Breakbot are set to release their long-awaited sophomore album, Still Waters, on February 5th via Ed Banger Records, Because Music, and Warner Bros. Records. A day ahead of the release, Breakbot are sharing a stream of “Man Without Shadow” via Billboard.
Still Waters is a new assortment of southern sunrays, with swinging images of dance floors filled with guys in flowing trousers and bare-shouldered young girls. In making the record, Breakbot and Irfane followed a well-oiled formula – they each cook-up outlines of rhythms and melodies that the two then modify, complete and prolong to reach a finished song. Across the 13 tracks that make up Still Waters, Breakbot have tried out a few new moves. Unlike the previous album, this one is more of a matrix with intricate workmanship, carved out with the help of old analogue machines rather than softwares. Some of these tracks were also happy accidents from improvisation sessions, ricochets of voices and chords born of old-school jamming sessions. They’ve given us thirteen bouncy acts with Stevie Wonder and the Motown crowd in the background, spouts of funk and disco on a well-trodden dance floor. Crafty ideas whipped-up in a vintage outfit with techno vibes and futuristic accelerations creating a perfectly current soundtrack. Tomorrow’s retro.
With Still Waters, Breakbot introduces its new head along with a new uniform. With the help of art director Philippe Jarrigeon, the guy wearing short shorts and knee-high socks has become a character in a cocktail colored costume, like a Floridian prince. Image on music.
The artwork and track listing have been revealed and an album pre-order is available here.
The Parisian duo will also conduct a Reddit AMA tomorrow. Login to ask them anything.
February 5th (Ed Banger Records, Because Music, Warner Bros. Records)
1. Back For More
4. The Sweetest Romance
5. My Toy
6. Get Lost
7. Turning Around
8. Man Without Shadow
9, All It Takes
10. Too Soon
11. Wet Dream
12. In Return
13. Still Waters