boards of canada - the campfire headphase

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geeze, that title! could boards of canada BE any more boards of canada. man.

http://www.warprecords.com/boc/campfire.jpg

anticipate here!

mark p (Mark P), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:11 (fifteen years ago) link

drool.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:13 (fifteen years ago) link

aye.

mark p (Mark P), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Looks great! It has more 'past' in the cover then before (or I'm the only one getting a real seventies feel from this cover).

Gerard (Gerard), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:14 (fifteen years ago) link

i can hear the record just by looking at the cover. marvelous!

biz, Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:17 (fifteen years ago) link

like the typeface, but not the cover image or title at all

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:17 (fifteen years ago) link

anyone going to the listening party tonight in nyc?

yassy, Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:21 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, looks like the cover has some nice ephemeral emulsion. throwback to 'music has the right...' coloring tho?

yassy, Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I see there are some other folks on the Warp email list ;-)

It's amazing how fast news speads on the net !

[Angry Robot blog, and Rate Your Music etc]

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:31 (fifteen years ago) link

oooh.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:32 (fifteen years ago) link

when's the release date?

BanjoMania (Brilhante), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:34 (fifteen years ago) link

i guess you've got images turned off, banjo: it's 17 october. and its a lousy title, btw.

jermaine (jnoble), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:37 (fifteen years ago) link

YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:39 (fifteen years ago) link

It's been a while for them, hasn't it?

Hopefully it's better than Geogaddi.

Salvador Saca (Mr. Xolotl), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:49 (fifteen years ago) link

yes, hopefully

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Isn't that cover image an enlarged and color-saturated excerpt of the Music Has A Right To Children cover image.

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Looks good. I don't even mind the title.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I like the title! CAMPFIRE HEADPHASE.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Same release date/week as new albums from Animal Collective and Depeche Mode.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 16:59 (fifteen years ago) link

i like the title too, but you've got to admit it sounds like something the flaming lips or polysphonic spree would come up with. uber-twee.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:04 (fifteen years ago) link

it's crunchy twee!

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:16 (fifteen years ago) link

i am trying not to get too excited.

okay, fuck it, i'm excited.

strng hlkngtn, Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:16 (fifteen years ago) link

some good shit still coming out this year!

rizzx (Rizz), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:21 (fifteen years ago) link

me too!

i also think dan is right about the cover.

xpost

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Yippeee!

hector (hector), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:23 (fifteen years ago) link

dan is wrong. the person in the new album cover is standing in front of the ocean. the people on MHTRTC are in front of the mountains. otherwise, there is a striking resemblance ... even down to the hairstyle.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

(i think maybe dan wasn't making an entirely serious suggestion .. even so i had to go check)

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:27 (fifteen years ago) link

i think it's pretty clear after geogaddi that they're happy to get mileage ripping themselves off.

mark p (Mark P), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:28 (fifteen years ago) link

hurray!

yeah the person is what reminded me of the first album's cover. the non-existent faces and clothes.

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:30 (fifteen years ago) link

maybe the photos are part of a set. the first one was the mountain trip and this one is the ocean trip. boc are, of course, the tourist guides.

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:35 (fifteen years ago) link

liking the font!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:45 (fifteen years ago) link

they're happy to get mileage ripping themselves off

If by ripping themselves off you mean refining and honing their sound until it's even more fucking awesome than it already was, I hope they rip themselves off some more.

Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Katzenellenbogen by the Sea (noodle vague), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

hey, i'm not complaining! i don't think you can argue that their self-awareness reading is off the chart though.

mark p (Mark P), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:50 (fifteen years ago) link

looks like for the first time this year I'm actually gonna buy a cd of material that was recorded this century!

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:54 (fifteen years ago) link

you can fault other artists for sounding like boards, but you can't fault boards for being boards. boards.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Verily, it's been an age since I trod the boards. But the fun I had. The fun.


Robinson

Robinson (Robinson), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 18:00 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm brutally excited for this, my fingers are going in my ears as soon as anybody tries to criticise.

Zazas Zazas Nasatanada Katzenellenbogen by the Sea (noodle vague), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 18:01 (fifteen years ago) link

I can't wait!

