For those just waking up to René Breton’s debut album Asleep In Green, prepare yourself for an audio trip through the surreal landscape of the subconscious realm. Soulful and inspiring melodies mesh with rich imagery and engaging lyrics reminiscent of Radiohead, Coldplay, and yes, even Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys. A packaged delight complete for the senses, Asleep In Green incarnates in 12 songs, a book of 12 stories, and 12 drawings. Jason Bentley, of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” broke the band to his listening audience with the Asleep In Green track, “Botswana”, which instantly made him a fan. Asleep In Green was officially released on March 17, 2011 and is available through iTunes and Amazon, as well as on www.renebreton.com.
Asleep In Green Deluxe Book is a composite, conceptual experience of insight and sound filled with twelve songs, twelve short stories, and twelve drawings meld to take us on a modern, surrealist journey, which represents the subconscious mind during sleep. Visualized by René Breton’s Ryan Hurtgen, edited by Nicole Taher and Suhail Rafidi, Asleep In Green inspires us to delve into the depths of self-reflection without an intended agenda. It invites each of us to get lost in its fantastical ideas of abstract fiction and subjectively experience its creative body as a personalized, waking dream.