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Distant Call - Collected Demos 2000-2006

    Distant Call is a collection of early demos of songs by Trish Keenan and James Cargill that would subsequently appear as finished productions on the albums Haha Sound, Tender Buttons and The Future Crayon.

    The album also includes two songs discovered by James after Trish’s passing: “Come Back To Me” and “Please Call To Book”. These were her response to Broadcast’s 2006 ‘Let’s Write A Song’ project, where fans were asked to submit lyrics on a postcard which would then be worked into a finished song.

    Distant Call is a closing of the door on Broadcast and will be the last release from the band.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Tears In The Typing Pool [Demo]
    2. Still Feels Like Tears [Demo]
    3. Come Back To Me [Demo]
    4. The Little Bell [Demo]
    5. Distant Call [Demo]
    6. Valerie [Demo]
    7. Colour Me In [Demo]
    8. Ominous Cloud [Demo]
    9. Flame Left From The Sun [Demo]
    10. Where Youth And Laughter Go [Demo]
    11. Poem Of A Dead Song [Demo]
    12. O How I Miss You [Demo]
    13. Pendulum [Demo]
    14. Please Call To Book [Demo]

    Broadcast

    Spell Blanket - Collected Demos 2006-2009

      Spell Blanket - Collected Demos 2006-2009 comprises songs and sketches drawn from Trish's extensive archive of 4-track tapes and MiniDiscs. The recordings lay the groundwork for what would have been Broadcast’s fifth album, offering a window into Trish and James’ creative process during the post-Tender Buttons period from 2006-2009.

      Photography used in its artwork is by Trish and James and the artwork is designed by Broadcast's long-time collaborator Julian House.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: There are few bands who could put out such an extensive collection of demos and sketches and have it be not only a great insight into their creative processes (it is definitely that), but a sonically imperfect but thematically impeccable collection. There's a reason Broadcast are so respected, and this is it.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. The Song Before The Song Comes Out
      2. March Of The Fleas
      3. Greater Than Joy
      4. Mother Plays Games
      5. My Marble Eye
      6. Roses Red
      7. Hip Bone To Hip Bone
      8. Running Back To Me
      9. I Blink You Blink
      10. Infant Girl
      11. I Run In Dreams
      12. Luminous Image
      13. A Little Light
      14. Hairpin Memories
      15. My Body
      16. Follow The Light
      17. Tunnel View
      18. Where Are You?
      19. Singing Game
      20. I Want To Be Fine
      21. The Games You Play
      22. Grey Grey Skies
      23. Puzzle
      24. The Clock Is On Fire
      25. Petal Alphabet
      26. Tell Table
      27. Fatherly Veil
      28. Dream Power
      29. Heartbeat
      30. Call Sign
      31. Crone Motion
      32. Sleeping Bed
      33. Join In Together
      34. Colour In The Numbers
      35. I Am The Bridge
      36. Spirit House 

      The Flaming Lips

      Live At The Forum, London, UK, January 22, 2003 (BBC Radio Broadcast)

        The Flaming Lips 2002 album “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” was a huge album in the UK, selling over 300,000 units on its way to Platinum certification. The success was driven by 4 hit singles, including the title track and the Lip’s most popular song “Do You Realize”. The band frequently toured the UK during the album cycle, playing larger venues than previous tours, and were frequent guests on several radio shows.

        This release is a recording of the last show of the UK dates in January 2003 at London’s Forum Theatre. The 15-song show was broadcast nationally by the BBC. In addition to playing key songs from “Yoshimi” album, the set list includes fan-favourites such as “She Don’t Use Jelly”, “Waitin’ For A Superman” and “Race For The Prize”.


        TRACK LISTING

        1. Introduction
        2. Race For The Prize
        3. Fight Test
        4. Lucifer Sam
        5. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
        6. Lightning Strikes The Postman
        7. In The Morning Of The Magicians
        8. Happy Birthdays
        9. She Don't Use Jelly
        10. All We Have Is Now
        11. Do You Realize??
        12. Waitin' For A Superman
        13. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
        14. What Is The Light?
        15. The Observer

        Broadcast

        Microtronics - Volumes 1 & 2

          As well as a wonderful collection of the sessions Cargill and Keenan played at Maida Vale from 1996 to 2003, there are two seperate outings only previously available from Broadcast on tour. The brilliant Microtonics sees the duo lurch from avant off-kilter electronic pop to drastic skittering bunker techno, via flickering folktronca. There are pieces here that are clear influences on bands that have come since, and is yet another piece of the puzzle in the notoriously prolific output of one of the greatest electronic outfits around. A constantly confounding and suprprisingly cohesive selection, considering the gap between the two halves of the cut. 

