Peter Broderick

Laura Arkana met Peter Broderick – “Lentemuziek”, To Drop Sept 13

Peter Broderick-produced debut from Dutch Singer-songwriter shows the promise of a new voice.

It was late March in Paris when Peter Broderick was standing by the stage selling his music after an afternoon performance at an arts center. This is when Laura Arkana met Peter Broderick for the first time.

They became fast friends, strolling through the streets of Paris sharing stories and later,  passing a guitar back and forth, sharing songs. Broderick recounted: ” I was blown away by her songs. She sings in Dutch, these beautifully crafted haunting melodies, over the most steady and gorgeously fingerpicked guitar. I was in love with the music, but she was so shy about it, saying she’d hardly played the songs for anyone and had never recorded anything before.”

A fortnight later, Arkana flew to Berlin. They rode bikes, ate and cooked amazing food, watched movies, and in a very casual way, recorded eight of Arkana’s songs, six with guitar and voice, two for solo piano. Later, Broderick added his touch: “Since she left i have fallen in love with the songs more and more, listening to them on repeat all day and working on different arrangements with instruments around the house.” This is when Laura Arkana met Peter Broderick for the second time. In music.

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Rauelsson w/ Peter Broderick – ‘Réplica’ Available for Preorder

Réplica | Teaser Video from Rauelsson on Vimeo.

PREORDER ON LP OR CD FROM THE HUSHSHOP.

Created for the vinyl medium, Replica encompasses two long works, held together by plaintive cobwebs that bridge each finely tuned piece of introspective folk and fragile, whispered vocals into a remarkable whole.

Spanish-born, Portland OR-based Raúl Pastor Medall, otherwise known as Rauelsson, began working with Peter Broderick at a distance, sending work back and forth through the mail with one another before convening in person to hone and create their quietly engaging collaboration.

Read more about the album and listen to a stream at Fluid Radio

Peter Broderick – ‘How they Are’ Complete Original Performance

It’s rare that musicians are able to upload video of their entire album as it was recorded in the studio, but an attainable goal when performed ‘live’ without overdubs. In this case, video illuminates some aspects of the performance that our ears might take for granted.  For example: simultaneous guitar and piano playing on “Guilt’s Tune”.

On the heels of recording the detailed, epic followup to Home, Peter took some downtime in Oregon on the mend (after knee surgery) to write a collection of songs and record them one Spring day at the Type Foundry Studio in Portland.  Seven of those songs, presented here, comprise the entirety of How they Are, out last week on HUSH / Bella Union.

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Watch the entire original HD recording sequenced in a playlist @ Youtube.

Catching up with Peter Broderick (from End Hits blog)

Check out this rather awesomely assembled mini-doc of Danish band Efterklang on tour, with them performing “The Soft Beating”—a highlight from their splendid new Magic Chairs album—in a variety of different places, with incredibly consistent results until the whole thing devolves into a pillow fight.  Portland musicians (and siblings) Peter Broderick and Heather Woods Broderick have joined the Danish band Efterklang as auxiliary members, but due to unfortunate circumstances Peter had to drop out of the tour. (That’s Peter “softly beating” on his chest in the video.) You can read all about that in our article on Efterklang

I asked Peter about the circumstances around his having to drop out of the tour, and he went above and beyond by writing me an incredibly detailed account of his injury and the subsequent events. I’m posting the entirety of Peter’s story; be sure to check it out. Peter is returning home later this month, ironically only a few short days after Efterklang plays their show here. It’s too bad Peter had to drop out of the tour, but it will be great to have him back home in Portland as he takes time to fully recuperate.