While this EP is extremely lovely, it failed to floor me in the way that past efforts have. Still, as you can see from my four star rating, it not bad by any means! I just must admit that 'Amo Bishop Roden' and the title track tend to bore me just a bit. Yeah, I dig the branch davidian references that were elaborated upon in 'Geogaddi,' but these two tracks, while quite beautiful, just get annoying after a couple of minutes, sorry. I feel sacriligious saying that. 'Kid for Today' is magnificent however, as the trademark grainy atmospheres lay the foundation for further melodic exploration. Wonderful.. Still, the main reason I feel the need to add this gratuitous review to the myriad of preexistant ones is the mixed feelings toward the last track 'Zoetrope'. Many seem to write this off as 'filler,' which astounds me. This is easily the most beautiful, creative track on the CD and is evocative of so many gorgeous feelings. Labeling this as filler or a tack-on track to me is missing the point of Boards of Canada and the scene they represent. Filler is a corporate, moneymaking, insidious tactic of large business-driven record labels who have no regard for artistic vision.. It is, for the most part, totally contrary to the philosophy of BoC and IDM in general. They are not about making an extra buck or filling up the record.. and unless they have me conned really well, they would never tack on anything that wasn't absolutely essential to what they are trying to accomplish in that particular release. I feel that IDM as a whole is very good about keeping it real. That being said, I think that 'Zoetrope' is absolutely necessary to the record and completes it beautifully. If you are new to Boards of Canada, though, pick up their debut LP 'Music Has the Right to Children' or the fascinating 'Hi Scores' EP.