Broadcast to release new album using previously recorded Trish Keenan vocals; also, maybe not

Broadcast to release new album using previously recorded Trish Keenan vocals; also, maybe not

Consider this preaching to the choir, but thank God (or whomever) for the ability to record and reproduce. Just as the Ancient Egyptians creatively revealed the obscure fashion choices of 2500 BC through their paintings and sculptures, analog and digital recording have continually demonstrated their value by allowing musical expression to live on perpetually (or until the medium degrades or is destroyed, or files are deleted). Serving as yet another testament to the benefit of this immutability, Under the Radar reports, in an interview with bass guitarist James Cargill, that he’s been sifting through vocal recordings from the late Trish Keenan, in preparation for an entirely new Broadcast album.

Well, maybe. Upon closer inspection, it appears as though such an album isn’t entirely set in stone. Here’s presumably the whole of what Cargill had to say on the subject: “Trish left a lot of tapes, four-tracks and stuff, and I’ve been going through those. It’s difficult, and I’m connected to it at the same time. It’s wonderful, but I’m also feeling a sense of loss.” With regard to the prospect of using these prior recordings on a future album, he equivocally states, “I think that would be a wonderful thing.” So, technically, this apparitional album barely qualifies as being in the works.

More definitively, however, Cargill states how he is also planning to complete the soundtrack for the 2013 film Berberian Sound Studio, which he and Keenan both initially worked together on. There’s no word on what Keenan’s contributions actually consisted of, but no matter; I think the majority of us are more than grateful for the seductively lackadaisical nature of her previous recordings.

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