Monday, 13 December 2010

The Bella Union Christmas 10"

December 2010 Various - The Bella Union Christmas 10" Bella Union BELLAV277 (10" vinyl)

A1 Peter Broderick – Into Pieces Of Wood
A2 Lanterns On The Lake – I Love You, Sleepyhead (Winter Version)
B1 Alessi’s Ark – Bluffs
B2 Philip Selway – The Witching Hour (Live)

150 copies

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Takumi Uesaka/Peter Broderick - Glimmer

November 2010 Takumi Uesaka/Peter Broderick - Glimmer Cote Labo cote001 (cd)

Takumi Uesaka
01. cosmonaut
02. glide
03. light(moon river)
Peter Broderick
04. goodnight
05. low light
06. it's a storm when i sleep
07. eyes closed and traveling

Takumi Uesaka: vocal, guitar and effects
Peter Broderick: piano and voice

From the label:
Split album "glimmer" is Takumi Uesaka and Peter Broderick's work. This album's concept "If Takumi and Peter make the song for a quiet midnight". With naive voice and quiet melody, Takumi & Peter delicately presents the calm mid-night, and then "Quiet night" would surrounds and lull the audience.

Takumi Uesaka
Takumi Uesaka's sound world is comprised of neutral vocal wearing melancholy, electric acoustic guitar, feedback and humming. His world is delicate and fragile. And there is none other like him. His music is none like Sigur Ros and Owen's, yet as the debut album, it gives a great impact like theirs... or even greater!

Peter Broderick
With the new relesae "How They Are" in september, Peter Broderick is one of the representative figure in the scene. In this "glimmer", all his pieces are recorded at Grunewald church in Berlin. Adding the peculiar atmosphere to church and reverberation to his pieces, his pieces ever more simple and deeply resounding.
These pieces are truely the songs for "night". You can't stop shutting eyes and deeply absorbed into it.

About 32minutes quiet midnight.

Released in November 2010 in Japan; worldwide release in February 2011

Listen to Eyes Closed And Travelling here

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Rauelsson with Peter Broderick - Réplica

November 2010 Rauelsson with Peter Broderick - Réplica Hush Records HUSH 98/Borne Recordings BR006 (cd, lp)

01. El Lobo, la Liebre y la Panza del Burro
02. Un Castillo, un Molino, un Mapa y un Plan

Songs by Raúl Pastor Medall
Interludes & improvisations by Peter Broderick

Raúl Pastor Medall - nylon, acoustic & electric guitars, bass pedal, piano, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, marxophone, pump organ, percussion & vocals
Peter Broderick - Piano, violin, accordion, electric guitar, musical saw, mandolin, field recordings, glockenspiel, percussion & vocals
Heather Woods Broderick - Cello, flute & vocals
Chad Crouch - soundscapes & programming
Nicholas Marshall - vocals
Laurel Simmons - vocals

Physical release now postponed until January 2011, but you can listen to the album here

El Lobo, la Liebre y la Panza del Burro

Un Castillo, un Molino, un Mapa y un Plan

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

RE:CREATE SERIES Vol.1 – Peter Broderick / Johan G Winther

October 2010 RE:CREATE SERIES Vol.1 – Peter Broderick / Johan G Winther Tenderversion (7" vinyl; download)

01. Peter Broderick - Pappa i Sverige
02. Peter Broderick - Chasing Kingdoms
03. Johan G Winther - Pappa i Sverige
04. Johan G Winther - Chasing Kingdoms

350 copies in recycled sleeves.

Do you have one? Why not scan it and email it to me at I'll upload it here. Let's see if we can get all 350 sleeves.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Various Artists - Variations of Shade

October 2010 Various Artists - Variations of Shade p*dis /InpartmaintPDIP 6512 (cd)

01. Dustin O'halloran - Opus 28
02. Jean-Philippe Goude - Total Balthazar
03. Nils Frahm - Ambre
04. Amiina- Rugla
05. Valgeir Sigurðsson - Grýlukvæði
06. Peter Broderick - Violin Solo no.1
07. yuko ikoma - Moderato
08. Frank Federsel - Serenade Und Mondlicht
09. Nils Frahm & Anne Müller - Aussenseiter
10. Efterklang - Step Aside
11. Ólafur Arnalds - 3055
12. Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven - L'arrivée Au Château
13. Films - Water Horse
14. Nico Muhly - Mothertongue: I. Archive
15. Nils Frahm - Tonalogia
16. Sophie Hutchings - Portrait of Haller

