Thursday, 27 November 2008

Roscoe/Games Again

November 2008 Roscoe/Games Again Bella Union BELLAV182 (7")

1. Roscoe
2. Games Again (alternate version)

Peter wrote: "
A while back I was asked to make a remix for Midlake, to be possibly included on their EP, and so I did. I made a remix of Roscoe, and basically I made an entirely new song underneath and only kept the original vocals. And well, for a variety of reasons the remix never got used for anything, so then Simon at Bella Union suggested that I just record my own vocal for the song and make it a cover, and so I did, and now it will be on this 7 inch!"

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Library Tapes - A Summer Beneath The Trees

November 2008 Library Tapes - A Summer Beneath The Trees Make Mine Music MMM053 (cd)

1. The Sound Of Emptiness Part 1
2. Pieces Of Us Were Left On The Tracks
3. Above The Flood
4. A Summer Beneath The Trees
5. The Fragile Tide
6. The Modest Triumph
7. The Sound Of Emptiness Part 2
8. The Rivers Turned To Cobblestone
9. ...And The Rain Did Fall

David Wenngren - piano
Peter Broderick - violin, guitar, accordion, trumpet, celesta, viola, and banjo

David and Peter had teamed up for a project called 'Collude' and had recorded an album. According to David, Type asked Peter not to release the record because they had numerous releases scheduled, so most of the songs that were recorded for the Collude album were used on the Library Tapes album 'A Summer Beneath the Trees', with two of the tracks on the 'Fragment' ep.

Saturday, 20 September 2008


September 2008 Home Type Records Type048V (12" vinyl), Bella Union BELLACD172 [UK] and Hush [US] (cd)

1. Games voice, nylon guitar, field recordings: Casper Clausen and I singing in an empty stairwell in Gothenburg, and members of Efterklang having a discussion at rehearsal (in Danish)
2. And It's Alright acoustic and electric guitars, voice, various percussion, organ
3. With the Notes in My Ears nylon guitar, voice
4. Esbern Snares Gade 11,2tv acoustic guitars, musical saw, homemade clay whistle, banjo, voice
5. Below It steel guitar, voice
6. Sickness, Bury acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, homemade clay whistle, mandolin, various percussion & drum set, bass guitar, voice
7. Not at Home steel guitar, voice, harmonium, vibraphone, glockenspiel
8. There and Here acoustic and electric guitars, voice
9. Maps acoustic and electric guitars, voice, lap steel, bass synth, various percussion & drum set, vibraphone, field recording: my father playing guitar in his home (unaware that he's being recorded)
10. Games Again pump organ, electric guitar, celeste, voice
11. Softly Freezing (European iTunes only bonus track)

Dearest listener.

Home is a collection of songs recorded within a month's time at the turning of the year into 2008. Firstly I would like to thank the kind souls who allowed me to use their space to record and sleep in as I made this album - my mother, my father, my sister, the Crockett family, and Efterklang. Thank you for giving me a home. And secondly I would like to thank Mads for his amazing ears and input in the mixing process. I was raised to appreciate simple folk music, and here I make a nod to that world by focusing on two instruments that have always been very close to me - guitar and voice. I would like to dedicate these songs to all of the people I've been lucky enough to create music with throughout the years, each of them teaching me something different about music and sounds - my family, Adam Selzer, Dave Depper, Ritchie Young, Justin Ringle, Rachel Blumberg, Laurel Simmons, Laura Gibson, Matt Ward, Alex James, Jonathan Drews, Nick Jaina, David Wenngren, Rutger Zuydervelt, Nate Crockett, Branic Howard, Casey Deinel, Tom Hegerman, everyone in Efterklang, and the many, many others.

Thanks and love also to Terese Wallbäck, Chad Crouch, Simon Raymonde, Mattias Nilsson, John Twells and YOU.

All songs written, performed and recorded by Peter Broderick.

Listen to streaming audio here

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Horse Feathers - House With No Home

September 2008 Horse Feathers - House With No Home Kill Rock Stars KRS495 (lp, cd)

1. Curs in the Weeds
2. Rude to Rile
3. Working Poor
4. Albina
5. A Burden
6. Helen
7. Father (Reprise)
8. Heathen's Kiss
9. Different Gray
10. This Is What
11. Father

Justin Ringle - Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Vocals, Vox Organ
Peter Broderick - Banjo, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Autoharp, Electric Guitar, Viola, Vocals, Saw, Lap Steel Guitar, Vox Organ
Heather Broderick - Cello, Celeste, Percussion, Zither, Vocals

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Sketches and Oddities

August 2008 Play My Tape #53 - Sketches and Oddities PMT #53 (podcast/download)

1. (0:00-1:54) Atlantic (early version) -- This is an early version of a melody I ended up using for a short film called Atlantic by an Irish filmmaker named Conor Ferguson. The final version is much slower, and more a-tempo. This version is much more square and concise.

