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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stewacide, Jul 28, 2008.
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
I'm not Canadian, but you must be right because I've heard this from every Canadian that's listened to them. You should read this review where they mention that - and know that Pitchfork has given out less than two dozen 10.0's in its history:
' What's it all about, then? "Childhood" is the usual answer, but that's not as easy a connection as it seems on the surface. The giggling voices of kids that crop up are a sure giveaway, as are the song titles ("Rue the Whirl", "Happy "Cycling"), but Music Has the Right to Children avoids the twinkling music box melodies that Múm has been coasting on for a while now. Boards managed to evoke childhood without seeming cute or twee. It's childhood not as it's lived but as we grown-ups remember it, at least those of us with less-than-fond recollections. The shades of darkness and undercurrents of tension (qualities which came further to the fore on 2002's Geogaddi) accurately reflect the confusion of a time that cannot be neatly summed up with any one feeling or emotion.
When you discover that Boards of Canada took their name came from an organization committed to educational film, the overriding idea of their project clicks immediately into place. I've no memories of the National Film Board of Canada but I remember tapes with narration and incidental music accompanying filmstrips, tapes that were always damaged from age and overuse on poorly maintained equipment. The warbly pitch and warped voices mirrored the anxiety that came with the "carefree" days of being a kid and living subjugated to others. Boards of Canada tapped into the collective unconscious of those who grew up in the English speaking West and were talented enough to transcribe the soundtrack. No need to get hung up on specifics; however we lived and whoever we were, Music Has the Right to Children reflected back the truth for a lot of us. You can't ask more of an album than that.'
Alias/Ehren - Lillian
Amon Tobin - most of his stuff
amon tobin is great stuff yeah
It actually makes them pretty lame / unoriginal IMHO. It's, like, if I started a band that sounded exactly like Creed and I called it Breed or something <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
Makes me wonder who actually did the music for the NFB back in the day / who actually created that sound...
edit -- and they even directly sample what sound like NFB voice-overs in a lot of their songs
It's not the actual music, it's just that texture they put behind the album. I think it really adds to it.
Some Dj Shadow
UNKLE - In A State
And more UNKLE stuff
rabbit in your headlights is my favourite by unkle
great song <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
it doesn't actually sound like the music from NFB movies.
Mouse on Mars f'sho
Those old NFB soundtracks were purely melodic (i.e. none of the d00t d00t d00t), but the 'sound' is pretty much exactly the same. It's as if they broke into the NFB and stole all their vintage synths and mixing equipment, and made sure not to mess with any of the dials <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>