Broadcast’s ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ Soundtrack and Other Italian Film Scores

Every Wednesday, Douglas Wolk explores the people, places and coincidences that tie disparate musicians together.

Broadcast’s soundtrack to director Peter Strickland’s movie Berberian Sound Studio came out this week — it’s the first music they’ve released since the death of singer Trish Keenan in 2011. The album is mostly instrumental (although there are a few bits of Keenan’s voice audible in the mix), and made up of brief, foreboding tracks, 39 of them in roughly as many minutes. Here’s “The Equestrian Vortex,” the title sequence for Berberian Sound Studio’s horror-film-within-a-horror-film.

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