Just a few days before the release of Peter Broderick’s ambitious second proper vocal record (and matching website http://itstartshear.com, to be revealed on Feb 20), Peter has taken the time to answer some questions:
In terms of the album’s title and the website to which it refers, the idea of people downloading music and missing out on images, lyrics and more is quite a generous approach. Do you have any specific hopes or aspirations for the website?
When I started this idea of the website title, there were a lot of different incarnations it took of what it could be. It was meant to be a much grander thing with interactive webstuff but at some point during the process, I became really sick of the computer. I felt almost like I’d become a professional emailer instead of a musician. Then I decided to strip it back and take it back to the root of the idea which was just to share the ideas of the songs with people in a way that all the listeners or at least almost all of the listeners will be able to access. I just hope that some people will actually go there because I’ve written a lot of text for different things. I don’t even necessarily hope that people read it all because it’s a lot of information I’m putting up there. I just hope that people take what they want from it and listen to the music in a way that feels right for them. I’m very curious to see what happens…
Meanwhile, the UK press is beginnning to weigh in with glowing reviews:
“The Oregon-born multi-instrumentalist retains that glacial stateliness here over the course of an hour with ambition and vision.” -MOJO
“It’s all unceasingly beautiful.” – Uncut