Genres: lo-fi, dream pop, indie pop
Jan 12 - 18 2004
is back! Just a short while after reviewing his obscure, barely labeled cassette, we're now onto his two-track CDR. And just like
before, it's a breath of fresh air.
The two songs on this CD are short, dreamy acoustic pop numbers
both eerie and beautiful. Bloom's talent as a songwriter
is very obvious; he crafts spacey, lo-fi tunes that are remarkably
unique. Often his vocals become a bit draggy (when he's moaning
instead of singing,) but this only seems to become a problem in
the latter moments of his songs (which may be a bit too long for their
The better track on this disc is "Unbound," a dark, lush
pop number that sounds like a combination of early Smog and Cat
Power material. Though this song is rough around the edges,
it's still very melodically pleasant and quite atmospheric, in a
spacey, mysterious sense.
I look forward to the next Bloom release; it surely won't be
long before he gets signed to an indie pop label somewhere.
[Vitals: 2 tracks, released 2003]