Broadcast are set to release the soundtrack to forthcoming film 'Berberian Sound Studio' on January 7th.
An imitable, inscrutable act Broadcast were dealt an enormous blow with the death of singer Trish Keenan in 2011. A beautiful vocalist, her contribution to the band's other-worldly music lay at the very centre of their appeal.
Before her death, Trish Keenan began working on a soundtrack project. Broadcast hooked up with the team behind 'Berberian Sound Studio' to craft something typically strange, eccentric and beguiling. The album was initially conceived as a soundtrack for film-within-a-film 'The Equestrian Vortex' before spilling out to encompass 'Berberian Sound Studio' in its entirety.
The film's plot seems to be perfectly chosen for Broadcast's music - according to the press release ClashMusic has been given, the movie charts "a British sound recordist’s slowly degenerating mental state while working in an Italian film studio".
James Cargill helmed the project, working with director Peter Strickland as the film’s supervising sound editor Joakim Sundstrom to craft the soundtrack. Using snippets from 'Berberian Sound Studio' itself, the overall work seems to have a curiously symbiotic relationship with the film itself; capable of seguing into the movie, the score seems capable of standing on its own two feet.
Broadcast are set to release 'Berberian Sound Studio' on January 7th.