Thursday, April 26, 2007

Boards of Canada (x2)

edit: fixed link for Hi-Scores.

Boards of Canada - Hi Scores (1996)

Like Autechre and Bochum Welt, Boards of Canada draw heavily from both new wave and electro in appreciable measures that, when recombined in the context of the group's tugging beats and simple-but-effective songwriting, end up sounding like way more than either. Hi Scores is a near-perfect six-tracker of gorgeous, building ambient electro and loping downtempo electronic breakbeat tracks that are as pleasing to the ears as they are head-bucking funky.

mp3 - 320 kbps
rar - 70 mb

Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway (2006)
A mini-concept LP, Trans Canada Highway follows the Scottish brothers (who spent time in Canada) as they trek from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Victoria, B.C., in under a half-hour. Beginning with the only old track, "Dayvan Cowboy" (a highlight of 2005's The Campfire Headphase), Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin sound just a little refreshed at the thought of producing a low-impact EP instead of an eagerly awaited LP. After the slowly shifting single gets out of the way, Sandison and Eoin start looking back to Geogaddi territory, reprising ghostly effects and skeletal melodies with quarter-speed hip-hop beats to create a work that would barely take you 45 miles along the highway but, put on repeat mode, wouldn't even sound tired by Montreal. The sixth track is a remix of "Dayvan Cowboy" by Anticon associate Odd Nosdam, who shows his allegiance with his own mostly beatless soundscapes, which warp and flow with the best of BoC.

mp3 - 256 kbps
rar - 44 mb


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot -congrats on your blog!

LT said...

Both links appear to be TCH. Will check if just mislabelled, but zip mb total and labels are the same.
Thanks very much, though. Good stuffs!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to above, please reload 'Hi Scores'. Many thanks.

H. said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I messed that one up bad, sorry 'bout that. :)

All fixed up:


LT said...

mille grazie!

Next said...

Thanks for the Boards....much appreciated....

AK said...

Thanks for these.

bathmate said...

nice website .
i like it.


Henry Krinkle said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Taking a look to it

I like BOC

I like Kraftwerk


Thx and remember all to support the artists you like!