Albums that sound similar to Boards of Canada

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What albums have a similar sound to MHTRTC but are overall better? I know this can't be the best of its type.

dr. rock, Saturday, 13 August 2005 05:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

A few obvious answers:

Mouse on Mars: Instrumentals & Autoditacker
Two Lone Swordsmen: Stay Down & A Bag of Blue Sparks EP
Black Dog: Spanners

(I'm not sure if the last one is actually better than Boards of Canada - it predates them by a few years, and Black Dog in general ia the forefather to all melancholy ambient electro, but I find their music curiously lacking in emotion; someone called their stuff the exotica of electronic music, and I find the description fitting.)

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 13 August 2005 06:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh, tangerine dream's 70's output surely

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Saturday, 13 August 2005 06:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Galerie Stratique - Horizzzons (Statik, 2003)

halo, Saturday, 13 August 2005 06:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If you want to hear records that don't inhabit the same subgenre as BoC, but have a similar feel to them, I'd recommend these too:

Pole: 1
Nonplace Urban Field: Raum für Notizen
Kit Clayton: Nek Sanalet

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 13 August 2005 06:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Casino vs Japan can sound quite similar.

mzui (mzui), Saturday, 13 August 2005 08:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm glad someone started this thread. my girlfriend's been listening to MHTRTC before bed every night for the past few years. she needs a change. (or i'll kill her.)

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Saturday, 13 August 2005 09:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Christ, especially 'Pylonesque'.

other benbecula stuff, possibly (the Prhizzm ep is nice, occupies the space somewhere between MHTRTC and Tri Repetae i think)(Quinoline Yellow on Skam is the same)(that first VLAD ep on Warp is the same also)

Isan is in there somewhere too, kinda. ditto some of the Morr artistes, especially the Slowdive covers comp.

and please excuse me for mentioning Banyec's mixes again:
http://soutiengorge.underground.hu/index_en.html

koogs (koogs), Saturday, 13 August 2005 09:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

christ - pylonesque otm.

also search: arovanes - tides.

mark p (Mark P), Saturday, 13 August 2005 11:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd also recommend anything by 310, especially After All. They use more found sounds and loops than BoC, but they capture the same sort of mixture of sweet melancholy/nostalgia and underlying menace, only better.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 13 August 2005 12:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

lovely analog synth extravaganzas a la Melissa Juice or Roygbiv:

Christian Bruhn - Captain Future
Johan Timman - Trip Into The Body
the BBC Radiophonic Music comp

Expiring Old Messages Failed (fezaffe), Saturday, 13 August 2005 12:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Now that we're on the subject, does anyone know why Boards of Canada became the IDM band for every hipster to dig, even though their music didn't have any particular qualities that other people wouldn't have done better? Is it simply because they were on WARP, and thus were more likely to get heard than, say, 310? But that doesn't fully explain it - Black Dog/Plaid and Two Lone Wordsmen were on WARP too, even before them.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Saturday, 13 August 2005 12:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ulrich Schnauss on occasion (e.g. Knuddlemauss)

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Saturday, 13 August 2005 13:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

CLUSTER ZUCKERZEIT LOCK THREAD

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 13 August 2005 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

nah they sound like isan not boc

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Saturday, 13 August 2005 13:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah - i was thinking zuckerzeit, or those first two harmonia albums...

petesmith (plsmith), Saturday, 13 August 2005 14:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Now that we're on the subject, does anyone know why Boards of Canada became the IDM band for every hipster to dig, ... Is it simply because they were on WARP

That's part of it, plus

1) Hipsters are too cool to dance to techno shit (TLS and Black Dog did plenty of that)
2) Electronica was hot, but the hipsters didn't want to wave their hands in the air to the crass commercialism (ha) of Prodigy or the Chems
3) The album is "fun", a little melancholy, but not really menacing (hipsters don't want to take their electronica too seriously, they had stuff like Smog and NMH to listen to at the time if they needed to do that)

Incidentally, you can apply much of the above to Autechre's "LP5" (their Happy Fun Album), which partly explains why so many people think it's their best album even though it's nowhere close.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Saturday, 13 August 2005 14:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

all 3 Bola albums on Skam. Like BOC but not as cheesy.

biz, Saturday, 13 August 2005 14:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Skam was a fantastic label for a couple of years

Skam 1998 Comp >>>>>>>>> collected works of BoC

it even includes a couple of the best tracks BoC ever did

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Saturday, 13 August 2005 14:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i quite like tyco's "dictaphone's lament", but its a pretty rote BOC imitation

jermaine (jnoble), Saturday, 13 August 2005 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Now that we're on the subject, does anyone know why Boards of Canada became the IDM band for every hipster to dig,

In 1998, everybody who flipped over Moon Safari was asking what else has that innocent 70s warm nostalgic electronica now sound. MHTRTC was the standard reply. They must have been hipsters.

