History Music / BoardsOfCanada

2nd Feb '16 7:24:56 AM spirasen
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->''Come out and live with a religious community in a beautiful place out in the country''.
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->''Come out and live with a religious community in a beautiful place out in the country''. country.''

Despite the generally sunny, optimistic and vaguely nostalgic character of their music, the brothers have been known to dip into the NightmareFuel well every now and then, especially on ''Geogaddi'' and ''Tomorrow's Harvest''.
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Despite the generally sunny, optimistic and vaguely nostalgic character of their music, the brothers have been known to dip into the NightmareFuel well every now and then, especially on ''Geogaddi'' and ''Tomorrow's Harvest''. Harvest.''

!!!Discography:
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* AlternateRealityGame: Sums up their mysterious trail of clues leading up to the announcement of their most recent 2013 album, ''Tomorrow's Harvest''. * AnAesop: "One Very Important Thought".
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* AlternateRealityGame: Sums up their mysterious trail of clues leading up to the announcement of their most recent 2013 album, ''Tomorrow's Harvest''. Harvest.'' * AnAesop: "One Very Important Thought".Thought."

* AuthorAppeal: Mike and Marcus are very interested in subliminal messaging, numbers, and cults. Expect references to these, especially on ''Geogaddi''.
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* AuthorAppeal: Mike and Marcus are very interested in subliminal messaging, numbers, and cults. Expect references to these, especially on ''Geogaddi''.''Geogaddi.''

* BreatherEpisode: ''The Campfire Headphase'' is a joyful, happy little album sandwiched between the nightmarish ''Geogaddi'' and the eerie ''Tomorrow's Harvest''.
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* BreatherEpisode: ''The Campfire Headphase'' is a joyful, happy little album sandwiched between the nightmarish ''Geogaddi'' and the eerie ''Tomorrow's Harvest''.Harvest.''

* DownerEnding: "Semena Mertvykh" gives vibes of this in ''Tomorrow's Harvest''
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* DownerEnding: "Semena Mertvykh" gives vibes of this in ''Tomorrow's Harvest'' Harvest.''

* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: supposedly what "Tomorrow's Harvest" is about.
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: supposedly Supposedly what "Tomorrow's Harvest" is about.

* NonIndicativeName : They are from Scotland, not Canada
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* NonIndicativeName : They are from Scotland, not CanadaCanada.

** "One Very Important Thought" samples the ending of the 1982 adult film ''A Brief Affair'' on the ''Boc Maxima'' version. For ''Music Has the Right to Children'', the sample was slightly re-recorded, [[http://bocpages.org/wiki/One_Very_Important_Thought replacing "would stop you from viewing an adult film" with "would stop you from listening to Boards of Canada"]]. ** They themselves were sampled twice by [[Music/DestinysChild Solange Knowles]], on her tracks "[[CoverVersion Left Side Drive]]" and "This Bird".
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** "One Very Important Thought" samples the ending of the 1982 adult film ''A Brief Affair'' on the ''Boc Maxima'' version. For ''Music Has the Right to Children'', the sample was slightly re-recorded, [[http://bocpages.org/wiki/One_Very_Important_Thought replacing "would stop you from viewing an adult film" with "would stop you from listening to Boards of Canada"]]. Canada."]] ** They themselves were sampled twice by [[Music/DestinysChild Solange Knowles]], on her tracks "[[CoverVersion Left Side Drive]]" and "This Bird".Bird."

** "Telephasic Workshop", among other things, is suggested by [[http://bocpages.org/wiki/Telephasic_Workshop_(song) the BoCpages fansite]] to be a reference to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, best known for its contributions to ''Series/DoctorWho''.
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** "Telephasic Workshop", among other things, is suggested by [[http://bocpages.org/wiki/Telephasic_Workshop_(song) the BoCpages fansite]] to be a reference to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, best known for its contributions to ''Series/DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho.''

** "Olson" and "Smokes Quantity" are references to the band's friends Melissa Olson (who directed the "Dayvan Cowboy" video) and an unnamed friend who was nicknamed "Smokes Quantity". ** "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''. ** ''Geogaddi'''s title is usually considered to be a {{Portmanteau}} of "Geo-" (Greek for "earth") and "Gaddi", the name of a pacifist, nomadic Hindu tribe from Himachal Pradesh in northwestern India. Its references lean more towards religious symbolism and mathematics ("A Is To B As B Is To C", "The Smallest Weird Number", "Music Is Math").
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** "Olson" and "Smokes Quantity" are references to the band's friends Melissa Olson (who directed the "Dayvan Cowboy" video) and an unnamed friend who was nicknamed "Smokes Quantity". Quantity." ** "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''. Sun.'' ** ''Geogaddi'''s title is usually considered to be a {{Portmanteau}} of "Geo-" (Greek for "earth") and "Gaddi", the name of a pacifist, nomadic Hindu tribe from Himachal Pradesh in northwestern India. Its references lean more towards religious symbolism and mathematics ("A Is To B As B Is To C", "The Smallest Weird Number", "Music Is Math").Math.")

