This app represents a new way to experience music, all of which is written and performed by artist/musician Ryan Jackson. Previously Jackson has been lead singer for rock outfit My Endless Hallway and this marks his debut solo release under the name of Salamanda.
Using touch, tilt and swipe controls you can explore the music and the atmospheric visuals. The themes that underpin the song lyrics are brought to life through the interactive artwork and animations. Scrolling up and down will change channel to one of the 3 scenes that are included and there are some visual surprises which can be unlocked by exploring the app.
“It’s becoming ever harder to claim the title “Most Memorably Outlandish iOS App,” but Salamanda and Honey Tribe Studios may have just topped them all with Salamanda EP 1, a freely downloadable cross between music sampler and art exhibition…We completely recommend checking this one out if you’re into indie pop music or just plain experimental art, as the tracks have an astounding ability to grow on you with repeat listening.” – iFanzine
Alternative music videos can be found on Salamanda’s YouTube channel.