The Future Crayon is a compilation of nearly all of Broadcast’s B-sides and rare tracks from 1999 to 2003, mostly showcasing the spacious, unsettling and rhythmic side of the group.
The first compilation album from Broadcast shows them carving out their own spot in the electronic space, collecting The Book Lovers EP as well as some other early songs from their activity in the 90’s, years before the release of their studio debut.
Perhaps no group was better suited to score the 2012 thriller-horror film Berberian Sound Studio than Broadcast, and the result of the pairing is a soundtrack that captures burgeoning anxiety, wide-eyed paranoia and primal fear through fragmented bits of disturbing audio.
Visual Album Review: Broadcast – Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Broadcast’s joint project with the Focus Group (a.k.a. Julian House) is a simultaneously old-fashioned and otherworldly trip through mostly short, experimental pieces that make for a successful alchemy.
Stripped down to a duo for the first time, Trish Keenan and James Cargill whittle down their sonic pallette too with their third studio record that favors minimal elements over ornate instrumentation.