Noise Pollution is Good for You
2009, Ambient, Broadcast, Dream Pop, Hauntology, Library Music, Musique concrète, Neo-Psychedelia, The Focus Group

20. Something for the Weekend: Broadcast and the Focus Group “Witch Cults”

Broadcast and The Focus Group "...Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age"

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.


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