It was a pretty busy weekend at home so I like to ease into the week with something slow and energizing. One of my favorite artists for the past few years has been Boards of Canada. I heard one song (Music is Math) of theirs back some ten years and it was an interesting hook. I’ve bought their CDs, Microsoft Zune (aka Xbox Music) and now through Spotify, they are a permanent fixture within my playlists. I absolutely love their work and it’s still hard for me to describe them. Wikipedia has a pretty good description of their musical style:
Boards of Canada’s music is reminiscent of the warm, analogue sounds of 1970s media and contains themes of childhood, nostalgia and the natural world. Mike and Marcus have mentioned the documentary films of the National Film Board of Canada, from which the group’s name is derived, as a source of inspiration. Other, more industrial sounds are often incorporated in their music, with usage of distorted, highly processed beats. The vast majority of their tracks are downtempo ambient, although some releases display faster, more abrasive sounds.
Like Tycho from last week, there’s no lyrics, just music. For this morning, I started off with Left Side Drive from their album, Trans Canada Highway.