MDR Selects – Peter Broderick

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them.

This edition invites Peter Broderick to walk us through some of his influences and favourites. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Peter has been releasing music through a number of projects for years. Deeply embedded in the Oregon indie folk scene, Broderick has toured with Horse FeathersNorfolk & WesternLoch Lomond (and plenty more) and forms part of Efterklang.

Broderick’s sound, whilst distinct, also seems ever-shifting. From song-led indie folk, slow moving contemporary classical releases (including joining the esteemed roster of Erased Tapes) and a number of documentary scores, the dots are joined with a thread of ennui, even across varying genres. Broderick recently started to tour a set that pays tribute to Arthur Russell, performed between himself and friends – you can see it and him at 24 Kitchen Street this week.

Here, Peter runs through some of his favourite Arthur Russell tracks – and hell, when has Arthur Russell ever set your morning off wrong? There’s a couple of Broderick’s own works nestled in their too, as well a mini-tour of some soft classics.