Curt (cgould), Saturday, 13 August 2005 15:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

BOC ripoff, look no further

http://www.konkurrent.nl/nieuwsbrief/img/bibio.jpg

amon (eman), Saturday, 13 August 2005 16:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

zuckerzeit thirded. also the cluster/eno record. WAY better than boards of canada.
re: the hipster/idm thing: boc sound very little like the rest of the idm thing and have an element of emotion to their music, hence they got popular. I wouldn't really think it had anything to do with some sort of hipster seal of approval.

simon 803 (simon 803), Saturday, 13 August 2005 16:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(lp5 is autechre's happy fun album? that's news to me.)

search: kelpe - sea inside body

http://stat.discogs.com/R/362320-1104181848.jpg


tricky (disco stu), Saturday, 13 August 2005 17:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Intricate - In Pectra (Spezialmaterial)

Citypark, Saturday, 13 August 2005 17:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'll second Bola's Fyuti. That is a very good record and should have gotten the writeups that Geogaddi got as they were released around the same time. The fact that it Bola on Skam is one reason not as many people know about his records, as their stuff goes in and out of print and is hard to find. Being distributed on Warp never hurt BOC, that is for sure, their records can be found in stores that would never stock something from Skam.

Music Has The Rights to Children is a good album that has found a deserving larger audience because it is well put together front to back. Unlike some of their contemporaries, they didn't throw some harsh drill and bass track or an out of place dance mix in the middle to throw it off kilter. It has a flow like a mix album, but suited to their sound.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Saturday, 13 August 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

burger/ink - las vegas

gygax! (gygax!), Saturday, 13 August 2005 23:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

tonto's expanding head band - zero time (esp. "ferryboat")
david pritchard - nocturnal earthworm stew
stereo modus - ex tempore

echoinggrove (echoinggrove), Sunday, 14 August 2005 05:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

re: the hipster/idm thing: boc sound very little like the rest of the idm thing and have an element of emotion to their music, hence they got popular.

Now, if you'd compare BoC to Aphex or Autechre, or maybe even Black Dog, I'd accept this. But BoC doesn't really sound that different from, say, Two Lone Swordsmen (in 1998) or Mouse on Mars, and they, just as well has 310, Pole, NUF, etc, have just as much emotion (often the same kinds of emotions too) in their music. The only thing that might differientiate BoC from these is that BoC is more lo-fi, and that might be the exact answer to my question: hipsters often tend to think that lo-tech in electronic music is cool (because it's more like indie rock), and hi-tech not so cool (because it reeks of commercialism and isn't as "personal"). The funny thing is that the only truly great BoC track I've ever heard is probably their most hi-tech, the one on Music Has the Right to Children with all the sampled human voices.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Sunday, 14 August 2005 09:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sorry tuomas but the fact that you're recommending pole and kit clayton as sounding similar to MHTRTC makes me dubious of your ability to make distinctions in electronic music period. it's basically tantamount to recommending metal box to someone who likes is this it (although as methods of practice go, you could do much worse).

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 14 August 2005 12:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha and sorry dude but your lo-fi/hi-fi postulating doesn't make any sense either. hipsters only love 'lo-tech' electronic? boards are lo-tech? i guess that explains why no hipster party is complete without the lo-tech scribblings of daft punk and basement jaxx! wtf are you talking about?

i think the divide you're looking for is analog/digital, but even then, you're still spectacularly wrong about a lot of stuff.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 14 August 2005 12:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

OMG hipsterz!

Enrique, naked in an unfamiliar future where corporations run the world... (Enri, Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

koogs otm with christ & quinoline yellow - those are my answers as well.

i never thought to group bola with the BoC sound but I guess if you like one, you'd like the other.

vanessa novaeris (novaeris), Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah use of the word "hipster" in that question is immensely dubious. Why is someone who only has one late-nineties Warp album a hipster whereas someone who has five not one?

