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Darsteller: Boards Of Canada
Genre: Elektronische
Titel: Geogaddi
MP3-Albumgröße: 1556 mb
FLAC-Albumgröße: 2652 mb
Stil: IDM, Ambient
Land: UK
Freigegeben: 18 Feb 2002
Katalognummer: warpcd101
Etikett: Warp Records, Music70


1Ready Lets Go0:59
3In The Annexe1:22
4Diving Station1:26
5Music Is Math5:21
6Beware The Friendly Stranger0:37
9Opening The Mouth1:11
10I Saw Drones0:27
11The Smallest Weird Number1:17
12Magic Window1:46
13Energy Warning0:35
14The Beach At Redpoint4:18
15A Is To B As B Is To C1:40
16Over The Horizon Radar1:08
17Sunshine Recorder6:12
18Dawn Chorus3:55
19You Could Feel The Sky5:14
20Alpha And Omega7:02
21Julie And Candy5:30
22The Devil Is In The Details3:53


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  • Producer, Written-ByMarcus Eoin, Michael Sandison
  • Photography By [Front Cover]Peter Iain Campbell
  • Written-By, Producer, Artwork, Photography ByMarcus Eoin, Michael Sandison
  • Music By, Artwork [Film], Photography ByMarcus Eoin, Michael Sandison
  • Photography By [Front Cover Photo]Peter Iain Campbell
  • ProducerMarcus Eoin, Michael Sandison


Blue vinyl test edition of the "Geogaddi" LP, with sides E & F only.
Side F, "Magic Window" is etched and contains no music.
Limited to 10 copies.Recorded at Hexagon Sun.

℗ 2002 Warp Records Ltd. © 2002 Warp Records Ltd.
Made In England.

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight page booklet.Special edition CD with hardbound cover and 12 page booklet.

There is hidden artwork on the inside of the CD pocket, below the cutout.
It's the same diagram as the etching on side F of the triple vinyl release of this album.

℗ 2002 warp records ltd.
© 2002 warp records ltd.

Made in england.


