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The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of (The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly’s soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum’s distinctive soundworld. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.
Full of layered detail
The small group melodies are ghostly, the pastel arrangements full of layered detail… Tremelone possesses anthemic depth, and the Celtic strains come through loud and clear on the title number, John Ellis’s piano glowing in the background.
The Sunday Times
Cool, drifting ambient folk soul
“…a wash of sound and cool, drifting vocals from Connolly before tougher guitar lines move in, and continues in much the same vein. This is sophisticated, atmospheric music that veers between ambient and soul styles…”