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Go on then, not many "Official" releases but enough to keep us going.

I'll get the obvious out the way and say "ROYGBIV".

doglatin, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:19 (nineteen years ago) link

Amo Bishop Roden

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:25 (nineteen years ago) link

Happy Cycling

stevo (stevo), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:32 (nineteen years ago) link

aquarius

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:32 (nineteen years ago) link

1969.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:33 (nineteen years ago) link

...hang on, i've heard it too often and i'm a bit bored of it. maybe i'll go with 1969.

damn you matt dc, you posted as i wrote.

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:35 (nineteen years ago) link

Isotope - or whatever that track at the end of the 'Beautiful place' EP is called - sounds like Philip Glass writing music to be played on melting icicles, far superior to anything else they've ever done in my opinion, simply for not being 'the same old' formula which they like to recycle over and over. Nothing against the two albums, but this is the only time they seriously get different and it's beguilingly beautiful.

(also helps that it was the first BoC track I heard and nothing has compared to the thrill and surprise of it)

Rob M (Rob M), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:40 (nineteen years ago) link

I second ROYGBIV. The only one I can remember as an individual track, to my shame.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:46 (nineteen years ago) link

Ah! Zoetrope! Largely overlooked because of the quality of all the other stuff on that EP. It makes me think of a couple dancing together round and round and round.

dog latin, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:49 (nineteen years ago) link

trapped

zemko (bob), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 14:52 (nineteen years ago) link

This is hard. My stock answer is (and probably always will be) "Turquoise Hexagon Sun", but compelling arguments can be made for "Zoeotrope" and "Happy Cycling".

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:05 (nineteen years ago) link

my other candidates were 'Orange Romeda', 'Roygbiv, 'Kid For Today', 'Music Is Math', 'Nlogax', that track from ATP 2001 i cant identify and a couple of others i can't identify from the Disengage mix. i always hated 'Aquarius' even tho i know its brilliant and probably their definitive track...but it unsettles me so

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:09 (nineteen years ago) link

it's Pick Only One stevem! - silly lad ;-)

I think we need a new category called "Gun to the Head" where you have to say your fave/worst as if you had a gun pointed at your head and had to answer as concisely as poss with as little procrastanation. This would help "Best of" lists no-end I reckon.

dog latin, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:28 (nineteen years ago) link

B-b-but "Aquarius" is NOTHING compared to "THS"!

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:28 (nineteen years ago) link

mp3 mp3
still a nice guitar sound though he really shouldn't write the lyrics on his own. barney is almost a philosopher in comparison.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:31 (nineteen years ago) link

Aquarius was my very favourite for ages but I'm bored of it now. The Version on the Peel Sessions is yummy too.

doglatin, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:32 (nineteen years ago) link

sorry wrong thread those were johnny marr and the healers mp3s.

favourite boc obviously: everything you do is a balloon. dreamy, mystic and enchanting. totally hypnotic.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:36 (nineteen years ago) link

happy cycling again

gareth (gareth), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:42 (nineteen years ago) link

Still a band that I think is good but not amazing. I've given Music... and Geogaddi a number of chances too! So maybe um er ah..."1963"? Is that what it's called?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:47 (nineteen years ago) link

+6

(Custos to thread! Er.)

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:52 (nineteen years ago) link

(And 'Aquarius' obv.)

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:53 (nineteen years ago) link

i've just been and had a skip through my boc and i've decided i'm going with corsair.

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 15:56 (nineteen years ago) link

"music is math"

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 18:01 (nineteen years ago) link

an eagle in yr mind

naked as sin (naked as sin), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 18:26 (nineteen years ago) link

one more for happy cycling

gygax!, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 18:44 (nineteen years ago) link

"Basefree" though "Balloon" is very good too.

