Breath from Another

Breath from Another

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by Esthero
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646869826
catalogNumber:
68698

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Esthero   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 Credits

Ray 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
Doc   Producer,Engineer
Abacus   Engineer

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Breath from Another 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great. The uban beats, and its eclectic lounge sound, haunts a persons room for days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.