Weekly playlist: The Snows of Canada

Posted: September 16th, 2006 | Author: | Filed under: Ambient, Techno | No Comments »

I know most have heard of Boards of Canada. Nor is it original to compile a playlist of their top stuff. But I know some downloaders out there have never bothered to buy their albums and E.P.’s or take the time to listen to all of them. Also, I doubt few have assembled a smooth sequence with the right peaks and valleys.

If you’re new to Boards or have only heard them in passing, imagine a grainy wildlife documentary and family home movies from the ’70s, mixed with childlike wonder, crunchy hip hop beats and the bleak beauty of the northern wilderness.

So here it is — minus some highlights like “Hi Scores” and “Happy Cycling” — my home version of the best way to listen to the Boards:

  1. Wildlife Analysis : Music has the Right to Children
  2. An Eagle in Your Mind : Music has the Right to Children
  3. Chromakey Dreamcoat : The Campfire Headphase
  4. Satellite Anthem Icarus : The Campfire Headphase
  5. Telephasic Workshop : Music has the Right to Children
  6. Triangles and Rhombuses : Music has the Right to Children
  7. In A Beautiful Place in the Country : In A Beautiful Place in the Country E.P.
  8. Amo Bishop Roden : In A Beautiful Place in the Country E.P.
  9. Kaini Industries : Music has the Right to Children
  10. Bocuma : Music has the Right to Children
  11. ROYGBIV : Music has the Right to Children
  12. Aquarius : Music has the Right to Children
  13. Nlogax : Hi Scores E.P.
  14. Seeya Later : Hi Scores E.P.
  15. 1969 : Geogaddi
  16. Ataronchronon : The Campfire Headphase
  17. Oscar See Through Red Eye : The Campfire Headphase
  18. Dayvan Cowboy : The Campfire Headphase
  19. You Could Feel the Sky : Geogaddi
  20. Tears from the Compound Eye : The Campfire Headphase


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