Leee (Leee), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 19:08 (nineteen years ago) link

KID FOR TODAY

juice (juice), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 22:16 (nineteen years ago) link

On most days, "Iced Cooly"; today, "Chinook".

kieran, Tuesday, 4 February 2003 22:28 (nineteen years ago) link

Everything you do is a balloon...first song I heard by them and still my favorite

Elliot, Wednesday, 5 February 2003 04:13 (nineteen years ago) link

the one wiht "I love you" in it

A Nairn (moretap), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 04:15 (nineteen years ago) link

In "an eagle in your mind" a creepy voice says "i love you" once and "the color of the fire" has the 1970's Sesame Street sample of the little girl saying "i love you" over and over again. Which one?

Tough one here, but ill go with "sixtyten" because of the moldy, hazy, dying synth solo tacked to the end.

Polo Pony, Wednesday, 5 February 2003 04:34 (nineteen years ago) link

yeah, it's the creepy one: track 2 on 'music has the right...'

A Nairn (moretap), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 04:48 (nineteen years ago) link

Schwep... Schwep... Schwep...

Polo Pony, Wednesday, 5 February 2003 06:24 (nineteen years ago) link

Diving Station. (I need more drone + piano tracks NOW.)

Wintermute (Wintermute), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 08:16 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Disgusted that there is no Nlogax on here already !!!!

Addham, Friday, 26 March 2004 18:58 (eighteen years ago) link

"Music is Math" is the only one I can really recall.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 26 March 2004 19:04 (eighteen years ago) link

trapped again

prima fassy (mwah), Saturday, 27 March 2004 11:55 (eighteen years ago) link

Aquarius - counting = classic

noodle vague (noodle vague), Saturday, 27 March 2004 12:07 (eighteen years ago) link

"Dawn Chorus" because something awful and depraved appears to be going on in the background.

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Saturday, 27 March 2004 12:26 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
it used to be everything you do is a balloon (see upthread). i think by now after about 15 listens i can safely say that dayvan cowboy from the new album is the apex of their art. how i imagine satori to be.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Sunday, 23 October 2005 18:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Gyroscope

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Sunday, 23 October 2005 18:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Today the answer is "Julie and Candy". Still haven't listened to Campfire Headphase enough to properly rank those songs, but I feel like none of those top that.

running in circles (running in circles), Sunday, 23 October 2005 19:39 (sixteen years ago) link

amo bishop roden

unconscious, honey (FE7), Sunday, 23 October 2005 19:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Boom Bip - Last Walk Around Mirror Lake (Boards of Canada Remix)

Cheek0 (Cheek0), Monday, 24 October 2005 02:44 (sixteen years ago) link

"Happy Cycling"

Deluxe (Damian), Monday, 24 October 2005 08:07 (sixteen years ago) link

more like BORING of Canada

ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!, Monday, 24 October 2005 08:41 (sixteen years ago) link

first i heard was 'Pete Standing Alone' and i bought everything on the basis of that (turned out the rest of it sounded a lot less like autechre than PSL did but nice enough anyway). so that would be my one.

the counting on Aquarius gets me every time.

never understood why they left that 4th peel session track 'XYZ' off the cd.

koogs (koogs), Monday, 24 October 2005 09:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm unsure as to whether the copy of Campfire Headphase I downloaded is correct (can't afford proper copy yet but I will get it on pay day). I like the second track's twisty bassline and the echoey first track but the rest sounds a bit too much like what Autechre were doing circa 1997... odd!

dog latin (dog latin), Monday, 24 October 2005 10:01 (sixteen years ago) link

1997? (Quickly consults discogs...) Chiastic Slide? Crazy talk! What are your track lengths? One should be 0.44, two should be 5.47. I can't comment on twisty basslines as my ipod is suddenly refusing to actually play any of the tracks.

ledge (ledge), Monday, 24 October 2005 10:11 (sixteen years ago) link

"Telephasic Workshop". it's the only track of theire i particularly rate but i do LOVE it.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 24 October 2005 10:27 (sixteen years ago) link

gekoppel OTM. 'Beautiful Place' ep is all anyone really needs. everything else they've done is weak in comparison.

and, OPO=Kid for Today.

