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Initially it was a drop of water. Small ripples flowed and gathered upon the surface and began to spread. Eventually ''[[Music Has the Right to Children]]'' was given to the world in 1998, released under both [[Warp Records|Warp]] and [[SKAM]] record labels.
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The [[Boards of Canada]] and the impact of ''''[[Music Has the Right to Children]]'''' was strongly felt. The brothers engineering direct pluronic music, ambient atmospheres and utilizing aspects of Hip-Hop, but all genres of music where used to propagate their unique sound. Words begin to fade into the music and become one with the sound, but they maintain their sense of direction and flow, a sound full of immersive vitality. The beauty of their sound proceeded to propagate and quickly spread throughout the world. [''[[Music Has the Right to Children]]''] had become an exceptionally prominent seller on the Indie charts in the UK. Their signature identity, their je ne sais quoi and otherworldly sounds where immediately recognizable but they didn't show you the whole picture with ease. Giving few interviews and rarely seen in photographs, their style and their activities where constantly wrapped in a veil. Sometimes referred to as 'Scotland's greatest mystery'.  
  
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Initially it was a grain of water droplets. Small ripples stood and fall to the surface of the water. And the ripples continue spread to earnestly, eventually was released in 1998 in the twin name of Warp / scum to billow than expected, the Bose-of Canada and the impact of "Music Has The Light tow Children" is the Masaniso Ui~tsu was it was felt. Engineering Direct pluronic music, ambient, box-flops, such as such as hip-hop, but all genres and words were used in order to epithet their sound, any words even go slipping through the side of their sound. But, but never no glitz, the flowing and, full of vitality, also was away somewhere Ukiyo, when sound, such as want has immersed also up, the nearest words was still "support Ikederikku". The beauty of the sound went continued spread around the world. It becomes exceptional long-seller while Indy over in the UK, despite Tsu countryside import board only been released in Japan, it had continued to increase the secretly to enthusiasts. They are "looking identity" their Who is that ... In other world what In other's guys that do has been started. But they did not you show me the whole picture easily. Interviews is not received little, artists photos rarely is Na bought was 6 membership that face is reflected, such as activities style, everything had been wrapped in the veil. They obsession became a cormorant'm called Scotland the greatest mystery, and until. And their sound went continue down the impact on the scene in a variety of ways.
 
Their methodological part, texture of sound, structure, etc. do this Rekutoro two force of sound, IDM, post-rock, were being sold rose with the various nickname such as NUPSYCHEDEUC. But, still, Bose of Canada of sound is not never fade thing, it had been rather shine. Their sound was unique. And to back such a maximum grade of expectations, new Bose of Canada "Jiogadi" has been released. Sound and sound 'phrases and phrases, everything is composed of great beauty' is great euphoria of more than in previous work on the album total. More than Karekore 2 years from when there is announcement of the album system works, it will be the elaborated carefully in the meantime, there here is psychedelic world that only Bose-of Canada Tsukuridaseru. In addition, from the few people who was able to see them live, have also been told of Harashi elements of its live. Its live that is made to perfect blend of the psychedelic video and sound can not be helped because I wanted to look at all means. And finally, Bose of 2 people MICHAEL SANDISDN (below mic) of Canada and MARCUS EDIN (following Marcus) of mail interview to the success of the two people - No, I am glad to really. Because it was really people who want to hear the story.
 
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1995 band and their friends luck in the summer of this year gathered in the center with their officially Hexagon Sun studio the naming Ordinance for child at the PENTLANO HILLS continued the production of the music video. Every spring and Hexagon Sun in summer had attracted the local A々 to organize a variety of small-scale music Ivu~e cement in the local. In addition to producing the several sheets of ER and album at this time Bose of Canada eyes the main production. These had been released from their label MU 馴 C off 0. But the very first release had been recorded melancholic melody of the song in the rough on the rhythm due to dry electronics in Sulo in the Limited Edition will ITWOISM "leave from another label not within the companion of self-minute us over or n
 
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Around 1950 microphone, the birth is like say the first of 1 (, Version of this band on the coast of Sukotsutorando northeast. Then Ri this Sir or Macas is not yet joined 2. During the three years, microphone and its allies had started taking home movies with a force Mela and was making experimental sound using synth drum tape machine borrowed. also at that time this band is home for spar 8 (8rrn video) . they received a great deal of influence on the sound track of educational television documentary Mentari, movies and music that had been produced by the Soviet, .NAT old NAL that Kurosuo j (one of the video went been deepening Don Don FILM BOA Date 0 OF CAN AD A this young man who had been seen to be misses a documentary series of the video production company that was later named their bread de name "BOARDS OF CANADA" d
 
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Their sound continues to impact the music scene in a variety of ways. The methodology, sound texture being a duality of sonic mastery. IDM and post-rock where being sold readily with coined nicknames such as 'Nupsychedelic', but still, [[Boards of Canada]]'s sound is something that doesn't fade, it continues to grow into something beautiful over time. Their sound is unique.  
● The grayed J slave name, but is the story the documentary V one series of production company called National Film Boards Of Canada that was attached from the fact that you guys had a good look, it's mainly throat contents such as documentary the seemed wanted was? Do what theme had been well taken up? To imagine the current from your our music, "from social phenomena to large mystery of nature, deeply close to various events" can you get was something like? Marcus "So," educational of mainly like that, was the contents. We'm looking for things like that, even now, and as becomes those increasingly ridiculous TV, such a program recently more and more less I'm becoming. there, to far journey represents that traverse the wilderness there was also that it is a document, for example a time of environmental issues thoria Ri was 1 Na, in a variety of safety of society there was also that of content such as sound the alarm bells. in music is very unique, which is flow is subject to such a video, I received my argument'm very inspired. just the music
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Meeting and exceeding the high expectations of future releases that fans where left with after their 1998 release, '''[[Geogaddi]]''' (2002) saw the light of day. Sounds and phrases, everything is composed of great beauty. Great moments of euphoria are reached in the new release. Within lies a psychedelic world that only the brothers Sandison can create. In addition to this, the few that have seen them at a live setting have also told of the charming characteristics of their, often intimate, live performances. The perfect blend of both psychedelic video and sound entrances the listener with all senses.  
Of not only style, very old, and also including that it or was too good wards quality tone. Music, such as was used in the soundtrack, did not exist anywhere else "● for us Japanese, series of words that Boards Of Canada is, isnt, the is but painful grasp the image, the production company yada leave it by removing the fact this phrase only the retrieved if, English is it a thing of what the image is spread to people whose native language? I wonder if not you feel in words, such as omitting a part of something of organization microphone that "those who are in the native language of English is located in 'Canada. In any case, does not mean form a clear meaning. the'm, there it is also our hope. it can be interpreted even your discretion, that is, According to say either "● bio and ambiguous, around r Mike and Marcus are still children, Boards of Canada in 1976 around the end a I have issued. Sukotsutorando north and of England south, A force Nada 'I ,, (immigration, etc. Ichita, in the days of repeating the move' duo went wearing Starring response rates of various musical instruments "Well. Destination, [before the term was born that it can be said that the first of Vu ~Ajon of Boards of Canada "in 1980, why it is written, J you are issued a r end bother to 11,976 circa J is trying to what?" move I think sushi, is the 's important part of the repeating "think it would've been given a considerable influence on the current of you guys music. could you because any influence of? to Marcus" such a move, we will than what large
 
