PMB014 Goodbye Girl: West Midlands Retro-Futuristic Pop (Broadcast, Basil Kirchin, Belbury Poly, Herbie Mann, Plone, Pram, Roj, Seeland, Trish Keenan, Christine O'Donnell)

On the show this week we celebrate the life of Broadcast’s Trish Keenan who, quite unbelieveably, passed away on Friday. Broadcast were the epitome of retro-futurism and were doing “hauntology” a good decade or more before the term was coined. Their music sounded like it was recorded in a parallel splintered dimension of space crystals. Broadcast were also, in our humble opinion, the greatest of the plethora of bands exploring this sonic landscape which sprung up in the West Midlands in the mid-90s.

DJ Bongoboy was lucky enough to meet Trish and James from Broadcast in 2008 and was able to tell them how much he loved their music. Trish will be greatly missed by all inner and outer space travelers.

So on this week’s show you can expect to hear lots of Broadcast as well as lots of music by friends and contemporaries of Broadcast.

In addition to the West Midlands Retro-Futuristic Pop, MC Zirconium will also be telling us that he’s not a witch, he’s nothing you’ve heard, he’s you, you.

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The Music

1. Broadcast: Man Is Not a Bird from Haha Sound Buy on Amazon Haha Sound - Broadcast
2. Seeland: Local Park from How to Live Buy on Amazon How to Live (Bonus Tracks Version) - Seeland
3. Christine O’Donnell: I’m Not a Witch (excerpt)
4. Basil Kirchin: Primitive London 1 from Primitive London Buy on Amazon Primitive London - Basil Kirchin
5. Herbie Mann: Our Man Flint from Our Mann Flute Buy on Amazon Our Mann Flute - Herbie Mann
6. Broadcast: Winter Now from Haha Sound Buy on Amazon Haha Sound - Broadcast
7. Plone: Marbles from For Beginner Piano Buy on Amazon For Beginner Piano - Plone
8. Pram: Track Of The Cat from Dark Island Buy on Amazon Dark Island - Pram
9. Roj: Bongo Workout from The Transactional Dharma of Roj Buy on Amazon The Transactional Dharma of Roj - Roj
10. Belbury Poly: Farmer’s Angle from Farmer’s Angle (Revised edition) Buy on Amazon Farmer's Angle (Revised Edition) - EP - Belbury Poly
11. Broadcast: Microtronics Twenty from Microtronics Vol. 2
12. Broadcast: Goodbye Girls from Tender Buttons Buy on Amazon Tender Buttons - Broadcast

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