Many of you may have read about, heard about, or are already familiar with Peter Broderick’s minimalist/experimental compositions. Well, Peter’s bringing his father, Steven, aboard along with his sister Heather Woods Broderick to be featured on vocals and the results are just… nice. Nimble guitar playing, along with string sections play throughout this EP. I hope this project isn’t just a one-off either. The material on Broderick & Broderick would go perfectly with Braid (if you haven’t already played it, go check it out and you’ll see what I mean). With the strings’ duality creating a calming buzzing white noise along with a violin creating warm bold and sharp notes on “Ashokan Farewell” to thunderstorm samples and lighthearted piano cooing in juxtaposition on “The Thunder Dance” it provides for a relaxing soundtrack to anything you may be doing. If you live in the United States, click the Buy Now link if you’re interested in purchasing this. If you live outside the United States, try going to the link right below this and compare shipping rates. Either way, you do get a CD along with your 10″. Stream Broderick & Broderick below on Spotify and see what you think of it. Cheers!

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The Details

Broderick & Broderick is a collaboration between renowned artist and multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick and his father Steven.

Peter is known for a number of projects, from his solo instrumental works such as Float to his work with bands such as Efterklang and Horse Feathers. He has played with M.Ward, Laura Gibson and Loch Lomond. Peter has scored a number of films, while his most recent release, 2012’s “These Walls Of Mine,” consisted of 10 vocal and lyrical tracks. He currently resides in Berlin.

From the liner notes of Broderick & Broderick:

I don't think Steven is very comfortable in the spotlight. On the rare occasions I've had the courage to suggest putting a microphone in front of him and his guitar, the common response has been a humble shrug and a rain check. And then a lot of time passes before we see each other again and I'm left with my imagination when I want to hear one of his songs, faintly but surely engrained in my musical memory. Recalling those melodies and often learning to play versions of them myself has been the red thread of my own musical practice. Somewhat of a recording enthusiast (or addict?) myself, I couldn't fathom a project more meaningful than a session with Pop (as he is known to us kids). So when I found out he would be coming to Berlin for a few days at the end of June 2012, my mind ran wild with hopes and dreams of a chance to finally capture those sounds.

Team Love is proud to present the result of this idea to capture the melodies that were engrained in Peter’s psyche as a child. It’s an additional honor to have Peter’s sister Heather Woods Broderick featured on the album. Her vocal on the track “Let Me Love You For Free” opens like a flower and stamps the release with a mark of sheer beauty.

FOUR CATS, THREE DOGS, SEVERAL DUCKS AND A RABBIT 3:31
LET ME LOVE YOU FOR FREE 4:41
ASHOKAN FAREWELL 3:07
THE THUNDER DANCE 4:59
POP'S SONG 2:22
LET ME LOVE YOU AGAIN 3:00

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