B IS FOR BOARDS OF CANADA (PT 4)

Some later tracks from Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada.

 

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

 

After the brilliance of 1998′s “Music Has The Right To Children” (see yesterday’s post), I was really excited when 2002′s “Geogaddi” was reelased. I bought it in the limited edition sleeve and everything. But it was disappointing. Perhaps my expectations were too high. But I don’t think so. There were too many tracks. The ideas had been spread too thin and the sense of “wholeness” that previous LPs had achieved had been lost. There was a lack of development. 2005′s “The Campfire Headphase” was much less heralded but was a partial return to form. It was almost a return to their sound of a decade before. Lots of lovely warm clicks pops and long drawn sounds, a lot of similarities to Autechre from their 1997-1999 era but much warmer and less clean cut.”Farewell Fire” is the best track and with the closest parallels to early Autechre.

 

Boards of Canada – Dawn Chorus
Boards of Canada – Chromakey Dreamcoat
Boards of Canada – Farewell Fire

 

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~ by acidted on August 12, 2008.

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