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 18:32 (fifteen years ago) link

I agree with stevem though.

typeface: good
title: meh
image: they already did that. which wouldn't be as big a deal if geogaddi wasn't totally different, but to go back and retread now... meh.
music: please make just one track as awesome as "dawn chorus" thx!

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 18:37 (fifteen years ago) link

I was expecting the cover to look a lot like Push the Button!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

they should remix animal collective

dog latin (dog latin), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:00 (fifteen years ago) link

the cover is a lot better than push the button's but I think it is bad

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I want this album to be a 35 minute long reinterpretation of "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" followed by 25 minutes of happy hardcore.

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:10 (fifteen years ago) link

i like it, good cover good title.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:13 (fifteen years ago) link

xspost, that was a little joke about how much Geogaddi looked like Come With Us.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:13 (fifteen years ago) link

eh, someone likes the album's font? it reminds me of the 'futuristic' fonts from geek-tastic shit like robotech and risk 2210.

natedey (ndeyoung), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:13 (fifteen years ago) link

why would it look like "push the button"?

xpost

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:14 (fifteen years ago) link

eh, someone likes the album's font? it reminds me of the 'futuristic' fonts from geek-tastic shit like robotech and risk 2210.

Yeah, I think it's shit. It's the cover of MHTRTC plus some extra mid '90s techo-shit added on top. So, I predict the new album will sound exactly like MHTR with added digital glitchery.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:18 (fifteen years ago) link

The cover also reminds me of a collaboration between Jandek and the Orb.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Wednesday, 10 August 2005 19:20 (fifteen years ago) link

This video is incredible. Watch it in HD if you can. The song is from the Japanese version of the lp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSM-jyQh3o

van smack, Sunday, 21 March 2010 02:01 (eleven years ago) link

!!!

LiveJournal (acoleuthic), Sunday, 21 March 2010 02:21 (eleven years ago) link

nice! thanks

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 21 March 2010 11:26 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

Have really come round to this.

djh, Sunday, 27 June 2010 18:31 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Nice write up as usual sicko.

dog latin, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:15 (eight years ago) link

Are they even still a group?

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:17 (eight years ago) link

As hinted in my intro, I suspect not, but like Orbital, they'll always be brothers, so who knows.

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:17 (eight years ago) link

i had forgotten TCH was released almost 10 years ago already -- it feels so recent

crimson hexagon sonned (clouds), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 00:45 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Boards of Canada & Ctrl All Del – The Phasefire Camphead

The remixes are horrid.

bodacious ignoramus, Monday, 30 June 2014 19:43 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

wait a minute this is their best album

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:00 (two years ago) link

lol no

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:54 (two years ago) link

Yes it is

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:11 (two years ago) link

It's definitely in the top 5

umsworth (emsworth), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:16 (two years ago) link

well... it is

riposte malone (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:20 (two years ago) link

this and the debut are good, geogaddi is less good but people say it's their best to seem learned, tomorrow's harvest was a dirge, idk maybe the eps are ok, fin

imago, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:57 (two years ago) link

Call me learned but Geogaddi = MHTRTC > Tomorrow's Harvest >>> Campfire Headphase

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:14 (two years ago) link

Granted I'd say MHTRTC is more consistently enjoyable than Geogaddi which is a rough and bumpy ride and has a few laggy moments but still works nicely as a record and a crystallisation of their... I wanna say 'ethos' or something

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:17 (two years ago) link

The production is exceptional but it's alcan be a little too redolant of knitted hat backpacker beats or something for comfort.

I always feel like this is the blueprint for Satellite Anthem Icarus - https://youtu.be/RS0wzDMfzOQ

The First (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:17 (two years ago) link

bzzt
IABPOITC > Geogaddi = Hi Scores = Twosim > MHTRTC >> Tomorrow's Harvest > Campfire

xxxp HA - so close!

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:17 (two years ago) link

I'm not accusing Joni Mitchell of being a knitted hat hippy btw, even if that may literally be true.

The First (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:18 (two years ago) link

In a Beautiful Place is perfect as far as I'm concerned. A perfect EP

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:23 (two years ago) link

Campfire Headphase indeed strays into the kind of tame chillout / trip-hoppy kind of music that was popular about 5 or 6 years before it came out. I do like '84 Pontiac Dream though.

