This week, Something for the Weekend visits with one of my favourite bands of all time… well, kind of.
Broadcast and the Focus Group were a collaboration between the Birmingham dreampop two-piece, Broadcast, and graphic designer / musician Julian House.
Released at the tail end of 2009 on Warp Records, Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age was a very well received mini-album that combined a number of aural aesthetics (uneasy rhythms and ghost-like vocals) versus the Focus Group’s music concrète stylings of House.
Although “Witch Cults” is a brief glimpse into what the …Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age holds, it also works as a short look at the maturing Broadcast as they prepare for another album to be released shortly.
If anything, Broadcast are quite reminiscent of Pram – as time goes by, their output gets decidedly odder and odder. They also get better with age too.