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Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase album

Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase album
Performer: Boards Of Canada
Genre: Electro
Title: The Campfire Headphase
FLAC album size: 1711
Style: Post Rock, Downtempo, Ambient
Country: UK
Released: 2005

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Just their third missive in the past seven years, The Campfire Headphase displays Boards of Canada changing few of their methods but more of their sounds. The key difference between this record and its predecessors is the advent of unprocessed, recognizable guitars (a small heresy to portions of their fanbase). Although it smacks of a gimmick, and does occasionally remove the mysticism from their productions, it marks a good addition to their palette.

The Campfire Headphase is the third full-length album by Boards of Canada, the release makes use of lo-fi acoustics and reduces the focus on synthesization featured on previous records – a deliberate thing in response to people saying that we're a formulaic band that you could kind of describe in a couple of sentences.

The Campfire Headphase is the third studio album by Boards of Canada. Released by Warp Records in October 2005, the album featured the addition of more organic musical elements, including heavily treated acoustic guitars and more conventional song structures.

The Campfire Headphase is Boards of Canada’s third studio album. Coming only three years after their previous effort, Geogaddi, the album is a major departure from their sample-heavy, trip-hop/ambient sound. Focusing more on acoustic instrumentation and cleaner sonics, it would go on to influence the folk-tronica subgenre. Described by the brothers as the musical score to a surreal journey across a late ‘70s North American desert highway, and campfire music played by android cowboys, The Campfire Headphase took a much brighter, sun-bleached approach to BoC’s sound. Michael noted that even.

Music Has The Right To Children. 6, 16. Boards Of Canada. 3, 11. The Campfire Headphase. 5, 7. Месяц релиза - любой - January February March April May June July August September October November December.

Tracklist

Into The Rainbow Vein 0:44
Chromakey Dreamcoat 5:47
Satellite Anthem Icarus 6:04
Peacock Tail 5:24
Dayvan Cowboy 5:00
A Moment Of Clarity 0:51
'84 Pontiac Dream 3:49
Sherbet Head 2:41
Oscar See Through Red Eye 5:08
Ataronchronon 1:14
Hey Saturday Sun 4:56
Constants Are Changing 1:42
Slow This Bird Down 6:09
Tears From The Compound Eye 4:03
Farewell Fire 8:26

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
warpcd123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Warp Records, Music70 warpcd123 UK 2005
WARPCDD123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD123 2005
WARPCDD123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD123 2005
warplp123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warp Records, Music70 warplp123 UK 2005
BRC-139 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album) Beat Records, Warp Records, Music70 BRC-139 Japan 2005
warpcd123p Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records warpcd123p UK 2005
warpcd123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, RP, Jew) Warp Records, Music70 warpcd123 UK 2005
warpcd123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records , Music70 warpcd123 Russia 2005
WARPCD123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD123 UK 2005
WARPLP123R Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP123R UK 2013
BRC-139X Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, RE) Beat Records BRC-139X Japan 2013
WARPLP123R Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP123R UK 2014
WARPLP123R Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP123R UK 2014
none Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256) Warp Records none Unknown
WARPCDD123 Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD123 Unknown

Whitemaster
I heard a lot of bad things about this press but I just bought a copy from bleep.com and it's a near perfect copy - flat quiet and clean out of the sleeves. I also bought Geogaddi and haven't played all that yet but it also seems a good press.
JoJosho
My favourite Boards album, but then each one of them is my favourite but for different things, this one is excellent for just careless relaxation, lounging and daydreaming.The record itself is.. pretty nice, could be better, could do without a few cyclic crackles at the start of 3 out of 4 sides, oh and there was mysterious substance all over my side D that I had to clean off ?? I don't want to say someone may have jizzed on my copy of Campfire Headphase.. but that was weird to find.
Fato
Relieved to report that my copy has no noise! I'd say go buy this right now.
Budar
Got this on CD when it was released but have just got a vinyl copy (2013) repress. Listen through tonight on headphones and my copy seems fine. No sound issues or scratches to the vinyl.
