Music Commentary

Frontwoman Trish Keenan of Broadcast Passed Away This Morning

January 14, 2011

Via Pitchfork:

It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family and we request that the public respect their wishes for privacy at this time. This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly – a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in Peace.

Her albums have proved to be oft-visited Brit-psychedelic electronic pop pleasures of mine during countless morning commutes to work since I was first introduced to her music in 2006.

I highly encourage readers to explore two personal favorites of mine: Tender Buttons and Haha Sound.  Tender Buttons, in fact, served as an analgesic throughout a profound and viscous psychological malaise in the summer of 2007, merely due to its understated, bitcrushed beauty and the becalming resignation of her velvety, deadpan voice.

Her art and her unique talent will severely be missed.

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