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: A beautiful reissue here, perfectly collecting together two EP's only available from Broadcast's 2003 and 2005 tours. Wonderfully off-piste and quintessentially Broadcast. Sounding and looking wonderful too, what more could you want?

          TRACK LISTING

          01 Microtronics 01
          02 Microtronics 02
          03 Microtronics 03
          04 Microtronics 04
          05 Microtronics 05
          06 Microtronics 06
          07 Microtronics 07
          08 Microtronics 08
          09 Microtronics 09
          10 Microtronics 10
          11 Microtronics 11
          12 Microtronics 12
          13 Microtronics 13
          14 Microtronics 14
          15 Microtronics 15
          16 Microtronics 16
          17 Microtronics 17
          18 Microtronics 18
          19 Microtronics 19
          20 Microtronics 20
          21 Microtronics 21

          Broadcast

          Mother Is The Milky Way

            Another wonderful tour-only oddity from Broadcast, issued finally on LP and CD. This one is from 2009 and sees the duo at their most experimental, resulting in some of their msot arresting moments, fractured wisps of melody wrought out of clattering breakbeats and woozy psychedelic swirls both distorted and monolithic. There is little argument from anyone that they were a talented pair, and though this takes a little getting used to, it's even more evidence that their innovative way of doing things resulted in the most sublime of results. Shadowy and percussive, deeply psychedelic and wonderfully weird. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: I love broadcast, and I love the way they write music. It's never what you expect but it's ALWAYS worth listening to. This one from their 2009 tour is no different, and as a listening experience is both cathartic and richly rewarding. A weird and wonderful journey.

            TRACK LISTING

            01 Creation Day The Travel Flute Way
            02 In Here The World Begins
            03 Elegant Elephant
            04 Through The Gates Of Yesterday
            05 Milling Around The Village
            06 The Aphid Sleeps
            07 Growing Backwards
            08 I'm Just A Person In This Roomy Verse
            09 Never Trust A Rusty Bolt
            10 Innocence In Orbit
            11 Mother's Milk Means Music [At Home In The Universe]

            Broadcast

            Maida Vale Sessions

              Broadcast shaped the modern electronica scene with their clever and effective juxtaposition of library and psychedleic sounds of the 60's with a modern edge, culminating in one of the most distinctive and emulated sounds of my musical experience. Keenan and Cargill have written some of the most effecting pieces of music of the last couple decades and this brand new collection sees a full-scale issue of the various shows they've played at Maida Vale over the years. This much needed rarity comes on both double vinyl and CD and is a perfect track of their development, and a wonderful document of their skills as live performers. 

               

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: An essential document of the famously wonderful Broadcast live experience, with a selection of their best tracks committed to tape. One part of a trio of exciting Broadcast rarities, and long overdue!

              TRACK LISTING

              John Peel - 6th October 1996
              1. The Note [Message From Home]
              2. Untitled [City In Progress]
              3. Forget Every Time
              4. World Backwards

              Evening Session - 1st March 1997
              1. Come On Let’s Go
              2. Look Outside
              3. The Book Lovers
              4. Lights Out

              John Peel - 9th February 2000
              1. Long Was The Year
              2. Echo’s Answer
              3. Where Youth And Laughter Go

              John Peel - 19th August 2003
              1. Pendulum
              2. Colour Me In
              3. Minim
              4. Sixty Forty

              Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird

              These 13

                These 13 is a little bit folk, a little bit gospel, a little bit bluesy, a little bit Hank, a little bit hill country, but most emphatically, it is all heart. Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus have climbed the height of their creative ladders in this collection of soul-strung songs, both lyrically and musically, a synchronicity between the two that feels joined in some special imaginative place that can only be visited by the best of songwriters. All songs written and performed by Andrew Bird + Jimbo Mathus  and produced by Mike Viola. Themes: Connection, Humanity, Geography and Collaboration.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Poor Lost Souls
                2. Sweet Oblivion
                3. Encircle My Love
                4. Beat Still My Heart
                5. Red Velvet Rope
                6. High John
                7. Stonewall (1863)
                8. Bright Sunny South
                9. Bell Witch
                10. Dig Up The Hatchet
                11. Jack O' Diamonds
                12. Burn The Honky Tonk
                13. Three White Horses And A Golden Chain

                April 2002 saw Doves return, with the Roses inspired "There Goes The Fear" single crashing into the Top 3. It was a massive song, all groove, headrush melody and scope, but even that couldn't prepare us for the sheer brilliance of the album that followed. Every single song is fantastic and whilst still heavy on the sadness, this is a defiantly uplifting record. The appropriately titled "Pounding" is testament to that; it's one of many heart-tugging anthems. Elsewhere Doves cover folk, gospel and early-Floyd style psychedelia, effortlessly blending it into a singular listening experience. It was around this time that another musician (I forget who) described Doves as 'pure emotion on tape'. Whoever he was, he was right! 