Snowseeker
Alright, Ive read about the repress being utter crap, but Ive learned its just picky. I had bought a sub par record player off Amazon and the c side would skip through most of it and I believe some of b side would skip, I brought it to a buddy's house who has a Audio Technica, (not sure which model), and all the songs played without a hiccup. So I went to Wall-Mart and picked up a 60 dollar record player and it worked fine. I really think its just a picky repress. Other than that, this is my seocond favorite boc album next to Boc Maxima, which will never be found. Best songs Dayvan Cowboy and Constants are Changing. Worst song is Slow this Bird Down, not a bad song, just too long for what it is.
Kegal
Take more time than others BoC albums to get into. But once, it is as valuable as others ihmo
Urreur
I got 2 download codes and no exclusive sticker with my copy! XD
Memuro
This album was an extremely new sound for BOC. They stepped away from their trademark sampled child vocals and added acoustic guitars to their sound palette. The electronic/acoustic hybrid drum beats are now replaced by entirely acoustic drum patterns. The synth sounds are undefinable, they put on so many effects that I can't even tell what it is anymore, all my ears know it that it's extremely beautiful. The sound of the album is also lighter and happier than Geogaddi, using more uplifting melodies and claps in the drum beats. Many of the retain the BOC feel: they're longer, and change subtely. Although, I've noticed more breaks in the melodies and beats that serve to break up repetition. As much as I love this album, I wouldn't recommend that you make it your first listen for the band. If you love the uplifting and accessible sound of trakcs such as "Dayvan cowboy" and "Peacock Tail", you may just be disappointed by the dark, electronic sound of their other albums.
Cia
Both records are very warped and the B side is missing it's sticker. Still plays decently though.
Tygrarad
There should only be one sicker. Or do you mean there was no sticker at all?
Wohald
Just been reading through all these comments on the repressings of the boc vinyl. So far I've gotten Hi Scores, MHTRTC, Twoism, ABPOITC… all of them were well pressed and played well without any surface noise or errors. But man, from what people have said about TCH and TransCanadaHighway, and Geogaddi, (and I've read Twoism had issues too) it seems they really fakked something up in these repressings. Campfire Headphase is probably my least favourite boc album so I'm gonna save it for last, and I'm glad I chose to do so. Hoping I can get the newest one that ISN'T a bad pressing.
Akisame
Geogaddi is their best album, closely followed by this one. Not sure why this album is often regarded as their weakest.
Inth
Probably their most underrated album. How can somebody give this one/two stars with tracks like "85 Pontiac Dream", "Satellite Anthem Icarus", "Sherbet Head" and "Constants Are Changing"??
Downloaded
This is for me the less interesting BOC Album its sounds too much post rock and little electronic, it lacks dark expression, and also it should be more melancholic, instead this release sounds more like ambient musics to listen by the beach or in a sunny afternoon. My favorite music is "Slow this bird down" its very melancholic and i love the way it is. Also "Sherbet head" is very good, which sounds very dark.
Kulafyn
Yes, the album certainly is brimming with a lighter sound that, understandably, came as unexpected to fans that heard and enjoyed the mood of Geogaddi.But there was a reason why they made a record like this...although Geogaddi was originally intended to be dark, amidst making it, even more darkness surfaced...in the form of 9/11.Mike Sandison said so himself in an interview from 2005: "I guess this record is more positive than the last, at least on the surface. 'Geogaddi' was kind of exorcising demons, and even after we'd set out to do a record like that, smack in the middle of working on it, 9/11 happened. I remember there were a few of us in the studio that day, and we just ended up glued to the TV for the whole day. I think the months after that pushed us into making a darker record, as I'm sure it did with a lot of bands. A lot's happened since then, I have an amazing little daughter now who makes me laugh every day and gives me a greater sense of purpose on this planet than I ever had. But in a way, the world has actually become even darker over the past four years. There's some crazy underground shenanigans going on now. But instead of reflecting it in a dark record, we decided to make an escapist soundtrack. Like a kind of sanctuary; a day-glo vista you can visit by putting the record on."...the part you said about beach/sunny afternoon music is right-on as well: "With the new album, we deliberately went for a lo-fi guitar sound on a few of the tracks because we were going for a sun-bleached, Californian summer kind of sound, it's almost reminiscent of a Joni Mitchell sound in places."It's fine to love a band's certain sounds or eras, and thanks to Tomorrow's Harvest from 2013, with the darkest they've ever gone --- "Semena Mertvykh"...the fans that liked their dark sounds likely were quite happy with that album. I think saying "also it should be more melancholic" is a bit silly, bands *should* have freedom to go wherever they wish to with their music...I don't think I could sit with it so well if a band I liked decided to sound like another band or a re-hash of their own catalogue.Music to me is good when it progresses and explores territories.
