Breakbot By Your Side

By Your Side

Breakbot

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on September 17, 2012 by Ed Banger Records

Main artist: Breakbot

Genre: Electro

Distinctions: Hi-Res Audio (August 2012)

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:45:56

  1. 1 Break Of Dawn

    Breakbot, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  2. 2 Fantasy

    Breakbot, performer - Ruckazoid, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  3. 3 One Out Of Two (feat. Irfane)

    Breakbot, performer - Irfane, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  4. 4 By Your Side Part1 (feat. Pacific!)

    Breakbot, performer - Pacific!, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  5. 5 By Your Side Part2 (feat. Pacific!)

    Breakbot, performer - Pacific!, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  6. 6 You Should Know (feat. Ruckazoid)

    Breakbot, performer - Ruckazoid, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  7. 7 The Mayfly And The Light (feat. Irfane)

    Breakbot, performer - Irfane, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  8. 8 Programme

    Breakbot, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  9. 9 Easy Fraction

    Breakbot, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  10. 10 Baby I'm Yours

    Breakbot, performer - Irfane, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  11. 11 Another Dawn (feat. Irfane)

    Breakbot, performer - Irfane, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  12. 12 Why (feat. Ruckazoid)

    Breakbot, performer - Ruckazoid, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  13. 13 A Mile Away (feat. Irfane)

    Breakbot, performer - Irfane, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

  14. 14 Intersection

    Breakbot, performer Copyright : Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music Ed Banger Records under exclusive licence to Because Music

About

The debut album from Parisian producer Breakbot (aka Thibaut Berland) is so unabashedly sweet that it's no surprise the album cover features him lovingly rendered in milk and white chocolate. However, a can of soda might have been a more accurate choice: By Your Side is full of fizzy, catchy fusions of disco, soft rock, and dance that are pop through and through. The album's two-part title track, which features guest vocals by Pacific!, defines and encompasses the winsome pop and celebratory disco Breakbot does so well as it moves from the first part's sugary harmonies to the sidling basslines and laser synths of part two. Several years in the making, the album collects many of the singles that came before it, including the winning "One Out of Two," which arrived shortly before By Your Side and served as a potent reminder that Breakbot's music was even more ultra-stylized and catchy than some of the other Frenchmen who have been honing the nexus of these sounds since the '90s. Along with Pacific!, Berland invites Ruckazoid and Irfane to give voice to his songs; while the former's sparkling tenor adds some Michael Jackson-like thrills to "Fantasy" and "Why," it's the latter who seems to best embody Berland's mix of romantic glamour and down-to-earth charm. Irfane shines on the '80s-tinged "Baby I'm Yours" and "A Mile Away," and his softer singing style is a perfect fit for the more vulnerable vibe of "The Mayfly and the Light" and "Another Dawn." As joyous as most of By Your Side is, Breakbot's songs are more teasing promises than full-on euphoria; while this restraint is welcome on the album's vocal tracks, at times Berland's instrumental pieces feel a little subdued, as on "Programme," where it seems like another part should be dropping into the track at any moment but never does. Regardless, By Your Side is a charming debut from a producer with an instantly appealing sound. ~ Heather Phares

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