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It may be said that it has received a deal of influence. For example Sukosotorando to the north, there is a very beautiful nature. But there is there even brutal r barren earth "for human beings, children who live there is not much to Rukoto. Also I'm less given entertainment. If there is such a experience, "a thing as self-sufficiency heart that is stirred up by the decision to try to create something, and I think the squid such not you never did learn his own" ● 11980 first of the version of Boards of Canada to around that it can be said that the original form was born, microphone and a few fellow synthesizer, it was written in biotechnology and "was making experimental music with such Tefu Ma scene. Speaking of that time, Surobingu-Gurissuru and calibration Valley Avold tail, it is time that This Heat, such as the United States of Residenz had been closed, Abbu in music media (at least in Japan of some of the media, it was so). Did not or is Insubaia to such things? Or did not know at all what was said so? Some of Marcus "such a band but knew from our time '1 of pillows has always listened to the rough loose kind of music. Received a musically most influence in early Bose-of-Canada is, at the same time rather than a band, also music that was affixed to the film, example TV Documentary series Kana "● you guys of the 1980 experimental music brute of Riohajimeru door, Sue, 5 one 8 (8 it is so filmmaking also began a millimeter). Previous Yonanoku command who was mentioned in the question also, video, or rather to have been emphasized in the same way as the music a visual representation, it seems to have captured the music as part of the art, including those was Tsu consensus . For example, like say that very well early in the Human emissions League was buying members of r video J in charge. You guys are such a band who, or even as the media did not know their a "movement" as had been Motehayashi, match of the this Ui~tsu was age specific chance you or you think that interesting. How are you? I think it's Mike "really match of natural chance. At that time, precisely because we're it is relatively cheap, had crowded into that of Fu stand. One mouth one-a § b music production, another 8 and urge roast was making the mouth one-PHI video production. of his own music using the Miri, impulse that might have want to make a video of yourself, simple in the early to wonder 7 80s are Musubi~tsui, someone There can be invented a cheap Terebashi-Massy down, the After the artistic Eide dia were to have been projected on the people of the head, we both bands we like the name was up until now, been using the idea Tanjah or no tame and, in any case it's surely likely (laughs) "●, or as you guys, was how we regard the relationship at the time r music" and r video "(or visual. arts)? Its to. How do you perceive now? Marcus "to .70's that I think that there are various stages, in relation to Akira 9 and music, was <'s experiment had been done. But there is, before the background 1 Crested Butte ~Ifuru of people that music at the same time and dancing in"
 
  
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There was also commercial aspects of that ". What was said this had been hiding it or appear in a much longer question, surface. There was Hakateri Stari. Recently, the commercial music scene, that you also feel like coming back it is also. But, on the other hand, artists who obtain 捉 the video as a special palette was also always present. They are the video, has been considered as one of the elements in music creation. 1 Giku-rawa, I want to think fellow of such people. Of that video elements for us, never intended to be incidental to the music, not even of the come with from after "● 90's Aphex Twin from the first half, turned Uteka, such as Wharf label is attention, so it went to people the Bose to us and Isshiyo. Of. Canadian music is also a force Tegoraizu, or tend to be told in segments such as "electronics Toronika" 11DM (Intelligent Desukuto Zuph Music) "(especially in Japan) there. While However, to you guys of the music, the accumulation of already 及Pu own activities in more than 20 years, but I feel that there is also no Miotose as of will. Marcus "of such a form is attached position in the history of music is included in it by some is that happy. D Rekutoronika, such as the scene is' still To also new 1DM. A lot of artists out there. many of such people, the last four, five years music to or are affected by:. on the other hand, in the case of us, also it dating back to more ancient times first act argument "J Hiroshi or with, it is very, J 'Sana it because not listen to music, have been made ​​from time. Dakarapo "The Peel" dark music 1 and go, or come out completely different things and artists that are told in this kind of scene. In any case, it is same like ~Ya not to talk about it is limited within a particular scene. Even thinking myself of favorite bands, people of Hotonto is unique, is doing the things of their own. It does not belong to any scene, to the called or "● 90's first half does not belong events, close to the bottom again a microphone" We're location tell us about Retsudomun Night that you guys had done, Red there was a place known by the name-time over down 016-century monastery of debris. etc. only have roof also gone, amazing place is that .... is hiding in the forest, it became a feeling, such as was guarded by nature there shining .1 or <et al., had been occasionally auger Nuys 100 people scale of the party from 50 people. Pokura himself made ​​music is of course, anything if it is a strange music, allowance was Ri only the bonfire gradually turning to or try. lights and candles. people who came in there everyone, Uny phrase respectively, think or not it could sometimes mysterious outdoor experience "● of yourselves studio, Hexagon of that vent land Hee J lesbian Sun is located, or will the soil Uiu location? I want to emphasize the Marcus "Puraivu~ashi, I do not want to say specific things about living plants, to a very peaceful,'m certainly gonna be region on the beautiful hill. If there is a forest of western pine, large road and without through is. a freely for expansion 1 null Imagination, I wonder if not a perfect place 1
 
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● Tell me you guys are situ any music equipment everyday. Also What is your favorite equipment in its? Very well if, TT Sai Why or why not? In making the Marcus "We songs, have wanted to take a way that was different every time. So, sticking to the same equipment and instruments, it always Keja no .1 pillow I have centered on always , and I want to click Rieito your own sound. for example, by sampling the sound of the flute, in the actual flute, such as out to make one sound similar to "flute can not be-play. so, perhaps, sampler I might say the favorite equipment of Poku of that. it caught the sound of any instrument, so container something like to make a soup that music "● in on making the work, your two's roles is Waton ones? In addition, a person do such as A and the Tsute marker vinegar microphone? Also with the Tsute microphone to Marcus?
 
Marcus "Mike has become a usual source of Inn inspiration in the songs of the core. He always, the best the Omoitsu Kurita melodies and strange ideas" Mike "Marcus, the song Ya a combination of various things existence, such as the gurus that make up the album. he is a great producer, is also the anti-producer "● if, past, and if you can travel to the future, do you want to go to any age? The reason also tell TT again. Since seem to be know much about that it has gone microphone "We, pot <are of interest towards the completely not come. The Tteyuu that now it happens, listen to full this theory will not know anyone the there is be had. future, technology development advances, or astonishing progress for science and society is not the most impress goodness of every day happen, that. Po is clause, it began, to the point you want to go. for whether it is time begins, many people have the opinion was Tsu Na different. my imagination, I wonder if not it occur after 2, 300 years, "● exist in actual IJ Al world and but are not in the non-real world that is in the novels and movies, do you have gastric plant was to visit? What do you place Given that some if? To Marcus "non-convex of Video-tape that I have, SF animation made ​​in Germany has been Dubbing. So-called animated film like such and I guy, also he previous one in '25. I do not know anything even title. you know, the contents only. children"
 
  
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I am overjoyed to be interviewing both [[Michael Sandison]] and [[Marcus Eoin]], the masters behind the music, listening intently as I am aware of some of our readers anticipation and interest in hearing their story. Although I am  not aware of how familiar they will be to Cookie Scene readers, I find that their sound alone leads me to want to know the story beneath. I tell myself: 'Before beginning this interview, I will want to recap their history'. ''[[Geogaddi]]'' was distributed to the press upon its release. I find myself wondering 'Are their four, or perhaps even five members of the group to create such a diverse sound?' The answer to this is now apparent. In 1995 the band and a group of their lucky friends gathered in [[Hexagon Sun]] studios in the Pentland Hills, Scotland and held an ordinance for their new release. [[Hexagon Sun]] is often the venue of small scale, closed audiovisual events for members of the collective. Their early releases where on a self-produced label '[[Music70]]'. The very first release had been layered with melancholic melodies and rough rhythm sections.
  
