This album is great, even if it was somewhat overlooked, just like some other excellent freshman Trip Hop releases, like Archive's "Londinium" and Mandalay's "Empathy". From the jazzy dub of "Purple" and "Down Down", through the trancy, filtered vibes of "Face The Waves" and "Close My Eyes", to the blissful emotional string-and-beat patterns of "Reverie" and "Flame", this is 100% listener's delight. It contains everything that made Trip Hop the most outspoken musical direction of our time: the mellow mood, not heard since the 50's jazz noir and the deep dark spooky atmosphere that a rare goth metal album could reach. The combination is effortless, and the intelligent musicianship literally flows from every bar on "Bloom" (well, the guys are Russian, to my knowledge :-). A great album, which will complement every record collection.