I tend to think BoC's popularity is precisely due to the fact that " their music didn't have any particular qualities that other people wouldn't have done better" - it's not a case of analog/digital so much as particular/general. So much late 90s IDM defined itself by relation to other IDM in the sense of establishing a particular minimal difference between itself and other examples of the genre, such that its value was more commonly articulated (by listeners, the media etc.) in a manner that was internal to IDM discourse (check the crazy beat programming etc!) Whereas BoC, precisely because they didn't pursue this line of plausible innovation, are usually talked about in much more general, non-IDM terms; with the paradoxical effect that they are able to "stand in" as the representative/replacement of IDM as a genre quite efficiently for everyone who only wants one CD of it for the moment - perhaps more so than anything since Aphex Twin's glory days.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

... and I still kinda liked that bibio :/

vanessa novaeris (novaeris), Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

how does this sound anything like air???!!!???

i'm saying KID A.

Enrique, naked in an unfamiliar future where corporations run the world... (Enri, Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There are moments on the first albums by both BoC and Air which share a certain infantile soporific vibe. Moments.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

couldnt it be all the twee kiddyness that did it

jeremy jordan (cruisy), Sunday, 14 August 2005 13:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mark, if you read my posts carefully, I wasn't claiming Kit Clayton nor Pole sound the same as Boards of Canada (especially with Pole that claim would be kinda stupid), but that their music evoke similar sort of emotions. My whole post was in response to someone saying as that BoC have an "element of an emotion to them" - as if that would be the factor that distinguishes them from rest of IDM, which doesn't have that element (and I agree that IDM can often be emotionless, that's why I don't listen to it much, I just wanted to point out that there is similarly "emotional" IDM out there too). Maybe comparing BoC to Pole was kinda stretching it; again, I think 310 is the most interesting example, insofar that they have quite similar goals in their music as BoC, but they approach from very different (and in my opinion, more interesting) direction).


haha and sorry dude but your lo-fi/hi-fi postulating doesn't make any sense either. hipsters only love 'lo-tech' electronic? boards are lo-tech? i guess that explains why no hipster party is complete without the lo-tech scribblings of daft punk and basement jaxx! wtf are you talking about?

Maybe it's different in England, but I know several indie guys/girls who, when it comes to electronic music, only dig acts like BoC or Mouse on Mars, but definitely not "dance music" like Basement Jaxx.

I agree that the high-tech/lo-tech division was badly worded, I meant it more as a metaphor. What I meant was the sort of a division between simplicity and complexity of sound; by complexity of sound I don't mean that sound has to have many layers or anything, rather than that you put a bit of effort to it to make it your own. Let's put it this way: both BoC and Mouse on Mars (or MoM of the late nineties, to be exact) aim for the sort of childlike quality in their music, but MoM have a more interesting, personal approach to that, whereas BoC seem to take the straightest, easiest route ot it. And if you like that sort of thing, of course there's nothing wrong with it; what I merely wanted to say is that I've never understood why BoC are thought be particularly original, when there's nothing in them that other folks wouldn't have explored in a more unique way.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Sunday, 14 August 2005 14:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dude you can't assign value to "emotion"! that's totally ridiculous! it's an empty signifier. just because you happen to connect pole and kit clayton and 310 and boards of canada doesn't mean anyone else necessarily would, or even should. it's almost as arbitrary as judging music based on what you think its intent is. oh wait, you did that too.

What I meant was the sort of a division between simplicity and complexity of sound; by complexity of sound I don't mean that sound has to have many layers or anything, rather than that you put a bit of effort to it to make it your own.

so, expanding from that, hipsters tend to prefer electronic music that demonstrates more craft? if that's what you're saying, there's tons of problems there too.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 14 August 2005 14:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Similar to but better than MHTRTC...