* SingerNamedrop: "Telephasic Workshop" has a sneaky reference to the band's name, through a vocal sample at 4:39 and 5:17 which says "bordering Canada".
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* SingerNamedrop: "Telephasic Workshop" has a sneaky reference to the band's name, through a vocal sample at 4:39 and 5:17 which says "bordering Canada".Canada."

11th Jan '16 12:49:58 PM JakesBrain
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Despite the generally sunny, optimistic and vaguely nostalgic character of their music, the brothers have been known to dip into the NightmareFuel well every now and then, especially on ''Geogaddi''.
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Despite the generally sunny, optimistic and vaguely nostalgic character of their music, the brothers have been known to dip into the NightmareFuel well every now and then, especially on ''Geogaddi''. ''Geogaddi'' and ''Tomorrow's Harvest''.
27th Dec '15 4:30:13 AM Morgenthaler
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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 WhiteStripes and pretended they were just friends; when asked why they explained that they didn't want to attract needless comparisons to {{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 WhiteStripes and pretended they were just friends; when asked why they explained that they didn't want to attract needless comparisons to {{Orbital}}, 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.
31st Aug '15 8:56:50 PM Hugpocalypse
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* 1998 - ''Music Has the Right to Children''
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* 1998 - ''Music ''Music/{{Music Has the Right to Children''Children}}''
13th Aug '15 5:37:03 PM GranadalandDreamer
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* ArcNumber: 70. "Sixtyten" is based on how "70" is said in French. ''Geogaddi'' features a song called "The Smallest Weird Number," which happens to be 70. Before being signed to Warp, they were on their own independent label called Music70, which is still co-credited as the label on BoC albums.
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* ArcNumber: 70. "Sixtyten" is based on how "70" is said in French. ''Geogaddi'' features a song called "The Smallest Weird Number," which happens to be 70. Before being signed to Warp, they were on their own independent label called Music70, which is still co-credited as the label on BoC BOC albums.
13th Aug '15 5:36:40 PM GranadalandDreamer
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* ArcNumber: 70. "Sixtyten" is based on how "70" is said in French. ''Geogaddi'' features a song called "The Smallest Weird Number," which happens to be 70. Before being signed to Warp, they were on their own independent label called Music70.
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* ArcNumber: 70. "Sixtyten" is based on how "70" is said in French. ''Geogaddi'' features a song called "The Smallest Weird Number," which happens to be 70. Before being signed to Warp, they were on their own independent label called Music70.Music70, which is still co-credited as the label on BoC albums.
11th May '15 8:48:44 AM yoel
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* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:Tomorrow's Harvest]] is (probably) about this and the events directly preceding it.
9th Mar '15 4:47:11 PM notahandle
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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 ''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 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 ''Hair'' ''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 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 ''Hair'' soundtrack). Children's voices ** They themselves were deliberately removed from ''Headphase'', with Marcus explaining that it was meant to avoid being pigeonholed:sampled twice by [[Music/DestinysChild Solange Knowles]], on her tracks "[[CoverVersion Left Side Drive]]" and "This Bird".
12th Feb '15 4:22:37 AM jormis29
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* {{Sampling}}: Heavy use of this, especially from field recordings, movies, ''Series/SesameStreet'' (yes, really) NationalFilmBoardOfCanada documentaries, numbers stations (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 ''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 documentaries, numbers stations 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 ''Hair'' soundtrack). Children's voices were deliberately removed from ''Headphase'', with Marcus explaining that it was meant to avoid being pigeonholed:
1st Jan '15 9:23:49 AM TheDeadSkin
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* CallBack: "Sunshine Recorder" features a child chanting the names of two previous Boards of Canada songs ("An Eagle in Your Mind" and "A Beautiful Place Out in the Country").
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* CallBack: "Sunshine Recorder" features a child chanting the names of two previous Boards of Canada songs ("An Eagle in Your Mind" and "A "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country").

* RefrainFromAssuming: "Sunshine Recorder" contains the LoopedLyrics "an eagle in your mind... a beautiful place." The band seems to have been deliberately [[{{Troll}} trolling]] here, because this makes the song very easy to confuse with the previous BOC songs "An Eagle in Your Mind" and "A Beautiful Place Out in the Country."
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* RefrainFromAssuming: "Sunshine Recorder" contains the LoopedLyrics "an eagle in your mind... a beautiful place." The band seems to have been deliberately [[{{Troll}} trolling]] here, because this makes the song very easy to confuse with the previous BOC songs "An Eagle in Your Mind" and "A "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country."
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