Picking up several British Independent Film Awards including “Best Director” and “Best Actor”, accolades for Peter Strickland’s haunting psychological thriller Berberian Sound Studio would not have been possible without the spectral soundscape created by James Cargill and the late Trish Keenan of Broadcast.
Recorded prior to Keenan’s untimely passing last year, the new songs explore a wide spectrum of sublime noise created entirely for Berberian Sound Studio. Broadcast worked closely with Strickland, as well as film’s supervising sound editor Joakim Sundström, to weave the sound within the film’s eerie atmosphere. Drawing influence from avant-garde Italian composers Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono and Cathy Berberian, the album is filled with terrifying brilliance and intensely climactic moments that mirror the madness of the film.
Some words about the album..
"For fans of Trish Keenan and Broadcast, Berberian Sound Studio is a godsend. For those who haven't yet discovered the mysterious, wonderful music they made together, may it act as a gateway into one of the finest bands of the 21st century." - NPR
"Wonderfully deep and vivid... this is beautiful music" **** - Mojo
"A feast of sound, from foley and giallo filmmaking to British acid-folk and radiophonic reflections" 9/10 - Clash
**** - Guardian
9/10 - Uncut
Watch a clip from the Berberian Sound Studio below..