The Brokenmusicbox | Waking the Sound

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Waking the Sound

by The Brokenmusicbox

Dreamy, melodic, acoustic songs with female & male vocals.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. time
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2. abandoned thoughts
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3. the way things go
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4. bury me
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5. faster disaster
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6. undercover
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7. rhyme nor reason
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8. me and you
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9. stranger autumn
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10. goodbye roses
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Album Notes
The Brokenmusicbox began as a moniker for Kimberly Contreras’s solo recording project. Though she did perform live on a few occasions, the name came to reflect her ever continuing battle with her home four track recorder and the ensuing collection of tapes (and tapes and more tapes…). In 2003, Kimberly met fellow musician Tony Wentzel through work at The Annex Recording Studios and the two began sporadically playing and recording together, though both were still part of other projects/bands. In 2006, on a whim, the two began to collaborate with a keyboardist friend to further expand the sound of their home recordings. Unbeknownst to them at the time, these demos would soon become the foundation for “Waking the Sound” – their debut album. Though all of the writing, arranging, and production was done by Tony and Kimberly, the album features contributions from an interesting list of notable friends and musicians: Drums - Jay Pellicci (31 knots), Rhodes/Organ- Jason Ruck (Film School), Bass- Kevin Hite (Idaho Falls), Piano- Jeff Hashfield (Pleasure Kills, Hi-Nobles), Lead guitar (Jim Wentzel).


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Warm and Fuzzy
Imagine J. Mascis's more upbeat twin brother writing the lyrics for a Hope Sandoval/Sam Beam side project and you get some sense of what to expect sonically from this delightful debut by San Francisco duo, The Brokenmusicbox. Contreras's sun-dappled and softly alluring voice floats on a bed of fuzzy organ and guitar, courtesy of Wentzel and company. The overall effect is a pleasant aural glow akin to a codeine and bourbon cocktail. All the warmth with none of the hangover.


Everything in One
Awesome CD. Great combination of songs I can go running to, ones I can chill out with and others that just put me in a good mood all around.

Sytiva Sheehan

Good things Happen!
The music is great! It is fun and playful. Great choice on the album cover. My favorite song is TIME. Keep writing, and keep playing.

Christopher Aloysius

Good Morning, TBMB
One day a band woke up, wiped the goopies from their eyes, and beheld the sun. The Broken Music Box was born, and are now just beginning to stretch their musical muscles and grow in every way. I am hopeful that these youngsters will continue to develop their sprouting sound by further experimenting with new sound textures, concepts, et al. I can't wait to see you guys live! 4.5 Stars, but I round up.


I love this CD. The sound is a cross between Mazzy Star and Norah Jones.