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● basically creatures of non-human question on the earth, for example as a separate reaction of the 'instinctive level of that fish, vinegar or seem not interested for other species. If you're listening to "Jiogadi", or each other the total turnover is the entire seed time was so including the human race, but each species of boundary lines I would imagine the Natsuta fictional world to Madoka昧. Mike "It is, I think that just might" Jiogadi "is the world want to imply. World of warm (BAR) a mixture that are usually divided or the concept of chaos, where can not want to eject the part of one something. Music, and look at such as something furiously drunk Vallarta gaze world, fish humans and hexa
 
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A is to imagine listening to, a vast 'Una by some plants, with the country side feeling. But Shi is very distorted image. And, I wish I had these also bracts force Rahul! I think. Also Oh, he is to make an image from listening to this project, because there is also a problem that had little time but! He is mower Ru in the man who thought the question of this just before:. Laughs) Marcus "Kimi was said that these images a little urban to Gill, I funny Yeah, And might I also agree. we personally, do not AUTHORIZED inspired by the urban environment, sometimes even to even receive a Negative shadows sound from the city. But, these are, by 1 individual think Sukkoku nice photo basis, these can feel or not it fits the cold feel of electronics tronic sound with a little more traditional. we, like to think of Boards of Canada of sound, as much as possible warm, are force Rahul. and I think it reflects the Moso is our own video -
 
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Page 7: " And I think to have a significant impact even easier. What is the technology for Boards of Canada? Marcus "What I feel strongly is, this kind of this Toda. I repelled the interest science magazines and newspapers, you are reading always. But in had in the midst of wild nature, fullest breathing the fresh air child and I also like. for thousands of even years' people technology in order to improve their lives, technology was have developed I'm., of that 20 century, for the first time in history there was a place a little exceptional, technology has been or is made ​​for itself. it is I think the most dangerous in relation to modern society, here is that .... technology that lost sight of realistic goals. So, of 2 hours in one-inch screen, for example, a mobile phone on 7 this earth that I think it needs to be can not believe watching a movie, millions of people are involved in the development of the development and Kon Tha Thein ment equipment of weapons. in one hand, it is a clean and reusable 1 you can look for the energy, people that have been involved in the development of equipment to improve the lives of people who are the most disadvantaged in society, I'm surprisingly not only just 2, 3000 people "● Bose-of Canada of music, especially new, between the sound and the sound was left to strongly impression. We also have to be to try to find a meaning to "between the lines" when reading the text, or rather feel like hear the part of the silence. Do you have that "gap of sound" was thought to be important, such like? When you are building a Marcus "sound time 乍品, I likes to treat as a" space "is also one of the 葺器. The only strange point such do about the dynamics of sound, nothing has been playing part is, when the to remember when writing a song or me to speak for Rukoto be meaning songs all one is, it ® Dan points "● I feel also very unique to the use of your our words. The last minute of vocal or meaning is inaudible or audible, such as took a strong effect or has not been featured, remain in one phrase is why ear as "1969"
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[[Boards of Canada]] utilized [[Hexagon Sun]] visuals in live settings, often accompanied by depressive and subliminal texts, gradually increasing the degree of audiovisual perfectionism.  
There are also songs like. For Boards of Canada of music, or trying to, since one-di any sense of that word? For Mike "1 Giku-ra, is one of the most important factors that is said to include vocals. Lyrics and possible listening, I do not think the combined vocal is required to melody. It is not completely clear on, what or has been sung, if <is so that you regarded as one of the I like to play while suggesting subtle or being talked about. "space" or "silence" the instruments, vocals and one instrument you are captured. for example Cocteau. if you listen to Touinzu, if you do not understand is there in what is being talked about, the meaning of that Vo Karu echoes very beautiful and would mow I. someday, I except vocals when you are thinking and trying to make a record of the form that do not use anything at all else "● Boards of Canada is to make music, whether you be making a song and decide the tight J Les ahead? The first (and was Honyari) and benefit it was decided the theme? To build the first song from one of the interesting sound that stood in the reverse, with respect to that? It 's Marcus "Sometimes just occasionally, to decide the title and theme before you make a song, sometimes you try to create a sound that suits it 0 (and begin to create a song from Giku-rakawa Allowed from Kano theme, I song .1 'gyroscopes blanking, that's when saw Rano Chidochira or is a dream, I have been to the original sound that was seen in the dream. the track, made ​​or that I was dreaming 'm looking directly reflect. when I listen to what is actually record- ing is, I was a little felt in non tad. with respect to interesting sound "is, it becomes the starting point for large resistor we can start making a song and are "● you are Nyutsu to new" 1969 ', in "1969, in the sunshine ...', and many times repeated are arene's will remain in the ear. of two of the records that you have listed above title (Music has the Raitoto cormorant. Children uln A Beautiful Place Out In The CountryJ) and from this Arezu '
 
I feel the thing that leads to the thought of the second half of the psychedelic Mu Vumento 60s. Is yourselves. What do you think? Yo you believe the hippie or (laughs)? Db microphone "split country country in the era of artists feel the sense of intimacy. At that time, I think fields countries were present thing called freedom of Table country country now. Psychedelic and do not might thing came from Dorasogu _ country countries, simply Although it might such not. due to the idea of country country people, when the movement has become Chokure abyss published, it itself is broken "Garden country broken by Flowery Kuni-en 且Ichi-Bower such as those that you think was closed, the main river p of the 70s and early '60 country country I. bills late. Dia is, what was concocted on the basis of the psychedelic MOVE Tsukasa countries ment countries countries I garden countries when it was country country country become a fashionable existence, it is original and a counter electrode sitting -.. has become a thing of the we, of that era, or empathy to fundamental ethics of music at the time I remember. so, do we you think Hisobi and I think and not a (laughs) "● mainly about calling it nu psychedelic bands that British media seems to be carrying is'? Marcus "whether it's to mean anything, you do not know well. I always came to the given Id-psychedeli your psychedelic,". Makiyuri Rev and, who appeared together with you guys in All Toumoro's Bertie, such as ® La Tengo, for the psychedelic band, What do you think? Do you think especially this kind of band we u live shake Ili that doing my daily life that's important? Mike "we, when this kind of band we It's Daiyoshimi Kida. The gray Ito listen to playing them like a band, know that 's are crowded everyone put in recently incense said band, is feeling go that they like music and sunny, I think has become something like an antidote to pair to Bopp chart. near time is up stage is people, it is not too much to start too easily laptop computer that. to be honest, we've got there is no feelings apart from the laptop μ logic. even Pokura Yes one, bands that can play live with a musical instrument has liked (even their own, that way and I like to play. However, music and even if thinking that we have to create as Boards of Canada, it relies on more technology. because of the sound of my colleagues has been processed using primarily I (it is difficult to bring to the place that live it. for example, a "reverse rotation" sound, 1 or <Luo in the future and I'm 7 to Lai Vu playing and how do, the possibility of more Osodokusu a live set, serious have you wanted to try it. maybe, even. as a new separate project, because it was also a starting point for you and our band. the possibility of such a form of Starring response rates, should there kit "● We are driven by the following bands, urge you want to compare the Miyujishan us and Boards of Canada
 
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Page 8: "How can that, Would you please himself tried it? Sorry Mabbira is being compared to do such of the in, Moshiku is' because mosquitoes do not know because not listening too much) 1) Pink Floyd 2) Brian Eec 2) Autechre 3) Godspeed You Black Eroperor! 4) Bola Mike "for pink Floyd, the do not. early works not so much hear, I though there are things that you Ai聴 to some cover. the same can be said about Brian Lee Residencial. some of his works and though've enjoyed, because'm not listened to Te his work all, of you to comment think not a Fuea. Autechre is I love. it's a friend of Pokura. However, they and 1 pillow between, it feels a big difference there. they I have to focus the music to be surpassed limits of rhythm and electronic sounds, the core of our sound there is a melody to. God speed also, by some to be listened. though of course'm not listened to all of the work, and I think I would like to express their great respect for. Darrell (Bora) also, my friend of 1 or <et al. we him I think of music and love. are too be underestimated. he think the most nice guy in the people who are doing electronic music, you can not not like that "personality is to form a cult, even where it has been making music, while maintaining become not the direction of the "star", a little (J resembling a pillow ● you guys are SKAM such as pressurized et al not WARP only be released 'the song in a different name and release the
 
