Post Tagged with: "Boards Of Canada"

PBS’73 :: Yesterday Network (Magic Square)

Yesterday Network illustrates an alluring yet surreal passage through pleasant electronic listening music and is a great launching point from his 2016 Rainbow TV album. PBS’73 (aka Austin, Texas-based Elijah Franks) opens his account with the newly formed Magic Square Records—an imprint launched on July 21st, 2017, and co-run with Faex Optim. Shuffling voices near and far, staccato […]

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V/A :: Tangents (Kahvi Collective)

Tangents distills the finest in downtempo, sun-soaked electronic music, digging further into the chiseled sonic crevasses that each musician offers. Music certainly has the right to foster additional children, as Tangents is a welcomed home for its inhabitants. Kahvi‘s long running mission is “to gather and provide free electronic grooves.” The online collective continues to cull […]

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Midday Static & Faex Optim :: Double review (Self-Released/Carpe Sonum)

Combining the latest albums by Midday Static (Verichrome, Self-Released) and Faex Optim (Look Around You, Carpe Sonum) creates an utterly sublime and nostalgic reality. Verichrome Midday Static (aka Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Dylan Boyd) continues in his signature rich color shaping with Verichrome—a follow-up to Ektachrome (Self-Released, February 2017). It’s hard to believe that only four months have […]

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Midday Static :: Ektachrome (Self-Released)

References, contrasts and comparisons aside, Midday Static fine tunes his sound with Ektachrome, an album that is lively and condensed in a thick kaleidoscopic downbeat stew. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Dylan Boyd (aka Midday Static) understands how to combine those early inspirational Boards of Canada sounds with textured guitar works of his own. Last years Kodachrome rested on fuzzier static […]

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Dalham :: Waves (Public House Recordings)

Via a variant of woozy tape-saturated electronica that’s at once caustic and caressing, it boldly blurs signifiers of new brutalism and beautiful places. News of a new release whose mix of sci-fi and blue-skied synth is sure to win hearts and minds of Boards and Ghost Box buffs alike. Newcomer Dalham‘s Waves shares both those artists’ musico-cultural coordinates, and likemind hauntology—along with […]

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PBS’73 :: Rainbow TV (Eyesix)

Rainbow TV is a breathtaking audio snapshot that captures, contains and contorts those mid-70’s public broadcasts. Whenever I’m looking for nostalgic electronics, faded psychedelic bits and bytes, or just fuzzy synthesizer trails, Eyesix has you well covered. And just as the Twoism collective discovers and dissects each Boards Of Canada frequency burst, I find that the […]

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Faex Optim :: Start with the River (Kahvi)

Collecting tranquil interludes gone astray, broken childhood samples, psychedelic undertones and kaleidoscopic colors colliding in blissful accord. As much as I try to hold back any reference to Edinburgh’s Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin‘s musical space as the genre-defining nostalgic downtempo duo, crafting a sound that they’ve firmly etched into the hearts of millions (I’d […]

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Boards Of Canada Remix Odd Nosdam’s Sisters

Berkeley beat broker Odd Nosdam’s Sisters just dropped, prompting Boards of Canada to post a remix of the title track (below). The Odd Couple and Odd ‘dam have exchanged before, he with a rework of their “Dayvan Cowboy,” they with a rethink of his then project cLOUDDEAD‘s “Dead Dogs Two.” Sisters sees the Anticon co-founder, long-esteemed in underground beats circles, scoping a vein of […]

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Faex Optim :: Mercury EP (Kahvi Collective)

Minimal yet metaphysical, Mercury is indeed a magnum opus of the imagination and psyche at the full command of substance—designating the origin of all that exists (through a divine chaos) and the lucidity of bringing those sounds of the Mercury dream to encompass all things. Mercury is a fitting title for this past summer’s ethereal […]

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DAVID ELSEWHERE :: Amalgamix 2015

“I try to take opposing sounds such as a very beautiful piece and mix it on top of gritty heavy beats. Often times I will combine multiple melodies and beats attempting to create something that sounds novel.” David Elsewhere offers Amalgamix 2015; 109 minutes of sculpted electronic music from Planet Earth. “In this Amalgamix 2015 […]

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Boards Of Canada :: Hi Scores EP (Reissue) (Skam)

Hi Scores proves that Boards Of Canada were skilled sound designers from the start. In their debut EP for Skam, Boards Of Canada signaled a new way of arranging sounds. It was simultaneously hip-hop and ambient, half IDM, half trip-hop. Thanks to the new reissue we can enjoy the innovative work that sowed the seeds […]

