History Music / BoardsOfCanada

4th May '18 12:33:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* NonIndicativeName : They are from Scotland, not Canada.
** However they did move to Canada at a young age.
* NumberOfTheBeast: ''Geogaddi'''s last track, "Magic Window", is 1:46 minutes of silence in order to make the final album length 66:06. WordOfGod claims this was done ForTheLulz after a suggestion from Warp Records president Steve Beckett, to troll the stupid listeners who were scared off by their [[SubliminalSeduction reversing]] and sample manipulation.
** This joke doesn't work on the Japanese version of the album, whose bonus track "From One Source All Things Depend" pushes the length to 68:14.

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* NonIndicativeName : NonIndicativeName: They are from Scotland, not Canada.
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Canada. However they did move to Canada at a young age.
* NumberOfTheBeast: ''Geogaddi'''s last track, "Magic Window", is 1:46 minutes of silence in order to make the final album length 66:06. WordOfGod claims this was done ForTheLulz after a suggestion from Warp Records president Steve Beckett, to troll the stupid listeners who were scared off by their [[SubliminalSeduction reversing]] and sample manipulation.
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manipulation. This joke doesn't work on the Japanese version of the album, whose bonus track "From One Source All Things Depend" pushes the length to 68:14.



* WildMassGuessing: Possibly one of the most guessed-about bands ever, especially since they love using cryptic song titles, obscure and distorted samples, and references to [[NumerologicalMotif numbers]] and cults.

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* WildMassGuessing: WildMassGuessing:
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Possibly one of the most guessed-about bands ever, especially since they love using cryptic song titles, obscure and distorted samples, and references to [[NumerologicalMotif numbers]] and cults.
2nd Feb '18 6:08:09 PM nombretomado
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* {{Sampling}}: Heavy use of this, especially from field recordings, movies, ''Series/SesameStreet'' (yes, really) NationalFilmBoardOfCanada documentaries, NumbersStations (especially on ''Geogaddi'') and lots and lots of children's voices, as well as more "normal" sampling of other songs ("Aquarius", for instance, is driven by a sample from the ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'' soundtrack). Children's voices were deliberately removed from ''Headphase'', with Marcus explaining that it was meant to avoid being pigeonholed:

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* {{Sampling}}: Heavy use of this, especially from field recordings, movies, ''Series/SesameStreet'' (yes, really) NationalFilmBoardOfCanada Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada documentaries, NumbersStations (especially on ''Geogaddi'') and lots and lots of children's voices, as well as more "normal" sampling of other songs ("Aquarius", for instance, is driven by a sample from the ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'' soundtrack). Children's voices were deliberately removed from ''Headphase'', with Marcus explaining that it was meant to avoid being pigeonholed:



* ShoutOut: The group name is a reference to the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada. Their titles and samples can be pretty heavy on this as well:

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* ShoutOut: The group name is a reference to the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada.Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada. Their titles and samples can be pretty heavy on this as well:



** "Pete Standing Alone" is a reference to Pete Standing Alone, a First Nation Canadian who appeared in seven NationalFilmBoardOfCanada documentaries about the Kainai nation, including ''Circle of the Sun.''

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** "Pete Standing Alone" is a reference to Pete Standing Alone, a First Nation Canadian who appeared in seven NationalFilmBoardOfCanada Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada documentaries about the Kainai nation, including ''Circle of the Sun.''
28th Jan '18 12:49:50 PM JakesBrain
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* DownerEnding: "Semena Mertvykh" gives vibes of this in ''Tomorrow's Harvest.''
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lots of this in their leaked albums, "A Few Old Tunes" and "Old Tunes Vol. 2". Many of the songs sound nothing at all like what we now know as Boards of Canada, with tracks that sound more like Vaporwave [[note]] decades before the genre even existed [[/note]]

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* DownerEnding: "Semena Mertvykh" gives vibes of this in ''Tomorrow's Harvest.''
'' [[note]]The track's name is Russian for "Seeds of Death", which rather cruelly reverses the optimism of the earlier song title "New Seeds".[[/note]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lots of this in their leaked albums, "A Few Old Tunes" and "Old Tunes Vol. 2". Many of the songs sound nothing at all like what we now know as Boards of Canada, with tracks that sound more like Vaporwave [[note]] decades [[note]]decades before the genre even existed [[/note]]existed[[/note]].



* {{Zeerust}}: Boards of Canada was directly influenced by the National Board of Canada's old 1970s music, so this is no surprise.

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* {{Zeerust}}: Boards of Canada was directly influenced by the National Film Board of Canada's old 1970s music, so this is no surprise.
27th Jan '18 7:16:31 AM costanton11
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Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo formed of two Scottish brothers, Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin. [[note]] For a while they pulled a move akin to Music/TheWhiteStripes and pretended they were just friends; when asked why they explained that they didn't want to attract needless comparisons to Music/{{Orbital}}, another SiblingTeam electronic band. [[/note]] They are known for their psychedelic, trippy sound constructed by a combination of electronic and normal instrumentation, heavy sound manipulation and processing, trip hop-influenced beats and frequent [[{{Sampling}} samples,]] usually drawn from old [[TheSeventies seventies]] media (their name is a nod to the documentaries produced by the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, which they were heavily influenced by as their family moved to Canada during their childhood) and field recordings. This gives their music a more pastoral and human character compared to other purely synthetic electronic bands. A frequent metaphor / comparison among reviewers is that their music sounds like "the last sounds of a dying machine from TheSeventies that just got recently excavated," or something along those lines.

