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Live @ ATP

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Live @ ATP was a collection of the songs played during the perfomance of Boards of Canada at the 2001 All Tomorrow's Parties. Although unofficial and never released by Boards of Canada, they can be found widely on file-sharing networks in the complete form. As with all of their current live work, the collection includes songs that had never before been released and were unnamed.

All Tomorrow's Parties is an annual music festival. The 2001 edition, curated by Tortoise, took place at Camber Sands Holiday Centre, New Lydd Road, Camber Rye, East Sussex from April 6 through April 8. Boards of Canada performed on April 7th.


  1. Echus2 – (6:23)
  2. Unknown2 – (7:32)
  3. "A is to B as B is to C"1 – (1:26)
  4. "Sunshine Recorder"1 – (6:29)
  5. "Sixtyten" – (5:51)
  6. Unknown2 – (1:44)
  7. Unknown2 – (8:26)
  8. "Julie and Candy"1 – (6:14)
  9. Unknown2 – (1:30)
  10. "Happy Cycling" – (7:55)
  11. "A is to B as B is to C"1 – (0:46)
  12. "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country" – (5:46)

1: Not yet released at date of performance
2: Unreleased as of current date


Track 1

This track is relatively slow-paced when compared to the rest of the brothers discography. It feautures deep, warm sounding synths that are played very slowly and segue into each other.

A portion of this track was included in the All Tomorrows Parties film, released in 2009. The credits give the title as "Echus".

Track 3

This track is essentially the same piece used by Chris Cunningham in the Telecom Italia Ad featuring Leonardo Dicaprio.

Track 6

This track was used exclusively as a loop on the Boards of Canada webpage circa 2000 and 2001. It can now be found here.


Recordings from this concert was never released. However, an audience bootleg from the show is widely available on mp3. Unfortunately, the quality is low, with heavy distortion in the lower frequencies.

A recording of Julie & Candy from the set, seemingly made direct from the soundboard has also surfaced via YouTube. The audio is on a [url=]fan video[/url] for the song posted by user AtalantaFugiens. The source for the audio is unknown.


On December 6, 2004, in the WATMM thread "Aphex Twin @ ATP", jbible mentioned that he was the one who had recorded BoC's performance. He provided some additional information about the recording:

  • Regarding the security:
    • "Wasnt easy. I sewed the recorder into my jacket and microphone down the inside of my sleeve."
    • "They were being real crazy about recordings and cameras....they had security taking discs and film. Pointing flashlights at people taking pictures."
  • Regarding the quality:
    • "Yeah I know the quality gets bad...I think it may have been a mix of being to close to the speaker and they seemed to get louder as the show went on. I had just purchased my MD right before my trip to Europe so it may have been a lack of experience with it as well. I got the AE set as well as some clips from some of the other performances. I think I still have the master MD's somewhere. Might be able to retransfer it and remaster eventually."
  • Regarding the show itself:
    • "At the time BOC was the highlight for me...since I had never seen them before...nor since. It was right after IABPOITC came out. My first time to EU. Day after I recorded the set I took a walk through the actual BPOITC that surrounded the festival venue and listened to the set. It was quite surreal."


On July 4, 2009, a new user named terekhova came forth on the Twoism forum with a partial recording he made at this show. While this recording consist of only two tracks, it has significantly better sound quality.

Track listing

  1. "Julie and Candy" – (6:21)
    This is the same as track 8 in jbible's recording
  2. Unknown – (8:09)
    This is the same as track 7 in jbible's recording
  • Location
    • "I was further back than the guy who did the recording that has been doing the rounds, just to the left of the sounddesk, and the sound is pretty good.
  • Equipment
    • "It was a tiny Stereo Electret mic borrowed from a mate. I'd brought a bigger Sony minidisc mic along to that ATP but it was a little obvious and his smaller microphone was easier to hide. I think it was an Aiwa mic that came with his MD recorder (something like this one)."

External links

Discography Overview | viewedit
Rare/Early releases Catalog 3Acid MemoriesCloses Vol. 1Play by NumbersHooper BayBoC MaximaOld Tunes Vol. 1Old Tunes Vol. 2Random 35 Tracks TapeGeogaddi (test pressing)
General releases (albums) Music Has the Right to ChildrenGeogaddiThe Campfire HeadphaseTomorrow's Harvest
General releases (EPs/12"s) TwoismHi ScoresAquariusPeel SessionIn a Beautiful Place out in the CountryTrans Canada Highway
Mixtapes Societas x Tape
Live Sets Warp10The LighthouseAll Tomorrow's PartiesOther live sets
Promotional Releases Telephasic WorkshopMHTRTC (promo cassette)Orange RomedaGeogaddi (promo lp)Geogaddi (promo cassette)------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------
Produced by BoC for Others Here Come the Rubber Cops
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