Album review: Public Service Broadcasting, Inform – Educate – Entertain (Test Card Recordings)
Saturday 04 May 2013
As its title hints, this often sounds more like a BBC4 documentary than a pop record. And that’s no bad thing.
The favoured technique of J Willgoose Esq and Wrigglesworth, as trailed by their much-praised “War Room EP”, is to blend received-pronounciation dialogue from old BFI-borrowed movies with chemical beats, krautrock riffs or even, as on “Theme From PSB”, bluegrass banjos. The result, powerfully evocative of a disappearing Britain, is a sampladelic delight.
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