2. (1:54-4:10) Let Go/Hold On -- This is a little folk song I recorded sometime in the beginning of 2007. I think it was right around the time I finished my album Float. It was not a song I had ever planned to release. More just something I recorded for myself...

3. (4:10-7:18) Untitled for Piano #1 -- I think this was the first piano piece I wrote after moving to Copenhagen last Autumn. I played it once live, at my first European concert, which was Le Havre, France, and haven't played it much since... This recording of the song was made when I went back to the states at Christmas time. I met up with an old friend and we went to a nearby church and took turns recording piano songs on the wonderful grand piano in there.

4. (7:18-8:04) Untitled Advert Sketch -- Sometime last Spring I was in a competition to have a piece of music in an advertisement for a car company (who's name I'll leave undisclosed), and I came up with this short piece. After hearing it they came back and told me it was too somber, and that they were looking for something more "masculine and bold", haha! Anyhow, I kind of like this little piano melody, so I'll probably end up re-using it for a longer piece in the future.

5. (8:04-11:34) To Rid the Stomach of Any Pains -- I wrote this song for a very special friend. Her stomach really bothers her from time to time, and so one day when it was particularly bad, I recorded this song and emailed it to her. There's kind of a bad mistake towards the end, but for some reason I just decided to leave it in there.

6. (11:46-15:08) Untitled Trio for Piano, Viola, and Melodica -- This song has been floating around in my mind for a while, and it's one that I often play when I sit down at the piano. But I'm not sure if it will ever fit in on an album... I recorded this version in December 2007 at my old violin teacher's house. She and her family were out of town so they let me use their house to record some things. They have a nice baby grand piano, and the viola and melodica are from there as well.

7. (15:08-21:21) Sketch for Ralph Etter -- While I was staying with my mother around Christmas time last year, I recorded a few things on her little out-of-tune spinet piano. This one is a sketch for a filmmaker living in Berlin. He's made some incredible short films, and I'll hopefully be working with him on his first feature film soon.

8. (21:21-23:10) Untitled for Piano and Violins -- Another song I recorded on my mother's piano last December. This is just a short little idea I had, written for nothing in particular...

9. (23:10-25:32) Sketch for Ger Leonard -- The third and last thing recorded on my mother's piano. This one was for a filmmaker from Dublin. He sent me an absolutely beautiful script for his first feature film, and I wrote this little sketch based off the script. I highly doubt this will end up in the film, but you have to start somewhere, right?

10. (25:32-27:36) Untitled for Piano #2 -- This is just another little idea that's been floating around in my head for a while that will probably never be used for anything. Recorded in the same session as the Untitled Trio at my old violin teacher's house.

11. (27:49-31:00) Another Glacier (alternate version) -- An alternate version to a song off my album Float. At one point I was trying to see if I could play all the songs on the album on the guitar (rather than the piano). I managed to figure out most of them, but this is the only one I actually recorded.

Peter Broderick is a musician/composer currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he plays violin in the Efterklang live band. He has recorded and/or toured with several groups/musicians (Horse Feathers, M. Ward, She & Him, Norfolk & Western, Laura Gibson, etc.), and is a regular session musician at various recording studios. His solo work is quite varied, but is often grounded by piano and/or strings.

Comment from Peter:

"Hello. This is a collection of unreleased material from the last year - some sketches for films, some pieces that never really got finished, etc. It's possible that one or two of these will be redone for future releases, but most of them are just sketches and ideas that don't quite fit in anywhere. I hope you will enjoy them!."

