"Beyond Life And Cosmic Kinetics" (B.L.A.C.K.) is the first song released by Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, SPASTIC INK, WATCHTOWER) as an interactive six-track multitracking app. The app features a volume control for each track, and on each track is a push button switch that alternates between two parts/instruments that are playing simultaneously. The user has the ability to mix and match all recorded parts.
Jarzombek states: "Many thanks to the fans who picked up 'Beyond Life And Cosmic Kinetics' at the iTunes App Store. Due to the positive response and reaction of 'BLACK', I think I'm going to keep working with apps and see what happens next, although I doubt you'll see a 'Squeakie' stuffed animal next to the Angry Birds at Wal-Mart. Putting this 'song' together as an app has been rather tedious work, yet has been VERY rewarding for me.
"Although 'BLACK' was written and recorded to be experienced as an interactive app, I soon realized after its release that too many fans do not have an iPhone or iPad, and I've been getting bombarded with requests for an Android version. I did finally find a Java programmer, but it will be a matter of weeks (possibly months) before 'BLACK' will be available on an Android near you.
"I've decided to officially release four different 'mixes-and-matches' of 'BLACK' (appropriately on BLACK Friday!). And yes, I realize that just listening to a mix isn't nearly as cool as direct interaction, but until the Android version is built, we'll just have to go with my choices for what parts to listen to. I spent two full days charting out, mixing and matching various track combinations on the app, so hopefully what I put together will hold you over."
The "BLACK" subtitled mixes "Eye", "Cat", "Widow" and "Tar" are now available via RonJarzombek.com.