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Nightmare Fuel: Boards of Canada
The entirety of Geogaddi is deeply unsettling, with deceptively sunny keyboads filtered through tape recorders that make them sound broken and distorted. Particularly creepy tracks include:
Right out of the box with "Ready Let's Go", which is little more than an oscillating drone.
"Music is Math," the second track and the first full song on the album, sets the tone. The lyrics are hard to make out (as they're being sung in a near-incomprehensible, tribal wail filtered through a vocoder) but consensus seems to be that they are: "all falls down... all falls down... down..."
"You Could Feel The Sky."
"1969." It's about Branch Davidian cult, which maintained a Stepford Smiler facade while their leader sexually abused children.
"A is to B as B is to C" , with its strange, garbled loops and samples. Towards the end of the track, an ominous backmasked chorus chants something that sounds astonishingly like "O Geogaddi! O Geogaddi!"
"The Devil is in the Details," which is about hypnosis.
"Beware the Friendly Stranger". The more you look into the song, the worse it gets.
The cover of Music Has the Right to Children anyone? The Faceless...
The inside of the album has each of their faces magnified. Ugh.
In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country. The whole EP has an unsettling atmosphere, especially "Amo Bishop Roden" and the title track.
Tomorrow's Harvest. An apocalyptic dread is present through the whole album, from the opening bleakness of "Gemini" to the Downer Ending of "Semena Mertvykh".