Massive Attack Hides New Tracks Inside Cool New App

If you’re into the trip-hoppy antics of Massive Attack, you’re probably starving for new music. After all, it’s been almost six years since the release of Heligoland, their last album, so there’s gotta be something in the pipeline, right?

Well, yes. Except that it’s not what you’d call…traditional.

This week, Massive Attack released an iOS app called Fantom which is, well, spooky-cool. They call it a “sensory music player” that remixes music based on your location, local time, heartbeat and movement. (It works best if you have an Apple Watch, which is how it gathers heartbeat and movement information.) Among the music embedded within the app are four new Massive Attack songs: “Take It There,” “Voodoo in My Blood,” “Dead Editors” and “Ritual Spirit.”

Read more about what’s going on at The Verge.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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