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In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (release)

In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
WAP144CD-front.jpeg
Label(s) Warp Records
Catalogue No(s) WAP144
Release date(s) 17 Nov 2000
Format(s) CD, 12" (sky-blue vinyl)
Running time(s) 24:04


In a Beautiful Place out in the Country is an EP by Boards of Canada. Encompassing four tracks culled from the same recording sessions from which Boards of Canada would later produce Geogaddi (OOR Inteview, 2002), the EP tends to favor a darker, more pastoral, and even elegiac atmosphere than its predecessor Music Has the Right to Children.

Although musically the EP is no great stylistic departure for the group, In a Beautiful Place out in the Country does represent a significant change in tone and subject matter. Of particular note are the references in the music and album art reflecting an interest by the brothers in the history of David Koresh’s millennialist sect, the Branch Davidians. The picture, found directly beneath the disc on the CD release of the EP, is thought by some to have been cropped from a picture of David Koresh.[1]

The most overt of these references is found in the track title Amo Bishop Roden, the real name of a woman who parted ways with Koresh before the 1993 Waco Siege. A less obvious reference to the Davidians is also found in the title track’s mantra “come out and live in a religious community in a beautiful place out in the country,” alleged to be a slogan used by Roden to proselytize for the Davidian sect.

References to the Davidian sect would continue to spill over into other Boards of Canada releases, notably on Geogaddi’s 1969, as well as their remix of Slag Boom Van Loon’s Poppy Seed.

The EP was released by Warp Records in both CD (WAP144CD) and 12” (WAP144) formats on November 17, 2000. The latter was pressed on sky-blue vinyl.

In 2002, the song Kid For Today was featured in a BMW 7 Series commercial for British television.

Tracks[edit]

  1. "Kid For Today" – 6:23
  2. "Amo Bishop Roden" – 6:16
  3. "In a Beautiful Place out in the Country" – 6:07
  4. "Zoetrope" – 5:18

References[edit]

  1. David-koresh.jpg

Artwork[edit]

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
Promotional Releases Telephasic WorkshopMHTRTC (promo cassette)Orange RomedaGeogaddi (promo lp)Geogaddi (promo cassette)------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------
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Bootleg Releases Unreleased Tracks
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