James Holden & The Animal Spirits (Live)

James Holden & The Animal Spirits (Live)

BRDCST: mesmerizing electronica with live band approved by Thom Yorke

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BRDCST: mesmerizing electronica with live band approved by Thom Yorke

BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.


After only three years, it has already become BRDCST tradition: we round up BRDCST with a true mini-festival. Our closer will be none less than producer James Holden. The rest of the line-up will be made known soon.


BRDCST notches up a formidable electronica high-flyer in the form of JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS. Even though the word 'high-flyer' is entirely applicable (Thom Yorke took him along with Atoms For Peace on tour through the US and Holden has worked on remixes for Mogwai, Depeche Mode and Radiohead), we’re short-changing Holden with the term 'electronica'. It was namely jazz icons like Don Cherry and Pharoah Sanders who inspired his search to assemble an ensemble that would be the equivalent of ‘a spiritual jazz band playing folk/trance music’. He renamed this ensemble – which includes drummer Tom Page (RocketNumberNine) – Animal Spirits. Holden considers them to be his fellow travellers.

This visit to BRDCST is also the Belgian live-première of Holden's brand new album, which he says is bursting with ‘synth-led folk-trance standards'’and reflects his love of Maroccan gnawa.

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