The great Chicago reissue label Numero Group has brought to market an app that accesses the series of relaxation- and concentration-oriented albums collected under the Environments rubric—but only for iPhones and iPads. Numero is branding it as a "'boutique' lifestyle app... the only long-form, vintage/analog-recorded collection of nature recordings." It's a brilliant idea to enable harried commuters, stressed-out cubicle-jockeys, restless sleepers, and flâneurs to hear Syntonic Research Inc. CEO Irv Teibel's well-curated series of tranquility-inducing records via your hand-held device. You can purchase the app here; check out its features after the jump.
-No internet connection required — all recordings are part of the app.
-22 fully remastered long form analog recordings, most 30 minutes or more.
-Not short loops, not white noise — Environments live and breathe like nature itself.
-Simple, intuitive navigation.
-Unobtrusive, ad-free look and feel evokes a simpler, better time.
-Put your favorite environment on infinite loop, or build your own playlist of favorites.
-Blocks distractions, increases focus and mindfulness, reduces stress, helpful with tinnitus and fussy babies.
-Sounds include ocean waves, birdsongs and dawn chorus, chimes, "be-in", thunderstorms, gentle rain, heartbeat, wind in trees, wordless choir, summer cornfield, creaky sailboat, country stream, country meadow, blizzard, and many more.
-Features informative biography of Environments creator Irv Teibel, along with concise informational screens on individual recordings.
-A co-creation of Syntonic Research, Inc. and Numero Group.