Broadcast ‎– The Future Crayon

Warp Records ‎– WARPCD 146, Warp Records ‎– WARPCD146
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1 Illumination 3:15
2 Still Feels Like Tears 3:41
3 Small Song IV 3:39
4 Where Youth And Laughter Go 2:43
5 One Hour Empire 1:42
6 Distant Call 3:33
7 Poem Of Dead Song 2:30
8 Hammer Without A Master 4:59
9 Locusts 5:00
10 Chord Simple 4:38
11 Daves Dream 4:01
12 DDL 2:28
13 Test Area 5:53
14 Unchanging Window / Chord Simple 6:59
15 A Man For Atlantis 3:15
16 Minus Two 4:16
17 Violent Playground 2:11
18 Belly Dance 4:48

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A collection of 18 tracks taken from rare & limited edition singles, EPs & compilations

4, 11 and 18 originally released on Extended Play (2000) WAP129CD
1, 7, 14 and 15 originally released on Extended Play Two (2000) WAP141CD
2, 3, 5, 16 and 17 originally released on Pendulum EP (2003) WAP162CD
6 originally released as b side to Come on Let's Go 7"single (2000) 7WAP132
8 originally released on Wap100 We Are Reasonable People (1998) WAP100CD
9 and 10 originally released on Come On Let's Go (2000) WAP132CD
12 originally released on All Tomorrow's Parties 01 (2001) ATPR CD1
13 originally released on Echo's Answer (1999) WAP125CD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 01061 01462 9
  • Barcode: 801061014629
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD146 108782 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L081

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WARPCD 146P Broadcast The Future Crayon(CD, Comp, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD 146P UK 2006 Sell This Version
WARPCD 146, WARPCD146 Broadcast The Future Crayon(CD, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD 146, WARPCD146 US 2006 Sell This Version
WARPLP 146R Broadcast The Future Crayon(2xLP, Comp, RP) Warp Records WARPLP 146R UK 2015 Sell This Version
WARPLP146 Broadcast The Future Crayon(2xLP, Comp) Warp Records WARPLP146 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WARPCD 146, BRWP-146 Broadcast The Future Crayon(CD, Comp) Warp Records, Beat Records WARPCD 146, BRWP-146 Japan 2006 Sell This Version


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October 11, 2009

It's every collector's worst nightmare: all the singles and EPs and rarities we've been hording finally gets compiled in one place. So be it: Broadcast's _The Future Crayon_, while it doesn't hold together as an album, per se, still has moments of heartstopping beauty. For instance, the haunting "Illumination" is like a a break-up in gorgeous slow motion, while "Where Youth and Laughter Go" feels like the soundtrack to a 60s Antonioni film. The spare "Distant Call" relies, initially, on Keegan's voice until it gives way to a lovely tonal melody in its second half. Elsewhere, the sweet and romantic "Locusts" also rubs elbows with a long, dissociated outro. Indeed, Broadcast indulges its instrumental side, with the thickly sonic "Hammer Without a Master" or the more melancholic "Chord Simple" (which only gets better when paired with "Unchanging Window"). For those who like tropicalia, "Daves Dream" is a curious confection. They also get to highlight some of their more experimental moments, like the strange feedback that infects the delicate "Small Song IV" or the random detritus of "DDL." And is that a 60's girl group piano-chord rhythm I hear in the background of "A Man for Atlantis"? "Belly Dance" closes the album on a driving note, leaning on Middle Eastern influences like it's playing beneath a _Laurence of Arabia_ battle sequence. My only quibble: no Two Lone Swordsmen remix of "Come On Let's Go"? For shame.


November 7, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

An absolute gem of an album, collecting together all their b-sides from recent years. These aren't your usual throw away tracks and filler, the tracks here are often stronger than the title tracks of the releases on which they origanlly appeared.
'Where Youth And Laughter Go' is a beauty, 'DDL' a bonkers little plaything and 'Belly Dance' a masterpiece.
A tidy collection for those who didn't get the multitude of singles and EPs released over the years.