Colorado-based electronic duo of Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee both are quite successful on their own. Deitch as the drummer for Lettuce, and Lee playing keys for Pretty Lights when he tours. Together they make up Break Science who take a bit of those groups, those styles, the rhythm and culture of their hometown, New York City, and make it something their own. The duo do not put out that much music due to their other commitments, but now after finding the time to work and inspiration, the're ready to release their sophomore LP, Grid Of Souls tomorrow. We have the full premiere for you today.
With five years since 2013’s Seven Bridges, you would imagine there would be some changes. The LP draws on a lot of modern electronic music, as well as some disco and hip-hop.
"We put years of life experience into this record. These songs had me feeling all kinds of ways during the process of finishing them. All the emotions. It's funky as hell during some parts and laid back and ethereal in others,” Adam Deitch tells Magnetic. “We've managed to make the infusion of live instruments into the production more seamless than ever before. Instruments are NOT a gimmick for us. We've been pro musicians before all of this. I have a good feeling our fans will be intensely feeling this release.
The LP kicks off with some hard-hitting future bass on “Cruise Control," which is a sign of bigger melodies to come on the record. But the bread and butter comes in between with the gritty, electro-funk that you expect from the duo. Strong and funky basslines are a consistent undercurrent throughout the LP, whether they are serving as the rhythm for ProbCause’s raps on “Crazy Lately” or the more chilled out “SuperMoon.”
They collaborate with a lot of singers and other artists throughout the album. “Android Love,” an immediate standout from the album with its irresistible robotic (android) disco feel, is a little less gritty than their other work but it may be the funkiest thing they have done yet.
They also work with Brasstracks on “Anthemy Mason,” for an energetic, horn-filled banger that is for the peak-moments in their sets. It has got big drums, melodies and growling bass that you would want from a live show.
“This album is a snapshot of our lives over the last few years framed into 10 songs. More often than not, life moves in ways that we can't control but what we can control is how we react,” Lee says to Magnetic. “You can turn something negative into something beautiful if you channel it right or amplify something that inspires you into an even bigger inspiration for others. With this record we want people to realize, consciously and subliminally, the spirit that resides within us and how it relates to the bond that we all share.”
Grid Of Souls will be released tomorrow, March 9. Until then, stream the full premiere below.