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The Noise Made By People

Broadcast Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warp
  • ASIN: B00004NJMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,783 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Long Was The Year 3:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Unchanging Window 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Minus One 2:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Come On Let's Go 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Echo's Answer 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tower Of Our Tuning 4:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Paper Cuts 4:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Can Fall 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Look Outside 3:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Until Then 3:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. City In Progress 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Dead The Long Year 4:460.79  Buy MP3 

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Back in 1997, Warp Records released a quirky mini-album of rare material from its newest signings, a little known experimental pop band from Birmingham called Broadcast. Eyebrows were raised. Why had Warp--a hard-edged techno label famed for its avant-garde output from electronic pioneers like Aphex Twin signed this quirky, retro- obsessed West-Midlands five-piece? The reason is simple: Broadcast are a very talented band. This much is proved by their brilliant debut, The Noise Made By People. The album's skewed electronic pop and retro-futurism most resembles the analogue styling of Stereolab and original Krautrock musicians such as Can and Neu! Yet Broadcast's sound is wonderfully unique; an enchanting mixture of analogue synth sounds and west coast psychedelia fused with nineties electronica and indie-pop sensibilities. With the addition of haunting and occasionally chilling vocals from singer Trish Keenan, the effect is at times mesmerising. The Noise Made By People is an eerie, uplifting and enchanting debut album from one of Britain's best-kept secrets. --Matt Anniss

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing for pleasure 21 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
Occupying space somewhere between the metronomic underground of Stereolab and Portishead's cinematic ambience, Broadcast's long-awaited first 'proper' LP is a delight. Its songs are characterised by an eerie, Joe Meek-ian production (Echo's Answer, Papercuts) and '60s-pop approach (Come On Let's Go) that never sounds contrived or strained. Indeed, despite their evident influences, The Noise... is an LP that, in the year 2000, succeeds brilliantly in sounding quite like nothing else.

Truly, a joy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what i wanted 1 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
Not trying to sound passe or anything as i'm sure that by now you're already informed on the general consensus but i will be honest to say that this CD put quite simply contains my all time favourite song - Until Then - for me it is a song that knocked Wandering Star (Portishead - also awesome) out of the park i've listened to the song and the album so many times that it has worn and certain tracks won't play. I implore all fans of music to purchase this CD quite simply it is a masterclass in emotive lyrics juxtaposing a soft industrial sound.
Ultimately at this price it is nearly the definition of value for money. As an album it may not be perfect, but, it raises the standard to which others must compete. Finally for an atmospheric, unique and altogether enjoyable auditory experience The Noise Made By People can't fail to deliver.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 29 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Around the release of this album, Broadcast were keen to demystify the process of music-making, describing it as mathematics, and just a matter of chords. Despite this scientific approach to an 'art' form popularly perceived as organic and untutored, Broadcast don't half work some magic within the equations.
Their careful grasp of song structure means that every song is a near-perfect mix of haunting melodic pop and the experimentalism for which Warp records are better known. Lazy comparisons have been made with Stereolab, but the faintly jazzy, saturated film-soundtrack pop Broadcast make is largely unique. Particular standouts are 'Unchanging Window', where Trish Keenan's dispassionate vocals suit the detached yet oddly human atmosphere of the music perfectly, and the magnificent 'Look Outside', a three-and-a-half minute epic where not a note is out of place.
The best thing about perfectionism is that, now and again, its results are perfect. 'The Noise Made By People' is such an occurrence, and constitutes a compulsory purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars China Shopping Channel 8 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After a album compilation, Work & Non Work, released on Warp two and a half years ago, and a long silence, Broadcast and their china shop are back with their first proper album. The Noise Made By People sees Broadcast carrying on their exploration of sounds and atmospheres. Not that far apart from the likes of Stereolab, the songs are sometimes quite challenging, and the band defies classification. Not completely art pop nor mainstream, too "live" to be electronic, Trish 'n' co explore new territories, experiment without being pretentious. Unlike Stereolab, Broadcast benefit from a generally more simple approach to their art! What probably strikes the most is the unity of sound throughout the record. The whole thing, put together like a Jenga tower, threatens to collapse at any time, but resists well. The influences, from Morricone and Barry to the electronic weirdness of some of their label mates are clear, but don't over shadow the talent of the band members. Instead, they weave their delicate web slowly, with precision and dignity. Every note has its purpose, every word its duty. Broadcast are economical with everything, avoid padding and fluff and go straight to the point. Music is an art, not a business, and they prove, on every single track, that it is possible to entertain without compromising, to educate without being boring. It takes some time to discover the beauty hidden inside, but like true love, Broadcast must be deserved. And what you get in return is worth the effort.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An undiscovered masterpiece.. 10 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
I had heard of Warp Records already, but it wasn't until All Tomorrows Parties 2001 when I first heard these guys.....their live set just blew me away!!! I knew straightaway that I had to get some material...but it wasn't until about a month ago when I finally sampled 'The Noise Made by People'. I love it, all my friends love it, my parents hate it (and that's always a positive sign, isn't it???). Their fusion of modern-day electronica, west coast psychedelica and obvious homages to Ennio Morricone and John Barry is pure genius. You think that they don't mix, like techno and country music don't mix....but it worked for Alabama 3....So right now, I'm working on tracking down all their earlier releases, before they were signed to Warp. Trust me, 'The Noise Made by People' is one of 2000's undiscovered masterpieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great album by a great band 8 May 2011
By Jason
Format:Audio CD
I'd better get the superlatives out the way to begin with. This album is suberb, highly-recommended and a must-buy. It's hard for me to see why anyone would not like such beautiful music.

