BROADCAST
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

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. After a brief introduction, the listener is tossed into the psychedelic churn of “The Equestrian Vortex” which is the name of the film within the film. Multilple tracks share basic melodies that are ecclesiastical in nature and there’s plenty of whispered, distressed Italian dialogue too; the longest track here is the glassy and windy polyphony of “Teresa, Lark of Ascension” that clocks in at just over 3 and a half minutes and serves as a moment of celestial rest. The soundtrack is similar to their previous album (Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age) in its uncommon format of tiny studio tinkerings that explore the spooky side of things, and it’s the last project Trish Keenan was engaged with before her sudden passing, providing a final example of their peerless music.

TRACK LIST

What do these squares mean?

Each square is a track tile which shows the most dominant characteristics of each song of the album.

The asterisk (*) in each track description highlights the strongest characteristic in every song.

wow tracks are rated the highest which ultimately contribute to a better album score.

1. "A Breeze Through the Bedford Spur"

not rated

2. "The Equestrian Vortex"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

3. "Beautiful Hair"

*low energy, low feeling, low complexity

4. "Malleus Maleficarum"

not rated

5. "Mark of the Devil"

not rated

6. "Confession Modulation"

not rated

7. "Monica's Fall"

not rated

8. "Teresa's Song (Sorrow)"

not rated

9. "The North Downs Dimension"

low energy, *mid feeling, low complexity

10. "Collatina Is Coming"

low energy, *low feeling, low complexity

11. "Such Tender Things"

not rated

12. "Teresa, Lark of Ascension"

mid energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

13. "Monica's Burial (Under the Junipers)"

not rated

14. "Found Scalded, Found Drowned"

not rated

15. "Monica (Her Parents Have Been Informed)"

not rated

16. "The Fifth Claw"

not rated

17. "Saducismus Triumphatus"

not rated

18. "The Gallops"

*low energy, mid feeling, low complexity

19. "They're Here, They're Under Us"

not rated

20. "Collatina, Mark of Damnation"

low energy, *low feeling, low complexity

21. "Treatise"

low energy, *low feeling, low complexity

22. "A Goblin"

not rated

23. "The Equestrian Library"

not rated

24. "The Serpent's S***n"

not rated

25. "Burnt at the Stake"

low energy, *low feeling, low complexity

26. "All Chiffchaffs"

not rated

27. "The Curfew After the Massacre"

not rated

28. "Poulty in Mind"

not rated

29. "The Sacred Marriage"

*mid energy, mid feeling, low complexity

30. "Valeria's Burial (Under the Fort)"

not rated

31. "Edda's Burial (Under the Clumps)"

not rated

32. "The Game's Up"

not rated

33. "It Must've Been the Magpies"

not rated

34. "The Dormitory Window"

not rated

35. "Anima Di Cristo"

not rated

36. "His World Is My Shed"

not rated

37. "Collatina's Folly"

not rated

38. "Here Comes the Sabbath, There Goes the Cross"

not rated

39. "Our Darkest Sabbath"

low energy, *low feeling, low complexity

SUMMARY

wow tracks

2, 10, 12, 29

rating

Album Makeup – 1 / 1

Wow Track Makeup – 1.6 / 4.5

Song Makeup – 4.5

Album Score – 7.1

See ALBUM APART’s Visual Discography for this artist, where the track tiles of all the albums come together.

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