Monday, 18 October 2010

Music For Contemporary Dance

October 2010 Music For Contemporary Dance Erased Tapes ERATP026LP (2x10" vinyl)

Music for Falling From Trees
Part 1: An Introduction To The Patient
Part 2: Patient Observation
Part 3: Pill Induced Slumber
Part 4: The Dream

Part 5: Awaken/Panic/Restraint
Part 6: Electroconvulsive Shock
Part 7: The Path To Recovery

Commissioned by Adrienne Hart, 2009
Peter Broderick - Piano, Violin, Viola, Electronics

Music for Congregation
Part 1: Discovery
Part 2: Understanding

Part 3: Differences
Part 4: Disappearance

Commissioned by KMA, 2010
Peter Broderick - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice, Guitars, Glockenspiel, Celeste, Harmonium, Accordion, Melodica, Percussion, Banjo, Synthesizers, Field Recordings, Electronics
Greg Haines - Additional electronics, Synthesizers, Processing

Saturday, 16 October 2010


October 2010 Numbers - A Project By Peter Broderick no label (cd)

An enhanced cd containing nine pieces of music, two videos, and artwork inspired by this.

The music:
01. Peter Broderick
02. Matthew Carefully
03. Colin Kenniff
04. Michel Banabila
05. Alex Wright
06. Sam Cleeve
07. Kristin McGuire
08. Mark Dawson
09. Maike Zazie Matern

The videos:
01. Jessica A. Lavrijsen
02. Pavel Kovtun

In the accompanying booklet, artwork by:
Peter Broderick
Jana Kühl
Jana Papenbroock
Colin Kenniff
Esther Göröcs
Michel Banabila
Ian Dingman
Jessica A. Lavrijsen
Marta Krzyszowska
Damian Levingston
Alex Wright
Kristen McGuire
Colette Dörrwand
Maike Zazie Matern
Arthur Buliz
Jennifer Heinfeld
Joshua Marr
Marcel Kläber
Pavel Kovtun
Dimitar Ruszev

CD, ltd edition of 250 handmade copies.

. . .

In August 2009, I wrote some numbers on photo I had taken a few months earlier. I intended to use the image/numbers as a musical score. I then made a piece of music based on this score.

Once I was finished, I put up the image on my flickr page, accompanied by my song, available to download. And then I asked for anyone in the world to interpret the score, through music, photography, film, drawing, painting, or any other medium the artist might choose.

For one year I collected submissions from all around the world, and I was very happy and surprised to see the number of contributions coming in. I was also very surprised at the variety of work submitted, from songs to soundscapes, detailed drawings to abstract images, and even a couple video clips.

At one point it struck me how much I loved this idea of collaborating with anyone in the world who wanted to participate. Not asking any specific people, but just letting anyone take part only if they decided to on their own free will. Not judging or comparing the different submissions, but just accepting them as equal parts of a larger project.

And so with the help of graphic designer/artist Jana Kühl (who happens to be the very first person to contribute to this project!), all submissions collected between August 2009 and August 2010 have been put together into a 48 page booklet + cd containing nine audio tracks and two videos. And I can't help but feel like this nearly random collection is somehow complete, that all of the pieces fit together and compliment each other in some strange way.

- Peter Broderick, November 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Various Artists - From The Land Of Ice And Snow

October 2010 Various Artists - From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin Jealous Butcher JB-089 (2xcd)

Disc 1
Good Times Bad Times - Kind Of Like Spitting
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - The Clampitt Family
Dazed And Confused - The Portland Cello Project
Featuring Laura Gibson & John Moen
Your Time Is Gonna Come - Nick Jaina
Whole Lotta Love - Fukd'uptight
Poor Tom - Adam Selzer
Nobody's Fault But Mine - Carcrashlander
Fool In The Rain - Kaia
Thank You - Dan Jones
Heartbreaker - Lackthereof Feat. Pete Mccracken
Moby Dick - Knock-Knock
Out On The Tiles - Super Xx Man
Friends - Amy Anelle & The Shishi Valley Boys
Tangerine - Jeff London
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Arch Cape
Hey Hey What Can I Do - Weinland
In The Evening - Chris Walla

