Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Broadcast - Where Youth and Laughter Go

This August, Broadcast will release a new compilation of UK EPs and b-sides on Warp Records called The Future Crayon. In particular it collects songs from the 2003 Pendulum EP, along with the Extended Play and Extended Play Two EPs that were released back in 2000. It definitely feels like a collection of "odds n sods"; some of the tunes are meandering instrumental tracks that flaunt nifty analog synth sounds and not much else. On the other hand, there are a handful of gems here that adequately capture their dreamy 60's psych vibe and playful robotic melodies -- not to mention a few strange but pleasant departures from that sound. In the end I'm still reminded of Stereolab, but in no way is that a bad thing.

» Bonus Track: Still Feels Like Tears
» Bonus Track: DDL
» Buy Pendulum on Amazon

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