Breath from Another
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|11. Swallow Me|
Esthero ~ Breath From Another
Top Customer Reviews
But Canadian trip-hoppist Esthero, with the help of producer Doc, manages to create a unique musical experience in "Breath From Another": chilly trip-jazz, with sexy lyrics and some hip-hop flavourings. The songwriting can be hit-and-miss, but the music and Esthero's singing are wonderful.
It opens on a diverse note in the title track: slow trippy beats and waves, which rapidly rev up into a hip-hop sound. Esthero's voice starts off breathy, but after she launches into a throaty rap, her vocals gain substance and strength. "Don't compromise what's gold/For the soul you never sold," she croons over and over.
Several songs of the songs that follow could be classified as pop music, like the catchy "That Girl" and James-Bondian interlude "Flipher Overture." But Esthero never leaves behind trip-hop and hip-hop, both of which flicker up in various songs.
But other styles crop up over the course of the album: pure soft electronica, dancey jazz, trippy Latin, and others. The only unifying style here is trip-hop. As a result, a few songs simply don't fit in: "Country Livin' (The World I Know)" moves too slow and has too few beats thrown in, so it feels vaguely out of place.
Canadian Esthero herself sounds a lot like Icelandic pop star Emiliana Torrini, who also has made a career out of electic styles. Her voice can be throaty or sweet, depending on the song. Doc (with whom she has since parted ways) produced a beautiful array of songs for her to sing, with everything from electronica to harp.Read more ›
She has an almost Bjork like voice at times, or a Lisa Stansfield feel, and there's a jazzy undercurrent which is cool and unique mixed with all the other sounds.
The first several songs or so (except for Anywayz) are great, good beats, definately worthy of playing in the car.. I'm disappointed in the 2nd half of the CD where the song quality seems to trail off except for a fairly decent Indigo Boy.
Overall though, it's hard to find a CD with more than one song worth playing so I don't regret buying it.
Breathe From Another- I love this song! I like the beats and the meaningful lyrics
Heaven Sent- Love this song to plus its the only video of theirs that I've seen of T.V
Anywayz- This song is cool. makes me wish I was on a beach somewhere
That Girl- I remember this song from the movie "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer". It fit perfectly for the movie scene
Country Livin'- The very 1st Esthero song I heard and my
FAVORITE. I love how the singers voice sounds
Half A world Away- another song that makes me wish I was on a beach!
Superheros- Love, Love, Love! I've never heard a song like this before. Its really sexy.
Swallow Me- Wow! This song is too good! I can't even really descirbe it!
Don't think twice about buying this CD, just do it! Esthero, more please!
The ingenue bought the album and today is celebrating her 4th anniversary...
The album is a lush indulgence. She takes you somewhere else. On every track, there is melodic teleportation. Esthero's voice is restless and beguiling. It's almost bjorkesque (a subdued bjork though). Almost sadesque. Of course, I'm going to say that she has a style all her own. There's something about the way she sings that makes you question her age. Her voice possesses a sultry maturity that belies the number of candles on her birthday cake. Just to prove how distinctive the sound of her voice is in my ear...when i bought Nelly Furtado's "Whoa, Nelly!", my first impression was that on some tracks she was attempting to affect esthero's vibe. Then lo and behold, in the credits, Nelly thanks Esthero for their hours of singing together. It's a damn shame she didn't get the kind of exposure that Furtado has been getting. Esthero truly has a lot to offer. They just aren't ready, girl...
And Doc...how could I forget thee...The greatest trick that Doc pulled off was not making this music sound like techno. He took bits and pieces of different kinds of music and fused it together without making it grotesque like an italian wedding. one second you were being entertained with the strum of guitars, then violins the next, then cut to some wicked hip hop beats and esthero's voice like gravy waxes over it masterfully.
Most recent customer reviews
Esthero has an amazing voice and the production on this album is simple and mesmerizing. The entire album is a highlight for me. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2004 by ital_m_24
Sounds as fresh today as it did when i bought it in 1998. I recommend it to everyone i know that loves music and it has yet to dissappoint. Read morePublished on July 9 2004
Mellow, calming. You can sing along or just sit back. Indigo boy...is a song about...I still have no idea, even after listening to it over 2 dz. times. Read morePublished on July 5 2004
This disk does a wonderful job of blending hip-hop, rock-ish, and latin rhythms and sounds into a pallet of very smooth music that seems to get better with repeated listening. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Beketaten
This CD simply will not leave your mind for days after listening to it. My musical tastes range quite a bit, but you would most likely see me picking up a Mudvayne or Slipknot CD... Read morePublished on June 11 2004
This CD is okay, but it really doesn't flow well. The music seems allover the place without really peaking your interest in any way. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Joe
this is one of my absolute favorite cd's of all time !!
what a Wonderful compilation of Music. Breath from Another has such a soulful, Mellow feel to it, that it should be in... Read more
This album is probably one of my all time favourites. The hip-hop, downtempo influences, along with Estheros distinctive lyrics and vocals make this a album a secret treasure is... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004
This is an excellent CD, I first heard about her from a duet song with Nelly Furtado, called "I feel you" and I thought she was a VERY good singer, and I also heard her... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Corey Robben