Arcanescar
I have the same problem with side c and d. What a waste of money. I bought it from a record store as an exchange for a badly pressed American reissue of SAW 2. Now I'm stuck with another poor-sounding record. Thanks warp and warner for screwing the fans.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
People who ordered from Bleep are having the exact same problem, there's a page dedicated to the faulty disc here somewhere.Some people who even ordered replacement discs received ones with the same marks and surface noise on them, you got lucky.
Groll
Your record store was probably carrying old batches of this. Order from Bleep to get a good copy.
Arihelm
My 2014 pressing has problems, first disc is fine, second has noticeably lower volume, side d has has a low hiss which is audible for most of the record and some noticeable pops. May be the actual record as opposed to every pressing, disappointing either way. Brilliant album though.
Ndav
Got my copy of this today from Bleep. I think the new batches they have been pressing have solved these issues mentioned below, I can't find any of the problems on mine. Plays great with little surface noise, and i have no clicks or distortion. I would be wary though when buying from resellers and other stores as they may be selling you the bad copies with flaws.
Vertokini
In my opinion, the weakest of BoC's releases but still worthy of being in anyone's BoC collection. 7/10
Zbr
Bad sound, i just know when i play compare with original.
Nilasida
just curious for those who ordered from Bleep. did everyone received a new pressed copy of the 2nd disc? so far I received nothing and they never bothered getting back to me on this issue.
Kefrannan
This has pissed me off. I bought the re issue of Campfire on vinyl having original first presses of the other LP's only to find the same bloody scratch and surface noise others have had.I thought "nah, WARP wouldn't allow shit like that to happen" for fucks sake.How wrong was I!!!I won't be buying any more vinyl from WARP as the quality looks like it'll be shit. I also tried to get replacements direct from them but they told me I have to go through the store I originally bought them from!!Fuck off. It's your mistake, you fucking put it right. Cheeky twats!!
Mr.Champions
So what are people doing with the old borked version?I'm keeping this new version in MSFL sleeves and putting them inside the gatefold for storage for now. Anyone else?Also, for what it's worth, this version is absolutely audibly better than the 1st repress.
Rainpick
You did well to purchase all three for $80. Plus, for what it's worth - you get bragging rights by having the originals
Ventelone
Great, so I spent $80 buying all 3 albums a few months ago and now Warp have repressed them with better sound quality?
Anayalore
Did warp give these ways to customers who got screwed with the first batches of "represses"?
Gholbirius
just received the replacements, they only send the vinyls without the picture cover, both vinyls have exactly the same (identical i would say) mark/trace which cause audible cracks & pops. how amature is that ?
Altad
How to distinguish this version from the one released in october 2013?I would like to have a clean copy!
Use_Death
This version is on lighter (120 gram) vinyl and the 1st record has a different matrix number (98202)
Amis
Seconding this. I'm peering at the version I just bought today and can't find any distinguishing information between this reissue vs. the other reissue listing on Discogs.
Wat!?
Sides A and B sound fantastic. Unfortunately, sides C and D have some pretty serious surface noise on one or two on the tracks on each side.
Anayanis
Got copies of MHTRTC, Geogaddi & Campfire Headphase from our US distro as of January 17th 2014.All 3 items are flawless. No visible marks and perfect play.Took 4 months to arrive here in Montreal, perhaps a repress of the original October 2013 copies (which were flawed)?Worth the wait. Perfect presses.
Usic
They have both at Phonopolis. On Bernard, if you're not familiar with it.
Wenaiand
Are there any repress copies without the scratch on the D side?
Enila
I Send it back. Second copy exact the same problem on the d-side. A huge scratch. avoid !!!
Ximinon
same problem !
Zyniam
Same issue as mentioned before: a surprising amount of noise on this pressing. Especially inner tracks (Constants Are Changing, Farewell Fire)
Vudojar
Bad repress, especially side C and D. Lots of surface noise and a distortion in the right channel. The songs constants are changing and tears from the compound eye sounds horrible. My brother has the same issues with his album. How the hell is it possible that this repress past quality control?
