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Polymath
May 16th 2011


3836 Comments


Yeah man, I feel depressed.

Peacock Tail is so good.

Jebull
May 25th 2011


1340 Comments


This is breathtakingly awesome

geogaddi
June 11th 2011


8 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I really can't stand this album. I've eaten up everything from MHTRTC and Geogaddi to their track on Slag Boom Van Loon and bootlegs from ATP and loved it, but I can hardly stand a full listen of this album in one sitting. I feel like they were trying too hard to escape from the archetype they had created, and in doing so created something that sounds like everybody else. Boards have always built upon the ambient structure of repetition with subtle variation, but while tracks like 'Music is Math' and 'Alpha and Omega' left me hungry for more, "Satellite Anthem Icarus' and 'Slow This Bird Down' make me ache for their tasteless repetition to end. There are redeeming traits. The stars of this album, for me, are the brief melodic etudes, namely 'Ataronchronon' and 'A Moment of Clarity.' They not only hearken to their eclectic take on the 4-chord, but stake new ground as a band; I would thoroughly enjoy another four minutes of 'Ataronchronon,' but 'Chromakey Dreamcoat' always feels as if its overstaying its welcome. The album, as a whole, adopts a typical structure of choruses and verses, but in doing so loses the very essence of what Boards of Canada is.

Yotimi
June 11th 2011


6543 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nah, it rules

Digging: Sand Circles - Motor City

sifFlammable
June 11th 2011


2741 Comments


nah, it rules

Rev
June 11th 2011


9439 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah, it rules

Opaque
July 9th 2011


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I rate this album at 4.5 as their worse album. Simply amazing duo. All of their works are groundbreaking. Please make a 4th LP!

Yotimi
July 9th 2011


6543 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Some rumors (and signs) are out there that one's coming soon

WashboardSuds
July 9th 2011


5032 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

where'd you find that out?
I'm excited now

Digging: Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo... - Good Morning Good Night

Yotimi
July 10th 2011


6543 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Can't remember where I read it but on their site they just recently put an empty black square next to the rest of their album art.

Rev
July 10th 2011


9439 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If it's true I'm beyond stoked

sifFlammable
July 10th 2011


2741 Comments


hope they try somethign different again

Yotimi
July 10th 2011


6543 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

they can do whatever they want and it'll be at least a 4.5

sifFlammable
July 10th 2011


2741 Comments


thank you yotimi for the truism

HOPE THEY TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AGAIN

WashboardSuds
July 10th 2011


5032 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

HOPE THEY TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AGAIN


I honestly don't care if they just make more of the exact same stuff, but if they do go in a new direction I'd really love to see what they do

psykonaut
July 10th 2011


3913 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Can't remember where I read it but on their site they just recently put an empty black square next to the rest of their album art.

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

porch
July 10th 2011


8460 Comments


that guy up there makes some decent points, this one is a bit homogenous, bordering easy listening. there's a few nice tracks but it lacks the density of old and i can't get lost in it like geogaddi or mhtrtc. wasn't really a boc fan at the time but i can imagine this would've been a big letdown after geogaddi. and yeah the little segues on this are still cool

Rev
July 10th 2011


9439 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I find this easier to get lost in than MHTRTC just sayin

WashboardSuds
July 10th 2011


5032 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

meh

porch
July 10th 2011


8460 Comments


I find this easier to get lost in than MHTRTC just sayin


that's fine, i usually speak for myself and not everyone else on earth when i talk about albums



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