After “Home” was completed, I felt compelled to go back in a direction that was inspired by nature but unlike the environments I explored on “Frozen” these were warmer and more peaceful zones. The use of field recordings and electronic atmospheres, along with photos taken from many long hikes in the forest, were the visual back drop to the zones I was creating in the studio. The merging of my photography and the music I create is taking me to deeper levels and on this album it went to the macro level. Living close to historic state parks certainly helps me observe the true power of nature, to witness the pure beauty and feel inspired, to be in the moment creating music that demands attention to the world around and within us.
Bloom is a celebration of the awakening and renewal of life..
Chris Russell – May 2012
1. dahlia [4:31]
2. orchid [3:59]
3. crocus [6:19]
4. allium [8:46]
5. scilla [4:05]
6. lilac [11:41]
7. phlox [10:50]
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