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Superbloom II

by Phantoms vs Fire

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"This whole 45 minute album ultimately feels like an environment straight out of the best VR landscape you have ever imagined. It’s the sound of the night jungle in Avatar or what your brain might hear whilst reading Carlos Castaneda describing some desert hallucination accompanied by some imaginary orchestra. As a listener in the northern hemisphere beginning to dream of Summer and the heat coming off the ground, the scent of nature awoken, the vibrance of colours, Superbloom ll is an unashamed synthetic and glorious conjuring of just that." - John Nicol, OBLADADA (

"Blending cosmic new age (think Constance Demby’s Novus Magnificat, but more minimalism-ized) ambience with dark baroque/dungeon synth textures (see: Fief or Chaucerian Myth), Phantoms vs Fire are in a dedicated limbo all their own, and it’s beyond otherworldly ... Through bowed/pizzicato strings, field recordings, modular wizardry, and an ever looming sense of getting lost in a sundowning woodland, Superbloom II will spin magical self-eating tales around the consciousness of anyone who dare lend a closed-eyed open-ear. I cannot recommend this intake enough!" - Jacob An Kittenplan, Cassette Gods (

"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 ... [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." - Serge Timmers, Merchants of Air (

Superbloom II reimagines the American southwest as a mystical alien landscape inhabited only by a lone, wandering botanist and observes her roaming the expanse from the perspective of the hardy plants and other natural elements surviving the strange land. Inspired by the early works of Buchla synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani, Brazil's Thiago Desant, Phantoms vs Fire, shapes each track as an embodiment of the voice of one of these watchers – the shrubs and cacti and wind and stars above – pulling from the inquisitive modular electronics of Ciani and progressive new age of Constance Demby and fusing with contemporary minimalist and neoclassical harmonies, wandering acoustic soundscapes, orchestral tension, and buried field recordings to concoct an atmosphere filled to the brim with blooming life. Over the arc of the album, the botanist melds with the land around her, days spent studying flora and nights spent gazing at the infinite stars overhead, guiding the listener on a journey filled with unending mystery and awe.


released March 10, 2020

Written / Performed / Produced by Thiago Desant
Mastering / Design by Anthony Pandolfino
Artwork by Christian Kijatkin (


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