Disc 2
Black Dog - Lana Rebel
Rock And Roll - Pellet Gun
The Battle Of Evermore - Tu Fawning
Stairway To Heaven - Kelly Blair Bauman
Misty Moutain Hop - Buelton
Four Sticks - Rebecca Gates And The Consortium
Over The Hills And Far Away - Johanna Kunin
No Quarter - Testface
The Ocean - Laura Veirs & Mount Analog
Houses Of The Holy - Beltline
Kashmir - Loch Lomond
Ritchie Young: Vocals
Jade Eckler: Vocals
Scott Magee: Drums, Clarinet
Dave Depper: Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Piano, Mellotron
Amanda Lawrence: Viola
Pia De Silva: Vocals
Peter Broderick: Musical Saw, Acoustic Guitars, Lap Steel, Vocals, Field Recordings
Chris Funk: Weissenborn, Hurdy Gurdy, Bazouki, Percussion
In The Light - The Long Winters
Bron-Yr-Aur - M. Ward
Down By The Seaside - Power Of County
All My Love - Parks & Recreation
I'm Gonna Crawl - Dave Depper

Digital Bonus Tracks
Communication Breakdown - Captain Vs. Crew
Heartbreaker - Wow & Flutter
Ramble On - The Little Betters
Immigrant Song - Leigh Marble
That's The Way - This Busy Monster
Rock And Roll - Tractor Operator
Going To California - The Valiant Arms
When The Levee Breaks - Larry Crane
The Rain Song - Antlerand
Over The Hills And Far Away - The Mighty Ghosts Of Heaven
Dancing Days - Miss Murgatroid And The Queens Of Heart
D'yer Mak'er - Chad Crouch
The Wanton Song - Remote Tree Children
Nobodys Fault But Mine V.1 - Carcrashlander
Going To California - Cool Sumner
Featuring Lisa Schonberg, Katy Davidson & Tara Jane O'neil
Tea For One - Lkn
Hot Dog - The Big River Band

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Daytrotter Session

September 2010 Efterklang - Daytrotter Session (download)

1 Frida Found A Friend
2 I Was Playing Drums
3 Modern Drift
4 Step Aside#

Available to stream or download here

Friday, 17 September 2010

Efterklang - Live at KEXP

September 2010 Efterklang Live at KEXP (webcast)

Efterklang perform live in the studio at KEXP Seattle.

01. Full Moon
02. Modern Drift
03. Interview
04. Me Me Me The Brick House
05. Raincoats

Mads Brauer
Casper Clausen
Thomas Husmer
Rasmus Stolberg
Heather Broderick
Peter Broderick
Daniel James

available to stream here

Friday, 10 September 2010

P Jørgensen - Soundtrack_Remix

September 2010 P Jørgensen - Soundtrack_Remix Under The Spire Spire037 (cd)

01. Kim
02. July/Julee
03. Til Canada
04. Isvinter
05. Olympia
06. (Sakr) Interlude
07. Hanne & Kim
08. Astoria
09. Trck 7
10. Palimpsest (For Strings)
11. Love (Radiomontage)
12. Modstand
13. Trck 4
14. Totentanz
15. Luxembourg
16. Trck 6
17. Tidens Gang
18. Anthemusa
19. Outro

Composed, played & produced by Peter Jørgensen.
Jacob Anderskov - grand piano
Peter Broderick - strings
Qarin Wikstrom - voice on 18.
Isa Vium Jørgensen - additional voices

01. Degenerated Crests (Will Long)
02. July/Julee (Pawn)
03. For Hanne and Ruth (Ramases III)
04. July/Julee (Machinefabriek)
05. Fissures (Chris Herbert)
06. Every Heart I Know Has Been Broken (Seasons (pre-din))
07. Palimpsest (For Strings) (Peter Broderick)
08. Modstand/Til Canada (Jasper TX)
09. Palimpsest (For Strings) (Jefre Cantu-Ledesma)
10. Light Breath (Greg Davis)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Peter Broderick - How They Are

September 2010 Peter Broderick - How They Are Hush Records; Bella Union BELLACD254/BELLAV254 (cd/lp/download)

Human Eyeballs On Toast
Guilt's Tune
When I'm Gone
With A Key
Pulling The Rain
Hello To Nils

"Throughout most of 2009, in the brief, scattered periods when I wasn’t on tour, I was working on what I thought to be my next album. After recording and releasing quite a few different projects these last few years, I was ready to slow down and take my time on something. Around mid-2009 I asked my friend Nils Frahm to come on board as producer for the new album, and that’s when I started to get a clearer picture of what this album might be like in the end. It quickly became larger and larger, with us spending late nights in the studio, sleeping on the floor, recording layer after layer of any instrument laying around.

