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Tender Buttons


'Tender Buttons' is the third studio album by Broadcast It was originally released on 19 September 2005 by Warp Records Now a duo following the departure of guitarist Tim Felton Broadcast have swapped the rich textures and multiple layers of previous records for a much rawer and grittier sound based on dry electronics bass processed guitars and singer Trish Keenan's deadpan voice Stripped down to its bare essentials the music shows Broadcast under new lights bringing Keenan's bittersweet and often surrealist lyrics right at the forefront Recorded entirely at Keenan and Cargills home in Birmingham and produced by the band 'Tender Buttons' is a far more intimate record than its predecessor The recent single 'America's Boy' hinted at more minimalist soundscapes and this is confirmed on the album Yet this serves Broadcast rather well On songs such as the 'Superb Black Cat' 'Goodbye Girls' or the annoyingly catchy 'Michael A Grammar' Keenan and Cargill work around frail distorted electronics and interferences on which they add guitars bass and linear drum beats Elsewhere on the more subdued 'Tears in the Typing Pool' or 'You and Me in Time' they craft delicate backdrops out of guitars and subtle sine waves evoking in places a spaceage velvet underground If 'Tender Buttons' reveals a more purely electronic approach Broadcast are miles apart from the electro glam of Goldfrapp Their soundscapes have more in common with that of the Radiophonic Workshop than that of Giorgio Moroder LP Vinyl repress of the third album by Broadcast originally released in 2005 Comes with a download card

Tracklist
  • 1. I Found The F
    2. Black Cat
    3. Tender Buttons
    4. America's Boy
    5. Tears In The Typing Pool
    6. Corporeal
    7. Bit 35
    8. Arc Of A Journey
    9. Michael A Grammer
    10. Subject To The Ladder
    11. Evil Is Coming
    12. Goodbye Girls
    13. You And Me In Time
    14. I Found The End

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