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