Dan Krikorian 'Bloom'

This is an excellent release from Californian-based singer-songwriter Dan Krikorian. This is Krikorian’s fourth album and the songs are loosely based around author Daniel Wallace’s novel Big Fish which was later turned into a film, directed by Tim Burton. Krikorian fell in love with the story of Big Fish and was taken by the sense of adventure that the main character, Edward Bloom, possessed. Bloom wished for an extraordinary life, one worth living and took many risks to find it. The ten songs here are based around the need for growth and realising the need to build a life with meaning. Georgia Reign is a standout song and the beautiful violin and harmonies on Wedding Day are a pure joy.  The quality of playing is very strong throughout and the overall feel is one of quiet confidence. Sunday and Joe Purdy linger in the memory with fine melody and quiet, spacious arrangements. Highly recommended.