But also had to be, in In other to have these labels, do you think rattan? Mike "scum, I'm really yu two over-metric label. They are not affected by the commercial thing, and Chino was his' 'Do-It-Yourself', you have to stick to the way. Andy Maddox (scum president) is, and while also laid back and, to come up with ideas to realize that you want to do immediately. they are u people habit, I think I want to be l feel.'re running it thrust them also one wonder if not it. we have reason to wither 惹 to they do, but it. warp is, I'm more a big label on whether the obvious. I'm, they feel like a big family, in music as everyone up was Warukare it is crowded put. (take the pillow, they will not feel the so-called one record company ". Great friends, like such. I found that you can climb the mountain together and Steve Beckett, to Dari around the bonfire. president of the record company, and only the band take to the other, so I'm not sure is whether to do that, "● Hell inter A~e chair but there was also that it was working under the name, such as what is this project that because it is trying either? Marcus "If we are, Once want to make a song that sampled the famous song in its basic parts, in order to avoid the trouble, probably do think it be best to release in the pseudonym I. in other words, Hell interface to think someone, maybe I wish I do not know at all, not a different person 7 "● rPEEL SESSIONJ also was a great can, we do not have yet that saw you how live. current Bose-of-Kanata or? was or are you Gyotsu live in any good and Una organized, the space of Boards of Canada live
 
What is the thing you want most expressive through? Mike "Thank you, Pokura is a gig, in front of the do's normal gig believes that it is hard to image and minute wins, to spend several months because that was to produce the minutes of the video to be 1 second this in its entirety. Most likely to center the 8-mm film, when psychedelic to or doing it horrendous you can use to accurately, or unusual effect is referred to as a .1 or that <Luo write the music, and sound tiger-seok of the video that does not exist After that it's like are making, is there a plan is to do the feeling, of how "● in Japan live, such as the video actually exists gig? Marcus "really, you'll have wanted to do so. Several times, and mower Ru that they were invited or not to play in Japan. In fact, now (pillow, you want to record a new Ma Teriaru before going to Japan, thinks Nante where What. because "Music has the Light - • U Children" and is between the "Jiogadi" was too much to long, it is want to release something else. of that tour is not not like, to have several 'This year I want to do a gig that I thought. Su faded if, u flow 1 of the things that go wrote the music, but not also be suspended. [for the pillow, it is most important Please tell us about it because "the future of activities scheduled close ● it. Mike" already, new get down began Teruyo the album. after that, perhaps also of the movie to be completed over Na off a long period of time or the or Runja no radio Sesoshon proj- 1 in order to make the ECTS also has worked. film, if you also believe that also tries to explore Alaska or the Arctic Lunda (3 years have a dragon in the studio, and also I think Toka want to Taku's trip Thank course Deshori. Thank you! Bose of Canada "Thank you,"
 