TheJonnyTest
Terrible repress!!! The first copy I've ordered had a WOOD SPLINTER pressed into the vinyl. After I returned the second copy has terrible surface noise in the end of the 2nd and 3rd side. Too bad Warp Records!!
Mananara
Not a great repress, lots of surface noise. Anyone else with a scratch on the D-side?
Breder
The first copy I bought also had a scratch on side 4 and lots of crackle on the last song of Side 3.Side 4 sounded terrible! I took it back to the record shop and checked a few other copies with the owner.It seems that a whole batch of this wonderful album has this unfortunate problem. However, I did find a cleaner copy in the same shop.There's still some crackle on the last song of side C, but the surface noise on side 4 is completely absent and there's no scratch.I expect a better quality control from Warp on all future releases and reissues.
Envias
I have it too. But mine is really superficial and it´s not noticeable when playing. Bleep is aware of this issue and they're replacing them if you send a picture of the scratch. There's also a thread in Twoism forums about this.
Quttaro
Nice scuff on the pressing all the way through 'Farewell Fire'.. not impressed.
Anardred
Glad to get this repress. Original copies have been going for silly money especially since Tomorrow's Harvest.Back in the mid-2000s I was buying less vinyl but of course I have a CD copy, so I wished to complete my colection. Nevertheless , The Campfire Headphase remains my least favourite BoC Long-player, but that said they still sit very high in the upper echelons of my favourite artists, and this is not a "bad" album!.There is a critical point that always catches me, and that is "Chromakey Dreamcoat". After short sweet intro, this track comes in, and after all these years, I still can't twist my ears around that de-tuned guitar and enjoy this track. It puts me off the rest of the album, and has coloured my perception of the whole release forever.After that things smooth out, and the dream-like qualities, and the very folky, outdoor kinda feel all start to swing together. It somehow lacks the cohesion of "Music Has the Right", with its children's voices and strange messages. It also doesn't get as heavy and hip-hop driven as Geogaddi; perhaps all in all the guitar led sound on this is what makes the whole thing less appealing than these other albums, as I am a deep electronica-head. Tracks such as Dayvan Cowboy,'84 Pontiac Dream and Slow This Bird Down are amazing, and lift the album, and when the detuned guitar returns on Hey Saturday Sun and Constants are Changing it has been toned down and does not offend my ears.So I have from now on to skip track 2, whatever format I am listening to, and rebuild my appreciation for this great piece of work.
Yozshunris
It makes me sad to see people criticize BoC for this album. I think it's beautiful, just like all their others. The real problem is that people need to have more of an open mind, in my opinion.
Thorgaginn
The funny thing is that they've been using guitars and accoustic instruments from the beginning.
Beydar
Strange. Chromakey Dreamcoat is easily one of my favorite tracks. That, Farewell Fire, and Peacock Tail are easily my favorites. They made the album trying to break away from their same old formula. They meant for it to be a futuristic campfire songs compilation. And I think they hit it right on the head. It was a very well done album, but if you don't care much for the departure of sound than that's understandable.
Justie
Just bought this today, and, is it normal that the end of side 4 is pressed in a really low volume? Checked the mp3 and it's also really low volume... but I just want to make sure that I didn't get a bad copy!
Faulkree
No, side four sounds like garbage in the later repress.
Just_paw
Farewell Fire is supposed to be quiet and have a really long fade out.
Natety
yes this is a good time to buy the original press for the cheaper price, if someone want to sell in cheaper price, I will buy all.I still prefer the original press.
FreandlyMan
Great record, listen to it often.
lolike
I picked this album up totally randomly at the record store, back in my awkward teenage years. I listened to it and I was stunned. I didn't even know anything could sound like that. Their other stuff is wonderful too, but for my part this might still be the album I'm most emotionally attached to. Amazing.
net rider
This is the album i really enjoy listening. It has really chilled but psychedelic atmosphere. With short interludes it resembles the approach from previous albums, but tells a totally different story. I think this is musically best work from Boards of Canada. This album sounds more organic than electronic with wide use of guitar and drums. It also sounds very mature and conceptual, maintaining a distinct sound rather than shuffling between many different ideas. Chilled, hypnotic, tripped and what not else, The Campfire Headphase already feels like a classic to my ears. Another amazing journey from BoC...
blac wolf
Wonderful, wonderful album.
