History Music / BoardsOfCanada

10th May '16 6:46:49 AM Kanonite
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* LastNotenightmare: Inverted in Poppy Seed, the song beginning with a dark and ominous synth and progressing into a more mellow composition.

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* LastNotenightmare: LastNoteNightmare: Inverted in their remix of Slag Boom Van Loon's Poppy Seed, the song beginning with a dark and ominous synth and progressing into a more mellow composition.
10th May '16 6:43:55 AM Kanonite
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* LastNotenightmare: Inverted in Poppy Seed, the song beginning with a dark and ominous synth and progressing into a more mellow composition.
28th Apr '16 2:41:51 PM aye_amber
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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 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 [[note]] For a while they pulled a WhiteStripes 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.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]], 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 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.
28th Apr '16 2:40:45 PM aye_amber
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Among their influences, the brothers have cited The Incredible String Band (claiming shared pastoral sensibilities), Music/JoniMitchell, Music/TheBeatles and Music/MyBloodyValentine. They are also professed fans of {{Radiohead}}.

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Among their influences, the brothers have cited The Incredible String Band (claiming shared pastoral sensibilities), Music/JoniMitchell, Music/TheBeatles and Music/MyBloodyValentine. They are also professed fans of {{Radiohead}}.
Music/{{Radiohead}}.



* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:Tomorrow's Harvest]] is (probably) about this and the events directly preceding it.

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* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:Tomorrow's [[spoiler: Tomorrow's Harvest]] is (probably) about this and the events directly preceding it.



* {{Children Are Innocent}}: A recurring theme often either played straight or averted.

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* {{Children Are Innocent}}: ChildrenAreInnocent: A recurring theme often either played straight or averted.



* {{Electronic Music}}

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* {{Electronic Music}}ElectronicMusic



* {{Ghibli Hills}}: Boards of Canada is arguably the aural equivalent of this. When they're not being terrifying, that is.

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* {{Ghibli Hills}}: GhibliHills: Boards of Canada is arguably the aural equivalent of this. When they're not being terrifying, that is.



* {{New Sound Album}}: ''The Campfire Headphase'' shifted Boards of Canada's sound into a more guitar, pastoral sound driven direction, mainly to avoid pigeonholing. Fans and critics are divided on whether or not this is for the better.
* {{Nonappearing Title}}: Few of their albums or [=EPs=] feature the album title in a song, ''In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country'', ''Twoism'', and ''Boc Maxima'' being exceptions.

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* {{New Sound Album}}: NewSoundAlbum: ''The Campfire Headphase'' shifted Boards of Canada's sound into a more guitar, pastoral sound driven direction, mainly to avoid pigeonholing. Fans and critics are divided on whether or not this is for the better.
* {{Nonappearing Title}}: NonappearingTitle: Few of their albums or [=EPs=] EP's feature the album title in a song, ''In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country'', ''Twoism'', and ''Boc Maxima'' being exceptions.



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



* SubliminalSeduction: All of their albums employ heavy use of reversing, which sometimes has landed them in hot water. Notably, some of their shorter songs like "Dandelion" and "Over the Horizon Radar" are made almost entirely of this.[[note]]If re-reversed to hear the original, "Dandelion" turns out to sound a bit like a {{Chiptune}} and "Over the Horizon Radar" is... well, still hauntingly beautiful, but it becomes clearer that its melody is played on a Rhodes keyboard.[[/note]]
* TeenGenius: Considering the fact that Mike was born in 1971 and Marcus in 1973, they technically started Boards of Canada when they were still teenagers, like their Warp labelmate Music/{{Aphex Twin}}. (And much like Aphex, it took them a while to find their trademark style.)

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* SubliminalSeduction: All of their albums employ heavy use of reversing, which sometimes has landed them in hot water. Notably, some of their shorter songs like "Dandelion" and "Over the Horizon Radar" are made almost entirely of this.[[note]]If [[note]] If re-reversed to hear the original, "Dandelion" turns out to sound a bit like a {{Chiptune}} and "Over the Horizon Radar" is... well, still hauntingly beautiful, but it becomes clearer that its melody is played on a Rhodes keyboard. [[/note]]
* TeenGenius: Considering the fact that Mike was born in 1971 and Marcus in 1973, they technically started Boards of Canada when they were still teenagers, like their Warp labelmate Music/{{Aphex Twin}}.Music/AphexTwin. (And much like Aphex, it took them a while to find their trademark style.)
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.
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