BREATHING LIGHT, THE: Self-titled: CD-R

May 21, 2014

It would be easy to dismiss the Breathing Light’s effort as lacking structure, amateurish, and musically scattered. All these attributes initially came to mind as I was trying to process the few listenable moments. Hope was seemingly lost until I noticed the following words printed on the back of the CD jacket: “Recorded in classrooms and basements, DIY or fuck off!” That fills me with mountains of hope that soon they’ll sort out their New York no-wave, goth, indie, and punk influences and meld it into something more palatable. 

 –Juan Espinosa (Slash Em Up Collective, [email protected])

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