The Throwback Tuesday weekly post is a opportunity for me to revisit the good, cheesy, forgotten or essential parts of music, film, tv and books from my childhood, the past few years or the generations/eras/works of art that have influenced my life in some way.
After a week off so I could finally get a book review I wrote ages ago up on here, the throwback tuesday posts are back and this time with a music theme.
After making my way through Clash’s double January issue that sees a review of last year and a look at what is to come music, films and fashion wise this year, I read a brilliant feature on Breton looking at the recording process of their new album due for release sometime in 2014. While reading about their time recording in Berlin and their possible change in tone for this release, it urged me to go back and listen to their wonderful debut ‘Other People’s Problems’ released in 2012 and the very first track I ever heard from them ‘The Commission’.
After first discovering Breton in Clash magazine and falling in love with their sound from first listen, it was quite fitting that Clash was the publication that drew me back to them and got me excited for what album #2 will bring.
‘The Commission’ is a track full of layered atmospheric sounds: the pulsating synths, the deep electronic sounds, the echoey vocal, the strong beat created by the drum. It’s a strong track and as the one to close their debut album it finishes things on a high and completely rounds things off perfectly. At 5 minutes long and with sounds left to ebb and flow around each complimenting everything else on offer it really is an offering that showed their musical potential and completely had me hooked on their sound.
Whether you had heard of Breton or not their music is definitely worth a listen and ‘The Commission’ is probably one of the best places to start.
Breton – The Commission