By the beginning of 2010 we were making good progress and everything was moving so quickly, but at this time I was suffering from a surgery I had on my knee in December 2009, and I just hoped and expected that things would get better like the doctor said they would, and I could continue on with what was looking to be the busiest year of my life so far. Starting in March, I had plans to be on tour all year long, both with solo concerts and as a touring member of Efterklang. Come the end of February, with the state of my knee declining to the point of me walking on crutches and not wanting to get out of bed, it became very clear that I needed to take a break. I wiped out my calendar for the next three months and flew home to Oregon to stay with my family and get into a regular physical therapy routine.

At this time I also decided that it might not be a good idea to release this new album in 2010. I knew I would need to put a band together to perform this music, and I knew I couldn’t think about doing all that until I was able to at least walk normally again. So we held off on finishing the mixes, and agreed to postpone the release until 2011.

I spent a few months mostly at home and in bed, and out of that time came something that for me was very unexpected. I started to write. Since I couldn’t be up and comfortably playing an instrument, I started making compositions on the computer screen with words instead of sounds. And with my musical brain I immediately imagined all of these little stories and poems being turned into songs. I would sing or speak the words into my voice recorder and imagine them being turned into pieces of music with an orchestra underneath, or just a guitar, or just the voice alone.

Once my knee started improving and I was up walking around again, I took these words that seemed so fresh and exciting to me, and sat down at the piano or with a guitar or a violin, and created many songs in this way. It was the first time for me as a singer/songwriter that the words came before the music. And in this time alone, and especially after working so long and hard on this huge sounding album with Nils, I was really loving the simplicity and spaciousness of good old fashioned acoustic music. No tricks, no electronics, just me doing what I can do at once with my voice and an instrument or two, however pathetic or beautiful that might be.

So in April I went into Type Foundry Studio in Portland, Oregon, to record all this new music I had written. My goal was to record and mix as many songs as I could in one day, all performed live, recorded directly to two inch tape. I showed up with 13 songs and managed to get 11 of them on tape before we were all exhausted. The day in the studio flew by so fast, I had the feeling I had played all the songs at twice the normal speed. But I put the recordings aside for a couple weeks, and when I came back to them, I felt there was something there, something that was hitting me in the right way. I selected seven of the tracks and arranged them into this mini-album.

And now I am in Berlin for the Summer, with a knee that is not perfect but definitely getting better, making plans for the release of this album (which has been given the title “How They Are”) in September, and planning a string of intimate solo shows around Europe in October.

In a way I think I’m just taking a step back before taking a step forward. This year we will slowly finish the mixes on what now feels like a monster album (the album with Nils), and I will release and perform some more simple music, and then next year I’ll be putting a band together, releasing the other album, and hopefully touring around the world."

Performed live on the 22nd of April, 2010 at Type Foundry Studio, Portland, Oregon. Watch video of the entire album being recorded here.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Efterklang - Raincoats

August 2010 Efterklang - Raincoats/Harmonics 4AD EAD3X34S/Rumraket Rum025 (download)

Harmonics (covered by Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm "in Durton Studio, one icy day back in January")

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Various Artists - Wooly Jumpers EP Vol. 1

July 2010 Various Artists - Wooly Jumpers EP Vol. 1 Wool Recordings WR014 (10" vinyl)

Laetitia Sadier - Statues
Castanets - Litte Pretty Eyes
Peter Broderick - Man on the Bridge
Double U - Breathing the Wind

Monday, 21 June 2010

P Jørgensen - Palimpsest (for strings)

June 2010 P Jørgensen - palimpsest (for strings) two variations Under the Spire spire037X (cd)

Palimpsest (for strings)
Two variations

Strings played by Peter Broderick
Additional strings and processing on the second track by
P Jørgensen

100 copies

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Various Artists - Keys

June 2010 Keys - a comprehensive collection of contemporary piano compositions American Typewriter at005 (vinyl)

