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Geogaddi

Boards Of Canada Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Feb 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warp
  • ASIN: B00005Y0Q3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,974 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Ready Lets Go0:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Music Is Math 5:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beware The Friendly Stranger0:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gyroscope 3:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dandelion 1:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sunshine Recorder 6:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. In The Annexe 1:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Julie And Candy 5:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Smallest Weird Number 1:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. 1969 4:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Energy Warning0:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Beach At Redpoint 4:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Opening The Mouth 1:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Alpha And Omega 7:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Saw Drones0:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Devil Is In The Details 3:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. A Is To B As B Is To C 1:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Over The Horizon Radar 1:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Dawn Chorus 3:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Diving Station 1:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. You Could Feel The Sky 5:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Corsair 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Magic Window 1:460.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

BBC Review

The eagerly awaited follow up to the 1998 neo classic Music Has The Right To Children arrived wearing a shroud of mystery, sandals of secrecy and enigma earrings.

Without so much as a press release, Geogaddi's addition to the release schedule was enough to whip the music press into a chattering frenzy. Keeping the music and track titles locked away, Warp perpetuated the Chinese whispers until it premiered album number two in six churches; London, New York, Tokyo, Edinburgh, Paris and Berlin. Furthermore, by way of promotion the elusive Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison conducted just one press interview (for the NME) via email.

Precious little is known about BOC as they tend to work tenaciously in geographical and cultural isolation. Aside from the fact their creative partnership is twenty years old and (having spent some time in Calgary as children) they took their name from The National Film Board of Canada, the world remains conveniently ignorant of biographical details. The onus is on the music, and quite right too.

The Boards of Canada approach is both chaotic and academic. Numbers (six, in particular) feature heavily in their thinking. They belong to an art collective named Turquoise Hexagon Sun and the album measures exactly 66 minutes and 6 seconds (as track 16 freely admits, "The Devil Is In The Details"). Cycling audio through the mechanics of a mathematical equation seems to be as valuable as hours of bashing drums and synthesisers. Who knows, they could be firing boiled sweets out of a nail gun for all we know but the effect is amazing nonetheless.

Geogaddi is a tapestry of strange contrasts. Sweeping synths, crunchy drum patterns and the distorted voices of children weave in and out to create a surreal 'third place'. The ruminant paranoia evident in "Dawn Chorus" is as hypnotic as it is disorienting. Loping beats wrestle with melodies possessed by a blatant disregard for time signature to generate a seasonally affected musicscape. This is electronica put out to graze on the hillsides for fifteen years.

At times BOC invite you to stand with them as they gaze out over the majestic, Scottish highlands surveying an early sunset as it explodes across the horizon. At others they leave you stranded in your flat at 3am wondering whether that strange noise is your speakers on the blink or the mayonnaise growling at you from inside the fridge. Either way, its unlikely you will have heard anything quite like this. Essential. --Christian Hopwood

