Colour Is Breathe was recorded by Soosh, real name Soroosh Khavari, during a five-month stink in Italy last year and it's a delicate concoction of chilled IDM that references Boards of Canada and Nathan Fake amongst others.
There's a Hip-Hop looseness here but it's combined with a fuzzy, hazy feel and dizzy melodic electronics. Even when some of the track don't feature the guest vocals of Soosh's sister, Carmel Khavari, there are still voices scattered across most of the tracks, whether they be samples or presumably at times Soosh's own.
Chorus Dream is one track that features an understated, slightly rough and ready vocal that captures a gentle sense of longing. There are four tracks featuring guest vocalist Carmel and all layer the vocals relatively deep with the mix, at times instrument-like in their application, as on the title track.
Soosh's style encompasses a textual approach to composition, applying the principles of musique concrète to incorporate found sounds. It adds to the atmospheric and dreamy feel of Colour Is Breathe. This is a gentle album, and listened to through a pair of headphones it slowly encloses the listener like a film of abstraction between them and the outside world, slowing things down for a moment. For the right moments it's a welcoming step away from the reality of gravity and momentum.
Colour Is Breathe is released through Error Broadcast on 25 February, available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk on MP3 [affiliate link].