A conjoining of the twisting synths led sound of maverick electro manipulators Shy Child, with a stammering and a touch worried, post-mod vocal stance adopted by the likes of The Rakes, ‘Jostle’. Breton boldly chooses to kick off with a calypso-esque intro’. It matches the range and mystery of the Thievery Corporation, before the song settles into a mid-tempo groove for a bit. Then vocalist, Roman Rappak uses his versatile vocal range, to steer the track towards a heavier, almost post-rock direction. This is when the electro tinkering gets more and more robust, making for a moody and uncompromising ending.
‘Foam’, bears out the more down-tempo tendencies and, the distorted vocal leanings of this South London quintet. Twining beats help this ambient skirting effort find a meditative drive. It’s a welcome distraction, especially after the 80s gazing, electro-pop vocals suffer from the cheap chewing gum effect and lose flavour after about ninety seconds. This AA sided release is a plausible advert for the range, groove inducing ability and rhythm building on display in Breton’s debut album, ‘Other People’s Problems’.