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The Break of Dawn, the debut from Japan's Blue In Green (composer and guitarist of Bossa Nova and Jazz), is a downtempo soiree of hip hop and jazz styles. "Rendezvous" begins with the warm crackles of an analog record into beautiful piano scales, and hip hop beats at about 97BPM, with subtle bass, horns, cuts and melodic loops. "Voyage" starts with a steady, often manipulated beat; more stunning piano along with electric guitar riffs nicely complimenting each other in a lighthearted rhythm. "Masquerade / The Night Watch" features a rocking upright bass, piano, sax, cymbal percussion and steady kick drum with relaxed undertones for a jazzy, sexy, nostalgic and textured tune. "Take 3" begins on a fly beat with an alert upright bass, classic hip hop samples and trumpet snippets cut and scratched in amidst the low warm sounds of tuba and organ notes. Other favorites are "Rainy Streets," "MOTP" and "Get Back (To Soulful Music)." An album with class, ease and the perfect soundtrack to a balmy beach or summer day, cultured with hip hop and jazz elements The Break of Dawn is one impressive debut.