Author Topic: Broadcast (are really, really good!)  (Read 9546 times)

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Re: Broadcast (are really, really good!)
« Reply #90 on: September 28, 2020, 11:06:29 AM »
Trish Keenan would have been 52 today. It makes me more sad than any other death I can think of, with the exception of close friends and family.
Broadcast being amazing on their final tour:
James, as every year, has posted a rare track today for us desperately soul hungry super-fans:

thank you for that post PM

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Re: Broadcast (are really, really good!)
« Reply #91 on: September 28, 2020, 01:17:00 PM »
Genuinely fucking sad today. This out sads the people's poet and peel combined for me. Ugh.

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Re: Broadcast (are really, really good!)
« Reply #92 on: September 28, 2020, 02:09:14 PM »
I think about it more on 11th January, the day she died. Suppose I should be a bit more positive.

Re: Broadcast (are really, really good!)
« Reply #93 on: October 03, 2020, 03:42:24 PM »
Have to say, I'm afraid, that on the strength of this album, Vanishing Twin come across as little more than Broadcast copyists. I love bands that share Broadcast's style but they need to have the vision and creativity to take it in new directions, an ability that Vanishing Twin appear to lack.

Instead, for anyone who loves Broadcast I'd recommend the recent eponymous album by Exploded View, fronted by singer-songwriter Anika, who's also worked with Geoff Barrow's Beak> project. Her vocals are very Nico-inflected (to be fair to her she is German) but the music has a far more inventive edge that draws on Broadcast's 'dirtier' sounds without completely imitating their work.

Love Exploded View, perfect fusion of weird Can-style music with interesting vocals (although from the odd spin their second album is rather disappointing by comparison)

I don't get the Stereolab/Broadcast comparisons, they sound nothing alike to me other than having a female singer and some electronic elements. Stereolab seem a lot more straightforward rhythmically and annoyingly twee at times (they do have some bangers though)

Maybe it's based on the first album? I'm only really familiar with Haha Sounds and Tender Buttons which is a bit stupid considering how much I love both those two albums.