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Mike and Marcus immigrated between Scotland and southern Canada as children. The original form of [[Boards of Canada]] was based around a 1950's microphone, making experimental sounds using borrowed drums, synths and tape machines. Also utilizing 8mm cine-film video. A great deal of their influence comes from the soundtracks of educational documentaries, movies and music. The name '[[Boards of Canada]]' coming from a Canadian documentary service: 'The Film [[Boards of Canada]]'. In 1996, Christ who was originally the group's 3rd member and helped to compose certain tracks on the '''[[Twoism (release)|Twoism]]''' EP, left the group leaving Mike and Marcus to continue. This year in London, the brothers performed a live show at an intimate Lighthouse venue on the River Thames, complete with super 8mm video for the duration. I attended this event, the '[[Warp Records|Warp]] Lighthouse Party' seeing other artists from [[[[Warp Records|Warp]] Records]] perform along with the [[Boards of Canada]]. Tortoise and Autechure are other notable appearances.
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Guru website (www.warprenerds.nom), etc. maker is design Sooners Republic is a fellow design team, graphical sophistication are also Awa have maybe, fall short to say it is an important presence. As is also during an interview, along with Mercury Rev et al., As the sound of Soc which has also been described as New South Ikederikku in NMC 詳To can be explained the contours of the music in the only adjective that Feoc specific ~ ", Engineering Rekutoro two Kashin the substance may have effects on, it becomes to profess as KuAkira lock Pando, for example, Tomu~yoku of Radiohead also favorites. In addition last year Tortoise is I wonder not to even their Standing 4 old location than was the obvious fact that the participation of curated the current progressive form of Alternative Music cane Uke scan Ol maize Rose "(Ti to,. And 2002 .200! Li // over scan, single tIn A Beautiful Place Out In Tue Ctcetty "even Though it was if it was show Kakitoi the universal music of the year, it was announced through the years of even three and a half years in New Arno (no "Jiogadi" 0, dramatic changes in Soc of sound is not seen. it is full of analog feeling, I do not think due to the mono and melody programming on that increased relief, as the raw drum feel the beat like the way to Hayam a sudden flow and depth such, go followed calmly as the eternal river.  
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On February 2nd 2002, their long silence was ended and their second warp release '''[[Geogaddi]]''' emerged from the caverns and [[[[Warp Records|Warp]] Records]] gave away several releases for the press. [[Boards of Canada]]'s name began to be well known in Japan. This year in the United Kingdom, the brothers appeared on the long established 'John peel radio show'. Peel referred to the broadcasting of it as 'one of his best sessions'.
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[[Hexagon Sun]] began a regular event and referred to said event only as 'Redmoon'. People sat around a large bonfire akin to an old nursery rhyme. In February, I continued to scan over the UK indie chart Top 200.
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This interview will comprise of three parts.Part one will be applying their roots, they tell me that they where releasing records from childhood.
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Marcus: ''Yes. It was mostly educational programs. I look for things like that, even now. It revolves mostly around journeys that traverse the wilderness and also the fact that it is a documentation of said journey. The similarities can be heard in our music as it could be interpreted as a sonic journey. We also include themes such as environmental issues, which flow into the subject of such videos. Music that tended to exist in these documentaries didn't exist anywhere else and I find it truly inspiring''
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For us Japanese, the series of words that '[[Boards of Canada]]' is, isn't. We have but a small idea of the image, the phrase is only applicable or understandable to those who's native language is English.
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''I feel that it had a great deal of influence yes. For example to the north, there is very sightly and beautiful nature and wildlife combined with sometimes brutal and barren landscapes. For children who live there, there is not much to do however. We where given little entertainment. Self sufficiency at the heart that is stirred up by the decision to try to create something was our real motivation''
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Interviewer: ''The band in its original form was born out of nature. Using a microphone and a few complimentary synthesizers. Was the potent music coming out of the United States at the time of your earlier experimental work a strong influence to you?''
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Marcus: ''We knew a handful of bands from that place and time. We always listened to the rough, loose kind of music. More so than music created by groups and bands purely to be listened to in and of itself at the time, we where influenced by  an array of Canadian documentaries and their soundtracks during our time there''
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Mike: ''Our music emerged mostly from natural chance at that time. One month we where making a b-music production, another eight and we where making an amateur video production accompanied by our own music. This was fueled by the basic impulse to create simple videos for ourselves''
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Interviewer: ''What was the relationship between music and video for you at the time? And how do you perceive that now?''
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Marcus: ''I think there are various stages in relation to film and music in terms of our own productions. Many of our earlier home-made films where purely experimental. I feel it was in contrast to a lot of the music videos coming out that where typically a combination of both dancing and music, with little other visuals. There was also the commercial aspect of that.''
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'Recently, one feels that the commercial music scene is coming back in a way, but there where always artists with a particular palette in terms of audiovisual creations. In many ways, the video is now viewed as one of the elements to music creation. In some cases, the videos where never intended to be reflective of the music, but where purposed for it in such a manor anyway.
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Aphex Twin gathered a lot of attention for [[[[Warp Records|Warp]] Records]] in the earlier part of the 90's, and I feel that [[Boards of Canada]]'s music is also a strong force within that label and drawing more and more attention to it. There is an emerging electronic scene in Japan now, and worldwide.''
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Marcus: ''Terms like 'Electronica' and 'IDM' are very new ones. There are many artists out there and for many of them, they are only influenced by the past four or five year's worth of music. On the other hand, in our case, we find ourselves influenced by an array of different music from different times. We also take inspiration from music of many different scenes. Even thinking of my favourite groups, they are generally unique, doing things with a sense of self sufficiency and independence.''
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''It took place by a 16th century Monastery, mostly debris, with a partially "[[Collapse]]"d roof, a truly amazing place... Hidden in the forest, it became a feeling guarded by nature. Occasionally there are as many as a hundred people, this turned into fifty as the bonfire gradually turned to embers and with lights and candles, people came inside the monastery. A mysterious outdoor experience. A perfect place shrouded in western pine''
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Interviewer: ''Can you tell me as to which musical equipment you prefer to use, what is your favorite piece of musical hardware?''
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Marcus: ''We write songs in an entirely different way every time so sticking to the same equipment and instrumentation would damage that experience and ability to create a new atmosphere for every track. We like to create our own sounds, for example, by sampling the sound of a container of soup etc.''
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Marcus: ''Mike has become a source of inspiration for the core of the songs, he always has unique melodies and strange and wonderful ideas''
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Mike: ''Marcus' strengths are a great combination of musical experience. He is a great music producer and also the anti-producer in a way. A kind of guru in many ways.''
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''Future advances in technology or astonishing progress for sciences and society is not the most impressive positive side to human development and the future''
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Mike: ''Specific events and movies gave particular impact in making ''[[Geogaddi]]''''
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Interviewer: If big-budget films only had musical arrangements by [[Boards of Canada]]... Do you make any movies? Who do you assign the acting roles to?''
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Marcus: ''I feel the answer to this question might be a little too revealing.''
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Interviewer:''What impressions do you get from dreams, is your music ever inspired by images and sounds seen and heard in your sleep?''
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Marcus: ''As a child I would often dream and look forward to dreaming, it is true of today also. I remember one, this guy and his family together in Canada. They parked their car and visited the single story church next door, the family entered, I did not go with them. There was a nice green lawn and I had a walk around the building. I went around the back and fell onto orange barbed wire. The first King of the United Kingdom appeared. He placed his sword against my neck and dragged me up to the guillotine behind the building. At the same time as the guillotine, my body had morphed into a stone statue. I felt awful. Another dream I had had this early 80s ominous feel. I woke up in the middle of the night and rand down the stairs, I looked into the hallway below and saw red transparent organisms there. There was a guy with an ET feeling about him, red or orange light shone onto his body. I was screaming as I was being sucked into him, etc.''
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Marcus: ''Environmental issues are something I hold close and have strong beliefs in. The freedom of self-determinism is also one that I feel more people should be aware of and advocating.''
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Interviewer: ''Regarding creatures of non-human origin on this Earth. There are separate reactions for instance that of the fish is one that is rather instinctive and they have little awareness of other species. When I listen to ''[[Geogaddi]]'', I hear the entire seed of time including the human race, and within each species a boundary exists as akin to one I would imagine in a fictional world.''
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Mike: ''I think you are on to something there. I think we try to subtly imply that ''[[Geogaddi]]'' is the world. A warm mixture divided on the concept of chaos. As if you are viewing something in a state of furious drunkenness, with that particular gaze. Fish and Humans help to form the hexagonal mirror image of the world, as does the presence of birds and all wildlife. It all forms the aforementioned mixture of a chaotic but intricate world.''
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Interviewer: ''Do you think the meaning that people put into the album title '''[[Geogaddi]]''' affects the way a listener perceives the music?''
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Marcus:'' I think it really depends on the listener. Many listen and think consciously about its impact. Some will inevitably reach the same conclusions that we do. It is certainly ambiguous for a reason but that isn't to say that many won't come to the same conclusions''
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Interviewer: ''Will people's perceptions of your previous work affect the way they hear ''[[Geogaddi]]''? On the subject of your previous work, there has even been a song called '"[[Turquoise [[Hexagon Sun]]]]"'. I don't want to call this your 'decisive album'. I think it is always important to have the frame of mind that your best work is yet to be made. In a way, this album serves as a way to purify the former idea of your music and the ruthless categorization that inevitably comes from it. You always defy the listener's expectations. I sometimes feel that your music's purpose is to program or control the listener through suggestive sounds. I feel that ''[[Geogaddi]]'' is completely different to your previous work '''[[Music Has the Right to Children]]''' and the EP released two years ago '''[[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (release)|In a Beautiful Place out in the Country]]'''. From these phrases we gather a human, a natural, sentiment. I really feel the attitude of your new album is very different, utilizing twisted samples and distortion''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Mike: ''Distant, yet direct. A twist. Distortion is also applied much more liberally throughout ''[[Geogaddi]]''. We human beings live in harmony with one nature. I never intend to create an intrusive attitude towards the listener. We also include plenty of humor as and when we wish. There is plenty to find.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer: ''Is expressing humanity and nature in music incompatible with using electronic equipment to do so?''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Mike: ''With our music we are looking to make a strong contradiction. I feel that natural and electronic are one, however. I often feel an inner conflict on the matter. In a sense, all things like electronics and technology are, after all, an extension of the 'natural'.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Marcus: ''We sometimes take inspiration from urban environments, too. We personally tend to avoid the subject in our music. There are little things though like reverberation that can only be created by sounds echoing through the streets of a city. We prefer to replace the cold atmosphere of modern electronics with the more traditional. We like to think of our sound as something warm and perhaps forceful. This is reflected very much in our video''
 +
 
 +
 
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Interviewer: ''And as we have been focusing on current activities, the last part of our interview will focus more on future activities. I have heard much talk of potential projects for the future. It was over three years since your last LP...''
 +
 
 +
 
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Mike: ''There are actually an awful lot of songs that where not used for ''[[Geogaddi]]''. An awful lot that have not been used. We'll have fun creating the new album, our lifestyle warrants that. You might hear a few of the unused tracks making it to the production line in future.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer: ''What technology do you use on a daily basis and what is your view of technology generally?''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Marcus: ''We live in the midst of raw nature, breathing the fullest fresh air. For thousands of years, humans used technology in order to better their own lives, but for the first time in history we are at an exceptional place where technology is effectively being made for itself. I think that what is most dangerous for modern society is that technology has lost sight of realistic goals. Millions of people are involved in the development of weapons in one hand, and on the other hand others are involved in the development of equipment to improve the lives of people who are most disadvantaged in society.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer: ''[[Boards of Canada]]'s music, especially the newer, the sound leaves a strong impression. Many listeners also feel that they have to find a meaning 'between the lines' when reading the titles. Many also felt that there was something to hear in the silence during '"[[Magic Window]]"'. Was the implementation of that 'gap of sound' ["[[Magic Window]]"] important to you?''
 +
 