Broadcast have a very distinct sound. It is electronic and vaguely 60s-ish. One inspiration is 1960s American psychedelic music (think Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit"). Another is the haunting film soundtracks of that era (think "The Ipcress File" or "Get Carter"). There is also a classic sci-fi quality, especially on this album. It's the kind of eerie, spaced-out music which, if accompanying a movie, would be titled: "The space-travellers venture out onto the alien planet".

Added to this interesting mix there is one crucial, magic ingredient. That is the beautifully pure voice of Trish Keenan, Broadcast's vocalist. She sings slowly and deliberately, with enchanting effect.

Tragically Trish Keenan died in January, after suddenly contracting swine flu while on a tour of Australia. The world has lost an incredible musical talent. I would not be surprised if, 10 or 20 years from now, Broadcast will be venerated as one of the great, groundbreaking acts of the early 21st Century. They certainly were.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
Wow! What an album!
Beautifully atmospheric, wonderful vocals, hooks that stay in your head for hours afterwards, this is a coherent work of art that I just want to hear again... Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2011 by R. Jones
Like contemporaries (and occasional collaborators) Stereolab, Birmingham-based Broadcast are unconcerned with being liked - they simply get on with it, creating unique and... Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2009 by Alice Bluegown
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting gem
Broadcast make consistently beautiful music that seems to drift from our collective memory of a monochrome past. This is my personal favourite of theirs. Read more
Published on 22 Aug 2008 by Stephen Otoole
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparse, but beguiling.
I bought this for 'Paper Cuts' which appeared on Warp's anniversary DVD. The sound is esoteric and is the kind of abstracted fifties-style noodling that might just annoy you at... Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2005 by "circustown"
5.0 out of 5 stars A real slow burner
When I first put this on I hated it apart from one song, Come On Lets Go... so i only played that one. Then I put it on again one day and left it running. Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2004 by J SMITH
3.0 out of 5 stars As music to show off with, it ain't bad
This reminds me of Air, Portishead, Goldfrapp, Ennio Morricone Brian Eno and even Clinic, who all do this weird, ambient malarky better. Read more
Published on 4 Jan 2002
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