About Broadcast

Led by James Cargill and Trish Keenan, Broadcast blended early electronic music, psychedelia, and '60s pop into retro-futuristic, innovative, and often deeply moving music. Though their inspirations spanned obscure film soundtracks, library music, and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Cargill and Keenan's artistic vision was unmistakable -- as was Keenan's voice, which flickered effortlessly between detachment and vulnerability. On 2000's debut album, The Noise Made by People, they contrasted sci-fi atmospheres and pop melodies with a jazzy elegance, but the influence of Czech film scores heightened the mysterious beauty of 2003's Haha Sound. With 2005's Tender Buttons, Broadcast pared down to the duo of Keenan and Cargill and honed their music to its essence, and shifted gears again on 2009's trippy, sample-heavy EP Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age. Keenan's untimely 2011 death effectively ended Broadcast, with 2013's soundtrack Berberian Sound Studio providing a bittersweet epilogue.

    Birmingham, England

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