Boards Of Canada – In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
Bought from a tiny little record shop in Bristol that is now a pub full of people who look like they got stuck in the 80’s. I got it when I had my last proper job, in a hideous office where you got to smell peoples farts recycled in the air conditioning. I lasted a couple of years there and made life more bearable by drinking my bodyweight in cocktails at the weekend and making people grow sunflowers for a competition.
I was expecting a brighter blue vinyl so this strange baby sky blue threw me a little. It’s more lovely ambient driftyness. I put this on the turntable and it makes me go ‘ahh’. It’s instant relaxation and bliss.
, 12″, EP, 45 RPM, Sky Blue
- A1 Kid For Today
- A2 Amo Bishop Roden
- B3 In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
- B4 Zoetrope
Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children
Double gatefold of drifty mogadon hangover music. Perfect for a lazy Sunday, perfect for when you are feeling very low or very high. Bought directly from Warp when I had a horrible office job and I was trying to function in the real world. This translated to drinking bucketfuls of cocktails at the weekend and spending every Sunday dreading Monday.
I don’t play the sides in order usually, and I don’t think they need to be played in order either. Side one drifts along, side 2 has some incredible samples entwined into the haze, some sort of distant tribal singing and the well know roygbiv starts with a call to a spaceship much better than Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The aliens. Side 3 has Olson which is one of the most beautiful bits of music I’ve ever heard, all the sweeter because it’s so short.
- A1 Wildlife Analysis 1:17
- A2 An Eagle In Your Mind 6:23
- A3 The Color Of The Fire 1:45
- A4 Telephasic Workshop 6:35
- A5 Triangles And Rhombuses 1:50
- B1 Sixtyten 5:48
- B2 Turquoise Hexagon Sun 5:07
- B3 Kaini Industries 0:59
- B4 Bocuma 1:35
- B5 Roygbiv 2:31
- C1 Rue The Whirl 6:39
- C2 Aquarius 5:58
- C3 Olson 1:31
- D1 Pete Standing Alone 6:07
- D2 Smokes Quantity 3:07
- D3 Open The Light 4:25
- D4 One Very Important Thought