A1 Richard A Ingram - Nocturne No. 6
A2 Library Tapes - Medans Vinden Tog Ljudet Ifrån Oss
A3 Sommer - Fall House
A4 Rafael Anton Irisarri - These Red Winters
A5 Peter Broderick - Arthur's Opinion
B1 Nils Frahm - Because This Must Be
B2 Machinefabriek - Ivory Ghosts
B3 Krater - Resaka
B4 Gabriela Parra - The Child Who Talked To The Wind

550 numbered copies.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void

June 2010 Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void Sub Pop Records SP825 (2LP, cd)

1. Destroyer of the Void
2. Laughing Lover
3. Below The Hurricane
4. The Man Who Would Speak True
5. Love and Hate
6. Heaven and Earth
7. Dragon's Song
8. The Tree (feat. Alela Diane)
9. Evening Star
10. Lover Leave Me Drowning
11. The Tailor
12. Sadie

Eric Earley (guitar/vocals)
Erik Menteer (guitar/keyboard)
Marty Marquis (guitar, keyboards, vocals)
Drew Laughery (keyboards)
Michael VanPelt (bass)
Brian Adrian Koch (drums/vocals)
Alela Diane (background vocals)
Heather Woods Broderick (strings, background vocals, string arrangements)
Kelly Meyer (strings)
Peter Broderick (string arrangements)

Friday, 14 May 2010

Three Film Score Intakes

May 2010 Three Film Score Intakes Schedios Records SCH_003 (cd)

Part I
Part II
Part III

From Schedios Records: "‘Three Film Score Intakes’ is the new 3” release by Peter Broderick. It comes packaged in a hand crafted fabric pouch with photos. The three tracks, Part I,II, & III are stunningly beautiful pieces consisting of piano, strings and field recordings."

Limited to 200 copies.

From the soundtrack to the Matt Clark film 'Passenger' that also produced 'Five Film Score Outtakes'; written, performed and recorded by Peter Broderick in March 2009. Film location sound recorded by Bubba Dupree.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Various Artists - POW That's What I Call Karaoke!

April 2010 Various Artists - POW That's What I Call Karaoke! Bella Union (cassette)

Side One

Vetiver – Everyday
Sleeping States – Rivers
Stephanie Dosen – Only Getting Better
Abe Vigoda – Bear Face
Ohbijou – Black Ice
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

Side Two

Beach House – Master of None
J.Tillman – James Blues
The Acorn – Flood Pt. 1
My Latest Novel – Reputation of Ross Francis
Peter Broderick – Below It
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

A selection of Bella Union bands record an instrumental of one of their all time classic hits using only MIDI. The cassette comes as part of a box that also includes a Karaoke Lyric Sheet, Bella Union Fanzine, tea towel and cd sampler.

75 copies

Monday, 19 April 2010

Efterklang - I Was Playing Drums

April 2010 I Was Playing Drums/Me Me Me The Brick House 4AD/Rumraket RUM024 (7" vinyl/download)

I Was Playing Drums
Me Me Me The Brick House

Friday, 16 April 2010

Various Artists - Brian 50

April 2010 Various Artists - Brian 50 Brian Records Brianrecords0000001 (8" lathe-cut vinyl & cd)


1. Endtroducing Brian - Pieman
2. Rubber - Dave
3. Bootros - Dave
4. Bit no. 1 - Dave
5. Doubting All - Dave
6. Bit no. 2 - Dave
7. Instromise - Dave and James C of E
8. Spin Well - New Volunteer
9. All the Peculiar Ways (live) - New Volunteer
10. We Are Apart (live) - New Volunteer
11. Surrounded (live) - New Volunteer
12. Brians - Peter Broderick
13. Fooled By April - Roy
14. Fooled By May - Roy
15. Years Glory - Roy
16. Ax - Machinefabriek
17. Nerf (Brian Version) - Machinefabriek
18. Doom Train no. 2 - Runge Kutta
19. Tunnel no. 3 - Runge Kutta

8" Lathe Cut Record

Brian Side
1. Endtroducing Brian - Pieman
2. Brians - Peter Broderick
3. Spin Well - New Volunteer
4. Years Glory - Roy
5. Infinite Train - Runge Kutta

Peter Side
1. Ax - Machinefabriek
2. Instromise - Dave and James C of E
3. Infinite Outro - Runge Kutta

A limited edition of 50 copies, of which 30 were available for sale.
Thanks to Jimlad at Brian Records for the sleeve and details of this one.

