Underwhelmed by the oversaturation of ego and empty characters found in the western music industry, Bloom, after years of writing and recording her debut album in Sydney, fled to Jordan in the Middle East where she discovered a jewel of a producer in Kassim Sabounchi with whom she recorded the vocals for “Beautiful Beautiful” and “The History of Things to Come” and enlisted the talents of musicians from the Amman Symphony Orchestra to feature on her album. “I can’t stand the vacuity of the endless self promotion found in the industry today. It is spiritually destructive and unsettling. Hence why I love recording here in Jordan, against a backdrop of melodies doused in thousand-year culture and national confidence.
Musicians respect melody here. Not celebrity.” She also learned Arabic, adding to her French, Spanish and Italian, had a forbidden love affair, performed for children in Nablus, Palestine and met Rana Husseini, one of the worlds leading women’s rights activists at the forefront of the battle against honor crimes. After working for a year in Soho London as a music producer , she now resides in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she writes music for local NGO’s for various cultural projects and is busy completing a new EP to be released in mid 2011. Available now on amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HM1P2M/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1224192187&sr=8-5 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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