Flying Lotus Lets You Make Music With Your Webcam

    Usually when an album comes out, most bands will play a couple shows, maybe land some promotional appearances and do some interviews with blogs and magazines. For Flying Lotus’s new album, Cosmogramma, the Los Angeles-based hip hop experimentalist worked with developer Aaron Meyers and musician Rebekah Raff to create a free “augmented reality application.”

     

    What the hell is that? It’s an application that uses your computer’s webcam to let you play a sort of virtual harp over ominous sustained tones. It’s pretty neat, and serves as a great soundtrack to your average workday in front of a laptop if you like working to the sounds of an eerie doom. And it looks nice, too.

     

    Download the application, Cosmogramma Fieldtones, here.

     

    Cosmogramma is out now May 4 Warp.

     

    [via the Daily Swarm]