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The Making Of The Bright Magic Album By Caro C
Published January 2022
Public Service BroadcastingPhoto: by Alex Lake

J. Wilgoose Esquire, founding member of Public Service Broadcasting, talks to Caro C about the origins of the band and the surprise success they've enjoyed. He chats about his recording methods, choice of equipment and the technical challenges of performing live.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
01:35 - How Public Service Broadcasting Began
03:48 - Sharing Voices From The Past
05:19 - Musical Equipment Used
06:50 - Inspired By Analogue Instruments
08:39 - Composition Methods
10:12 - Deckard's Dream Synth
11:56 - Mixing 200 Tracks
12:56 - Using Featured Vocalists
16:54 - Additional Audio Elements
20:41 - Editing The Samples
22:16 - Intellectual Property
25:39 - Performing Live
31:00 - Accompanying Visuals
33:22 - Tech Support In The SOS Forum

Public Service Broadcasting - Biog

Public Service Broadcasting is an award-winning London-based group founded by J. Willgoose, Esq. The band are known for using archival samples from the British Film Institute to create concept albums around the Battle Of Britain, Everest and the British coal industry. Their second album, The Race for Space, was supported by two shows at the National Space Centre in Leicester and the album charted at number 11 in the UK, reaching number 1 in the UK Independent Charts. Their third release, Every Valley (with James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers) reached number 4 on the UK charts. Their recently released fourth album, Bright Magic, was recorded at the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin.

PSB perform live using a wide range of both electric and electronic instruments and samples. They have toured internationally, appeared at the BBC Music 'Big Weekend' and in a late-night Prom in 2019 joined by London Contemporary Voices and the Multi-Story Orchestra, televised by the BBC the following evening.

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C with headphonesCaro CPhoto: Shirlaine ForrestCaro C is an artist, engineer and teacher, specialising in electronic music. She started making music thanks to being laid up whilst living in a double-decker bus and listening to Warp Records in the late 1990s. This "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3) has now played in most of the cultural hotspots of her current home town of Manchester, UK. Caro is also the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

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