Children Of Alice - s/t LP
It's been 6 years since Trish Keenan's shocking untimely death and we have about lost all hope for any posthumous Broadcast release (their various tour-only releases and remixes of other groups have sadly yet to be anthologized). Yet, what we do have finally is this first widely-released foray into a post-Broadcast sound-world made by surviving member and partner James Cargill, former Broadcast keyboardist Roj Stevens and Ghost Box founder Julian House, also of The Focus Group. Like a counterpoint to the group's final release, Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age, Children of Alice channel a mesmerizing sound-world of curious wonder through four labyrinthine tracks. Plundering down the rabbit hole through radio-phonic textures, eldritch mystery and dreamy hypnotic electronics, the effect of this new project is toward a different kind of life-altering endgame than the dark turns and consequences of the previous Broadcast release. Instead, it seeks a mirroring lightness, a ghost chase in the form of bittersweet memories of innocence being brought to life in refracting crystalline hues. A beautiful tribute to one of our most missed fallen treasures.