What a soundtrack! Set in the 70's, the film is about a sound artist who travels to Italy to mix the soundtrack to a horror movie (which you don't actually see). This is really the soundtrack of THAT movie. The sounds of heads being smashed and red hot pokers being pushed into bodily orifices sit next to electronically produced music, whispers next to screams, make this a grisly, but fascinating listen. It is also the last music that Broadcast's vocalist Trish Keenan made before she died. See the film, listen to the soundtrack - a very unsettling experience.
This album is stunning. So beautiful, I've always been a fan of many Warp artists but Broadcast seemed to have slipped through the net somehow? Until now. Thanks only to having seen this film. I think I actually get more from this 'soundtrack' than the film itself. No, maybe it's just good to be able to focus on all the amazing pre-digital sounds on this album. Yes, it does have a sadness about it but also with so much charm. I love it & recommend it to everyone
It is kind of strange that Broadcast has not worked on any soundtrack before... though the "witch cults" album was very close to that form. And, for me, this is more of Broadcast's album rather than soundtrack, which is so dark, and beautifully sad.
Haunting, similar of the Belbury Poly / Ghost Box experimental style. It's not a pop album. Sounds effects, spooky noises, scary, and compelling. Lots of instrumental tracks along with some singing. Probably will only suite die hard fans, and people who like the experimental Ghost Box stuff. I'm both of them so it gets five stars from me.