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Boards Of Canada

Music Has The Right To Children



Released: 5th Apr 2004

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gatefold 2lp + download

Released: 21st Oct 2013


Although Boards of Canada's blueprint for electronic listening music - aching electro-synth with mid-tempo hip-hop beats & occasional light scratching - isn't quite a revolution in & of itself, 'Music Has the Right to Children' is an amazing LP.

Similar to the early work of Autechre & Aphex Twin, the duo is one of the few European artists who can match their American precursors with regard to a sense of spirit in otherwise electronic music. This is pure machine soul, reminiscent of some forgotten Japanese animation soundtrack or a rusting Commodore 64 just about to give up the ghost. Alternating broadly sketched works with minute-long vignettes (the latter of which comprise several of the best tracks on the album), 'Music Has the Right to Children' is one of the best electronic releases of 1998.

Music Has The Right To Children


  1.  Wildlife Analysis
  2. An Eagle In Your Mind
  3. The Color Of The Fire
  4. Telephasic Workshop
  5. Triangles & Rhombuses
  6. Sixtyten
  7. Turquoise Hexagon Sun
  8. Kaini Industries
  9. Bocuma
  10. Roygbiv
  11. Rue The Whirl
  12. Aquarius
  13. Olson
  14. Pete Standing Alone
  15. Smokes Quantity
  16. Open The Light
  17. One Very Important Thought