Thursday, November 4, 2010

When All Seems Awesome

Starting off with an old school jam, the DJ slows the record and drops it hard into the reinvented electro pop duo's new album “When All Seems Lost”. Breathingsparks make their full length debut with a tight grip on their space-age synth sounds, a complete lock on their pounding bass beats, and lyrics that could make Chuck Lidell's heart flutter and swoon.

Returning to “Contact”, Breathing Sparks display their incredible progress. Humbly beginning as two friends tinkering with their first MIDI keyboards and Garageband, Keenan Jolliff and Kiran Surdhar have become electronic artists that truly compete with established professionals.

Throughout the album, the ambitious songwriting never lets up. Creativity permeates every layer and fold of the artistic songs. Breathingsparks does an incredible job giving each track its own life. They have gracefully avoided the “same synth sounds” rut that many electronic artists get caught in. Every song on this album has its own clear identity. “When All Seems Lost” ranges from dance club beats, to chiptunes, to instrumental poetry slams, to poppy emo electronica.

The songs, especially “Melody” and the title track “When All Seems Lost”, beautifully walk the line between Daft Punk and Blink 182. Melodies will have you instantly singing along, but lyrics will keep you chewing on songs for weeks.

To check out "Melody" and It's "Gonna Rain All Night": Click Here!

Produced by Nick Esposito of The Title and Alpha Studios, “When All Seems Lost” sounds huge. With groove to spare, Nick is a MacGyver of synth sounds. He could take a 70's roller disco and remix it into an Aphid Twin track. Needless to say, Nick is an incredibly talented producer and songwriter who clearly has bright future both with his band and producing career.

Impressively talented for their age, Keenan Jolliff, Kiran Surdhar, and Nick Esposito have created one of the best electronic releases of the year. A multicolored light show crushed into a tasty bite-sized ten song album, “When All Seems Lost” is a success and sure become a staple in the genre.

To Pre-Order this kickin new collection of jimmy jams check out:
Breathing Sparks at Big Cartel

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