Jasonhenle

“We came from the stars and now we can play with the stars.” –beersyourfriend