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According to the creators, it has said to have a darker theme compared to their previous work. Vendi questa versione. To favorites 13 Download album. Listen album. warplp101. A slight deviation from Boards of Canadas sound on Music Has the Right to Children, Geogaddi is significantly eerier and more atmospheric. Geogaddi reached number 21 on the UK album charts and received critical acclaim upon release, in addition to being acclaimed by several publications as one of the year's best albums. Michael Sandison, Marcus Eoin - performers. To favorites 12 Download album. beast, loro sono Boards of Canada e il disco è Geogaddi, pietra miliare dell'elettronica che si affaccia al III millennio ma che condensa gli umori di quello precedente. beast, loro sono Boards of Canada e il disco è Geogaddi, pietra miliare dell'elettronica che si affaccia al III millennio ma che condensa gli umori di quello precedente. Listen free to Boards of Canada Geogaddi Ready Lets Go, Music Is Math and more. A deep thematic plunge for Boards of Canada, Geogaddi, their sophomore studio album, is easily the Sandison brothers' most enigmatic, sinister, and esoteric. On 1969 and Music Is Math, their trademark breaks are bathed in a vivid swirl, while their synth programming takes the lead on the tabla-laced Alpha and Omega. Warp Records. Only one interview conducted via e-mail with NME was given in connection with the release Source. Geogaddi is the second album released by Boards of Canada, presenting a darker sound than its predecessor filled with references to numerology, Branch Davidianism and the Bible. Geogaddi reached number 21 on the UK album charts and received critical acclaim upon release, in addition to being acclaimed by several publications as one of the year's best albums. Ready Lets Go Lyrics. Geogaddi is ranked 555th in the overall chart, 97th in the 2000s, and 12th in the year 2002. 23 tracks 65:58. Geogaddi 2xLP LP, SSided, Etch Album. a record for some sort of trial-by-fire, a claustrophobic, twisting journey that takes you into some pretty dark experiences before you reach the open air again. Geogaddi, like Boards of Canada's 1998 debut album, Music Has the Right to Children, drifts its way into consciousness, rolling a fog of dark-hued psychedelia over slow-burning, lullaby melodies. It has been described as pursuing a darker variation of the style established on their previous releases. Backmasking was also used in the album, leading to accusations of subliminal messaging. Geogaddi, Boards of Canada's second full-length missive since 1998's Music Has the Right to Children, is without a doubt the group's most controversial record. It has a kind of narrative. Електро 2002. Geogaddi is the second album by Scottish electronic music duo Boards of Canada, released in February 2002. A deep thematic plunge for Boards of Canada, Geogaddi, their sophomore studio album, is easily the Sandison brothers' most enigmatic, sinister, and esoteric. Geogaddi, the most anticipated sophomore full-length from an IDM act since Aphex Twin's SAW 2 in 1994, certainly looks and feels similar to the 1998 Boards of Canada debut, Music Has the Right to Children. Geogaddi, Boards of Canada's second full-length missive since 1998's Music Has the Right to Children, is without a doubt the group's most controversial record. Despite a little bit of controversy, this album has since been acclaimed upon its release. Geogaddi is the second studio album by Scottish electronic music duo Boards of Canada, released on 13 February 2002 by Warp. Geogaddi is Boards of Canadas second album released on the 13th of February, 2002 by Warp. Released suddenly in 2002 with little or no promotion, the record made its official debut in six churches scattered across the world: London, New York, Tokyo, Edinburgh, Paris, and Berlin. Zigzagging between found-sound sketches, out-of-body ambient floaters, and murky instrumental hip-hop, its darker and more adventurous. 23 tracks 65:52. Geogaddi, the most anticipated sophomore full-length from an IDM act since Aphex Twin's SAW 2 in 1994, certainly looks and feels similar to the 1998 Boards of Canada debut, Music Has the Right to Children
What a bunch of close-minded morons in this comment section. This album is transcendent.
Mi cd came with all artwork in package and cd, but with16 tracks from artist Gabrielle corresponding to this release: https://www.discogs.com/es/Gabrielle-Dreams-Can-Come-True-Greatest-Hits-Vol-1/release/1086336The strangest thing in my collection.
Could you please post some kind of video showing this release off? This sounds hilarious
Same thing for me. Quite a surprise when I put it in the CD player
Geogaddi is an entirely different monster than Music Has the Right to Children. If you were to listen to both of these albums only once you might not notice how different they are from each other. Some people have commented that the production on Geogaddi is flat. I disagree. I have been listening to this album for the last three years now and still I am hearing new sounds. The production is so incredibly dense that the music can at first seem deceptively simple. Sometimes I'll play Geogaddi on a different set of speakers and hear a new melody or sample that has previously been buried. Aside from these technical sonic qualities, the music itself is so evocative and haunting that sometimes I am overwhelmed to the point of incapacity. I have had nightmares from this music and I have been emotionally comforted by it. The wealth of apparently hidden meaning mirrors my own subconscious memories -- the music is so personal and emotional but is unsettlingly suggestive of how much of my life has been only half remembered. This album is like an old friend who you continually learn new things about. It is very gorgeous but possesses a darkness that is undefined and just barely out of conscious grasp. A lot of what I've said is also true of Music Has the Right to Children but that album feels a little younger and clearer-minded. Perhaps the Boards themselves describe this best: (Mike): "I would say 'Music Has The Right...' is a record for outdoors on a cold, blue-skied day, while 'Geogaddi' is a record for some sort of trial-by-fire, a claustrophobic, twisting journey that takes you into some pretty dark experiences before you reach the open air again. It has a kind of narrative. That's why we ended it with 'Corsair', it's like the light at the end of the tunnel." This music means a lot to me and has never become anything less than 4-dimensional. Geogaddi scares me but I can't stop listening to it. Some people might disagree about all the meaning some of us fans place in BoC. All I can say to them is this: everybody is touched differently by different music and if Geogaddi doesn't affect you like it does me, fine. But understand that this album is not flat and one listen to it is not unlike a single date with a potential best friend.
I agree with this to the letter, perfect review man!
It's a great pity some hardcore fans don't accept Geogaddi. This is a new level of BoC music, and it's much higher than ever before! Not a single one-synth melodie, not a single mellow birdie-singing trackie, yes. Who said Geogaddi lacks the atmosphere of MHtRtC? Well, the atmosphere exists, but it is different from all the previous major releases by BoC. It may be disappointing to someone, but it definately isn't worse than before. The technique of almost every track (and especially Gyroscope) is so complex and brilliant that noone (except Autechre, maybe — but this is not their profile) could ever repeat it. Come and think, if BoC released ONE MORE MHtRtC-like release, could that be called a progress?
