Wednesday, February 06, 2008

You Were Sleeping On A Sidewalk... Living On A Road

Bloom 06

I want you to think back to the late 1990's, to a time when pop music was simple. All you needed to have a hit single was a song about a little blue alien and a catchy song with lyrics like: I'm Blue Da Ba Dee, Da Ba Di. The band I'm talking about of coarse is Italian Eurodance act - Eiffel 65.

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When the band launched in 1999 they became the most successful Italian Act in the US ever! Their single went top 10 and their album went top 5. They had further hits with 'Move Your Body' and 'Too Much Of Heaven.'

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Their second album was released in 2001 and although they failed to achieve international success the band remained quite popular in Italy which resulted in a third album being released in 2003 on which most of the songs were sung in Italian.

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In 2005 the band split up when Gabry Ponte decided to focus on his solo career. Gabry has has a number of hit singles in Italy.

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The remaining members decided to continue on as a duo and recorded an album over 2 years which was originally intended to be Eiffel 65's fourth album. As the album developed it was clear the music was much different from the upbeat happy music of Eiffel 65. As a result of that and other factors the duo split from their production company. Because the company owned the rights to the name 'Eiffel 65' the duo was forced to come up with a new name.

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In the fall of 2006 the band released their debut album under the name 'Bloom 06.'

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To date they have released 2 singles and currently they are working on a second album that will be released this year. The band says the new album will be much lighter and contain more upbeat songs than the first. The music is described as Italian alternative/electronic/dance.

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Their first single was 'In The City' which I really enjoy, although it took me acouple listens to get into it. The lyrics may not make much sense but I find it charming. The song itself is quite mellow and relaxing in a way.

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Bloom 06 - In The City