A second cd-only edition of 200 copies was released on 17 May 2010 with the following tracks:
1. Endtroducing Brian - Pieman
2. Rubber - Dave
3. Doubting All - Dave
4. Instromise - Dave and James C of E
5. Spin Well - New Volunteer
6. Brians - Peter Broderick
7. Fooled By May - Roy
8. Years Glory - Roy
9. Ax - Machinefabriek
10. Nerf (Brian Version) - Machinefabriek
11. Doom Train no. 2 - Runge Kutta
12. Tunnel no. 3 - Runge Kutta

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Various Artists - Sing Me To Sleep Indie Lullabies

April 2010 Various Artists - Sing Me To Sleep American Laundromat ALR-0021 (cd + 7" vinyl)

1. Asleep - Stars
2. Have You Forgotten - Jenny Owen Youngs
3. Little Boxes - The Real Tuesday Weld
4. Inchworm - The Leisure Society
5. Pure Imagination - The Rest
6. Dear Prudence - Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)
7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Dala
8. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - Telekinesis
9. Making Me Smile - Dean & Britta
10. You And Your Sister - O+S
11. Moon River - Tanya Donelly
12. Cloudbusting - Neil Halstead
13. The North Wind Doth Blow - Snowbird
14. Rainbow Connection - Trespassers William
15. Strings That Tie To You* - Julie Peel with Field Mouse & Hailey Wojcik
16. You Are My Sunshine* - Peter Broderick
17. Gymnopédie No. 1* - Coctails
18. Kiss Off* - Say Hi
19. Boys Of Summer* - Papercuts
20. The Sound Of Silence* - The Abbasi Brothers
21. Edelweiss* - Laura Gibson
22. Moon River "Blue Mix"* - Tanya Donelly [7" vinyl only]
23. Kafari* - Sigur Rós [7" vinyl only]

* bonus tracks on limited edition first pressing

Monday, 12 April 2010

Songs For Matthew

12 April 2010 Peter Broderick and Jedadiah Bernards (mp3)

From flickr: "Jedadiah Bernards is old friend from my hometown. We don't really know each other that well, but the last couple times I've been back in Oregon, we've gotten together to do some recording. Last night after a dinner with family and friends, we went up to the barn and recorded a quick song. He layed down a short piano piece he'd written and then I added four layers of improvised violin."

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

She & Him - Volume Two

March 2010 She & Him - Volume 2 Merge Records MRG354/Double Six DS024 (cd/lp)

1 Thieves
2 In the Sun
3 Don't Look Back
4 Ridin' in My Car
5 Lingering Still
6 Me and You
7 Gonna Get Along Without You Now
8 Home
9 I'm Gonna Make It Better
10 Sing
11 Over It Over Again
12 Brand New Shoes
13 If You Can't Sleep

Zooey Deschanel - Piano, Voices
M. Ward - Synthesizer, Guitar, Mandolin, Voices, Vibraphone, Piano
Mike Mogis - Synthesizer, Percussion, Mandolin
Scott McPherson - Percussion, Drums
Mike Coykendall - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tom Hagerman - Strings
Amanda Lawrence - Strings
Peter Broderick - Strings
Paul Brainerd - Pedal Steel
Tilly And The Wall - vocals

Friday, 19 March 2010


March 2010 Newark (mp3)

From flickr:

"1. nine hours - copenhagen to newark
2. six hours - waiting at newark airport
3. six hours - newark to portland

I arrive in Newark. Inside the airport the air is warm and stale. Going outside means that I'll have to go through the tedious security check once more, but there's no way I'm going to stay in here that long.

Outside, I sit down on a bench and have a cigarette. To the right there's big group of young Danes from my same flight. If it's possible to turn off the brain in any way, I had definitely flipped that switch. Nothing looked beautiful, nothing looked the opposite of beautiful. Everything was just there, and I was just there, with absolutely no ambitions or energy to do anything but sit there and kill the time.

Eating might be good. I get up to go check if there's anything inside. As I'm walking to the entrance, I pass a trash can, with all kinds of people standing around, waiting to be picked up.