Listen/free download here

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


July 2008 DECA A Hush 10th Anniversary Compilation Hush (download)

1. Hollow Notes - Novi Split
2. Refining - Peter Broderick
Recorded and performed by Peter Broderick: “I found this little oddball song that I recorded last year. I like the song, but it's so short, I could never figure out what to do with it.”
3. Come By Storm - Laura Gibson
4. The Afterlife Pt. I - Run On Sentence
5. Winding Sheet - Nick Jaina
6. Coo Coo Bird - Shelley Short
7. Hiding Home - Norfolk & Western
8. Spring Bird - Rauelsson
9. Space And All Dead Things - Corrina Repp
10. Elephants & Little Girls - Loch Lomond
11. Sharra - Kaitlyn Ni Donovan
12. Wii Oui - Podington Bear
13. Broke Down - Amy Annelle
14. The Wagoner's Lad - Colin Meloy

1. Song #4 - Fun With Friends
2. Petting Zoo - Solid Home Life
3. Your Smile - Fancie
4. Ridin' For A Fall (Young Dub) - Bobby Birdman
5. These Blues - Super XX Man
6. Egg Hunt - Reclinerland
7. Asleep At The Wheel - Casey Dienel
8. The Bane Of Progress - Jeff London
(Peter Broderick on violin, from the album The Bane Of Progress [Hush 2007])
9. Flight Cub - Velella Velella
10. Oh Darlin - Blanket Music
11. Big Eye City - Operacycle
12. Elysian Fields (We're Dead, We're Dead) - Parks and Recreation
13. Humm-na - Dat'r
14. Sleep At Last! (Live) - Flash Hawk Parlour Ensemble
(Recorded live @ The Doug Fir, Portland, Or 2007. Players included Peter Broderick, Jenny Conlee, Todd Corbett, Carson Ellis, Chris Funk, Victor Nash & featuring Sebastian the Animatronic Conducting Gorilla (C.M. 3000 Protype) with The Dr. Hofman Kinetic Oscillartor Light Show)

Download this album here

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

The Silent Ballet Volume IX

July 2008 The Silent Ballet IX: One Day We Will All Live Under The Sea (free download)

1. The Dead Sea: Nulla Desiderata
2. Olafur Arnalds: Fok
3. Anoice: Glitch
4. Bersarin Quartett: Mehr Als Alles Andere
5. Emanuele Errante: Fecunda
6. Peter Broderick: Atlantic
7. The Abbasi Brothers: The Social Evening (In 1992)
8. Sumner McKane: Doris
9. Cam Butler: I Surrender
10. Redhooker: Telling Time
11. Bosques de mi Mente: Nubes Apiladas en Forma de Montanas
12. Rudi Arapahoe: Conversation Piece
13. Joe Frawley: Sketches from Memory

Peter's track is the soundtrack to the film 'Atlantic' by Conor Ferguson, recorded in Spring 2008.

Download the album here

Monday, 2 June 2008

Library Tapes - Fragment

June 2008 Library Tapes - Fragment Kning Disk KD049 (cd, download)

1. Fragment I
2. Fragment II
3. Fragment III
4. Fragment IV
5. Fragment V
6. Fragment VI
7. Fragment VII
8. Fragment VIII

David Wenngren - piano
Peter Broderick - strings, celeste
Sylvain Chauveau - guitar

David and Peter had teamed up for a project called 'Collude' and had recorded an album. According to David, Type asked Peter not to release the record because they had numerous releases scheduled, so most of the songs that were recorded for the Collude album were used on the Library Tapes album 'A Summer Beneath the Trees', with two of the tracks on the 'Fragment' ep.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Efterklang - Tour EP #1

May 2008 Efterklang - Tour EP #1 Rumraket (cd)

1. Mirador – Live At Domino Festival At AB, Brussels, Belgium 10.04.08
2. Mirror Mirror – Live At Nordklang Festival, St. Gallen, Switzerland 16.02.08
3. Step Aside – Live At Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands 12.04.08
4. Caravan – Live At Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam, Netherlands 12.04.08
5. Chapter 6 – Live At Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands 13.04.08
6. Cutting Ice To Snow – Live At Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK 02.04.08

From insert:
“The recordings are simply made from a stereo output from the mix-desk combined with a stereo pair of microphones in the audience. Mads mastered the recordings in the Efterklang studio. Sara, from the lovely record label Hometapes, kindly helped with design and manufacturing from which was then carried out in hand by Efterklang.”

Limited to 250 copies.

