The history of my love for electronic music started with Aphex Twin, and a couple of local record shops that would carry the latest albums from Warp, NinjaTune, Merck, and others. A friend of mine and I would dig and dig to find the weirdest, most interesting electronic music that did not have the four on the floor house beat that we pushed so hard against at the time. In the early days we also came across Boards Of Canada’s album Music Has The Right To Children, an album many BOC fans consider to be their favorite.
It was the followup that grabbed me personally though. Unlike the repetitive groove of Music Has The Right Geogaddi was lush, a bit darker, and a lot more interesting to me. Something in the faked nostalgia of the melodies and samples paired with the gritty yet somehow soothing textures in the sound design had me hooked and I have always considered it to be one of my all time favorites. I was not into vinyl when it was originally released so I missed out on the first run of it being pressed years ago. I was overjoyed to discover Warp was re-issuing the classic early BOC records for the first time in forever so I could finally have the early classics in my collection without paying horribly high prices wanted by collectors for over played old copies.
These re-issues are a definite must in anyones collection should you be into electronic music of any kind. Even if your not usually a fan of the genre you should at least give their old records (and new one for that matter) a spin. Timeless and worth checking into if you are not already familiar. Oh, and check out the etching on side F, I love records with etchings.