BRDCST: unique vocal brilliance - loved by Gorillaz & Kate Bush – with special guest
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
LE MYSTÈRE DES VOIX BULGARES (Bgr)
‘I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. I listened to it all the time.’
‘I saw them live and I just thought: that’s IT. That’s the top. You can’t go further'.
(Lisa Gerrard - Dead Can Dance)
Strange how an ensemble that was established in 1952 (!), and was immensely popular in the latter part of the '80s, can suddenly turn up everywhere again. So it is that the angelic voices of LE MYSTÈRE DES VOIX BULGARES rightly appeared at the progressive Le Guess Who? festival (Utrecht) amongst acts like K Á R Y Y N, Zeal & Ardor and James Holden. Lady Gaga recently used their music in her documentary ‘Five Foot Two’ and Le Mystère also hangs out amongst Grimes and Kali Uchis on ‘kick-ass woman’, a recent Gorillaz mixtape. Drake and Leftfield sampled their music and there were rumours that Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) is currently putting the putting the finishing touches on an album with this unique 20-member female choir.
LISA GERRARD (Aus)
Just prior to the year’s end, suddenly the proof was there: Le Mystère’s brand new single ‘Pora Sotunda’ with a prominent role for none less than diehard fan LISA GERRARD (Dead Can Dance). She once let slip: ‘I saw them live and I just thought: that’s IT. That’s the top. You can’t go further.’ Lisa Gerrard is also to be heard on the new Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares album, to be released this spring, and has made a special effort to head over to BRDCST and perform with her musical heroes. A big honour and a European first!
Ready for a European première?
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Ready for a transcendental, stunning (re)discovery?