BROADCAST
HAHA SOUND

Nearly three and a half years after their impressive debut, Broadcast return with Haha Sound, an affectionate album full of electronic pieces that creak, clank and rattle away. The group retain their 60’s sonic aspirations in songs like “Pendulum” as well as their fealty to film, like with the folksy “Valerie” which borrows from the 1970 surrealist-horror Czech film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. The pleasant “Before We Begin” features sweetened chimes and the unassuming elegance of Trish Keenan’s voice, while “Ominous Cloud” seems to evoke The Beach Boys’ “In My Room” with its’ innocence, bass and harmony. The record is like a collection of off-kilter nursery rhymes bouncing around in a chamber of broken clocks, resounding bells and miscellaneous clutter, and it’s all the better for it.

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. "Colour Me In"

mid energy, *high feeling, mid complexity

2. "Pendulum"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

3. "Before We Begin"

mid energy, *high feeling, mid complexity

4. "Valerie"

mid energy, high feeling, *mid complexity

5. "Man Is Not a Bird"

*high energy, mid feeling, high complexity

6. "Minim"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

7. "Lunch Hour Pops"

mid energy, *high feeling, mid complexity

8. "Black Umbrellas"

*high energy, low feeling, low complexity

9. "Ominous Cloud"

mid energy, *mid feeling, mid complexity

10. "Distorsion"

*mid energy, low feeling, low complexity

11. "Oh How I Miss You"

low energy, low feeling, *low complexity

12. "The Little Bell"

*low energy, mid feeling, low complexity

13. "Winter Now"

mid energy, *mid feeling, mid complexity

14. "Hawk"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

SUMMARY

wow tracks

1-7, 9, 11-14

rating

Album Makeup – .7 / 1

Wow Track Makeup – 3.9 / 4.5

Song Makeup – 4.5

Album Score – 9.1

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

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