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Notable Interview Quotes

Despite their public image of secrecy and their reclusive nature, the veil is occasionally lifted at the corners and insights into the workings and philosophy behind the music are revealed. Boards of Canada have taken part in numerous interviews (mainly by e-mail) over the years, effectively beginning as of their commercial success with Music Has The Right To Children and continuing into the present. For both the long term BoC fanatic and those that are new to the group, this page serves as a collection of notable and interesting quotes from their correspondence with the media.

There is a separate dedicated page to official Statements from Hexagon Sun.
The quotes listed below are arranged chronologically into categories based on subject matter.

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Musical Process

MHTRTC era

Geogaddi era

  • Marcus: "Mike has become a source of inspiration for the core of the songs, he always has unique melodies and strange and wonderful ideas." [1]
  • 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." [1]

TCH era

  • Mike: "We aim to switch everthing off at six o'clock now. For Geogaddi we worked until 4am every day and it was hellish, so we're trying to lighten up a bit for the good of our health and our family lives." [2]

TH era

Equipment

MHTRTC era

Geogaddi era

TCH era

TH era

Philosophy

MHTRTC era

Geogaddi era

TCH era

TH era

Inspirations

MHTRTC era

Geogaddi era

TCH era

TH era

Hexagon Sun

MHTRTC era

Geogaddi era

  • On the subject of fabled Redmoon events: "It took place by a 16th century Monastery, mostly debris, with a partially Collapsed 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." [1]

TCH era

TH era

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 February 2002, "In An Imaginary Place Out In The Country", Cookie Scene (Translated From Japanese)
  2. October 2005, "Two for the No-Show", The Times