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Peter Broderick

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick has been part of projects like Efterklang, has worked with artists like Nils Frahm and has numerous solo projects. This all-round artist is back on tour to promote his new album, Partners, which he released on the Erased Tapes label (see also: Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Kiasmos).

And although his last album was more within the singer-songwriter genre, Partners see Broderick re-entering a more instrumental phase. Inspired by John Cage’s In a Landscape, Broderick has put together an intriguing new record. Through minimalistic compositions he displays a gripping sincerity, which will surely resonate long after the record ends.

We selected three of our favourite songs Peter Broderick released in 2016.

In A Landscape

Broderick’s own version of John Cage’s ‘In a Landscape’, from his album Partners, is a compositional masterpiece competing with the original.

It’s a storm when I sleep

His EP Grunewald is an entirely solo effort, just Like Partners. The rapid piano play of Broderick combined with the drone effects on the background is giving this song an overwhelming and meditative character.

Conspiraling

Another jam from his Partners album, ‘Conspiraling’ is both majestic and and fragile at the same time. A piano ballad that gets under your skin.

Peter Broderick plays Handelsbeurs, Ghent on 18 February. The show is free for Subbacultcha members. Become a member here. He also plays STUK, Leuven on 17 February.