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Nevermen

Mr Mistake (Boards Of Canada Remix)

    Nevermen is a leaderless trio made of Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Adam "Doseone" Drucker, and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr Bungle). They are artists of a certain distinction who've made name by way of sonic fearlessness, singular talent, and an ability to capture both adoration and imagination while hurling good noise at the void.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Mr Mistake (Boards Of Canada Remix)
    2. Mr Mistake (Boards Of Canada Remix Instrumental)

    Boards Of Canada

    Peel Session

      Third release in Warp's new reissue series and it's another Peel Session from another stalwart of UK electronica - Boards Of Canada.

      Taken from 1998 it features landmark tracks, "Aquarius (Version 3), "Happy Cycling", "Olson (Version 3)" and "XYZ".

      Demonstrating the act's uncanny knack at crafting dreamy, cinematic-cum-fairylike soundscapes, glued together by dusty breakbeats and DIY electronix, tracks like "Aquarius" and "Happy Cycling" are treasured artifacts amongst long-term fans and newbies alike.

      Two experimental tracks decorate side B, smothered in electrostatic and musicality combined, the two elements that would make this act such a formidable force during their heyday and such a well respected addition to British electronic music.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: A vital piece of the Boards jigsaw; this late 90s John Peel session is a high watermark of creativity and subtlety from this bastion of UK electronica.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Aquarius (Version 3)
      A2. Happy Cycling
      B1. Olson (Version 3)
      B2. XYZ

      Boards Of Canada, one of the most respected and influential electronic artists of recent times, return with their first album in eight years. What with pre-release puzzles, desert parties, mysterious videos, and limited Record Store Day offerings, the hype surrounding 'Tomorrow's Harvest' has been building to a fever pitch. You'll be pleased to know that the album holds up against this weight of expectation, delivering another seductively widescreen, sci-fi cinematic selection of electronica tracks that could only come from the studios of Sandison and Eoin.

      With accompanying sleeve / inner sleeve artwork featuring blurry images of secret American landscapes of atom bomb tests, peyote trips, religious sects and Area 51, the album opens with a short electronica piece that references the pair's fondness for the BBC Radiophonic workshop, or perhaps the incidental music from early 70s sci-fi films like The Andromeda Strain. Spidery arpeggiated synths and abstract choral washes lift tracks like 'Reach For The Dead' and 'White Cyclosa', which recall the horror movies of John Carpenter and Dario Argento. The woozy detuned analogue keyboards that became BOC's trademark arrive on the stumbling, stuttering 'Jacquard Causeway', while the beat-driven lushness of 'Cold Earth' could be seen as being a classic of the braindance era.

      This eerie and unsettling first half makes way for a more uplifting 'part 2', with tracks like 'Palace Posy' and especially 'Nothing Is Real' providing warm synths, while titles like 'New Seeds' suggest rebirth and hope in this lifeless landscape. Perhaps the soundtrack to a film that only exists on Boards Of Canada's minds, 'Tomorrow's Harvest' is an intense and rewarding listen.


      TRACK LISTING

      Gemini
      Reach For The Dead
      White Cyclosa
      Jacquard Causeway
      Telepath
      Cold Earth
      Transmisiones Ferox
      Sick Times
      Collapse
      Palace Posy
      Split Your Infinities
      Uritual
      Nothing Is Real
      Sundown
      New Seeds
      Come To Dust
      Semena Mertvykh

      Boards Of Canada

      The Campfire Headphase

      Cult electronic pioneers Boards Of Canada return with their long awaited third album, "The Campfire Headphase". Closer than ever to their love of psychedelic and mushroom bands that have influenced them, the album reflects the fact that they have been living deep in the country, with the rhythms being those of nature rather than those of the city. Whilst the album is warm and spacious with layers of live instrumentation, it also contains many of the Boards trademarks that people have come to love - wobbly electronics, melancholic synth washes etc. With the sleeve referencing their classic "Music Has The Right To Children", and the music expanding on previous sounds, "The Campfire Headphase" doesn't disappoint.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Into The Rainbow Vein
      A2. Chromakey Dreamcoat
      A3. Satellite Anthem Icarus
      A4. Peacock Tail
      B1. Dayvan Cowboy
      B2. A Moment Of Clarity
      B3. 84 Pontiac Dream
      B4. Sherbet Head
      C1. Oscar See Through Red Eye
      C2. Ataronchronon
      C3. Hey Saturday Sun
      C4. Constants Are Changing
      D1. Slow This Bird Down
      D2. Tears From The Compound Eye
      D3. Farewell Fire

      Originally released on the duo's own Music 70 label in 1995, with only 100 cassette and vinyl copies ever made, originals of this ace Boards LP are still fetching £300+ on Discogs, so this 2002 Warp official reissue is essential for all but the moneyed collector geeks out there! Now re-cut and re-mastered, this album is a collection of minimal ambient treasure is as listless, pastoral and evocative as its follow-up, 1998's 'Music Has The Right Children' and 2002's 'Geogaddi'. Even more understated than its successors, 'Twoism' drifts with indolent beats and droning keyboard hooks.  What you have here are delicate, deceptively simple, emotive soundscapes that bore right to the heart of the listener and refuse to be ignored. Broken into eight tracks but seemingly one continuous gentle sonic glide, 'Twoism' opens with the mesmerising melancholia of 'Sixtyniner' changing course only for 'Basefree' with its restless itchy break beat and urban menace. At turns soothing and haunting it stirs feelings of desolation while somehow creating an intensely intimate feel. Laying the foundations for a career that has seen the duo become renowned exponents of blissful organic electronica

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Sixtyniner
      A2. Oirectine
      A3. Iced Cooly
      A4. Basefree
      B1. TWOISM
      B2. Seeya Later
      B3. Melissa Juice
      B4. Smokes Quantity

      Boards Of Canada

      Music Has The Right To Children

      THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1998

      Outstanding debut album for Warp from Scotland's Boards Of Canada. Taking influences from Aphex Twin, 'Artificial Intelligence' era Warp releases and laid back hip hop rhythms, then twisting those ideas through a sun-refracted kaleidoscope of lush ambient sounds, Scottish brothers Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin came up with a much copied sound all of their own. This was Piccadilly Records album of the year in 1998 and is an unsurpassed collection of melodic electronica tracks. You need this!

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Darryl says: From 1998:

      Martin says: A thing of eerie and absolute beauty, which manages the rarely accomplished and apparently mutually exclusive task of creating deep emotional connection through electronic music. Haunting intervals punctuate primitive, meditative reflection throughout; summoning wistful echoes of an ominous, half recalled childhood summer.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Wildlife Analysis
      A2. An Eagle In Your Mind
      A3. The Color Of The Fire
      A4. Telephasic Workshop
      A5. Triangles & Rhombuses
      B1. Sixtyten
      B2. Turquoise Hexagon Sun
      B3. Kaini Industries
      B4. Bocuma
      B5. Roygbiv
      C1. Rue The Whirl
      C2. Aquarius
      C3. Olson
      D1. Pete Standing Alone
      D2. Smokes Quantity
      D3. Open The Light
      D4. One Very Important Thought

      Boards Of Canada

      In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

      'In a Beautiful Place out in the Country' is another brilliant EP by Boards of Canada. Encompassing four tracks culled from the same recording sessions from which Boards of Canada would later produce 'Geogaddi', the EP tends to favor a darker, more pastoral, and even elegiac atmosphere than its predecessor 'Music Has the Right to Children'.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Kid For Today
      A2. Amo Bishop Roden
      B1. In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
      B2. Zoetrope


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