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Breaking English

Rafiq Bhatia

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1
Olduvai I - Minarets
Rafiq Bhatia
1:27
2
Hoods Up
Rafiq Bhatia
4:33
3
Olduvai II - We Are Humans, With Blood In Our Veins
Rafiq Bhatia
2:45
4
Before Our Eyes
Rafiq Bhatia
3:50
5
The Overview Effect
Rafiq Bhatia
3:47
6
Breaking English
Rafiq Bhatia
5:54
7
Perihelion I - I Tried To Scream
Rafiq Bhatia
3:25
8
Perihelion II - Into The Sun
Rafiq Bhatia
3:41
9
A Love That's True
Rafiq Bhatia
3:44
Total Playing Time    33:06
Breaking English, the Anti- Records debut of New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia, sets out to challenge existing musical vocabulary with a language of its own.

The album ruptures the hermetic vernacular of ambient sculpturalism with the emotional intensity of avant-garde jazz, using the techniques of the former to achieve the feeling of the latter. Its language is centered on contrast, with opposing strains juxtaposed in order to throw each other into sharper relief—the organic feels more vibrant in the context of the mechanical, the otherworldly more ethereal in light of the ordinary. Throughout, Bhatia’s guitar is just one part of a teeming, much bigger picture. Tense violin, exhaled gospel vocals, ricocheting drums and foreboding bass also populate Breaking English, all characters in an enveloping piece of musical cinema.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Anti/Epitaph Studio Masters

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