After reading the below post I pinged the developer of this otherworldly music app and asked them a couple of questions:
For such questions going for chat would probably be better, but answering this one.Well, apart from what I`ve already written in the thread (maybe even too much), the inspiration for both was lack of simplicity and plain boredom of current players, (yes, negative inspiration).
I took some of designs that came into my mind during a deep and joyful acid trip and tried to wonder how a simple line of text could work as an iterface to music control, at the same time thinking how this plain design could work as a triptoy itself. So I imagined lots of crossfading, fading, smooth scrolling, morphing and so on. The design slowly evolved, started with the idea of albums by a single artist put together in a line for fast browsing and instant track access, line led to matrix/sheet and that`s what you finally see.
My biggest pain was always playlist editing. Takes too much time. Requires you to make lots of redundant or unneeded clicks, directory surfing and fuzz. And I wanted to create playlists even in a state in which I am unable to tell sound from solid object.Another concept was to have everything in one place. I like reading lyrics. I like keeping my tags in order. I want to play tracks from networked storage without copying them. I want to listen to internet radio. And so on. So I took as much as I could and crammed into single application.