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Twoism [VINYL]
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2002
this "mini album" is essential for anyone interested or has been following boc, this used to be fairly difficult to get hold of - (though not as rare as their really old stuff), so id already downloaded this off the internet before i got it. i feel the atmospheres created here are much more thick and textured than anything youll find in mhtrtc and geogaddi, while not being as complex. i found this appealing and found myself actually being drawn into the music and losing touch with the surroundings, this is the thing i like most about boc and this album highlights everything good about them. iced cooly has to be the must catchy tune ever - fsck roygbiv. distant voice samples in sixtyniner - typical boc - this is another good track. infact there isnt a single track here that i dont love. definately the easiest boc listen and most beuatiful. buy it!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
...like me! After snapping up most of the BoC collection already and hearing the 'people bought copies of this for £780 on Ebay' hype, I jumped at the chance to get this. My initial feeling was that I was left a little cold. I was initially disappointed by this, not quite as polished as 'Music....' and having already got some of the tracks featured on their other releases (since there is some duplication with tracks on this and their later releases). I left it sitting around at home, choosing to head into 'Geogaddi' and 'Music...' once again. On dragging this out recently ... my disappointment has subsided! I now find myself in posession of tracks that compliment the bleak mood of 'Music...' well. Not the place to start if this is your first BoC purchase, but one for those who have it all. The mood is melancholic throughout, Plaid-like synths set to blunted beats (although the rumbling Basefree stands out as not your typical BoC track! Growling percussion that doesn't really make sense until the end of the track when it all comes together and you see the true genius behind it). If you just have the two BoC albums to your name so far though, and you're looking for more. Try heading for the 'A Beautiful Place In The Country' EP, 'The Peel Sessions' (purely for Happy Cycling!). For those wanting more BoC style sounds, perhaps check out Plaid's output.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2003
The board of Canada are one of my favourite musicians and have been for quite a while, my favourite is this one at the moment but whatever selection they produced you can always find these elements inside of them which covers this album and all their most recent output.
1. Electronic music that actually has personality and charm
2. A semi relaxing array of musical styles focused within electronica but
Wont make you want to smash any pieces of your furniture apart due to sounds that make you feel like your being brain washed and paying for the pleasure.
3. You can always tell that you are listening to boards of Canada tune after having their music your collection there are bands that sound similar but nobody does it quite the same.
4. They have a time less nature about them quite nostalgic but quite futuristic at the same time.
5. Not shy of putting in a bangie sounding tune into the albums when I say this I don’t mean its time to get your glow sticks out or anything like that but a medium paced tune that would quite happily upset your neighbours.
6. All the albums sound like they have been lovely put together with skill and attension I would place them up there with Eno with quality of ideas and sound production.
Well I could go on but if you are thinking of trying something different and like more relaxed and well-produced electronica you could waste your money on other music but why waste time and money...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2002
As with all BOCs output you cant really pick a track to define the album and instead should view it as a whole. Anyone who liked their two later albums will see familiar markers throughout, with a slightly tougher sound on show here. Seeing where their style developed from, and where its at now, i cant wait to see where they go next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2003
..With quite an exceptional piece of electronica(not to overstate too much mind) this isn't classic melodies all round , rather than merely fuse together the path the 'Boards' had/have & are taking currently. There's still plenty of their(unreleased) material out there,going back to 1987!! But we'll just have to see if they'll release any more past evolutions in electronica for now.Being a fan since 'Music Has..' in '98 I follow these guys like a GOD(almost!). Another purchase has to be 'A Beautiful Place...' also on Warp. Back to the review: Some quirky, melodic tracks in the true Boards flavour. Base Free is a real mind blower of a track, fast in tempo yet earnest in its chords in only they can make it. The tracks really do have an orphaned feel to it, yet to grow & culminate into the sound only they have nailed & now imitated by others too. BUY THIS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE PEEPZ!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2002
Like all BoC releases, I waited for the delivery of this CD with much anticipation. On first listen I was slightly disapointed. The quality of the music is good as always however, if like me, you already own High Scores (the EP released on SCAM), and Music has the Right... (WARP), then at least 2 of the 8 tracks will already be familiar to you. It's a shame that with the relatively low output of BoC, tracks are repeated through the various releases. For example, there is a track on the High Scores EP that also appears on MHTRTC. I guess it reflects the the label changes from Music70 to Scam to Warp....
Anyway, despite all that, the mix is good, so it deserves the 4 stars.
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on 19 June 2015
mid 90's firs album from a Scottish duo - superb
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2002
This CD is very different from what I have come to expect from BoC and very refreshing too. Ironically I have been buying their music backwards, since I bought Geogaddi first and have been slowly working my way back.
There are hints of Tangerine Dream in some of the tracks, and yet its still very BoC at the same time. You can hear a rawness to the sound compared to the more polished music found on Geogaddi. So far I have never been disappointed with BoC and this one is no exception.
The sound has an underlining theme; very meloncoley with a child like innocence of discovery. As I said before its very fresh and raw, with hints of Tangerine dream. This is particularly evident on Tracks 3 and 6. More so on track six. Great little album. Have managed to find Hi Scores by BoC, on CD and am now awaiting its delivery :)
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2 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2002
HEARD this on a listening post in a music store. Wasn't impressed. This is Boards of Canada- the early days before Music Has The Right to Children, and let me tell you, their earlier stuff isn't that great. Obviousley by the time MHTRTC came out they found a musical identity, this just sounds like Daft Punk crossed with Aphex Twin B sides. I love Boards of Canada, but I think they are going a little two far in re- releasing a back catologue that doesn't deserve a re-release. Too much cashing in on cult status, not enough progression in writing new music.
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