Breva formed during late 2005, when inspiration and ambition brought together five people with a common musical goal. With influences varying from Grunge Rock heroes Soundgarden and Nirvana, all the way across the musical spectrum to Bjork and Radiohead, Breva set out to find their sound and place in the Sacramento scene. Their first release, a self titled and self recorded eleven track album, was an experiment that illustrates the bands visions that would later be more apparent on their debut EP,The Great Communicator.
The Great Communicator, released in September of 2007, is an eclectic mix of sounds. After a handful of songs were written and prepared for pre-production, Breva enlisted Robert “Flossy” Cheek (Deftones, RX Bandits, Tera Melos, Quitter) to take the lead in production and engineering. Five songs were recorded at The Hanger Studios, and were then mixed and mastered by Jay Trammell (Self Against City, Broken Iris) of Fat Cat Recording Studios, bringing an enormous magnitude to the EP.
After loosing a guitar player in 2009, the four remaining members of Breva began writing a batch of over twenty brand new songs. August of 2010 saw Breva recording ten of their strongest songs with Sacramento musician and producer Zach Diebles (Simon Says, Automatic Static, Key to Arson). With Shaun Lopez (FAR, Deftones, Rev Smile) providing his highly demanded mixing skills, Breva is stepping into a whole new ball game. Their new album, The American Landscape, is now available online.
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