Thursday, February 22, 2018

EP Review: 'Bloom' by Lights & Motion

Title:  Bloom (Deep Elm Records, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify)
Artist:  Lights & Motion (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Wikipedia)

Lights & Motion's latest EP Bloom is the perfect record to pull one out of the depths of winter's cold embrace and into the light and hope of spring.  You can literally hear the flowers blooming, coaxed back to life by the magnetic pull of composer and multi-instrumentalist Christoffer Franzen's sophisticatedly simple and powerful music.  This is everything that cinematic music should be.  The emotions drawn by nothing more than notes and melodies are staggering.  There is something that is so completely serene and beautiful about Lights & Motion's music; it invokes a perfect sense of calm and hope that is reminiscent of a spring sunrise or a perfectly quiet and dark star filled sky.  At this point I firmly believe that Franzen can do no musical wrong.  Lights & Motion have unequivocally set the standard for an entire genre of music and Bloom is another prime example of why this artist is the pinnacle of not only post rock but cinematic music in general.


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