Broadcast - The Equestrian Vortex
(taken from Berberian Sound Studio Soundtrack)
As you likely know if you’ve read anything here before, I was devastated when Trish Keenan passed away, as the voice of my all time favorite band Broadcast. At the time James had mentioned that he might be eventually releasing some work that Trish has recorded prior to her death, and while I think he was talking about some Broadcast specific non-soundtrack work, it’s nice to see this work getting a proper release on vinyl. Personally I can’t wait to see the film in theaters and here Broadcast blasted at maximum volume.
Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio soundtrack on vinyl is up for pre-order from Warp, and considering their devoted following I imagine it’ll be a hot commodity.
To coincide with Halloween we can announce that Warp Records will be releasing Broadcast’s original soundtrack that accompanied the recent Warp Film ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ - Peter Strickland’s brilliant homage to 1970s Italian horror. The film’s integral soundtrack was composed by Broadcast before Trish Keenan’s untimely passing last year.
Synopsis: “It’s 1976 and timid, Dorking-based sound engineer, Gilderoy, has been transplanted to Italy’s run-down Berberian Sound Studio to work on “The Equestrian Vortex”, the latest low-budget horror movie by notorious exploitation maestro Giancarlo Santini. Gilderoy’s task is a seemingly simple one: to create, record and mix the sounds of bloodcurdling screams, limbs being severed and the insertion of red hot pokers into human orifices, mostly using a variety of everyday household items such as old vegetables and a hammer”.