It’s been a while since we had any news from American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Peter Broderick which is unusual considering his vast discography of solo releases, collaborations and guest appearances. The reasons are given below but we’re please to be able share the news of the release of a new EP – (Colours Of The Night) Satellite on 13th October via Bella Union.
The reason for the hiatus is explained in the press release for the EP. Peter “was struck down by a debilitating illness that forced him to re-evaluate his life. It meant a scaled-back workload and moving from his Berlin home back to his home state of Oregon. Thankfully, after a period of rehabilitation, he’s now back on track.”
Talking about he album he stated “One of the record’s main themes is how bad stuff can have a rejuvenating effect”.
You can hear the EP opening title track below on which he says “Night time is so monochromatic, but actually there are all these different shades of grey. I’ve often explored melancholic moods before, but this time I wanted a balance of darkness and light. I wouldn’t feel so happy now without the struggle.”
The notes reveal that the EP was recorded in Switzerland, as was Broderick’s forthcoming album which Bella Union will release in spring 2015.
Friendships developed on tour led to an offer to record in Lucerne with producer-engineer Timo Keller and Broderick’s first studio experience with a ‘pick-up’ band. This sense of a new phase in his life will continue when the same musicians will be his backing band on a European tour this autumn.
UK Live Dates
17 October – BRIGHTON – The Haunt
18 October – MANCHESTER – The Roadhouse
21 October – READING – The Bowery District
22 October – LONDON – Bush Hall