Stream the New Breakaway Album No More White Bread
Holy shit, guys.
Breakaway released a new album, No More White Bread, and it is pretty great.
Breakaway has been a valuable feature of the Minneapolis scene for many years, an electronic orchestra of one. His unique blend of house and ambient sensibilities falls within the realms of darkwave, I suppose; but his mesmerizing falsetto paints with such vibrant colors that it seems wrong to characterize what he does as “dark”, especially with his propensity for experimenting.
Breakaway figurehead Joe Kujawa has a great talent for intriguingly melodic melancholy (“No More White Bread”), but tracks like “Herx” and “Pill Fatigue” exemplify his extensive range of compositional emotions.
There are bold moves throughout No More White Bread. It’s often hard to tell where his quixotic voice ends and the loops/swells/instrumentation begin, honestly. Breakaway excels in the evocative. Despair, longing, exaltation, deliverance – every detail is music in Kujawa’s capable hands (literally).
So listen to “Biotix” and “No Wall No Line” to understand what I’m talking about.
All I know is it’s Mr. Kujawa’s birthday and he’s chosen to give us a present. Seeing as that’s awful nice of him, let’s give “Biotix” and “No Wall No Line” a listen, and maybe even check out some other selections in his catalog.
I’m partial to Nothing Like A Metaphor.
Happy birthday, Joe. Be well, and thanks for the music.
Adam Johnson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, cats, and guitars.