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Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo formed of two Scottish brothers, Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin. [[note]] For a while they pulled a move akin to Music/TheWhiteStripes and pretended they were just friends; when asked why they explained that they didn't want to attract needless comparisons to Music/{{Orbital}}, another SiblingTeam electronic band. [[/note]] They are known for their psychedelic, trippy sound constructed by a combination of electronic and normal instrumentation, heavy sound manipulation and processing, trip hop-influenced beats and frequent [[{{Sampling}} samples,]] usually drawn from old [[TheSeventies seventies]] media (their name is a nod to the documentaries produced by the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, which they were heavily influenced by as their family moved to Canada during their childhood) and field recordings. This gives their music a more pastoral and human character compared to other purely synthetic electronic bands. A frequent metaphor / comparison among reviewers is that their music sounds like "the last sounds of a dying machine from TheSeventies that just got recently excavated," or something along those lines.
4th Jan '18 4:49:54 PM stuffedninja
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Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo formed of two Scottish brothers, Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin. [[note]] For a while they pulled Music/TheWhiteStripes and pretended they were just friends; when asked why they explained that they didn't want to attract needless comparisons to Music/{{Orbital}}, another SiblingTeam electronic band. [[/note]] They are known for their psychedelic, trippy sound constructed by a combination of electronic and normal instrumentation, heavy sound manipulation and processing, trip hop-influenced beats and frequent [[{{Sampling}} samples,]] usually drawn from old [[TheSeventies seventies]] media (their name is a nod to the documentaries produced by the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, which they were heavily influenced by as their family moved to Canada during their childhood) and field recordings. This gives their music a more pastoral and human character compared to other purely synthetic electronic bands. A frequent metaphor / comparison among reviewers is that their music sounds like "the last sounds of a dying machine from TheSeventies that just got recently excavated," or something along those lines.

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Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo formed of two Scottish brothers, Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin. [[note]] For a while they pulled a move akin to Music/TheWhiteStripes and pretended they were just friends; when asked why they explained that they didn't want to attract needless comparisons to Music/{{Orbital}}, another SiblingTeam electronic band. [[/note]] They are known for their psychedelic, trippy sound constructed by a combination of electronic and normal instrumentation, heavy sound manipulation and processing, trip hop-influenced beats and frequent [[{{Sampling}} samples,]] usually drawn from old [[TheSeventies seventies]] media (their name is a nod to the documentaries produced by the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada, which they were heavily influenced by as their family moved to Canada during their childhood) and field recordings. This gives their music a more pastoral and human character compared to other purely synthetic electronic bands. A frequent metaphor / comparison among reviewers is that their music sounds like "the last sounds of a dying machine from TheSeventies that just got recently excavated," or something along those lines.
20th Dec '17 6:20:13 PM nombretomado
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[[SaladFingers David Firth]] loves them. [[Music/{{Autechre}} Sean Booth]] is also a fan, as he signed them to his label Skam Records and had them open for a few Autechre shows.

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[[SaladFingers [[WebAnimation/SaladFingers David Firth]] loves them. [[Music/{{Autechre}} Sean Booth]] is also a fan, as he signed them to his label Skam Records and had them open for a few Autechre shows.
11th Dec '17 2:12:24 PM jljosh02
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** For example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD7iigP5u74 "Peace-Tony-Devil"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq0jAhAo9jY "Nine-Rubber Wisdom"]].

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** For example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD7iigP5u74 "Peace-Tony-Devil"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq0jAhAo9jY com/watch?v=kY8ZlGT4Dt4&t=11s "Nine-Rubber Wisdom"]].
11th Dec '17 2:09:55 PM jljosh02
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lots of this in their leaked albums, "A Few Old Tunes" and "Old Tunes Vol. 2". Many of the songs sound nothing at all like what we now know as Boards of Canada, with tracks that sound more like Vaporwave (decades before the genre even existed).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lots of this in their leaked albums, "A Few Old Tunes" and "Old Tunes Vol. 2". Many of the songs sound nothing at all like what we now know as Boards of Canada, with tracks that sound more like Vaporwave (decades [[note]] decades before the genre even existed).existed [[/note]]
**For example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD7iigP5u74 "Peace-Tony-Devil"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq0jAhAo9jY "Nine-Rubber Wisdom"]].
11th Dec '17 1:55:39 PM jljosh02
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lots of this in their leaked albums, "A Few Old Tunes" and "Old Tunes Vol. 2". Many of the songs sound nothing at all like what we now know as Boards of Canada, with tracks that sound more like Vaporwave (decades before the genre even existed).
11th Dec '17 1:40:46 PM jljosh02
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* LongTitle: Their debut album, "Music Has The Right to Children", and one of their EPs, "In a Beautiful Place Out in The Country".
** "Music is Math" and "Alpha And Omega" from Geogaddi both have this.

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* LongTitle: Their debut album, "Music Has The Right to Children", and one of their EPs, extended plays, "In a Beautiful Place Out in The Country".
** "Music is Math" and "Alpha And Omega" from Geogaddi both have this.
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