Trace Bloom was established as an auditory field of exploration by artist and designer Brian Alexander. Current works are focused on a balance of generative and translational composition a format Alexander terms as “Syn-aesthetics” described as “the gain and loss of expression from one field of perception to the next”. Referencing the neurological condition of synesthesia, his process introduces cross perceptual mistranslation and its emergent forms as the basis for creation. "It ends up sounding musical or music-like but every song has elements of unrelated influence that make up the back bone of its structure". Intentionally playing the gaps and errors and treating obsolete machines, birds and bricks as equals makes for familiar yet asymmetrical textures. Over time it became apparent that formatting these disparate textures into something more digestible would require developing new instruments and tools to fill in the apparent voids. These one-off instruments in conjunction with modular synthesis, field recordings, and traditional hand percussion make up the interlaced structure foundational to Trace Bloom’s sound.