TOTW: Public Service Broadcasting_The Other Side

This week I got to see Public Service Broadcasting live at the Ritz in Manchester and have been listening to their most recent album ‘the race for space’ over the past two weeks so thought it was only right to add a track from it to my TOTW.

PSB accompany documentary audio and footage with music and their most recent album focuses on the space race. This Is their first full length to focus on one topic and it works really well, allowing several key points of the space program to play out with their music.

Both the tragedy and success stories are accompanied by evocative music to match. The most successful of which is The Other Side which manages to present the first human orbit of the moon. The matter of fact nature of the speech sample contradicts the impressiveness of this momentus event which PSB Convey with a crescendo of synth guitar and drums:

TOTW: Public Service Broadcasting_EVEREST

Every year in either February or March I will hear an album that should have appeared in last years album of the year list and this year its Inform-Educate-Entertain By Public Service broadcasting.

Another gem heard on NPR’s SXSW Playlist. Everest like all of Public Service Broadcastings work adds a musical accompaniment to samples of documentary narrations to create really wonderful music. Everest is only the tip of the mountainous talent that the their first full album demonstrates. Every track being feeling part of the whole whilst having its own voice a fantastic work: