Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Work & Non Work
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Clearly a beginning
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 12/09/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since hearing "Noise Made By People," I've become a rabid Broadcast convert, and thus got "Work And Non-Work" in order to own the band's complete catolouge.The CD--not a proper album but a collection of early singles and EPs--is clearly a testing out of gambits Broadcast doesn't know how it wants to play yet. The material was recorded in 1996 and 1997, when corperate hype about Electronica being the "next big thing" was at fever pitch. Songs like "Phantom" and "Living Room" cross techno style with 60s-style gothic darkness.The results are plesent to listen to, but sound like music that dozens "techno" bands were making at the time; right before they dropped off the edge of a cliff, never to be heard from again. Little of the remarkable playing and writing that make "Extended Play Two" and "Noise Made By People" so outstanding is evident here.The one exception, however, is "Accidentals." The song uses jump-cut editing and a murky, druggy texture to create extremely disturbing atmosphere. You are repelled by its creepy undertoe, yet listen over and over. Brillant. "Work and Non-Work" is actually fantastic news for Broadcast fans. Taken in the context of their later work, the collection shows that Broadcast is a band that is evolving, improving, and moving forward. Hopefully, we will get to watch them do so for a long, long time."
Dreamy Space Lounge
T.S. Hunter | Glendora, CA USA | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great for if you want to take a nap or chill out or make out. Very soothing music and singing. King of spacey electronic with an ambient feel and also a little loungy, but not your typical. Definitely worth the purchase, I used to play it on my radio show all the time. It was one of my favorite CD's."
There's a quiet dignity about this album
Jasper Mcworthy | USA | 01/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I agree their later stuff really hits the spot, but here they are clearly on their way to something unique. Experimental in a good way. They seem to fit just right and slide through each song to make it a cohesive listen. I found that walking around my apartment doing random tasks and listening with a not so attentive ear, I found it very pleasant. A good album to relax to for sure."