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At the time of Trish Keenan’s passing away two years ago, Broadcast were working on an original soundtrack to alt-horror movie ‘Berberian Sound Studio’, and its release in 2013 using takes from sessions with Keenan was not only a fitting tribute to an essential member of the group, but a haunting and poised piece of work in its own right.

The album is a substantial collection of taut miniatures, mostly clocking in under 2 minutes, which create a sense of overwhelming suspense not through straightforward drones or similar, but by a sense of constant volatility. Take ‘Monica’s Fall’, where blood curdling guitar screams and a smashing bottle puncture a domestic conversation in Italian to leave a lasting impact in 24 seconds, or ‘Saducismus Triumphatus’, where the minute fluctuations in the ticking of a clock convey a sense of dark tension through restricted means and duration.

These sharper moments are beautifully offset by passages of luxurious instrumental lilts, with ‘The Gallops’ recalling the sinister English power of the Wicker Man in its breathy alto flutes and toy percussion. It is the experience of listening and re-listening to the soundtrack apart from its visual counterpart which makes ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ so fulfilling, with the sounds suggesting a narrative that the listener is an alluring distance from, particularly if they don’t understand Italian. Ultimately, Broadcast offer much more than an accompaniment, with the record suggesting a space through which the imagination can wander freely without a dogmatic storyline dictating the meaning of this richly ambiguous record.

Track List

  1. 1 A Breeze Through the Burford Spur 0:36 Broadcast Buy
  2. 2 The Equestrian Vortex 1:21 Broadcast Buy
  3. 3 Beautiful Hair 1:00 Broadcast Buy
  4. 4 Malleus Maleficarum 0:45 Broadcast Buy
  5. 5 Mark of the Devil 0:40 Broadcast Buy
  6. 6 Confession Modulation 0:27 Broadcast Buy
  7. 7 Monica's Fall 0:24 Broadcast Buy
  8. 8 Teresa?s Song (Sorrow) 0:58 Broadcast Buy
  9. 9 The North Downs Dimension 1:05 Broadcast Buy
  10. 10 Collatina is Coming 1:22 Broadcast Buy
  11. 11 Such Tender Things 0:47 Broadcast Buy
  12. 12 Teresa, Lark of Ascension 3:37 Broadcast Buy
  13. 13 Monica?s Burial (Under the Junipers) 1:00 Broadcast Buy
  14. 14 Found Scalded, Found Drowned 0:56 Broadcast Buy
  15. 15 Monica (Her Parents Have Been Informed) 0:57 Broadcast Buy
  16. 16 The Fifth Claw 1:26 Broadcast Buy
  17. 17 Saducismus Triumphatus 0:33 Broadcast Buy
  18. 18 The Gallops 1:04 Broadcast Buy
  19. 19 They're Here, They're Under Us 0:23 Broadcast Buy
  20. 20 Collatina, Mark of Damnation 1:37 Broadcast Buy
  21. 21 Treatise 1:02 Broadcast Buy
  22. 22 A Goblin 0:32 Broadcast Buy
  23. 23 The Equestrian Library 0:54 Broadcast Buy
  24. 24 The Serpent's Semen 0:06 Broadcast Buy
  25. 25 Burnt at the Stake 1:33 Broadcast Buy
  26. 26 All Chiffchaffs 0:31 Broadcast Buy
  27. 27 The Curfew After the Massacre 0:30 Broadcast Buy
  28. 28 Poultry In Mind 0:24 Broadcast Buy
  29. 29 The Sacred Marriage 1:12 Broadcast Buy
  30. 30 Valeria's Burial (Under the Fort) 0:54 Broadcast Buy
  31. 31 Edda's Burial (Under the Clumps) 0:41 Broadcast Buy
  32. 32 The Game's Up 0:37 Broadcast Buy
  33. 33 It Must've Been the Magpies 0:48 Broadcast Buy
  34. 34 The Dormitory Window 0:58 Broadcast Buy
  35. 35 Anima di Cristo 0:31 Broadcast Buy
  36. 36 His World is My Shed 0:49 Broadcast Buy
  37. 37 Collatina's Folly 0:47 Broadcast Buy
  38. 38 Here Comes the Sabbath, There Goes the Cross 0:32 Broadcast Buy
  39. 39 Our Darkest Sabbath 3:08 Broadcast Buy


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