Title - 'A Date With Destiny' [EP]
Artist - The Breakers
For those not in the know, The Breakers are a Surf / Psychedelic / Garage / Punk instrumental combo from the Chicago area.
The Breakers formed in 2018 at an open mic in the Chicago area when guitarist Jim Abrahams walked in with a list of classic surf instrumental covers and free-form instrumentals that he wanted to play, a Stratocaster and a Digitech drum pedal, into which he had preprogrammed the songs.
He quickly met up with drummer Marc Lockett, who was running the weekly open mic, and assist Jayson Slater. The three decided to play the songs together, the drum machine never came out of the box, and the band was born.
The band began playing and, with local friends pitching in here and there, recorded in the Chicago area. In early 2020, The Breakers released a new CD entitled Voodoo Treatment.
An excellent follow up to the bands 2019 album, Transmissions From A Hornet-Free Environment, the 40-minute, 14-track Voodoo Treatment exemplifies the band's adventurous, surf-based instrumental approach.
Standout tracks include the title track, 'Voodoo Treatment,' the heart-pounding 'Astral Valley,' and 'Wave Train.'
After coordinating a charity compilation the Illinois Covid Response Fund featuring other locally-based instrumental acts, Chicago Rally, the band recorded an end of year EP, A Date With Destiny.
The 7-track, 23-minute long collection continues the band's penchant for enjoying the finer accouterments of life including delicately-flavored chocolates, fine champagnes from the northeast of France, and the intricately-crafted items from the local haberdashery.
1. 'Sub-Marine Time Machine' (3:47)
2. 'Turbulence' (3:32)
3. 'Quid Pro Quo' (3:44)
4. 'Big Question Mark' (2:27)
5. 'The Moldau' (3:20)
6. 'A Date With Destiny' (3:05)
7. 'Po'ino' (2:35)
An extended play collection of instrumental selections, for deep reflection and astral projection, it opens with the psych rock trip of 'Sub-Marine Time Machine' and backs that up with the foot-tappin', and aptly named guitar storm 'Turbulence,' the mid-tempo 'Quid Pro Quo' and then we get the laid back ambiance of 'Big Question Mark.'
Next up is the trippy, fuzzy and inventive take on Bedrich Smetana's 'The Moldau' which is followed by the lushly melodic hipsway of the title track 'A Date With Destiny,' with the EP rounding out on the frenetic, Wacky Racesesque approach to 'Po'ino.'
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