Did you fail Grade 2 clarinet? Do children cry when they hear your heartfelt rendition of Happy Birthday? Do you fear that musical achievement will always elude you? Fear not: you’re now the newest member of British trip hop group Massive Attack.
Well, sort of. To promote their new EP, the band has launched Fantom: a ‘sensory music experience’ that creates music in sync with each listener. Just use the AI-powered app to share data such as your location and your heartbeat. Then choose one of four new Massive Attack tracks, along with whichever ‘sensor’ you want to guide the music. You’ll then hear the track, remixed uniquely to suit where you are and what you’re doing. There’s no way for you to hear any of the four songs in their original form – only the versions remixed to suit you.
We’re interested to know what the music would sound like if we were unicycling down the high street flanked by go-go dancers and fire-eaters. But in reality, we’ll probably be listening while eating leftovers at our desks.