It has been far, far, far, far too long since there was some proper new Breakbot material. And now that there is, we find ourselves surprised by it. This track ‘Programme’ is the B-Side to his forthcoming new single, itself a precursor to the long awaited album ‘By Your Side’ which Ed Banger is set to released in September.
Surprising because, ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Baby I’m Yours’ this ain’t. But it does seem to follow the whole recent Ed Banger trend, they seem to ebb and flow into styles as a whole label, which is actually quite cool. ‘Programme’ kicks of in true Breakbot fashion with some slick disco with a raw bass and lush synth chords. Soon though, the synth snare from A Flock Of Seagulls’ ‘Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)’ turns up and brings some epic guitar soloing in tow and the whole track turns into an unexpectedly experimental, but ultimately melodic journey through a beautiful arrangement. It’s a really good peice, maybe not quite the second coming some people are making it out to be but it is only a B-side, that has us very interested to hear what the new album holds. Musically, ‘Programme’ is a stunning peice of work, massive respect to Breakbot’s talent, it just caught us a little off guard. But that’s a good thing, right?
‘By Your Side’, Breakbot’s new album, is due out this September.
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