                STAFF COMMENTS

                Andy says: Two years on from their debut and lead single “ There Goes The Fear” felt like a Roses style statement of massive intent. It was a monster! Toweringly majestic and superbly arranged, it was the perfect introduction to a record which was a clear step up in every way. Who knew sadness could be so thrilling?!

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                A1 - Intro
                A2 - Words
                A3 - There Goes The Fear

                Side B
                B1 - M62 Song
                B2 - Where We're Calling From
                B3 - N.Y.

                Side C
                C1 - Satellites
                C2 - Friday's Dust
                C3 - Pounding

                Side D
                D1 - Last Broadcast
                D2 - The Sulphur Man
                D3 - Caught By The River

                Broadcast

                Work And Non Work

                Vinyl re-press of the 1997 album from Broadcast.

                This was their first album on Warp, a handy compilation of three singles released on various different lables; 'Accidentals' on Wurlitzer Jukebox, and 'Living Room' and 'The Book Lovers' EP on the Duophonic label.

                These early tracks showcased the early rumblings of their evocative blend of 60s pop, film soundtracks, psychedelia and avant noises.


                TRACK LISTING

                A1 Accidentals
                A2 The Book Lovers
                A3 Message From Home
                A4 Phantom
                A5 We've Got Time
                B1 Living Room
                B2 According To No Plan
                B3 The World Backwards
                B4 Lights Out

                Broadcast

                The Noise Made By People

                Vinyl re-press of debut album from Broadcast, originally released on Warp in 2000.

                "After being mired in the studio for nearly three years, Broadcast returned with their first proper full-length album, The Noise Made by People, a collection of more shimmering, weightless pop that is nostalgic for yesterday's visions of the future but remains on the cutting edge of contemporary music. Where their early singles (collected on 1997's Work and Non-Work) painted small, quaint portraits of their retro-futurism, The Noise Made by People delivers their sound in widescreen, filmic grandeur. Richly layered yet airy pieces like the album bookends, "Long Was the Year" and "Dead the Long Year," seamlessly blend symphonic, electronic, and pop elements into smoky, evocative epics, while synth-based interludes such as "Minus One" and "The Tower of Our Tuning" present Broadcast's more detached, scientific side. Likewise, Trish Keenan's air-conditioned vocals sometime suggest a robotized Sandie Shaw or Cilla Black, but her humanity peeks out on "Come on Let's Go" and "Papercuts." "Echo's Answer" and "Until Then" are two of the other highlights from the album, which despite all of its chilly unearthliness, is a noise made by (very talented) people." - All Music.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1 Long Was The Year
                A2 Unchanging Window
                A3 Minus One
                A4 Come On Let's Go
                A5 Echo's Answer
                A6 Tower Of Our Tuning
                B1 Papercuts
                B2 You Can Fall
                B3 Look Outside
                B4 Until Then
                B5 City In Progress
                B6 Dead The Long Year

                Broadcast

                HaHa Sound

                Indietronica, post-rock, avant? Whatever, this is clever and moving stuff from this arty Birmingham 3 piece. There's krautrock, psychedelia, clanging minimalism but it wouldn't matter a jot if it wasn't for singer Trish Keenan's beautiful voice. Weirdly empty yet endearingly childlike, too, she floats over and amongst the occasionally languid, often chaotic music. It's like a dream: a late 60's and Tomorrow's World 70's vision of an electronic future that never seems to arrive. Out of time, out of place. What could be better?

                Vinyl re-press of the second album by Broadcast, originally released in 2003.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1 Colour Me In
                A2 Pendulum
                A3 Before We Begin
                A4 Valerie
                A5 Man Is Not A Bird
                A6 The Little Bell
                A7 Distorsion
                B1 Minim
                B2 Lunch Hour Pops
                B3 Black Umbrellas
                B4 Ominous Cloud
                B5 Oh How I Miss You
                B6 Winter Now
                B7 Hawk

                Broadcast

                Tender Buttons

                  Vinyl re-press of the third album by Broadcast, originally released in 2005.

