Release Date: May 12, 2015
Record label: Digital Soundboy
Head here to submit your own review of this album. When The Night Comes, the newest LP from UK bass-centric producer Breakage, is surprisingly sedate. Granted, it's not too much of a shock to see a producer so well-established as a pop mastermind and a drum & bass don come out with a release that's equal parts badman bass and stoic, carefully-metered pop licks.
Roots Manuva once said 'Breakage talks to submarine life, he talks to the squids'. But a penchant for cinematic, sub-aquatic sounds aside, has Breakage left it too long to deliver his third album? From the operatic grandeur of opener 'Vellocet' (not unlike a vocal-free version of 11:11) to 'Aquamission' and 'To Be Around You', it's the instrumentals that impress the most. Liam Bailey on 'Revelation' is a great voice looking for a great song, and 'Treading Water' is too close to Magnetic Man for comfort, but further collabs with Calyx ('Own Worst Enemy'), Madi Lane and Mercedes do raise the pressure.
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