Boards Of Canada Geogaddi

Skip to content Search query All Results. Their exceptionally distinctive and oft-imitated sound emerged fully formed on the early EPs, and for now, at Boards Of Canada Geogaddi, they're sticking with it. The following divisions will address some of the primary themes Boards Of Canada Geogaddi throughout Geogaddi :. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.

We do care about people and the state of the world, and if we're spiritual at all it's purely in the sense of caring about art and inspiring people with ideas. Even given these pronouncements from the brothers, the controversy surrounding the occult references in Geogaddi continues to burn. Perhaps it is this very mythos that gives Geogaddi its enigmatic and enduring appeal. For specific discussions of back masked lyrics and other easter eggs, please see the individual track articles, especially the articles for " You Could Feel the Sky ," " Alpha And Omega ," " Dawn Chorus ," and " It is also worthy of note that the standard version of Geogaddi clocks in at Boards of Canada explained this fact in a Interview with Earplug Magazine :.

And we just laughed. When I looked at the directory with the. The golden mean is nothing new in architecture and music. All through history, there have been guys like Mozart who got into the Masonic knowledge and were fascinated by this stuff. On Geogaddi , there's a vague theme of math and geometry and how they relate to religious iconography. The album contains 23 tracks which may relate to the "23 Enigma", a belief that all events are connected to the number The belief is held by many who practice Discordianism, a philosophy centred around the principle that disorder is just as necessary as order.

Trilogy" makes heavy use of many Discordian themes. The meaning and significance of the title Geogaddi are unknown. When asked about the meaning of the word Geogaddi , Boards of Canada explained that:.

We have our own definite idea of it, a combination of words that describe an idea we had at the time of writing it, but we want listeners to make their own minds up. Mike Sandison : "Usually, our titles are self-explanatory, but this record's title is a composite that has more than one meaning. While some will complain about Boards of Canada's failure to cover new territory, which puts them apart from the praised eclectic "searchers" of the music scene Miles made only made one stab at Kind of Blue before moving on, after all , the rest of us will delight in what we see as a very accomplished album packed with great music.

When it comes to discussing records, though, similarities are boring, so let's talk about what makes Geogaddi different. The first thing that comes to mind is the shift in mood. While the band continues to traffic in childhood and nostalgia, the atmosphere on this album is a shade darker than on previous releases, and comparatively tense with a noticeable thread of paranoia.

Boards of Canada have always had a disorienting cast to their music, in part because of their proclivity for the quivery modulation of their analog synths. But where the warbles once seemed designed to evoke the sensation of strained memory, the distortions now have a disturbing undercurrent, suggesting that something frightening might lie beneath the surface.

Part of this darker trend comes from a thicker production environment and apparent aversion to unused space. Retrieved Archived from the original on 21 May The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on 4 February Retrieved 1 February Entertainment Weekly.

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On Geogaddi , Boards of Canada have replaced silence with the drone, and the master tapes are saturated with the sounds of the duo's customized machinery. There's none of the wistful airiness of a track like "Turquoise Hexagon Sun," nor the lighthearted warmth of a Music Has the Right to Children track like "Aquarius. In its place, we find the swirling claustrophobic winds of "Julie and Candy," menacing swells of feedback anchoring the rhythm of "Dawn Chorus," and the lonely, isolated Nuno Cannavaro-isms of "The Devil Is in the Details," whose two sampled voices are a crying baby and a monolog given by a woman who might be drowning.

Some of the beats on Geogaddi compliment this new, darker undercurrent and stand out from previous work. The pummeling, mechanized drum loop that drives "Gyroscope" is downright violent, and seems squarely aimed at the distorted child's voice in the background. And on "Alpha and Omega," hints of tabla mix with multi-layered percussion, lending an intriguing live band feel to an otherwise unremarkable track.

So, yes, the Boards have implemented their trademark tools on Geogaddi , but in the service of a slightly gloomier vision. So just how much satanic content really is there on Geogaddi if at all? It's hard to say. Many of the so-called vocal 'easter eggs' found on Geogaddi are usually at best based on guesses or approximations of what is probably really being said. Boards of Canada have become increasingly dismissive in recent interviews of the theories and speculation built around the record:.

People were understanding things from our music that we didn't put in there and were saying there was an evil undercurrent to everything. And we are not like that at all. It was a theme that we wanted to pursue on that record but people have understood from that that we always put secret, dark, sinister, and satanic things in our music.

And that became more important than the music itself. Yet despite their surprise with the public's reaction to their records particularly Geogaddi and In a Beautiful Place out in the Country , Boards of Canada have done little to allay the fears of those troubled by the content. The references to the Branch Davidians are difficult to dismiss, and many subsequent decisions on the brothers' part such as the original Trans Canada Highway release date as well as the TCH trailer micro-site have only further cemented their quasi-satanic image rather than eased debate.

We read a lot and pay attention to cultural events, but we view everything from a distance. We're up here in our observation point, gathering up data about all the weird shit that's happening in the world and spewing it out in some way in our music and visuals. The Davidians thing was about the shock of seeing the way the U. Despite this avowed interest in the occult, Boards of Canada has repeatedly maintained in interviews that:. We're not religious at all.

We just put symbols into our music sometimes, depending on what we're interested in at the time. We do care about people and the state of the world, and if we're spiritual at all it's purely in the sense of caring about art and inspiring people with ideas. Even given these pronouncements from the brothers, the controversy surrounding the occult references in Geogaddi continues to burn. Beware the Friendly Stranger Lyrics.

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