We wrote a line on AI-music app ChillScape earlier this month, but we’ve got more information on it now. The app was released for iOS devices as a $0.99 download promising “mindfulness through sound” with a mixture of cognitive psychology, AI-generated music and relaxing visuals.

“Each chill session starts with low pitched tones, similar to those experienced in the womb. As you pop bubbles melodies play and the soundscape evolves. Layers of sound are gradually introduced – with frequencies known to stimulate calm and create feelings of euphoria,” explains its App Store listing. “Underneath the music there is a soft ‘pulse’ that gradually slows from 60 to 50 beats per minute through the session. Due to a phenomenon called ‘entrainment’ your breath and body will naturally try to follow this rhythm, consequently reducing your heart rate and blood pressure.”

ChillScape is the work of a UK-based startup called Studio Amplify, who have good form in the apps space – previous projects by its founders include music-making apps KRFT, NOIZ and Junglator. Their new project fits into a wider trend exploring the use of AI for relaxation and ‘mood’ contexts – see also Endel and Mubert, both of which we’ve written about this year.

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