Ambient Brothers Duo BOARDS OF CANADA Released Praised Album ‘GEOGADDI’ 20 Years Ago

Back in time

14 February 2022

Band: BOARDS OF CANADA
Who: Scottish ambient/electro duo
Michael and Marcus Eoin Sandison
Active: 1986 – present / 4 studio LPs

Anniversary album: GEOGADDI
Released: 13 February 2002 – 20 years ago

Michael Sandison: “A record for some sort of trial-by-fire,
a claustrophobic, twisting journey that takes you into some
pretty dark experiences before you reach the open air again.”

BBC Music said: “Geogaddi is a tapestry of strange contrasts.
Sweeping synths, crunchy drum patterns and the distorted voices
of children weave in and out to create a surreal ‘third place’.”

Stream full album here…

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TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Geogaddi’ – 2nd Album By BOARDS OF CANADA

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Geogaddi’ by BOARDS OF CANADA
Released: 13 February 2002 / second longplayer

PITCHFORK review: “The Boards have implemented their trademark tools on Geogaddi, but in the service of a slightly gloomier vision. Granted, the familiarity of their sound could prove to become a liability on their future releases, but it’s easy to see why Eoin and Sandison have played this record so close to the vest. If you’d perfected a sonic playground like this, you’d probably want to explore it a while longer, too.”
Score: 8.6/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: A perfect 24-hour chill out record
to play after a wild 24-hour party.

Album in full…

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BOARDS OF CANADA – Their Spacey LP ‘MUSIC HAS THE RIGHT TO CHILDREN’ Came Out 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

20 April 2018

Band: BOARDS OF CANADA (Scotland)

Album: MUSIC HAS THE RIGHT TO CHILDREN

Released: 20 April 1998 – 20 years ago

PITCHFORK wrote: “When you discover that Boards of Canada took their name came from an organization committed to educational film, the overriding idea of their project clicks immediately into place. I’ve no memories of the National Film Board of Canada but I remember tapes with narration and incidental music accompanying filmstrips, tapes that were always damaged from age and overuse on poorly maintained equipment. The warbly pitch and warped voices mirrored the anxiety that came with the “carefree” days of being a kid and living subjugated to others. Boards of Canada tapped into the collective unconscious of those who grew up in the English speaking West and were talented enough to transcribe the soundtrack. No need to get hung up on specifics; however we lived and whoever we were, Music Has the Right to Children reflected back the truth for a lot of us. You can’t ask more of an album than that.” Score: 10/ 10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: “An outlandish sonic electro trip for ears, mind and soul”

Album in full

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