I think it's fair to say that I make a very conscious effort not to judge people or things too quickly, but I have to say, whoever puts a guitar in a trash can is a FOOL. Certainly not someone I'd be having dinner with. But in this moment, I was absolutely thrilled that this fool was here on the planet with me.

Aside from being wildly out of tune, the guitar seemed to be in fine shape. One of the tuning pegs broke as I tried to stretch the strings into some kind of playable sound. But I just made up some strange tuning that fit with the one string that couldn't be changed.

We had a nice time together. And once I remembered that eating might be a good idea, I left it there on the sidewalk, hoping one of those Danish kids would pick it up and get the whole group to do a singalong. "

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Jasper TX - A Voice From Dead Radio

March 2010 Jasper TX – A Voice From Dead Radio Under The Spire Spire 025 (cd)

Disc 1
01: Harrisburg Pt.1
02: Harrisburg Pt.2
03: D
04: A
05: A Beacon To Lead Us There
06: The Glow Of Minerals
07: Through Dusk...And Falling Leaves
08: Our Way Through The Field
09: A Quiet Gloom
10: A Voice From Dead Radio

Disc 2
01: Harrisburg Pt.1 remix by Pillowdiver
02: Harrisburg Pt.2 cover by Zelienople
03: D remix by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
04: A remix by Xela
05: A Beacon To Lead Us There remix by Peter Broderick
06: The Glow Of Minerals remix by Simon Scott
07: Through Dusk...And Falling Leaves remix by Steinbruchel
08: Our Way Through The Field remix by Aaron Martin
09: A Quiet Gloom remix by Alex Cobb
10: A Voice From Dead Radio assembly by Seaworthy

Monday, 22 February 2010

Efterklang - Magic Chairs

February 2010 Efterklang - Magic Chairs Rumraket RUM023/4AD CAD3X01 (cd, lp, digital)

1. Modern Drift
2. Alike
3. I Was Playing Drums
4. Raincoats
5. Harmonics
6. Full Moon
7. The Soft Beating
8. Scandinavian Love
9. Mirror Mirror
10. Natural Tune

digital versions include an extra track - 11. The Dream In Which I Flee

Mads Brauer
Casper Clausen
Rasmus Stolberg
Thomas Husmer


Kasper Tranberg - Trumpet, Brass
Daniel Smith Nielsen - Human Whistle
Patricia Mia Andersen - Strings, Violin
Christian Ellegaard - Strings, Violin
Peter Broderick - Guitar, Piano, Violin, Background Vocals
Rune Fonseca Mølgaard - Piano
Frederik Teige - Guitar, Background Vocals
Heather Woods Broderick - Flute, Vocals, Background Vocals
Erik Heide - Strings, Violin
Ettore Causa - Strings, Viola
Niklas Antonson - Trombone, Brass
Katinka Fogh Vindelev - Background Vocals
Jakob Johansen - Bass Trombone, Brass
Katrine Muff Enevoldsen - Background Vocals
Bolette Thurøe - Strings, Violin
Jonathan Slaatto - Strings, Cello

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Various Artists - Music & Migration

January 2010 Various Artists - Music & Migration Second Language SL02 (cd)

01. Hauschka - Lipstick Race
02. David John Sheppard - Small Town Raptor
03. Vashti Bunyan - Here (Demo)
04. Danny Norbury - The Lovers
05. Xela - Autumn Prayer
06. Heather Woods Broderick - Suture
07. Enderby's Room - Tiptoe
08. The Declining Winter - Red Kite
09. Ghostwriter - Even Solemnity In The Instruments (Farina's Automatic Translation Machine)
10. Darren Hayman - Summer Visitors
11. Gareth S. Brown - Over Biscay
12. Peter Broderick - Untitled For Violins
13. Lene Charlotte Holm - Tracing Echoes
14. ANT - Magpies (Demo)
15. brave timbers - Let's Never Go Back
16. Carousell - Black Swallow
17. Seasons (pre-din) - A Night Alone Pt. 2
18. Winter Cabin - Swifts And Swallows
19. Fieldhead - Open Show
20. Library Tapes - Another Field
21. Leyland Kirby - Whiffling

Monday, 11 January 2010

The Explorers Club - Edition 1 London-Paris

January 2010 The Explorers Club - Edition 1 London-Paris LOAF Recordings/Arctic Circle (download)

01. Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Amina
02. Peter Broderick - Robbie's Song
03. Ryan Teague - High Knoll