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Friday, 14 April 2006 11:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Dawn Chorus, although the sexy noises can freak out anyone else who happens to be listening.

Zachary Scott (Zach S), Friday, 14 April 2006 12:20 (sixteen years ago) link

six years pass...

in a beautiful place out in the country just breaks my heart

surm, Friday, 4 May 2012 13:55 (ten years ago) link

i agree. i'm a sucker for things that sound like they are sung by depressed or dying robots though.

Pat Finn, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:46 (ten years ago) link

that's my OPO too.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:01 (ten years ago) link

every about 3-5 months i'll actually do a facebok status update, usually in form of music video i like enough that i think other people will like it and we can all proceed to like it

thing is, every time i post a video it's boards of canada. i think i posted a velocity girl video once, but only in a conversation with somebody else. anyways, i'm at about my 6th boc video on my profile now. i must look psychotic.

kelpolaris, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:16 (ten years ago) link

your facebook friends probably just think you are trying to brainwash them.

Pat Finn, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:50 (ten years ago) link

Julie & the Candy

caulk the wagon and float it, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:45 (ten years ago) link

also Aquarius. ORANGE

caulk the wagon and float it, Saturday, 5 May 2012 01:45 (ten years ago) link

yeeahhh that's right

Pat Finn, Saturday, 5 May 2012 02:20 (ten years ago) link

Amo Bishop Roden

Turangalila, Saturday, 5 May 2012 02:45 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmqQx-HwtHg

am0n, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:55 (ten years ago) link

Last two posts otm.

Pot Leeedom (Leee), Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:51 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

the devil is in the details

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 04:59 (five years ago) link

Everything You Do Is a Balloon

octobeard, Monday, 21 November 2016 05:44 (five years ago) link

in a beautiful place out in the country just breaks my heart

― surm

otm

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 November 2016 05:44 (five years ago) link

Yeah I would have to go with "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country". "Aquarius" has strong nostalgia pull (and how meta it is to feel nostalgia for a BoC track) but IABPOITC has the slight edge of disquiet I loved so much about the Geogaddi era. Still my favourite of their albums.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 21 November 2016 06:45 (five years ago) link

Left Side Drive

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 21 November 2016 06:52 (five years ago) link

IABPOITC is maybe my favourite release by them. Just this little pocket where they explored a more minimal, wintry style that really works

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 21 November 2016 08:55 (five years ago) link

thought this bump would be for dawn richard 'tyrants'

r|t|c, Monday, 21 November 2016 10:07 (five years ago) link

still trapped btw

r|t|c, Monday, 21 November 2016 10:16 (five years ago) link

'Olsen' always.
― Omar (Omar)

yes, haha. but, June 9th

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 21 November 2016 12:39 (five years ago) link

Just this little pocket where they explored a more minimal, wintry style that really works

― Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, November 21, 2016 12:55 AM (nine hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i bought this when it came out just because it was $5 new. hadn't really connected with MHTRTC but after the first ten seconds of "kid for today" and i was like "ohhhh i get these guys now.. awesome *gets all blissed out*".

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 18:03 (five years ago) link

nevermind i change my pick to In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:03 (five years ago) link

Olson is sort of packaged with Pete Standing Alone.. it's a great part of MHTRTC. An Eagle in Your Mind is high on my list, too.. it just has that subtle, loaded quality.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 21 November 2016 20:25 (five years ago) link

If you've never heard Mira Calix and Oliver Coates' version of IABPOITC - enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD9WyWzbcS0

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 21 November 2016 20:27 (five years ago) link

Whitewater is another oddly underrated track.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 21 November 2016 20:36 (five years ago) link

just ran across that version the other day while looking for videos of console mira disc music boxes

xiphoid beetlebum (rushomancy), Monday, 21 November 2016 20:48 (five years ago) link

Oh goddamnit, how could I forgot their utterly brilliant remix of cLOUDDEAD's Dead Dogs Two?

