In the realm of progressive instrumentals, Bloomfield Machine emerges as a trailblazer, seamlessly blending a spectrum of influences spanning from the 1960s to the modern sounds of today. The brainchild of multi-talented instrumentalist and producer Brian Kassan, Bloomfield Machine’s sixth solo album is a testament to his ability to traverse the musical landscape with finesse.Based in the vibrant musical hub of Huntington Beach, CA, Brian Kassan embarked on his journey under the moniker Bloomfield Machine in 2017. His latest offering, “Left to our own devices,” is an auditory adventure that skillfully marries hypnotic grooves, compelling melodies, and concise compositions. Through the interplay of vintage analog gear and cutting-edge computer tools, Kassan pushes the boundaries of composition and sound creation.
The album’s standout tracks, “When is it Done Really?,” “Levels of Infinity,” and “Supernormal,” epitomize Bloomfield Machine’s ability to craft pieces that leave an indelible mark on listeners. Each track invites the audience into a captivating auditory and visual experience. Drawing inspiration from a rich tapestry of influences, including 70s progressive rock, classical music, and contemporary electronic pioneers like Boards of Canada and My Bloody Valentine, Bloomfield Machine’s music defies categorization. It’s a fusion of modern electronic beats with intricate melodic and cinematic soundscapes, a true testament to Kassan’s musical prowess.
Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the intricate layers of his compositions with headphones or let them serve as a soundtrack to daily activities, Bloomfield Machine’s melodies are bound to etch their presence into your neural pathways. “Left to our own devices” is an album that transcends boundaries and invites listeners on an extraordinary sonic journey.