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Y0Q4.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

original bgm, Sunday, 14 August 2005 16:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Black Moth Super Rainbow or Ten and Tracer!!!!!!!!!!1 sheesh come on guys.

www.70sgymnastics.com

Dj Mattiepoo, Sunday, 14 August 2005 16:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i agree with Tuomas that the only truly great BOC track is "Telephasic Workshop" - i'm sure that's the one he means. i think they're decent on the whole but i could never understand why they got so much love.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 14 August 2005 16:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ok i don't really get Tuomas's recommendations on this thread particularly but they're interesting and good records nonethleless. Mark your attempt to denigrate and patronise Tuomas for those choices is just plain ridiculous and it's a move i see over and over again on this board: not liking a specific electronic band leads to that person not knowing enough about electronic music to make any kind of worthwhile judgement.

sorry tuomas but the fact that you're recommending pole and kit clayton as sounding similar to MHTRTC makes me dubious of your ability to make distinctions in electronic music period. it's basically tantamount to recommending metal box to someone who likes is this it (although as methods of practice go, you could do much worse).

i don't understand that metal box/ this is it analogy at all. or why you then go on to talk about the fact that hipsters listen to daft punk and basement jaxxx at parties!!!! they do!?

then you quote Tuomas

"What I meant was the sort of a division between simplicity and complexity of sound; by complexity of sound I don't mean that sound has to have many layers or anything, rather than that you put a bit of effort to it to make it your own."

and say:

so, expanding from that, hipsters tend to prefer electronic music that demonstrates more craft? if that's what you're saying, there's tons of problems there too.


i've no idea how that statement expands IN ANY WAY from what Tomas said.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 14 August 2005 17:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh yeah and you also tell him:

dude you can't assign value to "emotion"! that's totally ridiculous!

when he was just using the word to respond to another poster's claim that BOC was more emotional IDM. you can certainly assign value to emotion for yourself or re. your own tastes which was all he was trying to do. what's ridiculous about that?

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 14 August 2005 17:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Alan N beat me.

Ludo (Ludo), Sunday, 14 August 2005 17:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

jed you're right to call me out for being patronizing to tuomas on this thread (and for that, mea culpa & my apologies to tuomas) but please don't try and hoist me up as an example of whatever problems you currently have with ilm as a larger entity.

there's not much to understand with the metal box/is this it analogy. both records are considered 'rock' in the broadest sense of the term but live at polar opposite ends of the spectrum within it. same with boc and pole w/r/t electronic.

i've been to tons of (so-called) hipster parties where daft punk and basement jaxx were electronic music's main representatives.

and tuomas's statement does follow pretty readily if you read what he said!

hipsters often tend to think that lo-tech in electronic music is cool (because it's more like indie rock), and hi-tech not so cool (because it reeks of commercialism and isn't as "personal")

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What I meant [by high-tech/lo-tech] was the sort of a division between simplicity and complexity of sound; by complexity of sound I don't mean that sound has to have many layers or anything, rather than that you put a bit of effort to it to make it your own.

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hipsters tend to prefer electronic music that demonstrates more craft

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 14 August 2005 18:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

...when he was just using the word to respond to another poster's claim that BOC was more emotional IDM. you can certainly assign value to emotion for yourself or re. your own tastes which was all he was trying to do. what's ridiculous about that?

you can certainly assign value to emotion for yourself, but you can't reasonably use that schematic to carve out subcategories for other people's reference. not just cuz we respond to things differently but because implicit in tagging a subset of electronic music as 'emotional' is the idea that the rest of it is not. and from that arguing point it's a hop, skip and a jump to the "computer music is cold and lifeless" bugaboo that we all know and love.

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 14 August 2005 18:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

but please don't try and hoist me up as an example of whatever problems you currently have with ilm as a larger entity.

well apologies from me too if that's what it seems like i was doing. i suppose i got a bit too personal in my attempts to back Tuomas up who, just from reading ILM, i think knows a fair bit about this type of music. also i missed the first bit of that equation so i can see how you made that "expansion" so, more apologies.

xp

yes i agree with you re. that last post and i would guess that Tuomas does too. of course we al respond to things differently and that's why for Tuomas a Pole ref. might make total sence when talking about BOC.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 14 August 2005 18:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sence?

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 14 August 2005 18:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This thread in its own way explains the broad appeal of MHTRTC, in that almost all the albums mentioned either don't sound similar or aren't as good. I mean, to take just one example, Tangerine Dream and Cluster/Eno (the stuff that I've heard, anyway, which in both cases is most but not all) are each great in their own way but inhabit a v. different emotional terrain.

Mark (MarkR), Sunday, 14 August 2005 18:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But I thought Tuomas was saying the opposite thing, that BoC are more simplistic and demonstrate less craft than MoM. I have problems with the "lo-fi/indie" angle just because, taking it literally, at face value, BoC don't remind me at all of the White Stripes or Pavement or Husker Du or anything. They do remind me of Loveless and Kid A (which came after MHTRTC obv) (and also of proggy mainstream 70s FM rock, as opposed to hip krautrock), which have to be as hi-tech as alternative rock get. Also, I just don't really buy the premise that BoC are any sort of token electronic act for people simply because I don't know anyone who listens to no (or barely any) electronica except for BoC. Are their sales figures way higher than Mouse On Mars' or Aphex's? (I honestly have no idea; they may be.)

