January 15, 2011 by Post Team
Trish Keenan, We slid into a dimly lit room above a pub in Leeds, shy and dazzled me Dictaphone student journalist at hand. Trish Keenan, lead singer of Broadcast, has been exercising her voice, singing scales in a VCR.
It was a sound of another world classic futuristic yet warm and in some other orbit. A few minutes later we moved to the interview (the band can still exist in the vaults of Leeds Student Radio) and the hypnotic sound gives way to soft murmurs of the spoken voice Brummy Trish Keenan.
Sweet and funny, she laughed at the idea of being a “pop star” and joked that pop stardom did not really happen to people of Birmingham. The inside of my working copy and not the work, the band’s 1997 compilation of singles, what your humble Biro-ed in history. Top left, small and avoid spoiling the artwork, not big swoosh “. For Anna, Patricia Love
And yet, music is often great. Squelchy robot sounds epic journeys interruption around skyscrapers sixties synth resurrected to do battle with computer loops. Keenan dreamlike vocals float above the industrial and undertaker in turn felt pen melodies come along to disfigure the cooling towers.
At the concert that followed the interview (Leeds Duchess of York, 2000) Trish offered his theremin to the crowd and we all joined in a claim was “happening” to celebrate an album entitled the noise made by the people.
This music was to send me flying through a kaleidoscope of sounds like – from Stereolab to Plone by Hardy, Add N To X, Kraftwerk and noise space 1950 of the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra. This music has also been the glue to some solid friendships for me.
The group was the duo’s quintet in the mid-Noughties, releasing the buzz, heavier sounding Tender Buttons, which took a side-glance at Goldfrapp.
And the 2009 draft, broadcasting and Focus Group investigate the age witch sects Radio, which came as demonic film music, all the candles and séances. Trish sang at the Warp Records 20th anniversary show, Warp20, and played an instrument that my friend Debbie and I Ball (the original duo interview) nicknamed the “broomstick psychedelic.”
But he lost classical Haha Sound (2003) who will stay closer to me. It contains the hymnal “Oh How I Miss You,” just overwhelming and poignant right now. And for the uninitiated, start with the chorus loop on the opening song: “It’s never too late for me. In color.
Trish Keenan died January 14, 2011 from complications from pneumonia.
Broadcast Warp label said: “This is a tragic and untimely loss will be missed dear Trish – a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace.”
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