Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 45:01 minutes | 492 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Play It Again Sam

Two years after Inform-Educate-Entertain came out in 2013, Public Service Broadcasting examined the early years of space exploration, between 1957 and 1972, in their album The Race for Space. With help from the BFI (British Film Institute) as well as the American and Russian space agencies, the London group was able to put together this incredible project, with official speeches and conversations with astronauts set to melodies that bear the mark of all of PSB’s many musical influences. This completely unique concept album mixed post-rock, new age, prog rock, funk and electro. Its follow-up is centred on a much more terrestrial theme: with Every Valley, PSB takes a look at the decline of the Welsh mining industry! As per usual, J. Willgoose, Esq., Wrigglesworth and J F Abraham use a wealth of sound archives to evoke the sad story of a neglected and dying community. In these times of cynical and populist politics, the work has a powerful resonance. It should be noted that PSB set out on this human and musical adventure in the company of the Beaufort town choir, James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, Welsh singer Lisa Jên and Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura.

01 – Every Valley
02 – The Pit
03 – People Will Always Need Coal
04 – Progress
05 – Go To The Road
06 – All Out
07 – Turn No More
08 – They Gave Me A Lamp
09 – You + Me
10 – Mother Of The Village
11 – Take Me Home