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 +
Marcus: ''I like to treat it as a space. Its strange with an album focusing so heavily on the dynamics and intricacies of sound to suddenly be confronted with silence.''
 +
 
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Interviewer: ''I also feel that there is something very unique about your usage of words. ''"[[1969]]"'' comes to mind and many other passages of music with semi-audible words that are almost on a subliminal level. Do you anticipate people trying to make any sense of these words and phrases as they are listening?''
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Mike: ''I don't think that combined vocal is required to create a good melody, they are mostly secondary to the music. It isn't always completely clear what is being sung. Some of the instruments are regarded as 'space' or 'silence' is an important factor in not over-saturating a track. With some artists, vocals and one instrument is all that is needed to entrance you such as with the Cocteau Twins. You don't always have to understand what is being talked about to find beauty in it. Vocals are an instrument in and of themselves.''
 +
 
 +
 
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Interviewer: ''[[Boards of Canada]]'s purpose is to make music. What is your process? Do you build songs from interesting sounds that you have created in reverse sometimes?
 +
 
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Marcus: ''Sometimes occasionally you can decide the title and the theme before you make a song and try to create a sound that suits it. '"[[Gyroscope]]"' is an example of this and was formed as a result of a dream. The track directly reflected that of the sonic qualities of my dream, actually. A lot of the time we build tracks around an interesting sound or basis, it becomes the focal point and we build the track around it.''
 +
 
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Interviewer: ''I recall after playing '"[[1969]]"' the sample that repeats ''"[[1969]]", in the sunshine...' will remain circulating around my head long after the song is over. I feel that many of your records reference the psychedelic movement of the 60s. Do you consider yourselves hippies? (laughs)''
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[Unknown as to who responds]
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''I think that artists feel a sense of intimacy in the country. At that time (60's) I think fields and nature represented a certain sense of freedom. I also feel that psychedelic and hippie music has its roots in country music and was effectively an adaptation of such. They where tributaries and offshoots of the main river that is country music. It eventually became a fashionable existence to identify as a 'hippie'. We empathize and relate to the fundamental ethics of that stream of music, though.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer:
 +
''Do you think that aspects of your daily life reflect your ethics and roots as musicians?''
 +
(Unintelligible reference to the ATP live event)
 +
''There is a certain antidote in less-known modern music that serves as an antidote to modern pop charts. It is easy to simply make laptop music but there are no true feelings that reside within it and it is often difficult to find any warmth in. We have a certain appreciation for bands that can utilize musical instruments live despite [[Boards of Canada]] relying more heavily on technology.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer:
 +
Many people compare you to certain groups such as Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Autechure, Godspeed You Black Emperor! etc. How do you feel about this and how do you feel about these artists?''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
[Unknown as to who replies]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
''For Pink Floyd, they generally don't compare us. There isn't so much to hear in their early works. The same can be said about Brian Lee Residential. Some of his works we've certainly enjoyed though despite not listening to all of his works. We adore and are well connected with Autechure. It feels like a vast difference between our sounds though. I tend to focus on music to surpass limits of rhythm and electronic sounds, the core of our sound is generally a melody. With God Speed we have also listened to a small quantity of their work but by no means all of it and I would like to express the greatest respect for Darrel, also my friend. He is probably one of the nicest guys in the people who are doing electronic music.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer:
 +
''You guys are on [[SKAM]] as well as [[[[Warp Records|Warp]] Records]]...''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Mike: ''[[SKAM]], they are not affected by the commercial thing. A 'do-it-yourself' atmosphere that you have to stick to to a certain extent. Andy Maddox (head of [[SKAM]] records) is, while being a layed-back person, someone that would come up with ideas to realize that you want to do immediately. I think we just wanted to feel that we where running our own creation. [[Warp Records|Warp]] is more of a 'big label' type situation but I also feel that we are one large family in music.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer: ''You where also working under the name '[[Hell Interface]]' ?''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Marcus: ''We are. We made a song that is sampled from the basic elements of a rather famous song, in order to avoid any legal trouble, we thought it would be best to release it under the pseudonym.''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer: ''The John ''[[Peel Session]]''s where also a great release, we don't yet have any recordings other than that of seeing you perform in a live setting. Do you consider yourself to be more expressive through live works or do you tend towards the studio side of the situation?''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Mike: ''Thank you! We spend several months preparing for a performance, mostly because of the visual side of things and using our 8mm film footage. Trying to accurately time psychedelic imagery with the music and we use some unusual effects''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Interviewer: ''Do you see yourselves ever performing in Japan?''
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Marcus: ''Really, we have actually wanted to do so. Several times we where invited to play in japan, in fact. However, its not like we have a 'This year I want to do a gig' sentiment very often.  
 +
 
 +
 
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Mike: ''We've already begun working on the new album so we have plenty to keep ourselves busy with. After that, perhaps, we will complete a video and consider a live event.''
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Interviewer: ''Thank you, [[Boards of Canada]], Thank you!''
  
 
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title In An Imaginary Place Out In The Country
author
publication Cookie Scene
date 2002/03
issue
  1. 24
pages



"In An Imaginary Place Out In The Country" is a 2002 interview by .... It originally appeared in the Japenese music magazine Cookie Scene.


English translation

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Initially it was a drop of water. Small ripples flowed and gathered upon the surface and began to spread. Eventually Music Has the Right to Children was given to the world in 1998, released under both Warp and SKAM record labels. The Boards of Canada and the impact of 'Music Has the Right to Children' was strongly felt. The brothers engineering direct pluronic music, ambient atmospheres and utilizing aspects of Hip-Hop, but all genres of music where used to propagate their unique sound. Words begin to fade into the music and become one with the sound, but they maintain their sense of direction and flow, a sound full of immersive vitality. The beauty of their sound proceeded to propagate and quickly spread throughout the world. [Music Has the Right to Children] had become an exceptionally prominent seller on the Indie charts in the UK. Their signature identity, their je ne sais quoi and otherworldly sounds where immediately recognizable but they didn't show you the whole picture with ease. Giving few interviews and rarely seen in photographs, their style and their activities where constantly wrapped in a veil. Sometimes referred to as 'Scotland's greatest mystery'.


Their sound continues to impact the music scene in a variety of ways. The methodology, sound texture being a duality of sonic mastery. IDM and post-rock where being sold readily with coined nicknames such as 'Nupsychedelic', but still, Boards of Canada's sound is something that doesn't fade, it continues to grow into something beautiful over time. Their sound is unique. Meeting and exceeding the high expectations of future releases that fans where left with after their 1998 release, Geogaddi (2002) saw the light of day. Sounds and phrases, everything is composed of great beauty. Great moments of euphoria are reached in the new release. Within lies a psychedelic world that only the brothers Sandison can create. In addition to this, the few that have seen them at a live setting have also told of the charming characteristics of their, often intimate, live performances. The perfect blend of both psychedelic video and sound entrances the listener with all senses.


I am overjoyed to be interviewing both Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, the masters behind the music, listening intently as I am aware of some of our readers anticipation and interest in hearing their story. Although I am not aware of how familiar they will be to Cookie Scene readers, I find that their sound alone leads me to want to know the story beneath. I tell myself: 'Before beginning this interview, I will want to recap their history'. Geogaddi was distributed to the press upon its release. I find myself wondering 'Are their four, or perhaps even five members of the group to create such a diverse sound?' The answer to this is now apparent. In 1995 the band and a group of their lucky friends gathered in Hexagon Sun studios in the Pentland Hills, Scotland and held an ordinance for their new release. Hexagon Sun is often the venue of small scale, closed audiovisual events for members of the collective. Their early releases where on a self-produced label 'Music70'. The very first release had been layered with melancholic melodies and rough rhythm sections.