Conjulhala
The argument often goes that this album does not match up with the level of accomplishment of "Music Has the Right..." and "Geogaddi." And my retort is simply this: it's still Boards of Canada. And Boards of Canada are LEVELS above most other producers working with beat-backed electronic music. Everything they've produced since "Music Has the Right..." - this album included - is rich and rewarding. They have one of the most refined aethetics of any electronic music producer or group - ever. To any fan who feels this album falls short, I suggest this. Imagine this album were the debut by couple of previously unknown people. What would you think? Campfire Headphase is WELL worth your time.
Ubranzac
"They have one of the most refined aethetics of any electronic music producer or group - ever." Well said, my friend. Well said. What a joy it is to listen to Boards of Canada.
Opilar
I'm inclined to agree, its a superb album. It's not quite up to MHTRTC but I prefer it over Geogaddi. I'm well aware that a large number of BoC fans will slate me for saying this, but Headphase just resonates with me more than Geo.
elektron
I think the massive use of guitar ruins their sound. By probably trying to advance their sound they've leapt back about 10 years and started lovin the grunge rock guitars from back then.
Rexfire
this is called nostalgic... exactly their trademark ;-)
Wrathshaper
A great album, more on the ambient side for those who love ambient music. Great release.. still can't get over how amazing BoC are; everything they have put out has been stellar.
Djang
Definitely my favourite BoC album. For sure the other albums are really good, but this one strikes a nice balance combining their established ‘sound’ together with new elements (real guitars, drums etc) that I am sure will keep me coming back for many years to come.
Helo
I think that the title can be seen as summing up this album aptly - judge this book by it's cover... It has taken much criticism on the chin, mainly from their die-hard fans. I think the mildly analogue-warmed, fuzzy guitar's and chilled trip-hop suit a chilled campfire session with your good friends. Just don't forget to bring the bifta's, as BoC build a calming fire on the hill, looking back over their decidedly trippy, moody past and looking over the brow towards their next album, which no-one will know what to expect from. A clever move I think - the right thing for them to have released in 2005...
Oppebro
In my opinion, this album severely disappoints when you compare it to their older work. And how could you not? Too many guitars, too many playful silly loops, and a general flat sounding and repetitive production. Where is the trademark nostalgic and slightly disturbing BoC mood? Sadly only on 'Oscar see through red eye', which sticks out immediately, as though it is a lost track from the geogaddi era. It hurts to write this, being a massive fan, but this is their least challenging and least gratifying album to date.
Anyshoun
This album is very far from dark and sinister sounds of Geogaddi. It returns to the MHTRTC ambience. This album is an ode to pop music ("Satellite Anthem Icarus", "Hey Saturday Sun", "'84 Pontiac Dream"). This album is a mix between post-rock melodies of "Davyan Cowboy" and new-age-like tracks like "Peacock Tail". This album is a BoC album, with usual 1 minute long interludes... This album is a return to Music Has The Right To Children but it is also an album with new sounds. This album is magic.
BoberMod
For my money, THE CAMPFIRE HEADPHASE is a completely different animal from their early classic MUSIC HAS A RIGHT TO CHILDREN, and that's to its credit. "Chromakey Dreamcoat" has a folksy lo-fi quality to it that remains haunting even as the beats and fuzzy layers kick in. "Satellite Anthem Icarus" is like driving down Pacific Highway 101 with the top down, while "Peacock Tail" stumbles along lazily. The bucolic quality of their work is undiminished, but also gone is the icy quality that marked tracks such as "Turquoise Hexagon Sun." Instead, "Dayvan Cowboy" is all dreamy pastels, while "'84 Pontiac Dream" piles on the layers in watercolor psychedelia. "Hey Saturday Sun" returns to the post-rock lo-fi feel before blossoming forth, and "Slow This Bird Down" has such a sedate beat that it verges on ambient. A change of direction for the Boards of Canada boys, and a beautiful one at that.
JoJoshura
This is the album I was hoping for when Geogaddi came out! Although the instrumentation is a bit different and they're using more straight guitar sounds, the overall feel is closer to Music Has The Right To Children than Geogaddi. For those of you who felt cheated by the bonus track on the Geogaddi Japanese edition, and you're wondering if it's worth the extra cash for this bonus track edition, it most certainly is! 'Macquarie Ridge' is a fully realized track, and fits easily among the best tracks on the album. It probably even could have been a great single along with 'Oscar See Through Red Eye' and 'Dayvan Cowboy.'
