Brian Eno, Karl Hyde Reveal Augmented Reality App

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 05.21.14 in News

Brian Eno and Underworld frontman Karl Hyde have announced an iOS app extension of their new Warp album Someday World. Available for free here, the Lukasz Karluk collaboration uses augmented reality technology and the song “Strip It Down” to fuse “analogue and digital worlds” and bring “new ‘outsider architecture’ metropolises” to life before your very eyes. Eno alluded to this concept in his discussion of the track “Cities on Hills,” which he described as follows:

A lot of the nicer cities I know are cities built on hills, and the cities are beautiful because the buildings have a challenge to adapt to. They have to mould themselves around the geology that they’ve formed upon. And that always makes for very interesting buildings, because they can’t just be blocks, they have to somehow morph around the environment. A lot of the constructions on the album were deliberately irregular and awkward.

And you thought Someday World was simply a slightly off pop album. Check out a trailer for the record’s app below along with some shots of said metropolises sprouting like Legos…