See, I don't know a lot of the records people are recommending as better than the Boards, though I know some, and lots of them are probably great, but I think BoC still seem pretty distinctive to me, and the two albums are still very special for me. Some things that seem special about them include: the microtonal textural warp effect all over Geogaddi, obviously the use of NFB film samples (which might resonate more to someone who grew up with that stuff), and, related to that, as I suggested, the sort of mainstream 70s keyboard sounds, the way that buried voice samples are used, and the way that these are all incorporated with simple, memorable hooks and song structures, as well as the overall sequencing of the albums. The overall emotional characters seem unique to me too. I love Pole's first as much as anyone but it has more of an urban, "dark alley in the rain" feel to it. The Boards, and maybe I'm just influenced by the cover art here, are more like primary colours out of focus, weird blurred half-memories, softer and more meditative than any MoM or Plaid I know (and there's a lot I don't) as well.

To answer the actual question, I don't think it's better per se but Building Castles Out of Matchsticks have some similar qualities with a more 80s (synthpop) as opposed to 70s feel - the contrasts between murk and clarity, the simple pop hooks, the buried voices, some of the emotional qualities. "This Could Be the One That Makes It" was possibly my favourite track of the year it came out. There's another page here.

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Sundar (sundar), Sunday, 14 August 2005 19:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, I meant that BoC demonstrate less craft than some other acts. I'm not sure how Mark read it the opposite way around, but in my previous post "hi-tech" = "complexity of sound", and "lo-tech" = "simplicity of sound".

dude you can't assign value to "emotion"! that's totally ridiculous! it's an empty signifier.

You can't? People who criticize IDM are constantly saying that it is to abstract and has too little emotion. But if you want to use a proper art critique word, replace "emotional" with "expressionist". ;) I don't, however, think I was actually assiging value to "emotion"; what I was saying is that BoC try to convey a certain set of emtotions, and in my opinion there are other artists within the same genre who convey similar emotions with a more original style.

If we take your criticism of assigining value to emotion a bit further, you can't really assign value to anything in instrumental music, can you? You can try to think what sort of a thing an artist wants to convey through his music, and whether he manages to do that within the stylistic tools he has decided to use, but that's it. You can say that he didn't quite manage to get through what he was trying to say, or that he didn't pick the right tools to so, but you can't judge neither his intentions nor his chosen style per se. Which would make discussions like this meaningless. However, people still want to talk about music, and that's perfectly okay - we don't have to apply to philosophical rules, as long as the discussion stays interesting.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 15 August 2005 06:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But let me expand a bit on on my comparison between 310 and Boards of Canada (forget that I ever mentioned Pole, now that think of it more that comparison was a bit stretched) to explain why Boards of Canada never made that big an impression to me. I think there's a lot in common with these two bands: both use breakbeats, both compose seemingly simple music that neverhtheless has a lot of things going on in it, both aim for the sort of mixture of nostalgia an an underlying creepiness, even down to their album art. But BoC seem to take the easiest, the most clichéd way to reach their goals: to them, being childlike means doing simple synth ditties or repeating the word "orange", being eery means playing backward vocals and stuff. Whereas 310 take familiar (though often unidentifiable) sounds, loop them, twist them and contrast them in disqueiting ways. The sort of contrast between nostalgia and eeriness is an inbuilt quality of their sound, which is why they don't need to use the easy techniques BoC does to reach the same effect, and more.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 15 August 2005 10:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

BoC 'n' Roll

amon (eman), Monday, 15 August 2005 11:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
boards of canada are for weirdos, ur gonna end up killng people if u listen to that stuff, i remember Brian Eno back in the day, another bunch of weirdo hipsters liked him and nowdays they dont have hair, its all those druggies that listen to that nonsense, give me some Johnny Horton anyday (i quite liked the synth that occurs 1 minute into Rue The Whirl, ahh im cumin)

gayham bowl, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah that part was amazing, one of the best boc moments, whos johnny horton, ur a weirdo

scott beverage, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

YOUR ALL WEIRDOS!!!!!

