B IS FOR BOARDS OF CANADA (PT 2)

Some more woozy electronic music from Scotland’s Boards of Canada.

 

Boards of Canada are Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin Sandison, a Scottish electronic duo from Edinburgh, Scotland. The name Boards Of Canada derives from the National Film Board Of Canada, whose documentary films inspired the group.

 

BoC’s second album “Hi Scores” was originally released in 1996 (and then again in 1999 and subsequently). Like their first album “Twoism”, it’s quite short, almost an EP. Their signature sound had started to crystalise. They move more clearly away from the alien textures of Autechre, by encompassing childlike melodies with machine made sounds. Overall, the album is probably BoC’s most down-tempo album. It combines the psychedelic and atmospheric sounds that makes their music so mysterious, nostalgic, and blissful. I guess you could call Hi Scores a mini or pre-Music Has the Right to Children, which is generally regarded as their high point (on which more on Monday). And a remix which is generally very highly rated. But which I think is pretty dull. See what you think.

 

Boards of Canada – Hi Scores
Boards of Canada – Turquoise Hexagon Sun
cLOUDDEAD – Dead Dogs Two (Boards of Canada Remix)

 

Boards of Canada website
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~ by acidted on August 9, 2008.

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