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Product Description

Spectral sophomore album from 2002! Sunburst folktronics 'n' disembodied samples by the Scottish cottage duo ... a reassuringly worthy successor to their watershed "Music Has The Right To Children" debut.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Geogaddi calls for relaxation and reminiscen 19 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
The latest release from Boards of Canada without doubt confirms the duo as one of the most original and equilibristic acts on the electronica scene. The 23 track-album is saturated with the unique BOC dream-like ambient feeling that reaches deeply into the listener's register of feelings and imagination. The sampled sound-collages and soothing beats often produce a kind of surreal atmosphere which is both relaxing, melancholic, and a bit disqueting as if confronted with something you have heard before in a distant past but can't really recognize. This surely has to do with the brilliant craftmanship and personal sound of the album where the manipulated samples of seemingly forgotten bits of melodies, lost voices and radio-static are mixed with soft and blurry retro-synths in a most well-balanced manner. The music is not avant-garde or experimental but has the rare quality of being both immediately accessible and highly original at the same time. It is the kind of album that conjures up deep emotions and reminds you of lost moments and impressions in a kaleidoscopic and magic mixture. Geogaddi simply takes this sort of electronic music to a new level.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of before! Fantastic! 20 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the opening tracks, it is obvious that BOC have based this album on cuts from their last album 'Music Has The Right To Children'. A lot of the instrument samples and loops are carried over, and it would seem that some of the voice samples used, have been carried from the same sources used before (it sounds like weekday morning educational tv programmes from the 1970s, especially on tracks like 'Dandelion')
One thing BOC is notable for, is the way that time seems to slow down while the album is listened to. The longer 'full-length' tracks seem to go on for longer than they actually are, which is by no means a bad thing. Throughout the album, the music shifts and changes constantly, allbeit very slowly. Slowly enough, that it's easy to miss the transitions entirely without some careful listening.
The album comes across as child-like, characterised at first by the (limited edition) cardboard slip-case, which is styled like a childs picture book, with big, bold colouring and shapes. This goes hand-in-hand with the children's voices that appear on many of the tracks here.
The slow, methodical layering of sounds created by BOC, is just what you need after a long day, with its' 'soft rounded edges' sound, and graceful, powerful soothing effect - especially when played quietly - is almost enough to send you to sleep. This is what is meant by 'chill-out' music, not the down-tempo trance that's been churned out by the Ibiza cash factory.
If you bought Music Has... , then you should buy this. It's similar enough, yet different enough to warrant ownership. Who knows, listening to
the educational samples, you may even learn something in the process!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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My first BoC album bought around July last year along with Music Has The Right To Children, recommended by a friend. The latter being also a great album but Geogaddi has by far grasped my attention. It features a great number of tracks with short "interlude" tracks beautifully transitioning between the longer tracks.
Boards Of Canada is quite a unique musical style (bears a resemblance to Electroacoustic style composition and synthesized but calm Dance in some tracks) which may not appeal to some people but it does overall have a great relaxing, easy going feel and even though some tracks feature quite a lot of activity in the background this blends itself effectively into the whole atmosphere of the piece whilst not giving the track a rushed appearance (as high activity over short periods can very frequently do).
My particular favourites on this album are Sunshine Recorder and Beach At Redpoint, which has an excellent setting and some great timbres and rhythms but even then the majority of the remaining tracks are all still superb listening and are rated just as highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BOC would like to take you on a journey.... 23 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Surely one of the albums of the year, and most likely one of the electronica albums of the decade. Beautiful and otherworldy, this can be a poignant and stirring album but also a harsh and austere album. Melodies seemingly plucked from the outer-atmosphere played on synthesizers sounding like they were constructed by martians. For some listeners, this is a highly impersonal album, but I think it can be a very personal album, not of the artists, but of the listener. Boards of Canada's music unlocks memories of your childhood and, more importantly, the fears and wonders you had when you were a child. Listen to it with the lights off with earphones, and you'll know what I mean. Hallucinogenic, nauseating, claustrophobic, gorgeous and outlandish, this is one of those few records than can take you to a whole other place for its duration and then make you want to repeat, repeat, repeat.
Stunning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Original and subliminaly disturbing... 9 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to define boards of Canada's music, because it changes so often. Now Geogaddi is a brilliant album, not just a collection of songs, but a subliminally disturbing work of art. It's hard to name one song as the best, because you can only get the real effect by listening to the whole thing. When most people hear the words "disturbing music" or "depressing music", they'll usually think of some gothic band or a band with lots of shouting and swearing, but this album has a hidden depth to it, and leaves you with a strange feeling. It starts off with some weird and quite catchy songs, but slowly gets darker, and then you hit "The Devil Is In The Details" which is where the album changes, it starts calming down, but also getting more confused, and sad, "dawn chorus" is quite intense, then "You Could Feel The Sky" slowly relaxes the album, but still maintains the spooky feel, and "Corsair" leaves you wondering what you thought of the album, you know you liked it but you feel sad. Basically, it's great, but you only hear the real weirdness after "I Saw Drones", up until then I CAN be kind of repetitive if you don't listen carefuly enough, either way it's all very suttle, but builds, if you arnet a fan of electronic/ambient music or your mind isn't open, I wouldn't buy this, because you'll be embarrassed to listen to it, but this isn't one of those boring albums made for the money, it's not a scramble through a hard drive of old songs to make a quick buck, it's truly original stuff and worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Good, but not as great as 'Music has the right'. And now I have to add more words to keep Amazon happy...
Published 25 days ago by The Laughing Mole
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
revolutionary music produced by a revolutionary band.
Dont listen to the songs individually, go from start to finish, its almost like a symphony. Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Moreira
3.0 out of 5 stars gotta try b4 u buy
it's more sound samples than songs but very interesting......I think this will grow on me....just takes a bit of getting used to
Published 4 months ago by ray chiles
3.0 out of 5 stars Fans only
If, like me, you're desperate for output from this amazing duo then Geogaddi will suffice until the next masterpiece comes along. Read more
Published 8 months ago by The Bodacious Cowboy
5.0 out of 5 stars EVOCATIVE ATMOSPHERIC
I was told that Music Has The Right To Children was the real deal, but I was never disuaded that this was it. Read more
Published on 29 Oct 2010 by Mr. A. D. Bickerstaffe
5.0 out of 5 stars look! orange! that's right!
After one of the most unique, immediately enjoyable, and arguably one of the finest Warp releases in Music Has The Right To Children, Geogaddi can be seen initially as a mild... Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2009 by S. Illidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Killer, Lots of Filler
It's hard to know where to start with this album. In all honesty I love Boards of Canada, they have this wickerman, voodoo, psychedelic, Blair Witch project thing going on, which... Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2009 by Steven M. Quinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I discovered it
Was my favorite Boards of Canada album until Tomorrow's Harvest. I originally heard a friends copy of this - hearing tracks like 'Gyroscope' and 'The Devil is in the Detail' that... Read more
Published on 26 April 2009 by chalcedony
5.0 out of 5 stars The reason why electronica exists as a genre
Ah, the wonderful dilemma of choosing a favourite BOC recording remains, despite Geogaddi's best efforts. Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2008 by Jes
5.0 out of 5 stars moving , haunting, beautiful
This is the first boc cd i heard although I like them all to be honest. It really is my favourite ambient music. Read more
Published on 8 July 2008 by Tom Jam
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