Frank botherton, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

AWAY AND EAT A BOWL OF PISH!! YA BIG PISH EATING ARSE CANDLE

bolsey boy pudding and pie, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

everyone calm down, we are supposed to be discusing BOC!!! remember

Leilton, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yer maw is discussing BOC!!! pish braith

gayham bowl, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why didn't anyone mention Geometry by Jega?

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

huh???

Leilton, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Also, The last LFO record had about 5 tracks that were way better than anything BoC did, and in the exact same vain.

See also: Mark Bell's work on the Dancer In The Dark Soundtrack.

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

whats a pish eater??

scott beverage, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yer maws a pish eater

good choice Disco Nihilist, The title song on Geometry gets me hard. Their new lp is excellent 2, first track is nuts, like to see prefuse crap that out.

gayham bowl, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Christs metamorphic reproduction lp is beter than anything the boards did, still love the boards though. In fact, metamorphic RM is the best lp ever made in the history of the world, according to www.wikipedia.org

gayham bowl, Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It also occurs to me that this girl _NEEDS_ a copy of Dots by Atom Heart. It isn't in the exact same vein but I think it's minimal, pointilistic analogue sequencer vibe will appeal to anybody looking for mellow electronic going to bed music.

I am totally loving New World Observer by Deadbeat. It is totally OT tho...

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A lot of the new (but rather poor IMO) Black Dog - Silenced album is rather Boards-like to my ears. But then I'm not a big BOC fan. Take opinion with salt...

Merry Christmas (fandango), Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i second the above for Casino vs. Japan! the second lp (i think)--"Whole Numbers Play the Basics", is great, plus there are good tracks on the split ep w/ Freescha.

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Venice by the mighty Fennesz is luvly deep thought music. haha cant believe that christ thing on wikipedia is true, amazing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ.

beat purist, Friday, 23 December 2005 10:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Lone, the Californian BOC?
Lemurian LP sounds pretty good
http://www.bleep.com/current_item.php?selection=DMLONECD010_DM

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Monday, 15 December 2008 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh he's from the UK

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Monday, 15 December 2008 22:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Bocuma natch

http://bocuma.bandcamp.com/

MaresNest, Sunday, 30 June 2013 19:49 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jgy2uxUXr4

MaresNest, Saturday, 21 October 2017 17:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Justin Walter's Unseen Forces

Well... a little bit. It's the electronic valve instrument sound that reminds me of it. Either way this is a great LP.

Doran, Saturday, 21 October 2017 18:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

'Tidal Patterns' by Kinbrae.

https://kinbrae.bandcamp.com/album/tidal-patterns

michaellambert, Saturday, 21 October 2017 18:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

*nerd voice* Most BoC worship sounds garish and point-missing, imo... not monochrome enough! the ambient interludes machinedrum had on his early glitch-hop stuff really succeeded in taking off from that one of a kind BoC eerie/warm smeared sound/vibe...

brimstead, Saturday, 21 October 2017 19:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

tyrants by dawn richards sounds a lot like Boards

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 21 October 2017 19:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

this shares some dna but from a different section in the booklet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jNyqIWm_Dg

saer, Saturday, 21 October 2017 19:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

boulderdash - we never went to koxut island

https://boulderdash.bandcamp.com/album/we-never-went-to-koxut-island

i was really into this one back in the day, it's from 2000 and very BoC-alike. has finally showed up on bandcamp, i couldn't find it anywhere for ages.

ciderpress, Saturday, 21 October 2017 20:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've often thought that about that Dawn track.

Doran, Sunday, 22 October 2017 00:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

good stuff. Id say this was probably BoC influenced or at least mines some similarly hazy atmospherics.

LNRDCROY - Much Less Normal

https://1080pcollection.bandcamp.com/album/much-less-normal

dsb, Sunday, 22 October 2017 02:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

You could argue that this walks over the line between 'sounds like' and 'somewhat beholden to...' but I really like it just the same.

https://citiesofearth.bandcamp.com/

MaresNest, Sunday, 22 October 2017 10:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

this is nice: https://www.discogs.com/Boreal-Network-Itasca-Road-Trip/release/8207976

brimstead, Friday, 6 July 2018 21:34 (two months ago) Permalink

this is nice: https://www.discogs.com/Boreal-Network-Itasca-Road-Trip/release/8207976🕸


Very nice

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 8 July 2018 13:43 (two months ago) Permalink


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