[Unintelligible section omitted]


Boards of Canada utilized Hexagon Sun visuals in live settings, often accompanied by depressive and subliminal texts, gradually increasing the degree of audiovisual perfectionism.


Mike and Marcus immigrated between Scotland and southern Canada as children. The original form of Boards of Canada was based around a 1950's microphone, making experimental sounds using borrowed drums, synths and tape machines. Also utilizing 8mm cine-film video. A great deal of their influence comes from the soundtracks of educational documentaries, movies and music. The name 'Boards of Canada' coming from a Canadian documentary service: 'The Film Boards of Canada'. In 1996, Christ who was originally the group's 3rd member and helped to compose certain tracks on the Twoism EP, left the group leaving Mike and Marcus to continue. This year in London, the brothers performed a live show at an intimate Lighthouse venue on the River Thames, complete with super 8mm video for the duration. I attended this event, the 'Warp Lighthouse Party' seeing other artists from [[Warp Records]] perform along with the Boards of Canada. Tortoise and Autechure are other notable appearances.


Hell Interface is the Board's side project and focuses mainly on intricate remix work, often sublime.


On February 2nd 2002, their long silence was ended and their second warp release Geogaddi emerged from the caverns and [[Warp Records]] gave away several releases for the press. Boards of Canada's name began to be well known in Japan. This year in the United Kingdom, the brothers appeared on the long established 'John peel radio show'. Peel referred to the broadcasting of it as 'one of his best sessions'.


Hexagon Sun began a regular event and referred to said event only as 'Redmoon'. People sat around a large bonfire akin to an old nursery rhyme. In February, I continued to scan over the UK indie chart Top 200.


This interview will comprise of three parts.Part one will be applying their roots, they tell me that they where releasing records from childhood. Interviewer: Is the production company 'Film Boards of Canada' attached to your work aesthetically? Have you taken well to this and can you tell me anything about the namesake of your group? Marcus: Yes. It was mostly educational programs. I look for things like that, even now. It revolves mostly around journeys that traverse the wilderness and also the fact that it is a documentation of said journey. The similarities can be heard in our music as it could be interpreted as a sonic journey. We also include themes such as environmental issues, which flow into the subject of such videos. Music that tended to exist in these documentaries didn't exist anywhere else and I find it truly inspiring


For us Japanese, the series of words that 'Boards of Canada' is, isn't. We have but a small idea of the image, the phrase is only applicable or understandable to those who's native language is English. Interviewer: As children, you moved between the north of the UK and the south of Canada. Do you think this has had a considerable influence on the music?


Response: (ambiguous as to which of the brothers replied) I feel that it had a great deal of influence yes. For example to the north, there is very sightly and beautiful nature and wildlife combined with sometimes brutal and barren landscapes. For children who live there, there is not much to do however. We where given little entertainment. Self sufficiency at the heart that is stirred up by the decision to try to create something was our real motivation


Interviewer: The band in its original form was born out of nature. Using a microphone and a few complimentary synthesizers. Was the potent music coming out of the United States at the time of your earlier experimental work a strong influence to you?


Marcus: We knew a handful of bands from that place and time. We always listened to the rough, loose kind of music. More so than music created by groups and bands purely to be listened to in and of itself at the time, we where influenced by an array of Canadian documentaries and their soundtracks during our time there


Mike: Our music emerged mostly from natural chance at that time. One month we where making a b-music production, another eight and we where making an amateur video production accompanied by our own music. This was fueled by the basic impulse to create simple videos for ourselves


Interviewer: What was the relationship between music and video for you at the time? And how do you perceive that now?


Marcus: I think there are various stages in relation to film and music in terms of our own productions. Many of our earlier home-made films where purely experimental. I feel it was in contrast to a lot of the music videos coming out that where typically a combination of both dancing and music, with little other visuals. There was also the commercial aspect of that.


Interviewer: 'Recently, one feels that the commercial music scene is coming back in a way, but there where always artists with a particular palette in terms of audiovisual creations. In many ways, the video is now viewed as one of the elements to music creation. In some cases, the videos where never intended to be reflective of the music, but where purposed for it in such a manor anyway.


Aphex Twin gathered a lot of attention for [[Warp Records]] in the earlier part of the 90's, and I feel that Boards of Canada's music is also a strong force within that label and drawing more and more attention to it. There is an emerging electronic scene in Japan now, and worldwide.


Marcus: Terms like 'Electronica' and 'IDM' are very new ones. There are many artists out there and for many of them, they are only influenced by the past four or five year's worth of music. On the other hand, in our case, we find ourselves influenced by an array of different music from different times. We also take inspiration from music of many different scenes. Even thinking of my favourite groups, they are generally unique, doing things with a sense of self sufficiency and independence.


[On the subject of Redmoon nights. Unknown as to who was speaking]


It took place by a 16th century Monastery, mostly debris, with a partially "Collapse"d roof, a truly amazing place... Hidden in the forest, it became a feeling guarded by nature. Occasionally there are as many as a hundred people, this turned into fifty as the bonfire gradually turned to embers and with lights and candles, people came inside the monastery. A mysterious outdoor experience. A perfect place shrouded in western pine


Interviewer: Can you tell me as to which musical equipment you prefer to use, what is your favorite piece of musical hardware?


Marcus: We write songs in an entirely different way every time so sticking to the same equipment and instrumentation would damage that experience and ability to create a new atmosphere for every track. We like to create our own sounds, for example, by sampling the sound of a container of soup etc.


Interviewer: In making your work, who takes on the specific roles?


Marcus: Mike has become a source of inspiration for the core of the songs, he always has unique melodies and strange and wonderful ideas


Mike: Marcus' strengths are a great combination of musical experience. He is a great music producer and also the anti-producer in a way. A kind of guru in many ways.


Interviewer: If you had the ability to travel through time, to what time period would you see yourselves instinctively traveling?


[Unclear as to who responds]


Future advances in technology or astonishing progress for sciences and society is not the most impressive positive side to human development and the future


Mike: Specific events and movies gave particular impact in making Geogaddi'


Interviewer: If big-budget films only had musical arrangements by Boards of Canada... Do you make any movies? Who do you assign the acting roles to?


Marcus: I feel the answer to this question might be a little too revealing.


Interviewer:What impressions do you get from dreams, is your music ever inspired by images and sounds seen and heard in your sleep?


Marcus: As a child I would often dream and look forward to dreaming, it is true of today also. I remember one, this guy and his family together in Canada. They parked their car and visited the single story church next door, the family entered, I did not go with them. There was a nice green lawn and I had a walk around the building. I went around the back and fell onto orange barbed wire. The first King of the United Kingdom appeared. He placed his sword against my neck and dragged me up to the guillotine behind the building. At the same time as the guillotine, my body had morphed into a stone statue. I felt awful. Another dream I had had this early 80s ominous feel. I woke up in the middle of the night and rand down the stairs, I looked into the hallway below and saw red transparent organisms there. There was a guy with an ET feeling about him, red or orange light shone onto his body. I was screaming as I was being sucked into him, etc.


Interviewer: What sentiments do you find to be most beautiful and what are your concerns in and of this world?


Marcus: Environmental issues are something I hold close and have strong beliefs in. The freedom of self-determinism is also one that I feel more people should be aware of and advocating.


Interviewer: Regarding creatures of non-human origin on this Earth. There are separate reactions for instance that of the fish is one that is rather instinctive and they have little awareness of other species. When I listen to Geogaddi, I hear the entire seed of time including the human race, and within each species a boundary exists as akin to one I would imagine in a fictional world.


Mike: I think you are on to something there. I think we try to subtly imply that Geogaddi is the world. A warm mixture divided on the concept of chaos. As if you are viewing something in a state of furious drunkenness, with that particular gaze. Fish and Humans help to form the hexagonal mirror image of the world, as does the presence of birds and all wildlife. It all forms the aforementioned mixture of a chaotic but intricate world.


