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Breath From Another

Esthero Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
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1. Breath From Another
2. Heaven Sent
3. Anywayz
4. That Girl
5. Country Livin' (The World I Know)
6. Flipher Overture
7. Half A World Away
8. Lounge
9. Superheroes
10. Indigo Boy
11. Swallow Me

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Esthero ~ Breath From Another

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5.0 out of 5 stars Chilly breath March 4 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It's a credit to Esthero's skills that her sultry debut is still remembered seven years after its release, and in the shadow of a warm, funky follow-up. Most albums of this type fade into obscurity.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stirring, yet relaxing at the same time July 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
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.
The singer has a gorgeous voice that sort of reminds me of Björk's or Emiliana Torrini's, and she can sing out, as well, like both of said singers.
The opening song is sort of Nelly Furtado-ish but a lovely listening experience, and "Heaven Sent" is a great rocking, stirring song with perceptive lyrics. Other songs such as "That Girl", "Country Livin' (The World I Know)" and "Swallow Me" retain a sort of jazzy sound, while the breezy "Half A World Away" really shows Latin influence.
Well done, and I know I'm sure to love it even more over time :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Listen... June 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm a person who prefers the now sort of dormant trip hop genre of music... That music style has always had a bit of tough time getting into mainstream which is fine, but it's also a shame with so many talented groups going unrecognized. Having said that, Esthero is a good amalgamation of trip hop, chill music, a pinch of rap, which I'm very picky about, and even a little hard rock. I particularly love the songs Breath From Another, Heaven Sent, and Country Livin. I think if anyone could get this style of music revived again it's Esthero.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'M SPEECHLESS.... Aug. 1 2002
Format:Audio CD
I don't know what to say.
I'm awed.I'm out of words.
I always was curious about Esthero based on thier impressionable
Dali-inspired video for their debut single "Heaven Sent",a soaring song mixing hip hop Jeat beats,etheral strings,indie rock angst,and Esthero's lovely Ming Xia-meets-Nelly Furtado voice.It was a beautiful thing.Esthero fell out of my mind until
an affilate reminded me of them.I picked up the album pronto and
I'm speechless...
The album is just,OFF THE HOOK! Esthero's heavenly,etheral vocals and Doc's airy hip hop-inspired grooves.It's just awe-inducing."Breath From Another" opens with the title track,a hypnotic,trip hop groove that drifts,featuring a rugged rhyme,
and an intoxicating flow,the song just floats into beauty.
Of course there's "Heaven Sent" as well as "That Girl",which features some well-placed trumpet parts."That Girl" was featured
in the 1998 slasher flick "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer".It was the only good thing in that movie.:) "Country
Livin'(The World I Know)","Shallow Me","Half A World Away",and
"Superheroes",and "Indigo Boy" all keep the otherwordly flow going.Aw man,I can't even explain to you how much I love this album.I haven't owned it in at least two weeks and it's already
a gem to me.Esthero is a BAADD woman!
If you ever are to get your hands on Esthero's debut,PLEASE do
YOURSELF a favor and pick it up.It's that good.
(P.S.Thanks so much Paula Jefferson!!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is simply one of the best CDs of the recent past
Esthero has an amazing voice and the production on this album is simple and mesmerizing. The entire album is a highlight for me. Read more
Published on Sept. 30 2004 by ital_m_24
5.0 out of 5 stars Ageless Music
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 more
Published on July 9 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars aEsthetically faboo
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 more
Published on July 6 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of the best releases I have ever heard
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 more
Published on June 11 2004 by "jjphx"
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but...
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 more
Published on April 15 2004 by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars this Cd Rules !!
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
Published on April 7 2004 by Francine
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
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 more
Published on Jan. 22 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathe From Another...Unlike any other
I remember hearing the song "country livin'" in the 5th grade and I was hooked! I loved the song and the only place I could find the CD was on the internet so I had to buy it. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2004 by TMarie
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Breath!
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 more
Published on Jan. 4 2004 by Corey Robben
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is Heaven Sent, definitely!
I have listened to this Esthero CD for more than 500 times since I purchased it 3 years ago, and I'm STILL loving it. This is a definitely MUST-Buy. Read more
Published on Dec 24 2003 by C Y
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