Peter Strickland's Italian horror themed thriller flick, Berberian Sound Studio, gained huge praise on its theatrical release in the summer of 2012. Broadcast's fine soundtrack, here finally released on regular home Warp, was a huge part of that success. Broadcast has produced some fine music over the years, but little as explicitly cinematic and emotion-rich, or as shot through with near-crippling tension. Blending their child-like electronic melodies with dark moods, vintage synthesiers, chilling effects and traditional horror soundtrack elements (both Hammer and Giallo), Berberian Sound Studio is nothing less than a triumph.
In the 12 years since he unfurled acclaimed debut album Clarence Park, one-man electronica factory Chris Clark has produced a vast body of work. He's been particularly busy on the remix front, completing a huge array of reworks. It's this work that makes up the vast majority of Feast/Beast, a remix retrospective (which, curiously, also includes some notable reworks of his material) split into two distinct halves. The first disc, Feast, focuses on the more melodic, other-worldly end of his output, delivering wide-eyed remixes of Amon Tobin, Kuedo and, most beautiful of all, Silverman. Beast, the second disc, moves into darker, tougher territory, joining the dots between techno, bass music, vintage hardcore and wonk-hop thanks to notable versions of Massive Attack, Maximo Park and Depeche Mode.