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Bloom Project / Sudden Aurora
Album:Sudden Aurora Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bloom Project Added:Apr 2009
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-10 Pull Date:2009-07-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 12Jul 5Jun 28Jun 21Jun 7May 31May 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 06, 2009:Memory Select
Intimation Dusk
4.Jul 03, 2009:Memory Select
The Phantom Shade
2.Jul 10, 2009:Memory Select
The Sphere Pyre
5.Jun 26, 2009:Memory Select
Intimation Dusk
3.Jul 05, 2009:Crosscurrents
6.Jun 19, 2009:Memory Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-05-08 
Sax/piano duets, with piano leaning towards modern classical, and sax that starts from a free jazz base. Abstract stuff, all improvised but organic, a very "acoustic" session. It's carefully considered stuff, not a fast noisy blowout, and they do find space to goof around a little. I like the thoughtfulness of these pieces; fast ones like 13 are ear-catching on radio but the very slow 7 is a treat too, I think.

1- Jazzy. Heavy piano, Late-night sax played in dark, slowish clumps. Ends about 10 seconds early.
2- Slow, pensive
3- Dark. Double-sax harmony over heavy classical-toned piano.
4- A slow expansive start, builds to a stormy tumult
5- Peppy fun. Loose piano, sax fast but not overdone in response.
6- Mid/fast late-night jazz wanderings, a lower register, a nice intensity after a quiet start.
7- Very slow. Serious piano chords under expressive sax monologue.
8- Tense, fast piano exercise; careful sax tones. Jittery.
9- Rattly prepared piano. A spare feel, maybe a bit of goofing around (check the partially muted sax happening midway).
10- Tiny percussive sounds. Drumbeats from the piano's insides.
11- Spare, artsy. Builds to a nice rattle.
12- 47-seconds of silence? Or, near-silence.
13- Swayingly chaotic, mid/fast. Solid thump of an ending.

Track Listing
1.New Light 7.Shimmers Towards
2.Radiance 8.Sudden Aurora
3.In Noontide 9.The Sphere Pyre
4.Intimation Dusk 10.Apparition Of Coruscation
5.Of Reflection Veil 11.Billow Ray Glows
6.The Phantom Shade 12.Glimmers In The Twilight