Phantoms vs Fire is composer Thiago Desant, who seems to be influenced by everything between classical music, ambient and psychedelic space jamming. On 'Superbloom II' these influences translate into eleven daring and captivating tunes, a perfect soundtrack for your most wicked sci-fi fantasies.
The tracks are rather short but perhaps that makes them even more immersive. 'Lost Worlds' immediately sets the tone. It's an ambient track, reminding me of both Laraaji and Constance Demby, but with a stubborn character that refuses to be categorized. There are more of these tunes to be found on this album. Take 'Downpour' for example. In a way, this could be on a David Lynch or Tim Burton soundtrack but then again, the music would overtake the entire atmosphere and turn the viewers into listeners, captured in these mesmerizing sounds with their eyes closed. I don't think Lynch or Burton would appreciate that.
Personally I adore the warm organic sound of the double bass which guides the free floating sounds, which a beautiful track like 'Lavender' perfectly illustrates. In a way, this could be seen as classical music but placed in an out-of-this-world setting. What happens here, and in most of the tracks on 'Superbloom II' is simply fascinating. Or how about the Tangerine-esque 'The Botanist', where synths and sequencers take the listener on a deep space journey. In a whole different universe, we can find the odd 'E Song', seemingly representing the blooming of nature on a different planed.
I guess you'll get the idea by now. 'Superbloom II' is a perky but luscious album, packed with surprising pieces of ambient music. It's one of those albums that inspire, which makes it a perfect companion for evening walks, writing sessions or painting practices. My suggestion: go over to Mystic Timbre and get your hands on a copy of these tapes. Then play it and get baffled about your own creativity (and that of Thiago Desant, of course).