The Noise Made By People

Broadcast - The Noise Made By People
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 55 ratings
2000 Ratings: #38
March 20, 2000 / Release Date
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Warp / Label
Electronic / Genres
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Different pieces of art are sometimes best enjoyed during a certain time of year. For me, I can only watch the Lord of the Rings during the fall season, just like I can only listen to this album during the winter. This album was made for cold winter mornings and I don't think you've given it a proper listen until you've experienced that for yourself. There are some really great albums in the world, but the ones that require a specific setting are, to me, the most special.
I like the play with electronic production, but this did not grip me as much as I would have liked. The singles are great, 'Unchanging Window' is entertaining. I do find the placid vocals a little taxing after a while. It's a vibe, I like it, but it doesn't get my heart-guts going.
If there is one thing Broadcast must be praised for in their career as a band, is their hability to deliver weird, unorthodox song structures and arrangements. Their use of electronics and different sonic elements are by far, their most interesting moments, and this is shown here, in songs like Tower of Our Tuning and Dead The Long Year, which all show weird elements along the tracks runtime. In some of these moments, they even sound like horror film soundtrack composers, showing creativity and ... read more
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