“Home” by Peter Broderick
The incredible second album from Peter Broderick.
It doesn’t seem like long ago that we were ushering in the debut album from the multi-talented Peter Broderick, but here we are again with his sophomore effort, and it is with great pleasure that we can be a part of this devastating work. Where ‘Float’ showed off Peter’s strengths as a composer working mainly with the piano, ‘Home’ returns to the sounds Peter grew up around –voice and the acoustic guitar.
Since the release of ‘Float’ Peter has been touring the world incessantly, sometimes as part of Danish post-rockers Efterklang and sometimes on his own, everywhere wowing crowds with his memorable songs and effortless instrumental skill. Many of the songs came from this very record, where he used his knowledge of production and composition to come up with a record that while rooted in folk music is something far more complex. Layers of vocals twist and tumble through a fog of instrumentation, but none of these flourishes ever dampen the impact of the songs themselves. Comparisons might be made to Sufjan Stevens, Jose Gonzales or more recently Sam Amidon, but what Peter does is very definitely his own.
Reacting to his move from Portland, Oregon to Copenhagen Peter has created ten delicate musings on what makes a place a home, and in this we get an incredibly personal record. Although it might surprise listeners who as yet have only heard ‘Float’, we’re sure that ‘Home’ will leave everyone with a smile on their face, and bring back only the fondest memories. It might be corny to describe the record as ‘homespun’ but here Peter has come up with an album which is the perfect accompaniment to a mug of cocoa and a roaring log fire, and really there isn’t much more to life than that…
LIMITED VINYL EDITION ONLY. CD and Digital editions are available on Bella Union (UK) and HUSH (USA).