It's just a remix, but it's so much more than that - it vastly improves upon the original song, has wholly unique bits and that classic A Day In the Life ending.

Also their remixes of Poppyseed are also POO worthy. Ugh... these guys are too good.

octobeard, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 04:24 (five years ago) link

Remix of Beck's "Broken Drum" is fantastic too.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 04:35 (five years ago) link

Constants are Changing, maybe? But it's Amo Bishop Roden, really. Or the track with the psychedelic guitar off the 35 Random Track Tape.

albvivertine, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 05:18 (five years ago) link

Buckie High

what_have_you, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:58 (five years ago) link

If I didnt go for IABPOITC , it would probably be Music Is Math

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:37 (five years ago) link

i'm always disappointed that "alpha & omega" isn't the autechre track off "move of ten"
memory fault
goto 10

massaman gai, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:44 (five years ago) link

xp Music Is Math is so great.

My top ten:

1. In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
2. Music Is Math
3. Aquarius
4. ROYGBIV
5. 1969
6. '84 Pontiac Dream
7. Olsen
8. Happy Cycling
9. Zoetrope
10. Telepath

Very heavily weighted to their first two albums but that's cos I just didn't enjoy the Campfire Headphase and while I really like Tomorrow's Harvest, I can't really think of specific tracks that stand out.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:50 (five years ago) link

Nothing is Real is my favorite off of Tomorrow's Harvest.

what_have_you, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:06 (five years ago) link

New Seeds is mine.

As for whole discography, probably a toss up between Music is Math and Happy Cycling.

chap, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:49 (five years ago) link

I pretty much enjoy all the ones with numbers or counting on them

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:00 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Today it's "Corsair".

attention vampire (MatthewK), Sunday, 18 December 2016 03:31 (five years ago) link

now i'm thinking it's the midnight star remix.. would dig a whole album of BoC remixes of 80s r&b, their "short mix" of "trapped" was dope as hell too!

btw sorry matthew k for election night hostility :(

a but (brimstead), Sunday, 18 December 2016 03:36 (five years ago) link

'twas a hostile night brimstead, all in the past now. Except for the fucking result.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Sunday, 18 December 2016 12:34 (five years ago) link

(also my post was very much AA-lite, but I thought that was the general language of recovery, having never addressed my demons in an organised way)

attention vampire (MatthewK), Sunday, 18 December 2016 12:35 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

everyone has heard their remix of Poppy Seed, yeah?

death generator (lukas), Monday, 20 June 2022 20:40 (one week ago) link

Playing Tomorrow's Harvest currently. Their second-best album.

death generator (lukas), Monday, 20 June 2022 20:43 (one week ago) link

everyone has heard their remix of Poppy Seed, yeah?

There's two - and honestly the reprise is my fav of the two.

But the best BoC remix by FAR in my book is their remix of Dead Dogs Two. Am I weird thinking these guys have a thing for Oakland? Their remixes of cLOUDDEAD (Dead Dogs Two being a particularly poignant homage to Oakland in its own way) and Odd Nosdam tracks and the cover of Tomorrow's Harvest snapping SF from the vantage point of Alameda... maybe just coincidence.

octobeard, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 06:19 (one week ago) link

and honestly the reprise is my fav of the two

I know there's two but didn't think i needed to specify, because nobody would prefer the second one except a total WEIRDO

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 16:17 (one week ago) link

lmaooooo aren't we all here? I mean have you read how passionate the Autechre threads are on this board?

FWIW the reprise was my morning alarm music for a good two years.

octobeard, Thursday, 23 June 2022 02:25 (one week ago) link

I just jest

death generator (lukas), Thursday, 23 June 2022 02:49 (one week ago) link


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