[if anyone has a copy and would be prepared to send better scans of the sleeve/insert I would be very grateful]

Tuesday, 29 April 2008


April 2008 Float Type Records TYPE027LP (12" vinyl) TYPE027 (cd) download (mp3, flac)

1. A Snowflake
2. Floating/Sinking
3. A Glacier
4. A Simple Reminder
5. Stopping on the Broadway Bridge
6. Another Glacier
7. Something Has Changed
8. Broken Patterns
9. An Ending
10. A Beginning

Peter Broderick - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Celeste, Banjo, Saw, Theremin, Accordion, Drums, Trumpet, Voice, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Field Recordings
Amanda Lawrence - voice (03, 06), cello (05), viola (01, 03, 06 - 10)
Skyler Norwood - voice (03), effects (05)

From Type Records:

In the last few years the world has seen its fair share of musicians give up the trusty guitar in favour of the piano, the banjo or possible even the French horn, but rarely to we get a musician who seems so perfectly suited to any instrument he cares to grab hold of. ‘Float’ is the debut full-length album from Oregonian Peter Broderick and is the ideal showcase for his well-honed instrumental talents, blending as it does his love of folk music, classical music and good old fashioned indie pop. After the release of the ‘Docile’ EP on cult Swedish label Kning disk there was no doubting the man’s piano playing skills, but here we see the piano joined by violins, cello, drums, banjo, guitar, vocals and so much more resulting in a dense and varied collection of tracks. An easy comparison might be Efterklang, the Danish band who Peter currently performs with but ‘Float’ is just as easily linked to the work of FatCat’s Max Richter, Type’s Sylvain Chauveau or even the Portland, Oregon scene which birthed him.

‘Float’ is an album which has a definite narrative – a fan of film soundtracks and the films themselves Peter decided early on to make an album which was not simply a collection of random tracks. Rather we hear themes appear and re-appear, motifs to signal the different acts of the record and characters, sometimes in the shape of instruments themselves dropping in and out as if through some thick French cigarette smoke. Even the titles of the tracks themselves could tell a story and as you listen to the album, as subconsciously you follow the broad lines which link each piece together.

Already Peter has interest from the most important indie labels around the world, so catch him now before the rest of the world gets hold…

Listen to streaming audio here

Stef Lewandowski talks about the sleeve art here

released in a vinyl edition of 400 and as unlimited editions in other formats

Monday, 28 April 2008

Our Broken Garden - Lost Sailor

April 2008 Our Broken Garden - Lost Sailor Bella Union BELLACD164 (cd; download)/Rumraket (DK)

1. The Blinding
2. Visible To You
3. When Your Blackening Shows (Alternative Version)
4. Lost Sailor
5. Anchoring Interlude
6. Ashes

Anna Brønsted - vocals
Søren Bigum - guitars
Moogie Johnson - bass
Poul Terkildsen - drums
Palle Hjorth - organ, keyboards
Lise Westzynthius - piano
Robert Karlsson - strings
Peter Broderick

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

She & Him - Volume 1

March 2008 She & Him - Volume One Merge Records MRG324 (lp, cd, download) Double Six Recordings DS009 (cd)

1. Sentimental Heart
2. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
3. This Is Not a Test
4. Change Is Hard
5. I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
6. Take It Back
7. I Was Made for You
8. You Really Got a Hold on Me
9. Black Hole
10. Got Me
11. I Should Have Known Better
12. Sweet Darlin'
13. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Zooey Deschanel - Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Xylophone
M. Ward - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, String Arrangement, Bass
Mike Coykendall - Percussion, Bass, Guitar
Tom Hagerman - Strings (01, 06)
Mike Moggis - Percussion, Guitar (01, 04, 12)
Rachel Blumberg - Percussion (05, 07, 09, 12)
Peter Broderick - Strings (05, 12)
Adam Selzer - Percussion (12)
Paul Brainerd - Guitar (06, 11)

Recorded in Fall 2006 and Winter 2007

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

White Hinterland - Phylactery Factory

March 2008 White Hinterland - Phylactery Factory Dead Oceans DOC009 (lp, cd)

1. The Destruction of the Art Deco House
2. Dreaming of the Plum Trees
3. Calliope
4. Hometown Hooray
5. Lindberghs + Metal Birds
6. A Beast Washed Ashore
7. Napoleon At Waterloo
8. Hung on a Thin Thread
9. Vessels

Adam Selzer - Guitar
Jordan Hudson - Vibes
Laura Gibson - Background Vocals
Casey Dienel - Vocals, Melodica, Mellotron, Roland Synthesizer, Piano (Upright)
Dave Depper - Electric Bass
Peter Broderick - Violin, Accordion, Saw