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.