Review Summary: Awaken thyself to thine senses and take whiffs of the cognitive flowers in "Bloom"
Soundscapes from the heart are not just another walk through the park. They are hidden betwixt labyrinths of woods, throughout passing clouds, embedded in the words of an inspired individual's manuscript, amongst other immortal moments of this lifetime. Point being, one has only to put forth a bit of effort in searching for such timeless treasures. Braveyoung's "Bloom" is a vivid example of mastery in discovering, transcribing, and ultimately expressing the human's innermost feelings and mysteries. One word to describe this short yet impacting Ep would be just that: timeless.
Literally speaking, the Ep is quite timeless itself, (but hardly feels like it) clocking in at a little under a half-hour. The first track- "Upon The Boughs Which Shake Against The Cold" starts off with a faint guitar and timpani-esque percussion which builds and simmers through waves of full drums, bass-guitar, effect-ridden guitar tones. The second track- "The Days That Sat In Front Of Everything" (which like the first is reminiscent of a barrenness found in Godspeed You! Black Emperor's F#A#) has a gloomier feel to it; the track title is perfectly suiting...even eerie. Plenty of tonal experimentation is executed throughout the tune, reverb of course being the main course. Violin and even voice are intertwined to add to the ambience. Various drum patterns and well-written guitar passages keep the music alive and interesting. The track ends in a glorious conclusion which will have the listener recollecting and second-guessing the extreme moods of his journey.
"Bloom" is said to be a sample of the follow-up Lp, and it surely does it's job, giving a thorough guide to the wide-ranging heart of a human, but at the same time leaving the listener wanting more. Nevertheless it is a solid release from a group that are introspective and expressive. One could even go as far as to say "Bloom" is an eye-opening experience.