Broadcast - Work and Non Work - 1997 IDM Experimental Indie Downtempo Trip Hop - Sealed LP

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Broadcast - Work and Non Work

Label: Warp Records – WARP LP52R
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Repress
Country: UK
Sticker on left upper corner reads:
Broadcast: Work And Non Work
Vinyl Repress includes free download code
Released: 09 Mar 2015
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Indie Pop, Leftfield


A1 Accidentals 3:28
A2 The Book Lovers 4:50
A3 Message From Home 5:00
A4 Phantom 3:32
A5 We've Got Time 4:14

B1 Living Room 3:27
B2 According To No Plan 3:08
B3 The World Backwards 4:00
B4 Lights Out 4:33

Companies etc

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Broadcast (1996) Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
Licensed To – Warp Records Limited
Published By – Island Music
Engineered At – Blackwing Studios
Engineered At – The Magic Garden
Engineered At – Rich Bitch Studios
Engineered At – Artisan Audio
Mastered At – Porky's Mastering
Designed At – Intro (11)
Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BE73221


Engineer – Broadcast (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4), Gavin Monaghan (tracks: A2), John Cotton (tracks: B2), Paul Tipler (tracks: A3, B3), Steve Leather (tracks: B1)
Management – Mr Pike
Photography By [Band Photography] – Dick Sweeney
Sleeve – House
Songwriter – Broadcast

Compilation of band's first three singles/EPs prior to signing with Warp Records. Issued with inner art sleeve.

A1, A5 from "Accidentals/We've Got Time" (Wurlitzer Jukebox WJ6)
B1, A4 from "Living Room/Phantom" (Duophonic Super 45s DS45 14)
A2, B3, A3, B2 from "The Book Lovers" EP (Duophonic Super 45s DS45 16)

Three (A3) & Eight (B3) engineered at Blackwing.
Two (A2) engineered at Magic Garden.
Six (B1) engineered at Rich Bitch.
Seven (B2) engineered at Artisan.
Mastered at Porkies.

℗ 1996 Broadcast (1996) Ltd.
under exclusive license to Warp Records Ltd.
© 1997 Warp Records Ltd.

Track durations not listed on release.

I would recommend this LP to anyone who enjoys good electronica. Some people seem to be unhappy that Work & Non-Work does not satify Stereolab/Portishead fans. My advice: buy stereolab if it's stereolab you want; go listen to portishead if you don't want to venture outside that particular sonic landscape.

Broadcast is Broadcast, not an inferior carbon copy of any other band. Conversely, I don't think the accusation of the lack of originality is sound. Yes, the dark and theatrical sounds do resemble Portishead and Goldfrapp. Yes, it is somewhat like a less cerebal version of Stereolab. Just because their music belong to roughly the same genre doesn't mean anyone is ripping off anybody's music. It's a paranoia many music fans share. (Btw, isn't originality nothing more than a myth, a musician's fantasy?) I've listened to this LP many many times. My conclusion - Broadcast is not aping any other band.

Songs like "Phantom" and "Living Room" cross techno style with 60s-style gothic darkness.

This band has a very 60's sci-fi psych flavor with a contemporary/indie sound if you know what I mean. It's spooky but not dark. It's melodic and has a texture of film and analog tape but with a slightly jazzy drumset sound...It's a bunch of interesting things put together in a modern way.

Broadcast - Message From Home

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Broadcast - Living Room

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Broadcast - Accidentals

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Broadcast - Phantom

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label Warp Records
Color Black