Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age - Broadcast And The Focus Group
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  • Summary: Broadcast joins up with The Focus Group to release a 23-track mini album together.
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  1. 100
    Hubble bubble! From weird sources and high ideals comes a spooky, sensual piece of pop sorcery. And it's bewitching. [Dec 2009, p. 91]
  2. Not so much a soundtrack to a film that was never made as it is music that demands images to accompany it, this is a welcome return after the four years of silence that followed Tender Buttons.
  3. There’s a good degree of concrète and textural sound in his largely pastiche songs, which makes listening like walking blind through a world whose architecturally specific look is even more vivid in one’s mind.
  4. Broadcast and House have fashioned an artefact that could well work similar magic on future generations of wide-eyed sonic archaeologists.
  5. Witch Cults is like the sound of Broadcast and the Focus Group trying to cast their spells at the same time: Some of the record is great, plenty of it is cross-chatter.
  6. It is a gorgeous record, and a nightmarish one at that. [Holiday 2009, p.78]
  7. At 23 songs, the UK electro duo's fourth full-length has a lot of room for experimentation, but it comes off more like the soundtrack for a 1960s Hammer film.

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  1. Dec 16, 2011
    10
    After releasing three exceptional albums, Broadcast made the fans wait few years for what would be their magnum opus. Trish Keenan and JamesAfter releasing three exceptional albums, Broadcast made the fans wait few years for what would be their magnum opus. Trish Keenan and James Cargill turned to Julian House of The Focus Group (responsible for artwork of Broadcastâ Expand