Jocelyn Pook's Flood features the composer/pianist's diverse approach to her craft, ranging from medievally-inspired pieces to more modern-sounding works. Two of the pieces on Flood, which was released in 1997 in the U.K. as Deluge, were used in Stanley Kubrick's final film Eyes Wide Shut: "Migrations" and "Masked Ball," (the latter was featured in the movie's controversial private party sequence). Tracks like "Oppenheimer" and "Goya's Nightmare" have a similarly brooding, mysterious tone, while works like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Thousand Year Dream" have a softer, more romantic feel. Alternately soothing and engaging, Flood demonstrates why Pook is a popular classical/new age artist in the U.K..
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares