Official 2015 Warp reissue. Originally released in 2006, The Future Crayon is a collection of Broadcast's early rarities, B-sides, compilation tracks, and other hard to find material. For Broadcast completists, this release is a must. Our vintage Lab review from the original release: After toiling in Warpscurity for the better part of the late 90s / early 00s, Broadcast have had a quick come-up in the past few years, ever since the Pitchfork massive started catching on. It stands to reason that they'd wanna capitalize on their newfound fanbase with this collection, which features almost 20 tracks, all of which are hard-to-find or just plain out-of-print. You get the entire Extended Play, Extended Play #2 and Pendulum EPs, plus a handful of B-sides and compilation appearances spanning from 1998 to 2003. Highlights include "Illumination," "Chord Simple," the hazy and beautifully psychedelic "Where Youth and Laughter Go" and "Locusts." Not necessarily a collection for the Broadcast neophyte, but everyone will find something to like here. 18 tracks; 69 minutes.
- official reissue of Future Crayon, a collection of Broadcast rarities and B-sides
- originally released in 2006
- includes digital download
- music label: Warp 2006 / 2015
reviewed by TKB 03/2015