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:26 (two years ago) link

this might be equal to the orig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD9WyWzbcS0

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:28 (two years ago) link

imago otm here.
kinda comforting to see dog latin continue his aversion. a steady rock in a world of chaos.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:13 (two years ago) link

every few years I go back to In A Beautiful Place cause someone I respect touts it, and every few years I find it dull, monotonous.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:14 (two years ago) link

yeah i recently discovered that Mira Calix version and it's really nice

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:15 (two years ago) link

In a Beautiful Place is perfect as far as I'm concerned. A perfect EP

Hear, hear.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

In a Beautiful Place is perfect as far as I'm concerned. A perfect EP

― frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:23 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:18 (two years ago) link

xp :)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:18 (two years ago) link

please don't make me go listen again you assholes

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:21 (two years ago) link

You gotta be in the mood, maaan.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:24 (two years ago) link

I know I felt slightly underwhelmed by Kid For Today first time I heard it - it's kind of repetitive compared to stuff on MHTRTC, but it's a really nice sustained wintry vibe and, as it's BoC, there are lots of subtle little details floating in and out the mix

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:04 (two years ago) link

Is this the apex of BoC fan art? Taking a 5 note, 2 sec snippet of flash audio from their old website and making a whole tribute style track from it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzdsrbRFbOg

MaresNest, Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:23 (two years ago) link

Campfire Headphase gave us Dayvan Cowboy, which is their best album track imho. They hit higher peaks on their EPs, however.

octobeard, Thursday, 13 December 2018 16:35 (two years ago) link

Yeah, Dayvan is all-time. I think BoC is overall better at individual tracks than at entire albums.

days of being riled (zchyrs), Friday, 14 December 2018 17:49 (two years ago) link

Satellite Anthem Icarus tho

flappy bird, Friday, 14 December 2018 18:02 (two years ago) link

ignoring the intro, that run of four tracks is their pinnacle imo

imago, Friday, 14 December 2018 18:03 (two years ago) link

and it isn't especially close. like, chromakey dreamcoat's last minute, all of peacock tail I mean

imago, Friday, 14 December 2018 18:04 (two years ago) link

the intro is dope! that was the first sound of BOC i ever heard- my fondness for this album probably comes down to that. i didn't have any expectations or concerns about them using acoustic guitars

flappy bird, Friday, 14 December 2018 18:05 (two years ago) link

there's a lot of electro-rockism in this album's lower status tbh

imago, Friday, 14 December 2018 18:20 (two years ago) link

Obviously. Guitars! They’ve sold out to become Beth Orton’s backing band!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 14 December 2018 18:23 (two years ago) link

I'm happy to be ILX's designated "I like BoC when they put the guitars in" opinionaut

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 14 December 2018 20:39 (two years ago) link

I tried this again last night. Still nothing. :-(
I can't hear any melodies. And it's too clean. Generic. No mystery deep time moments. I like how their stuff up to and including MHTRTC had a layer of moss on it. This is just my problem, though. I barely listened to anything these days that doesn't sound foggy and covered in moss or rust.

brimstead, Friday, 14 December 2018 20:53 (two years ago) link

Shame. What it lacks in occult dread, it makes up with pastoral epiphanies. This is the perfect music I’d listen to in a beautiful place out in the country

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 14 December 2018 21:22 (two years ago) link

Satellite Anthem Icarus is like a masterclass in counterpoint & arrangement

flappy bird, Friday, 14 December 2018 23:57 (two years ago) link

Tomorrow’s Harvest OTOH I’ve never gotten close to get into

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:58 (two years ago) link

Felt like a conscious 180 degree turn after all the criticism they got for Campfire

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 15 December 2018 12:02 (two years ago) link

yeah I like Tomorrow's Harvest for what it is: a sustained moodpiece or soundtrack

frame casual (dog latin), Saturday, 15 December 2018 12:45 (two years ago) link

If there was a film to go with it, itd make much more sense.

I'm listening to the opening run of TCH now and yeah this is just stellar stuff

imago, Saturday, 15 December 2018 12:51 (two years ago) link


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