Breath from Anotherby Esthero
The first release from the Toronto duo Esthero, Breath from Another blends a number of musical styles into a hypnotic, and a bit unfocused, potpourri of sound and texture. Consisting of lead singer Esthero and multi-instrumentalist Doc, who also handles programming chores and production, the basic feel of their debut is rooted in cool,/i>/a>… See more details below
The first release from the Toronto duo Esthero, Breath from Another blends a number of musical styles into a hypnotic, and a bit unfocused, potpourri of sound and texture. Consisting of lead singer Esthero and multi-instrumentalist Doc, who also handles programming chores and production, the basic feel of their debut is rooted in cool, electronic pop with some eclectic twist thrown in for good measure. As a singer, Esthero has a breathy, smooth delivery residing somewhere between the cool of Sade and the quirkiness of Björk. The music is heavy on programming, but also makes good use of horns on several tracks. There's a breezy air to the whole affair on tracks like the jazzy, lounge pop of "Heaven Sent" and the subtle, percussive feel of the Latin-tinged "Half a World Away." The best offerings are "That Girl," which wouldn't sound out of place on a Swing Out Sister record, and "Country Livin' (The World I Know)," with its lovely vocal melody and gentle keyboard washes. Breath from Another is too scrumptious sounding to be ignored, even if nothing truly sticks with you after the fact.
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Performance CreditsEsthero Primary Artist,Vocals
Rami Jaffee Optigan
Ray Parker Conductor
Tom Szczesniak Conductor
David E. Williams Keyboards
Tyson Kuteyi scratching
Oscar MacDonald Keyboards
Malik Worthy Bass
Jason Ray Drums,Toms
Evan Cranley Trombone
Dave Gouveia Percussion
Technical CreditsRay Parker String Arrangements
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Tom Szczesniak String Arrangements
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Mary Maurer Art Direction
Esthero Producer,String Arrangements
A'ba-Cus Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Tyson Kuteyi Engineer
Doc Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
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I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH I ENJOY THIS ALBUM. I OWN 4 COPIES.. ONE FOR THE CAR, ONE FOR HOME, ONE FOR MY GIRLFIREND AND ONE FOR MY PORTABLE CD PLAYER... I CAN'T SAY ANY MORE THAN THAT
This album is great. The uban beats, and its eclectic lounge sound, haunts a persons room for days.
when i first heard this CD, I wasn't very impressed. The songs seemed too much alike. But after listening to them a few times, each track brings out a totally different world of its own.
I luv this cd. I had a copy of it from my brother and i had to give it back to him unfourtunetly but..... i burned a copy and now i am always listening to it. like right now i am listening 2 it. if u hav'ent heard this cd u need 2 pick up a copy and listen U'll get hooked immediately and u will love it.
My second favorite CD ever. Just an amazing peice of work, genius almost. Esthero's voice is so entoxicating and comfortable, that it's easy to feel like you're in a bed full of pillows and sleeping heavily. Superheroes and Swallow Me are two of the most wonderful songs I've ever heard. This is some good stuff.
I'm on my 3rd copy of this album. It's comfortingly melancholy, but also quirky and makes odd phone calls late at night. Funky, mellow, soothing, odd, trip-hoppy, pretty. The rapped parts on the first song took me by surprise, and it fits right in. The chorus on Heavensent is kind of toes-out rawk. Sounds of horns and string instruments, good beats.
From a producer stands point in which i am..this album is pure incredible I first bought it in 97 because i heard the small horn and triplet interlude on the cd...then i started to listen to it and was knocked completely on my azz. i put the cd on and people go when did this come out this month? I'm like NO a few yEars ago...to make music like that is nothing less than pure genious.