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Artist Thollem McDonas, Rent Romus - Bloom Project
Title Sudden Aurora
Label Edgetone Records - EDT4083 -
Released On 2/22/2009

Bloom Project is a spirited San Francisco based collaboration between international acclaimed pianist Thollem Mcdonas and multi-saxophonist and producer Rent Romus.
The music reaches across genres to present a free form construction of expression combining disparate and divergent stylistic histories with a sense of refreshing immediacy, intensity, and spontaneous inventiveness.
Their third project Sudden Aurora brings the core duo home exploring the more subtle sounds found within the acoustic range of their musical backgrounds.

"What transpires is the duo’s purpose of maintaining an eye on the inscrutable side of honest-to-goodness creative thinking, a formulation fundamentally headed towards the highlighting of insidious chromaticism (Romus’ atypically cushioned methods bringing out the innermost pitch components) and restrained melting of the respective voices. Whenever the ringing of a convoluted arpeggio on the lower region of the keyboard rejoins certain inspiriting sax tones, a sensation of warm-heartedness materializes."
-Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

Thollem McDonas - piano
Rent Romus - alto and soprano saxophones