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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
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Re: mellow Broadcast

vivakomeda wrote:

Point is, Keenan is what makes Broadcast go. It's at their peril that they've moved away from simple arrangements built around the vocal to these experimental noise collages.


that was an EP-side project called "Broadcast & THE FOCUS GROUP"

can we wait until their next album comes out to see if they've "moved away" from anything? Sorry for the dickish tone, i'm just sayin'...

Jan 04, 2011, 04:03


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MY RETURN
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Re: mellow Broadcast

Mars Rover wrote:
vivakomeda wrote:

Point is, Keenan is what makes Broadcast go. It's at their peril that they've moved away from simple arrangements built around the vocal to these experimental noise collages.


that was an EP-side project called "Broadcast & THE FOCUS GROUP"

can we wait until their next album comes out to see if they've "moved away" from anything? Sorry for the dickish tone, i'm just sayin'...


The new stuff isn't as bad as some make out. lol

Jan 04, 2011, 04:04


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vivakomeda
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Re: mellow Broadcast

Oh yeah, I get the sense that "Broadcast" effectively is Trish Keenan nowadays. Cargill had a very minimal role in their live show - mainly just some electronic noodling and some basic guitar/keyboard work here and there.

Julian House - he must be an interesting guy. All these brilliant artists seem enamored with him; I don't get it.

I remember running out to buy that ltd edition bound version of Haha Sound when it came out, which was (I believe) entirely a House creation. Cool to have just as a relic of Broadcast in its heyday, but looking at it today - god is it ugly. And I posted my thoughts on his more recent contributions elsewhere here.... I just find his sense of style, or I guess art, completely at odds with mine.

Jan 04, 2011, 04:06


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Cheeso
Cheeso
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CP

Have you given Inside Out a full listen? Its pretty damn great.

Jan 04, 2011, 04:12


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vivakomeda
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Re: mellow Broadcast

Disagree - that's what Broadcast is at this point. Saw em live last month and came away with this "there's no going back" feeling. They have gone from major pop band to abstract art project. A good art project, sure.

FWIW, to be fair(er) to House, I am not a fan of Tender Buttons either (two big exceptions: Corporeal and Tears in the Typing Pool). Clearly Keenan, and I guess Cargill, have taken the band down a certain path for a reason.

Jan 04, 2011, 04:12


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vivakomeda
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I should clarify...

When I say "Keenan is what makes Broadcast go", I mean solely her presence, sensibility and talent as a vocalist.

My understanding is that she writes much or most of the music too, and I know she plays everything from guitar to synths... I was only referring to that vocal element tho.

Jan 04, 2011, 04:14


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
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Re: mellow Broadcast

vivakomeda wrote:
Disagree - that's what Broadcast is at this point. Saw em live last month and came away with this "there's no going back" feeling. They have gone from major pop band to abstract art project. A good art project, sure.

FWIW, to be fair(er) to House, I am not a fan of Tender Buttons either (two big exceptions: Corporeal and Tears in the Typing Pool). Clearly Keenan, and I guess Cargill, have taken the band down a certain path for a reason.


well, can't please'm all. i enjoyed the last one, and Tender Buttons is actually my favorite album of theirs.

Cheers to taste *clink*

Jan 04, 2011, 04:15


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
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Re: I should clarify...

vivakomeda wrote:
When I say "Keenan is what makes Broadcast go", I mean solely her presence, sensibility and talent as a vocalist.

My understanding is that she writes much or most of the music too, and I know she plays everything from guitar to synths... I was only referring to that vocal element tho.


i agree with that. i would love to go to the studio with them and watch them work.

Jan 04, 2011, 04:16


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: CP

Cheeso wrote:
Have you given Inside Out a full listen? Its pretty damn great.


Yes I have. I like some elements in their new stuff, and some whole songs are great. But usually it leaves me feeling like they're taking their earlier sound and dismantling it through some kind of machine underwater. Adding a drum or bass beat to it doesn't really keep it cohesive enough for me, just sounds like a bunch of collage snippets put together. It flows in it's own way, but not enjoyable for me to listen to.

A lot of it's creepy, and I think that's intentional. It would make good soundtrack music for a paranormal thriller.

The old Broadcast combined elements of pop with a dissonant edge in the electronic component that was a really interesting contrast with Trish's voice. Now that edge has turned into a stream of Trish's consciousness. And her voice is buried most of the time.

Jan 04, 2011, 04:47


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: CP

The Be Colony is GREAT though.

Jan 04, 2011, 05:01

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