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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children LP

What is it?
Scottish electronic duo and favourite sons of Warp records, Boards of Canada present a range of downtempo, semi-ambient synthesiser based noodle-doodling.

Why should you listen?

If you like the more clicky-scratchy ambient end of the techno spectrum that doesn't resort to sampling the sounds of waterfalls, guillemots and minke whales then this will definitely be up your street. 'Music has the Right...' is as accessible as ambient comes and combines a rich and interesting soundscape with blasts of melody and odd vocal samples. Most of the tracks could double up as the intro music for 1970's sc-fi shows but are made so much more interesting with an overlay of analogue clicks, squawks and the odd grunt. There's not a bad track amongst them but 'Sixtyten', 'Telephasic Worskshop' and 'Roygbiv' are all worth a special mention. The only downside for me is that I really wish they were from Canada for some reason.

What's it like?

It's like how DJ Shadow would have sounded if he'd grown up in Edinburgh and had an unhealthy fascination for documentaries made by the National Film Board of Canada.

What's the best song?

For some reason I'm always drawn back to 'Pete Standing Alone' which has a touch of drum and base about it.

Who does it sound like?
Aphex Twin and Royksopp combined and more subtle.

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