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Music Has The Right To Childre

Boards of Canada Audio CD
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Like dust motes dancing in hazy afternoon sunlight, the compositions of Scottish duo Boards of Canada seduce listeners by illuminating almost imperceptible elements flitting through the cluttered cosmos. Though their saturated hip-hop beats and deployment of timbres as tactile textures recalls Autechre, Boards of Canada are distinguished by sweet melodies and a fondness for using vaguely familiar sounds outside of Western harmonic tradition--snippets of party conversations, bouncing Ping-Pong balls--to function as emotional triggers. Despite its sonic watercolor washes and childlike exclamations of "I love you" ("The Color of the Fire"), Music Has the Right to Children is not some yellowing document scribbled by glassy-eyed, loved-up rave casualties. This exemplary, evocative recording almost hovers above any fixed point on the time line of pop-music history. --Kurt B. Reighley

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By Ross
Format:Audio CD
In regards to the reviewer who said that their music is littered with references to the occult, etc. BOC themselves have said that they are not members/supporters of said cults. I feel that some of these samples create a sinister layer, but knowing their intentions aren't bad shows how they may have a sense of humour being aware that some might take the samples too seriously. You may enjoy their newest release though, "campfire headphase" as it pretty much is free of the subliminal content running through "Geogaddi".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alien magnificence June 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
Contrary to people claiming "you've never heard this before", you have come across elements of this music in other's works: Aphex Twin, Auterche, Neu!, Eno...what Boards of Canada have done is take all these elements and fine-tune them into their own distinctive sound that is simply a trip in outer space. I could compare this album to my favorite of this type of genre: Air's "Moon Safari" but it would be an injustice. This album is a much more ambivalent sound, more concerned with creating the ultimate soundscapes than mixing the Beatles and John Barry into a spy soundtrack.
Boards of Canada play with the EQ and reverb on the sounds to create a warm journey through the joy of sound. Obviously talking about this album is akin to discussing the thrills of skydiving: you can't express it, you must experience it. That being said, this album is a slow-burner that will take some time to grow on you, but when it does, you'll be completely immersed. It isn't the most original ambient album, but damned if it isn't the most enjoyable and worth your time.
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By D. Lee
Format:Audio CD
I'll admit that I found nothing fascinating about Boards of Canada (hereto referred to as BOC), or their IDM style of music. In fact, I would look over their CD countless times to buy something else that I would grow tired of in a nano second. Feeling a little adventurous, I picked up BOC's "Music Has the Right to Children" and am I glad I did. Ranging from feelings of doom and gloom to everything's gonna be okay, BOC has a remarkable style of their own sure to impress any pedestrian listener! Stand out tracks on MHTRTC are "Roykbiv", "Rue the Whirl", "Aquarius", "Pete Standing Alone" and "Happy Cycling". I expected a bunch of ambient, beatless grooves, but this set turned out to be quite danceable, and therapeutic at the same time. BOC has taken a familair style, and transported it to the next level of dance/chillout music--guess that's why they are labled in the sub-genre of Intelligent Dance Music (IDM). And even though this disc was released in 1998, in 2003 I still find the beats contemporary!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I hate this CD July 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
I really hate this CD and I have one extremly good reason for that.Some of the track are so gorgeous like "olsen",which has an absolutly stunning melody,that I absolutly fell in love with then it stopped! after 1 minute no less!I could listen to this song for anoth 3 minutes AT LEAST! So it forces me to put it on loop for three times or more.And then there is "triangles and rhombuses" as soon as you get interested in the theme it goes on the next song.It's better to want more of something than to want it to shut off prematurely but it's a little ridiculous here.Escpescially when some of my all-time faveorite songs go on from 9-11 minutes ("Tha" from Aphex Twin's SAW and track11 disc 2 from his SAWII "white blur" I think it's known as?).Some of the songs absolutly satisfy me,like "telephasic workshop" which turns clips of people talking into a real rythmic party,and "aquarius" with it's ambient,sensitive,aquatic flow and when it breaks into the number counting set you feel you're getting a glimpse of the sun through the blue waves.
Yes,on one level I hate this CD because I feel it's only revealing a tantalizing taste at times instead of baring itself fully to my partially develoved tastes.Show me what you got!But on the other hand,I feel it deserves 5 stars because it's a classic in ambiance and it's so creative and beautiful.
Buy this CD.You won't be disappointed in anything but what I've made full mention of already....
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Green Worlds from Canada. April 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
I had heard Brain Eno's "Another Green World" during the seventies, when adventure in music was being reigned in by the music industry. I didn't have much of a handle on Brain Eno but I knew about synthesizers and that they are hard to play well. I own three BOC cd's and have enjoyed them all for the creative use of the instrament and the "beats", which took me for a loop(no pun intended). Yes, some of the beats are hip-hopish, but one of the good qualities of this music is that it seldom stays in a predictable pattern.
In fact whenever I listen to Boards of Canada I've always been pleasantly surprised by just how masterful their handling of all these "bags of tricks" is. These two are studied and have really no equal at what they do, and that includes the enigmatic Aphex Twin. All to often musicians who play the synthesizer sound just like, well someone on a synth who could have spared us and just played their usuall intrament, but Boards of Canada has never dissappointed the majority of their listeners.
Geogaddi, Children have the right to Music, and a obscure ep called "skam" all offer excellent listening by musicians who can make synth music sound anything but, and in a good way. The reason I don't mention "Twoism" is because I dread anything with two much "hype". After the "excitment" dies down I'll check this one out, but this is the only negative I can think of for this amazing duo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fan From USA
This Album is Art. Music is Art. Art is an expression/ interpretation. The listener can take their own ideals from the music. Read more
Published on April 5 2007 by A. R. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars? Noooo!!!!!
This is the best album I have ever heard, hands down. I like it so much because I grew up as one of the youngest in my family and extended family, so I saw a lot of family photos... Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2007 by Billbob
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly Beautiful Music
Boards of Canada is the Pink Floyd of the new millenium, and Music Has the Right to Children is its Dark Side of the Moon (which would make Geogaddi its Wish You Were Here, I... Read more
Published on Feb. 17 2005 by Guy Caballero
1.0 out of 5 stars ok
Like I said I only vaguely heard one person talk about the involvement with porn. Even though the fact that someone has a religious preference does deal with intelligence, the fact... Read more
Published on July 17 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspired Analog Soundings
BOC use analog or analog mimicry to make interesting music that at times sound like old 70's/80's soundtrack's to corporate video promotional videos or old Moog type music for... Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Music at first...
Well I thought the CD rocked at first. Extremely interesting music. I liked most of the songs on there. Read more
Published on July 13 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This group, is just....wow. Their music will leave you in a different world of emotions. With music that brings you back to being a kid and day dreaming. Read more
Published on June 16 2004 by jeremy hensley
4.0 out of 5 stars It's chill, but overhyped
Ok, I really like the beats on this one. It's great to chill out to or study with. It's definately better than Geodaddi because it has more drums in it. Read more
Published on June 2 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A blend of enjoyable organic-sounding chillout music
Softer, subtler and more organic-sounding than Autechre and Squarepusher, this production by Boards of Canada provides the perfect blend for some nice background music to chill out... Read more
Published on May 27 2004 by Manny Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best electronic albums evah
like the last who posted a comment on this album almost 3 years ago, i agree that this album comes with the highest recommendations. Read more
Published on May 21 2004 by Stephen P. Pope
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