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Dalhous :: Will To Be Well (Blackest Ever Black)

Will To Be Well’s combination of stirring lyricism and smudged harmonics tilts the dark v. light face-off of the debut light-wards, yet a river runs through it that twists and turns with edgy jouissance. A salutary reminder too of halcyon days of synth and sample-based auteurs who were more than mere producers, but screenplay writers […]

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Skam celebrates 20-years / VHS Head’s Persistence of Vision

Twenty years in the music industry is no mean feat, and if you began your time as did Skam Records by discovering Boards of Canada and Autechre you have even more excuse to be celebrating. Yep, this August Skam are twenty years old and if that doesn’t scare you then have a think back to what […]

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DISPLACER :: Igloo Mix

Displacer (aka Michael Morton) recently submitted an exclusive Igloo Mix, one that represents current listening all interconnected like a simmering electronic soup. Head of The Crime League, and forager of sound with a darkened experimental hue, Displacer unleashes a cacophonous mixture that sheds light on a varietal musical selection from across this tiny spinning rock. […]

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SYNDRÔM :: Distant Thoughts mix

Pavillon36 label-head Syndrôm delivers a cross-sectional mix of abstract electronics and manifests a hybrid of genres from some of the finest sonic sculptors this circular cosmic spot has to offer. ##. Artist :: Track (Label) 01. IJO :: Coral Sea (Sutemos) 02. Paradeigma :: Skripnula Polovitsa (The Studio Stereo) 03. Nonima :: Pi (Tres Catorce) 04. […]

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Meatbingo :: Trendy Robots (Skam)

Meatbingo hacks, sawing out chunks of ugly sound before sowing them to disfigured and mangled figures. Leatherface meets Frankenstein meets Electronic music. I still remember the first Skam record I bought. I was in secondary school and got Gescom’s This in the post, purchased from the then Pelicanneck now Boomkat shop. It has been one […]

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DAVID ELSEWHERE :: Amalgamix

Amalgamix takes you on a literal trip through the past two-decades with some of the most influential pioneers and veterans of the experimental electronic music scene. Known for his illusionary dancing skills where sound, space, mind and body merge with kaleidoscopic movements, Southern-California based David Elsewhere dug into the archives to uncover this old-school mix […]

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DJ FOOD :: O is for Orange

DJ Food, the funky Flexistentialist known to his mates as Kev (Strictly), has just dropped O is for Orange, an engaging AV mix of the Boards’ work and inspirations along with material from their contemporaries and those they inspired. Release of their first album in 8 years and all the attendant tease (not to mention […]

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Boards Of Canada :: Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)

Tomorrow’s Harvest achieves a kind of re-route, as if seeking to achieve triptych, somewhere sequential with the psycho-ambient-chill of MHTRTC and the ambivalent wooze-out of Geogaddi. Following a campaign of mystique-making—from ltd 12”s secreting arcane numerology to a Tokyo teaser, the Boards are back in town. Sounding? Boards-like! No surprise there. Nor in that some […]

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BOARDS OF CANADA :: “Reach for the Dead”

With word lately heard that a new full-length would be coming in June, and their promo campaign people playing out a slow tease that’s not totally pleased, Boards of Canada have just let slip a clip to trail Tomorrow’s Harvest. BoC-bies hoping for the head-rush of a “Davyan Cowboy”—from their last outing on Trans-Canada Highway […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Ambivalentine mix

Tons of tones—some dissolved in beats, some beatless treatments—in a continuous mix of current ambient and electronic goodies. Igloomag’s Alan Lockett, via audio-meddling alter ego, albient (mixcloud | soundcloud), pours more than a score of ambi-valent shapes and etheric waves into an occluded reverb-trail echo-veil mood-stream. Ambivalentine. Listen… New transmissions come from old familiars Boards […]

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Donny McCaslin :: Casting For Gravity (Greenleaf Music)

McCasslin is clearly trying to take contemporary jazz into a new arena with this album. It’s that good old chestnut called fusion that is the device for expansion here. [Release page] Donny McCaslin, acclaimed tenor saxophonist and composer turns his attention to the world of electronic music for some inspiration. I have to admit that […]

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V/A :: One On Twoism Volume 5 (Twoism)

As Twoism continues to graft their own signature on the tried and true origins of BoC’s sound, they’ve also inadvertently managed to keep a firm-hold on hypnotizing frequency bubbles that are diverse, captivating and elusive. [Release page] You have to admire the passion, persistence and pursuit the folks at Twoism have evolved over the years. […]

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