Take My Breath Away - Gui Boratto
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  • Summary: The second album on Kompakt for the Brazilian electronic music artist/producer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. For listeners of any act from Miwon to M83 to Dominik Eulberg, Boratto’s work is exemplary of seasoned musicianship and refreshing unpredictability in sound, and these sleek, ceiling-scraping missives are almost too grand--ingest small, careful servings and repeat as needed.
  2. Take My Breath Away is a heavily populated but still carefully fashioned landscape, never feeling crowded and skipping effortlessly between lush ambience and driving techno.
  3. 80
    Boratto’s focus remains on approaching the line of excess without tipping over. And once again he stays on the wire.
  4. One gets the sense, however, that in acknowledging where his inspirations came from and figuring out where his compositions will go on Take My Breath Away, he's misplaced the present tense and the once-present tension.
  5. Take My Breath Away begins expansively, but rather than proving to be a promising start the opening track turns out, in fact, to be the highlight.
  6. But from the stridently Floydian gravitas of its cover to the ponderous, tolling piano notes that close the album, Take My Breath Away finds Boratto straining uncomfortably to make some kind of serious statement.
  7. This may work as a singles record, but it lacks the depth to hold much interest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. ClifC
    Jun 8, 2009
    I was totally surprised with this album. I absolutely love techno, house, ... SONGS. I usually don't like very much albums with these styles, I get easily bored. But this one has a lot of variations, it's really good. Standout tracks: "Take My Breath Away", "Opus 17" and "Ballroom". Expand