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List of samples used by Boards of Canada

For more detailed info on a particular sample, see the individual song pages.

A Few Old Tunes (1996)[edit]

  • A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop (Spectrum)
  • Two women speaking, presumably on a television show in which a plain-looking person receives a makeover (Light, Clear Hair)
  • A man and a woman breathing heavily, with 1970's music in the background (P:C:)
  • Most vocals from Trapped by Colonel Abrams (Trapped)
  • A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush... get a Devil." (Devil, Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • Dialogue, applause, and music from an episode of the British television game show Blockbusters, spliced for surreal effect (Blockbusters)
  • The chorus of "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang (The Way You Show)
  • A Sesame Street vignette in which a child sounds out the phrase "I love you" while attempting to write it out; at the end, the child giggles, and two metallic-sounding high notes are heard (I Love U)
  • A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles (Sequoia)
  • A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern (5.9.78)
  • A vocoded voice, gradually slowing down, saying "... and so you could become very sensitive to everything, you start walking through the studio, you go: 'ah yes, it's going to be a good day, I can feel -'" (Nova Scotia Robots)

Old Tunes Vol. 2 (1996)[edit]

  • The jingle at the end of Iraq Says is taken from a Sesame Street clip: "Wanda The Word Fairy Visits Sesame Street". [1][2]
  • From "Flashback" by Imagination: "We're startin' up, now we're on our way" (We've Started Up)
  • "He's a dream" from the song of the same name by Shandi (We've Started Up)
  • The beginning of the song "Falling in Love Again" by Techno Twins (We've Started Up)
  • "Berceuse" from the Dolly Suite by Gabriel Fauré (Jimbo Rehearsing) (not necessarily a sample, but probably not played by BoC)
  • "I'm..er...a Real Traditionalist myself of course, because of Orbison, and Holly, and The Fireballs and The String Along, and er, all the things that happen in the studio. I'm so glad to...take care of...studio and..." (Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist))
  • "The royal family should be left in peace!" (Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • A commercial for Frosted Flakes (Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush...Get a Devil." (Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • Spoken by English-accented voices, presumably from a world news broadcast:
    • Woman: "Iraq says nineteen people died"
    • Man: "We won't know that until a full assessment has taken place in due course" (Iraq Says)
  • The hook from Tony Basil's 1982 hit "Mickey" (Nine-Rubber Wisdom)
  • A bubbly pitch modulation or filter modulation synthesizer effect, followed by a group of people shouting (On A Rolling Sea)
  • The song "Sir Prancelot" by Alan Parker (Sir Prancelot Brainfire)
  • From the 1958 horror film Terror from the Year 5000: "Dad, look at the TV" (Apparatus)
  • An old Amiga module called "Voyager" by Hellraiser (Apparatus)
  • A microtonal synthesizer loop from the ending of "Karn Evil 9, Third Impression" on the album Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (Music For Pylons)
  • The snare drum from "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin (Music For Pylons) (possible but not confirmed)
  • A "skipping" drum loop (Orange Hexagon Sun, Turquoise Hexagon Sun)

BoC Maxima (1996)[edit]

Hi Scores (1996)[edit]

Music Has The Right To Children (1998)[edit]

In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (2000)[edit]

Geogaddi (2002)[edit]

The Campfire Headphase (2005)[edit]

Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)[edit]

Unsorted[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13628
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QimBkBFspbY&feature=youtu.be&t=2m31s
  3. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13680
  4. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13635&p=267175