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For the first time in over five years, the catalog of Boards of Canada will be reissued on vinyl courtesy of Warp Records. The albums Music Has the Right to Children (1998), Geogaddi (2002) and The Campfire Headphase (2005) will be reissued in October of 2013 while Twoism (1995), In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country (2000) and Trans Canada Highway (2006) will follow in November. A reissue of the Hi Scores EP (1996) will also be available through Skam late in the year. Each Warp reissue comes with a download code and an original BOC sticker design from the era.
Geogaddi is arguably one of Boards of Canada’s most intriguing works, the kind of album that you could spend hours and hours with, constantly unpicking more meaning from its immaculately textured depths. Released in 2002, the first thing that is clear is its darker way with mood. Still operating in a nostalgia-tinged analogue world, the textures seem to carry more weight. The heavier rhythms and hypnotically crackling samples on “Music Is Math” and groaning voices on “Gyroscope” are laced with something approaching menace.
There are sparse, almost playful moments too though, which add to the album’s beguiling quality. “The Devil Is In The Details” is a skittering piece of electronics and barely-their voices, “While Dawn Chorus” is all widescreen, chunky beats that sound like the sun coming up. 3LP pressing with etching on side F recut by Noel Summerville from original DAT master. Includes sticker sheet with hexagon die cut stickers.