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Boards of Canada - Reach for the Dead
First single from new LP, Tomorrow’s Harvest
Soo good. Boards of Canada has, and always will remain one of my all time favorite bands. When I first started buying serious records, collecting their discography (& Broadcast) was top on the list. Glad to hear confirmation that they haven’t jumped the shark.
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”.
I listen to a lot of music. Frankly at times too much to keep with, so I don’t take it lightly when I declare that Broadcast is my all time favorite band. Hands down, no doubt. The tragic death of their singer Trish Keenan at the beginning of this year hit me harder than I would have expected; I almost felt like I lost a best friend, and it saddened me that I’d never hear new music from them or see them live. I managed to track down all their records, including the singles and EPs maybe a couple of months before the news, but I just couldn’t get enough. I was thrilled when the mixtape made by Trish surfaced after her death and was uploaded to the net.
I was even more excited to recently read that James Cargill, Trish’s band mate from Broadcast, is working on anew Broadcast album with lyrics from Trish. James commented, “Trish left a lot of tapes, four-tracks and stuff, and I’ve been going through those. It’s difficult, and I’m connected to it at the same time. It’s wonderful, but I’m also feeling a sense of loss.” I myself had heard that Broadcast were working on new material in between their collaborations with The Focus Group, and I’ve been wondering since the announcement of her death if James would release their material at a later date. Looks like that’s on the horizon for 2012, and let’s hope for vinyl.
In the mean time you can enjoy this recently surfaced and rare live set from Broadcast that I snatched from what. After all this time loving the band, its beautiful to finally here their live sound. Here’s a couple notes about the release from discogs:
Black Sessions are performances of the live music broadcast on the French Radio station France Inter. These are recorded in front of a small live audience (200) and featured on a C’est Lenoir show. Session no. 162 recorded live at Studio 105 on May 4, 2000. The CDs were released for mostly local radio DJ’s in Europe by Sangatte Records. The releases are marked as “promotional” and are in a limited series of 2500. Numbered limited edition Promo CD in card sleeve.
Richard Jamescame up with the idea of controlling a 48 piece string section and a 24 strong choir by remote control, using midi controllers, lots of headphones and some remote visual cues, after being commissioned to write some pieces for the European culture congress in Poland. There was only one opportunity for a rehearsal to see if the idea worked, it was in the morning, the day of the concert! This is the result. Other performances from the show are here