The launch of an iPad app is a fittingly unique follow-up to the unique, sold-out collaboration between Fink and the Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, which was held at the prestigious
Concertgebouw in Amsterdam earlier this year. The new app provides fans with an unprecedented concert experience, as well as access to exclusive
content, as if they were re-living the concert with the musicians in their very
own living room.
The app is built around the full HD
live recording of the Queen’s Day Eve Concert held on 29 April 2012. The film
has been enriched with additional, interactive layers featuring interviews with
the musicians, a look back on the event with the band members from Fink and
excerpts from the dress rehearsal. This intuitive concert experience is further enhanced by 360°
video recordings, which allows the user to take a virtual seat amongst the
musicians onstage. The production is optimised for use with Apple TV,
using the iPad as a second screen, offering users a truly unique live music
experience in the comfort of their own home.
Fin Greenall, who fronts Fink, says,
"This app truly is revolutionary and gives our fans, and music lovers
everywhere the ability to choose exactly how they wish to view the concert. The
fact that you can actually look around the room ‘from stage’ with this thing is
incredible. We had an inspiring time building this concert and hope this
experience inspires others in an equally meaningful way."
Ivan Meylemans, who conducted the
concert with Fink, says, "This production showcases the collaboration between
the orchestra and Fink in a very special way, simultaneously providing users
with an exceptional concert experience in a home setting. This exciting new
step is a sign of great things to come! I truly believe this is the future."
Following the success of last year’s Hard Believer album—which saw the trio known as Fink melding Fin Greenall’s ruggedly lush vocals with a slow-burning and steady-thumping array of string plucking (Guy Whittaker) and cymbal smashing (Tim Thornton)—they ring in 2015 with Horizontalism, due for release via R’COUP’D on 18 May 2015.
Norwegian 8-piece, the sonic powerhouse that is Jaga Jazzist, will release their new album Starfire on 1 June ahead of an extensive North American tour; listen to the title-track on The FADER. Preorder the album on LP, CD & digital download from the Ninjashop / iTunes