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Adrian Belew teases Flux project

Former King Crimson member Adrian Belew has offered a first glimpse at the app which will deliver his Flux musical project.

And he’s explained why it hasn’t been possible until recently to realise his ambition of presenting an experience that differs every time.

He’s revealed a pair of iPhone screengrabs that demonstrate what users will see while they’re listening.

Belew says: “Flux requires an enormous amount of written information, such as my comments about the piece you’re hearing, a story about its background, song lyrics and studio notes.

“At any time while you’re listening, you can tap on the information button an a page like the screenshots will appear. Each time you access the information page it will never look the same.”

Responding to queries as to why his music has to be delivered through an app, he explains: “I’m not much of an app guy myself; but Flux is something that’s never been done before.

“It’s a listening experience, and the only way to make music that’s never the same twice is to use an app. It can’t be done with a CD or a download. I’ve waited all my life to make this music for you – please at least give it a chance.”

Belew recently completed a tour with The Crimson Projekct, following a short stint with Nine Inch Nails that saw him departing before Trent Reznor’s outfit began work in earnest.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.