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In a Beautiful Place Out in Th [VINYL]

Boards Of Canada Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (18 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warp Records
  • ASIN: B0000509H8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 644,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 4 Jan 2004
By db73
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to put into words quite how beautifull Boards of Canada's music is. From the first time I sat & listened to their 'Music has the right to children' LP (After skipping through the tracks in a record shop before buying!) I was amazed. I've been into electronic music since I was at school & in around 15 years of listening to it I'd never heard anything as perfect as this. Their music is powerfull yet subtle, Dark yet uplifting, Nostalgic yet futuristic. BoC have taken electronic music to new hieghts & demonstrated as never before how to put soul & emotion into electronic music. This EP, for me, rates as one their best releases to date but all of their music is absolutely essential for any fan of electronic music.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a cloud in sight... 6 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
If these hauntingly beautiful tracks fail to send you into a strangely bitter-sweet trance-like state as you reminisce about lovers past and summers gone by, then you must surely be a member of "Busted" & your soul lost forever...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 15 Jan 2006
By J
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply, if you enjoy listening to warm personal electronica, then this is the beginning and the end for you. Boards of Canada haven't released anything better.
If you like this check out Ulrich Schnauss.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable 31 Dec 2004
By Al
Format:Audio CD
I cried. Properly cried. Having never heard any other Boards of Canada music I bought their entire back-catalog based on this EP. The emotions it conjours up in everyone will be different, but with it's jaw-dropping slickness and beautifully gorgeous synth sounds echoing through your mind, it's bound to conjour up something. Buy it. It's an emotional experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars get beautiful... 19 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
well, it's unanimous then - a beautiful place is a wonderful place to be. With one single BOC have rendered swathes of my music collection obsolete - Spooky, Global Communication, Seefeel et al. It's so far ahead of the pack it's ridiculous and even the mighty Aphex Twin must be on notice to raise his game. The sounds are simple, warm, clear and, yes, beautiful - placed elegantly with the minimal precision of Mondrian. Lighting my days at the moment like a new colour, do please buy this and give it the exposure it richly deserves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The e.p. of 2000 14 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
beautiful, stunning and serene are just 3 words normally associated with the most innovative electronic band of the last 3 years and this e.p. is no different. each track reverberates with a stlye it takes many years to accomplish (ask thom yorke)and even with no press the songs fuel the myth that is boards of canada. if turquoise hexagon sun from 'music has the right....' is the name of the boards religion then'a beautiful place...' is the advert. i for one will be making myself a member very soon. absolutely unmissable th ee.p. of the year
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music That Fuels The Imagination! 10 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
There was this haunting, atmospheric melody that I once heard on a BMW commercial, (someone diving into an empty swimming pool, on top of a skyscraper, at night). This tune stuck in my mind and I tried to track it down, but with no luck. A couple of years later, I was playing Royksopp in my shop, when a customer came up to me and said 'have you heard of Boards of Canada?, they are similar to this, only better'. On the basis of that comment I bought the Goegaddi album and subsequently loved it. On the strength of that album, I bought up the entire BOC catalogue. Imagine my surprise when Kid of Today started playing, the classic BMW track.
For me, it is difficult to come up with the words to do BOC justice. They take music to the next level, blending beautiful sounds and melodies together, causing fantastic feelings and images to come to your mind. Their music is just so atmospheric and refreshing. They are also, amazingly consistent and if I was a film director I would sign them up. immediately.
Sadly, there are people out there that criticize BOC, these people, in my opinion, have no soul or imagination, they just don't get it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By B.G.
Format:MP3 Download
Put simply, this E.P. of four tracks is better than most albums released today, beautiful ambience and music that takes you back to a specific time, essential for any BOC devotee who does not yet own this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars never received it!
I would love to have this album but I never got it from the seller and must have been too busy to notice
Published 1 month ago by The Colossal Squid
5.0 out of 5 stars What an appropriate title
It's now 8.20am and for the last 3 hours I've had this album on loop via my Winamp. Oh my giddy aunt what a stunning outbreak of pure synth soundscaping with occasional... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sáss Alæssí
5.0 out of 5 stars great, very ambient
very good E.P - a lot more relaxing that B.O.C's other music, perhaps not hooky on first listen but worth persevering with.
Published 10 months ago by mick green
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Great!!
Boards of Canada are so chilled! Just great. Found their music not so long ago and am now hooked. Campfire Headphase is my fave but this just adds nicely to my collection. Read more
Published on 10 May 2011 by katie33
4.0 out of 5 stars 7../
A legendary EP to many, and perhaps understandably so when you factor in the immense following the previous album has gained over the years. Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2007 by 77
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful place to be
Sometimes overlooked in the BoC canon alongside their flagship full-length albums, this EP is a corker. After the sublime 'Music Has The Right... Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2007 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful place emerges wherever you listen to this
This EP offering from the Boards is a true masterpiece, the first three tracks blend into each other perfectly, each one reinforcing the presence of the last. Read more
Published on 10 Jan 2007 by Jes
5.0 out of 5 stars A subject of beauty and obscure events
If you've never heard Boards Of Canada, then this is maybe where you should start. From first hearing "Kid For Today" and then piking the CD from a mate of mine, i've never looked... Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2004 by Harvs
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