                  Blending their trademark influences of 60s pop, film soundtracks and psychedelia and avant noises, "Tender Buttons" stands out from their previous work in terms of its stripped back simplicity and emotional boldness.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 I Found The F
                  A2 Black Cat
                  A3 Tender Buttons
                  A4 America's Boy
                  A5 Tears In The Typing Pool
                  A6 Bit 35
                  A7 Subject To The Ladder
                  B1 Corporeal
                  B2 Arc Of A Journey
                  B3 Michael A Grammar
                  B4 Minus 3
                  B5 Goodbye Girls
                  B6 You And Me In Time
                  B7 I Found The End

                  Broadcast

                  The Future Crayon

                    Vinyl re-press of 2006 double LP collection of 18 tracks taken from rare and limited edition singles, EPs and compilations spanning Broadcast's 10 year career. Since their debut 7" release in 1996, Broadcast have released four full length albums plus numerous EPs and singles. This fantastic album showcases some of Broadcast's most beautiful songs, combining vocal and instrumental blends of 60s pop, psychedelia and electronica with the playful world of European library music and radiophonic arrangements.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1 Illumination
                    A2 Still Feels Like Tears
                    A3 Small Song IV
                    A4 Where Youth And Laughter Go
                    A5 One Hour Empire
                    A6 Distant Call
                    B1 Poem Of Dead Song
                    B2 Hammer Without A Master
                    B3 Locusts
                    B4 Chord Simple
                    C1 Daves Dream
                    C2 DDL
                    C3 Test Area
                    C4 Unchanging Window / Chord Simple
                    D1 A Man For Atlantis
                    D2 Minus Two
                    D3 Violent Playground
                    D4 Belly Dance

                    The first new Broadcast music in three years, in the form of compelling music for 2012’s most acclaimed indie film ‘Berberian Sound Studio’.

                    Peter Strickland’s ‘Berberian Sound Studio’, one of the most critically acclaimed indie films of the year, gained comparisons to the mastery of David Lynch and Francis Ford Coppola with The Guardian, The Telegraph and Metro awarding it five stars and Time Out saying that the “stylistically ambitious, morally radical, thematically complex work… deserves the highest praise.”

                    This turns out to also be an apt description of the film’s sublime soundtrack, composed by Broadcast (aka Trish Keenan and James Cargill), before Trish’s untimely passing last year. On its own, the music sets a sinister and atmospheric tone that still exists well within Broadcast’s sonic universe.

                    The record also represents the first new music from Broadcast since 2009’s ‘Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age’.

                    James Cargill wove in sound effects, screams and snatches of dialogue in order to bring elements of the film back into the soundtrack. The outcome is a rare piece of film music that not only enhances the visual, but exists on its own as an independent work, and one that is an invaluable edition to Broadcast’s inimitable history.

                    James Cargill (Broadcast) on his inspirations: “Speaking specifically about Italian soundtracks I think it’s the sentiment and texture in the work of composers like Morricone, Nicolai, Cipriani, Trovaioli (too many great composers to mention) that I’m fond of… a lot of it crosses over into the pop and psychedelic music of the time and I like the way they develop strong musical themes and then play with the arrangements, which was what we tried to do with Berberian.”

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. A Breeze Through The Burford Spur
                    2. The Equestrian Vortex
                    3. Beautiful Hair
                    4. Malleus Maleficarum
                    5. Mark Of The Devil
                    6. Confession Modulation
                    7. Monica’s Fall
                    8. Teresa’s Song (Sorrow)
                    9. The North Downs Dimension
                    10. Collatina Is Coming
                    11. Such Tender Things
                    12. Teresa, Lark Of Ascension
                    13. Monica’s Burial (Under The Junipers)
                    14. Found Scalded, Found Drowned
                    15. Monica (Her Parents Have Been Informed)
                    16. The Fifth Claw
                    17. Saducismus Triumphatus
                    18. The Gallops
                    19. They’re Here, They’re Under Us
                    20. Collatina, Mark Of Damnation
                    21. Treatise
                    22. A Goblin
                    23. The Equestrian Library
                    24. The Serpent’s Semen
                    25. Burnt At The Stake
                    26. All Chiffchaffs
                    27. The Curfew After The Massacre
                    28. Poultry In Mind
                    29. The Sacred Marriage
                    30. Valeria’s Burial (Under The Fort)
                    31. Edda’s Burial (Under The Clumps)
                    32. The Game’s Up
                    33. It Must’ve Been The Magpies
                    34. The Dormitory Window
                    35. Anima Di Cristo
                    36. His World Is My Shed
                    37. Collatina’s Folly
                    38. Here Comes The Sabbath, There Goes The Cross
                    39. Our Darkest Sabbath

                    Broadcast

                    The Future Crayon

                      A collection of 18 tracks taken from rare and limited edition singles, EPs and compilations spanning Broadcast's 10 year career. Since their debut 7" release in 1996, Broadcast have released four full length albums plus numerous EPs and singles. This fantastic album showcases some of Broadcast's most beautiful songs, combining vocal and instrumental blends of 60s pop, psychedelia and electronica with the playful world of European library music and radiophonic arrangements.


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