Music Has The Right To Children is the debut studio album by Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada, originally released in April 1988 via Warp and Skam Records.
Boards Of Canada are a Scottish electronic music duo consisting of brothers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin. Signing to Skam and then Warp Records in the 1990s, the duo received recognition following the release of their debut album Music Has the Right to Children in 1998. Their subsequent albums, Geogaddi (2002), The Campfire Headphase (2005) and Tomorrow’s Harvest (2013), have received critical praise.
The duo’s music incorporates elements such as vintage synthesisers, analogue production methods, hip hop-inspired breakbeats, and samples from 1970s public broadcasting programmes and other outdated media; it has been described as exploring themes of nostalgia, childhood memory, and nature.
Their debut studio album was produced at Hexagon Sun, the duo’s personal recording studio in Pentland Hills, and continued their distinctive style of electronica, featuring vintage synthesisers, degraded analogue production, samples, field recordings, and hip hop-inspired rhythms that had been featured on their first two EPs Twoism (1995) and Hi Scores (1996).
The album received critical acclaim upon its release, and has since been acknowledged as a landmark work in electronic music, going on to inspire a variety of subsequent artists.
This double album is a reissue on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in Europe via Warp Records.