Kirizius
This CD is my first exposure to BOC, and it is amazing. The short but very sweet intro brings you into the well used guitar of "Chromakey Dreamcoat", which goes to "Satellite Anthem Icarus", which sounds like being swept away on the wind across an ocean or something. "Peacock Tail" Is a beautiful track as well, where melody is strongly utilized. The whole album is a masterpiece, I love every moment of it... I am looking forward to my next BOC purchase.
Ffan
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 here for me... almost sounds like BOC became as obsessed with Autechre's "Drane" (not Drane 2) as i did, and then reworked the concept into a distinctly original and equally brilliant piece of music. Take the phone off the hook, turn the other one off, sit back in a comfy chair, do a sound check, brew a pot of Oolong and drift away for an hour and a half.
zmejka
BoC has always been the center of topic when a new album is approaching, and as Geogaddi came and many criticized it for its extreme diversity from their previous album, over time it grew on many of those 'nay-sayers' and now everyone has another album to bag on. 'The Campfire Headphase' which was leaked onto the internet as many different version (only one being by the BoC duo)...finally arrived in October and many people enjoyed it and many did not. The two biggest problems people had with this album were the Acoustic Guitar that they implemented in almost every song, along with the simplistic vibe that the album seemed to give off. In fact many people claim that BoC have sold out and have let the recent boom of twangy guitar samples, and IDM fuzz get to them. 'The Campfire Headphase' is my favorite album by far as far as enjoyment...as far as skill it doesn't quite surpass their previous album Geogaddi. The album seems to incorporate a very mellow and 'soft on the ears' approach, which is not common for BoC release. Tracks like 'Peacock Tail' and 'Dayvan Cowboy' obstain from their typical haunting melodic approach's and dwelve into a more Downtempo, Accoustic approach...while still retainng there slightly strange backings of ambient sounds/samples/synths. Tracks like '84 Pontiac Dream' and 'Oscar See Through The Redeye' seem to touch base with aspects that fade between 'MHtRtC and Geogaddi'. Pretty much the rest of their tracks stick with the downtempo/accoustic approach that they seem to enjoy right now. This album by no means is a cop-out album or an attempt to please the avg fans...in fact it's done quite the opposite obviously...anyways you angsty nay-sayers wait till in about 6 months you realize how much better this album is than most of the electronic releases in the past year or so. P.S. favorite track is 'Constants Are Changing' --- Enjoi ;D
Jugore
I remember Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) once said in an interview that he was so impressed with Boards of Canada because it seemed like they didnt pay attention to what was going on in modern electronic music. Well it seems that Boc is paying attention now with this release. The sound is pushed straight into the current post rock electronic trend going 'round. Guitars gallore and more acousting drum kits with simpler programming. They can only go up from here.
Vinainl
Well, Boards of Canada finally did it. They've become too organic to be called 'electronic' anymore. Sure, elements are still there, but listening to the chopped-up guitar samples, the piano, and the sheer nostalgic feel of these songs and the first word that comes to your mind definitely isn't 'electronic'. This is a truly excellent album in every way possible. "Satellite Anthem icarus" and "Oscar See through Red Eye" are two examples of BoC's best work to date, but the best track here is by far "Dayvan Cowboy"...fuzzed-out guitar at the beginning, leading into guitar riffs, drums, piano...it's truly beyond words. Do NOT miss this album, you will be sorry if you do!
Drelahuginn
Foolishly they bigged up Bibio's 'FI' album...and then ripped it off for this album. Part of this album leans heavily on Bibio's style of recording acoustic guitars on old knackered cassettes then sampling it...other tracks sound like....erm...Zero7..other tracks sound like the _Cathode track 'This Just In'...a hazy MBV-go-digital clicktronica piece of utter beauty..B.O.C cant beat that. I said to people as a joke that the next B.O.C release would be a hippy ambient new-age folk album...AS A JOKE!..how right i was! The remixes got more mellow and hippyish...that was the give away...now they've released an album of....digital folk! ..grab the 'Unreleased Demo' if you can from unnamed sources...
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