Broadcast - Come On Let’s Go
Oh how I love Broadcast. It still boggles my mind that a band so exceptionally talented has remained under the radar of many a person with good taste in music. England based genius started with their 1st EP The Book Lovers in 1996, and have seemingly secretly released every album since then. Tender Buttons from 2006 is definitely one of my all time favorite albums, if not principle. Steeped in mystery and beauty, Broadcast seem to alway have a knack for creating unique dreamscapes that devour the listener. How are they so exceptionally hip and genuine without seemingly trying? Rare traits to be seen together in band.
Broadcast are European art house meets soundtracks meets exotica meets incidental music meets Ohm-style electronic pioneers.
Their latest album release was a collaboration with The Focus Group called Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age. Because that is how they do things. I recently tracked down a copy of that on vinyl, and their last album prior The Future Crayon, completing their discography on vinyl in my collection. Good luck finding anything in vinyl; everything they release is super limited to usually 500ish copies, and their equally secret cult following snatch them up. I scanned discogs and ebay for 6 months looking for these albums after losing The Future Crayon once more. If you have the chance to pick up any full length for under $50, leap for it.
You can currently still snatch a super heavy weight 200gram 7” by Broadcast and The Focus Group called Study Series 04: Familiar Shapes and Noises from Ghost Box here. I doubt for much longer. More experimental, and in anticipation of their alleged new album coming out god knows when. I’m sure they won’t tell anyone about it out for at least few weeks when its released, so stay sharp.
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