Interviewer: Do you think the meaning that people put into the album title Geogaddi affects the way a listener perceives the music?


Marcus: I think it really depends on the listener. Many listen and think consciously about its impact. Some will inevitably reach the same conclusions that we do. It is certainly ambiguous for a reason but that isn't to say that many won't come to the same conclusions


Interviewer: Will people's perceptions of your previous work affect the way they hear Geogaddi? On the subject of your previous work, there has even been a song called '"[[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]]"'. I don't want to call this your 'decisive album'. I think it is always important to have the frame of mind that your best work is yet to be made. In a way, this album serves as a way to purify the former idea of your music and the ruthless categorization that inevitably comes from it. You always defy the listener's expectations. I sometimes feel that your music's purpose is to program or control the listener through suggestive sounds. I feel that Geogaddi is completely different to your previous work Music Has the Right to Children and the EP released two years ago In a Beautiful Place out in the Country. From these phrases we gather a human, a natural, sentiment. I really feel the attitude of your new album is very different, utilizing twisted samples and distortion


Mike: Distant, yet direct. A twist. Distortion is also applied much more liberally throughout Geogaddi. We human beings live in harmony with one nature. I never intend to create an intrusive attitude towards the listener. We also include plenty of humor as and when we wish. There is plenty to find.


Interviewer: Is expressing humanity and nature in music incompatible with using electronic equipment to do so?


Mike: With our music we are looking to make a strong contradiction. I feel that natural and electronic are one, however. I often feel an inner conflict on the matter. In a sense, all things like electronics and technology are, after all, an extension of the 'natural'.


Marcus: We sometimes take inspiration from urban environments, too. We personally tend to avoid the subject in our music. There are little things though like reverberation that can only be created by sounds echoing through the streets of a city. We prefer to replace the cold atmosphere of modern electronics with the more traditional. We like to think of our sound as something warm and perhaps forceful. This is reflected very much in our video


Interviewer: And as we have been focusing on current activities, the last part of our interview will focus more on future activities. I have heard much talk of potential projects for the future. It was over three years since your last LP...


Mike: There are actually an awful lot of songs that where not used for Geogaddi. An awful lot that have not been used. We'll have fun creating the new album, our lifestyle warrants that. You might hear a few of the unused tracks making it to the production line in future.


Interviewer: What technology do you use on a daily basis and what is your view of technology generally?


Marcus: We live in the midst of raw nature, breathing the fullest fresh air. For thousands of years, humans used technology in order to better their own lives, but for the first time in history we are at an exceptional place where technology is effectively being made for itself. I think that what is most dangerous for modern society is that technology has lost sight of realistic goals. Millions of people are involved in the development of weapons in one hand, and on the other hand others are involved in the development of equipment to improve the lives of people who are most disadvantaged in society.


Interviewer: Boards of Canada's music, especially the newer, the sound leaves a strong impression. Many listeners also feel that they have to find a meaning 'between the lines' when reading the titles. Many also felt that there was something to hear in the silence during '"Magic Window"'. Was the implementation of that 'gap of sound' ["Magic Window"] important to you?


Marcus: I like to treat it as a space. Its strange with an album focusing so heavily on the dynamics and intricacies of sound to suddenly be confronted with silence.


Interviewer: I also feel that there is something very unique about your usage of words. "1969" comes to mind and many other passages of music with semi-audible words that are almost on a subliminal level. Do you anticipate people trying to make any sense of these words and phrases as they are listening?


Mike: I don't think that combined vocal is required to create a good melody, they are mostly secondary to the music. It isn't always completely clear what is being sung. Some of the instruments are regarded as 'space' or 'silence' is an important factor in not over-saturating a track. With some artists, vocals and one instrument is all that is needed to entrance you such as with the Cocteau Twins. You don't always have to understand what is being talked about to find beauty in it. Vocals are an instrument in and of themselves.


Interviewer: Boards of Canada's purpose is to make music. What is your process? Do you build songs from interesting sounds that you have created in reverse sometimes?


Marcus: Sometimes occasionally you can decide the title and the theme before you make a song and try to create a sound that suits it. '"Gyroscope"' is an example of this and was formed as a result of a dream. The track directly reflected that of the sonic qualities of my dream, actually. A lot of the time we build tracks around an interesting sound or basis, it becomes the focal point and we build the track around it.


Interviewer: I recall after playing '"1969"' the sample that repeats "1969", in the sunshine...' will remain circulating around my head long after the song is over. I feel that many of your records reference the psychedelic movement of the 60s. Do you consider yourselves hippies? (laughs)


[Unknown as to who responds]


I think that artists feel a sense of intimacy in the country. At that time (60's) I think fields and nature represented a certain sense of freedom. I also feel that psychedelic and hippie music has its roots in country music and was effectively an adaptation of such. They where tributaries and offshoots of the main river that is country music. It eventually became a fashionable existence to identify as a 'hippie'. We empathize and relate to the fundamental ethics of that stream of music, though.


Interviewer: Do you think that aspects of your daily life reflect your ethics and roots as musicians? (Unintelligible reference to the ATP live event) There is a certain antidote in less-known modern music that serves as an antidote to modern pop charts. It is easy to simply make laptop music but there are no true feelings that reside within it and it is often difficult to find any warmth in. We have a certain appreciation for bands that can utilize musical instruments live despite Boards of Canada relying more heavily on technology.


Interviewer: Many people compare you to certain groups such as Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Autechure, Godspeed You Black Emperor! etc. How do you feel about this and how do you feel about these artists?


[Unknown as to who replies]


For Pink Floyd, they generally don't compare us. There isn't so much to hear in their early works. The same can be said about Brian Lee Residential. Some of his works we've certainly enjoyed though despite not listening to all of his works. We adore and are well connected with Autechure. It feels like a vast difference between our sounds though. I tend to focus on music to surpass limits of rhythm and electronic sounds, the core of our sound is generally a melody. With God Speed we have also listened to a small quantity of their work but by no means all of it and I would like to express the greatest respect for Darrel, also my friend. He is probably one of the nicest guys in the people who are doing electronic music.


Interviewer: You guys are on SKAM as well as [[Warp Records]]...


Mike: SKAM, they are not affected by the commercial thing. A 'do-it-yourself' atmosphere that you have to stick to to a certain extent. Andy Maddox (head of SKAM records) is, while being a layed-back person, someone that would come up with ideas to realize that you want to do immediately. I think we just wanted to feel that we where running our own creation. Warp is more of a 'big label' type situation but I also feel that we are one large family in music.


Interviewer: You where also working under the name 'Hell Interface' ?


Marcus: We are. We made a song that is sampled from the basic elements of a rather famous song, in order to avoid any legal trouble, we thought it would be best to release it under the pseudonym.


Interviewer: The John Peel Sessions where also a great release, we don't yet have any recordings other than that of seeing you perform in a live setting. Do you consider yourself to be more expressive through live works or do you tend towards the studio side of the situation?


Mike: Thank you! We spend several months preparing for a performance, mostly because of the visual side of things and using our 8mm film footage. Trying to accurately time psychedelic imagery with the music and we use some unusual effects


Interviewer: Do you see yourselves ever performing in Japan?


Marcus: Really, we have actually wanted to do so. Several times we where invited to play in japan, in fact. However, its not like we have a 'This year I want to do a gig' sentiment very often.


Mike: We've already begun working on the new album so we have plenty to keep ourselves busy with. After that, perhaps, we will complete a video and consider a live event.


Interviewer: Thank you, Boards of Canada, Thank you!


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