deceptive in its brilliance, and fabulously coated to suit the most attentive and serious of listeners. they do it everytime. this is perhaps an example of how b.o.c. will seperate themselves from the earth consistently without fail.
All i can say is that i was very dissapointed with this record. The production is stark and obvious, the release lacks depth.
It looks as if the track "Gyroscope" gets bashed the most. This track, in all its nightmare and claustrophobia, says in three and half minutes what Geogaddi says in over an hour.
This is what Music has the right... wished it sounded like. The production is much more solid (whoever says opposite is deaf or too personally attached to Music has the right..), There's remarkably less kitche pop elements on this record also, more freedom, more melodic range. When this first came out I was happily surprised when I heard 'Sunshine recorder' for the first time -- it's a continuance/mix of A beautiful place, but 3x's longer. The standout track on this record for me is '1969'.
I was quite deceived with this BOC release when it came out. Il feels over-produced and the melodies are not as powerful as their previous works. Still worth a listen though. BTW anyone knows to how many copies this release was limited to? Must be alot, because i still see many, many copies still hanging out in stores..
Hi. There is only one version of "geogaddi" I can really recommend: the Japanese Import Edition featuring "from one source all things depend." a 2:10 track featuring kids praying to and telling us about their individual "God" (the source...). Ya, i admit some tracks on this album like the mentioned "gyroscope" seem to be a bit out-of-place on a BoC album. Nevertheless, we know everything(!) BoC do is following a plan, a concept, a formula etc: Geo: geometric; Gad: to run wild, to be uncontrolled; Di: two, twice, double - this song simply is BoC's attempt to run wild within their capabilities ;) Still, they haven't lost anything of their appeal: Yesterday i've played BoC to a friend who was into Michael Jackson, Queen, you get the idea - today he bought himself 2 BoC CD's - you can imagine my look on my face after he telling me this 8^)
I was the bigest boards of canada fan ever, then this cd comes out and i dont like boards of canada any more. It's to obvious sounds of kids playing keyboards going backwards samples of wildlife.I'm not saying it's a bad cd but some of the track are BAD like GYROSCOPE Why?. What am trying to say is that we all loved boards of canada, but do we all have to kiss up to them, not all records are going to be good are thy, and this is not good. I was looking forward to it so much 4 years i had to wait, lets have the music 70 stuff on warp so we can all be happy.
I found the limited edition to be mainly useless and a waste of money. The pictures are just plain dumb and the page that holds the CD looks like it would easily scratch the disc. I recommend getting the "normal" edition and saving $7-8. The music's the same.
I'll put a more thoughts on the music under the standard Geogaddi release. I just wanted to mention under the Limited Edition entry that the artwork and overall design of the booklet is really beautiful. It resembles a small book, where the CD is just another page in it. There are various photographs and kaleidoscope effects. It is available from Warp, but I've also found it at retailers as well. Definitely worth the hunt.
There are far too many interludes on this album, but when the brothers make it right like as with Alpha & Omega then it is their crowning moment.
The Devil Is In The DetailsYeah, no shit.
I had this unintentionally on a misprinted CD (what was supposed to be my second copy of Plaid - Not For Threes)
Voted the best Electronic album of 2002 by the members of The World’s Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group.https://www.twgeema.com/best-electronic-albums-of-2002
anyone ever heard about a limited digipak for this album? a canadian music store (archambault) have that in their inventory, anyone know what's different about it?
This is this version: https://www.discogs.com/fr/Boards-Of-Canada-Geogaddi/release/24434Digipak is surely a error it's a digibook
This is Boards of Canada's second major release, following Music Has The Right to Children, which in it of itself was an amazing release. It is not common you will see a certain artist praised over a release, only to surpass that release in almost every aspect a few years later. Geogaddi is something I highly recommend listening to all the way through before anything else. This album is a perfect example of how order in music can make or break an album. Many of the songs here will transition into one another making for a fantastic experience where the album feels more like an hour long mix, rather than individual tracks where songs stop and begin. This is something MHTRTC did but Geogaddi is where they mastered it. This album has many underlying themes and some were seen as very controversial. As user genocyber said "not sure why this album gets such a bad rep...maybe its because of the satanism references?". There are several of these satanic references in the album but most will go ignored unless you dig deep into every track. Michael and Marcus have stated before that their music isn't necessarily intended to be listened to on drugs and that they believe that music is the drug. I think Geogaddi represents this the best. If you haven't listened to this album in its entirety yet (or even at all!) I highly recommend it. ~eturnul
not sure why this album gets such a bad rep...maybe its because of the satanism references?
seems like boc "fans" dont praise it as much as mhtrtc, boc maxima etc. then again they hate everything released after mhtrtc.
Bad rep? What? This album has 2035 5-star ratings and 30 1-star ratings, overall it has a rating of 4.53.What bad rep do you speak of?
the playtime is something like 66 minutes and 60 seconds, the devil is in the detail etc...theres loads of tinfoil hat boc fan conspiracy theories out there...
Which one please ? ^^ what about this please lol
Abysmal quality plunge after MHTRTC. Had not been for that first record, nobody would have noticed this release, not to mention taken it seriously.
Agreed. FInally listened to this a few times after getting into everything else of their's for the last few years. Dull, grooveless, hookless, joyless from start to finish.
doesnt Do You
You avin' a bubble, mate? Geogaddi is phenomenal. Sinuous, haunting corridors of nostalgia.
I get the feeling if Geogaddi had been the first and MHTRTC the second you would be saying the same thing. They share too many similarities for your comment to be taken as nothing but spite.
Light out of Fildon
See below for a plethora of reasons why this comment is _null
orblio is the yiddish word for a man whose second smallest organ is his brain,the first you can guess quite easily i'm sure.you'd be bitter too.
I think this person might be offended by the occult and satanist themes. I can only see a close-minded person disliking this hugely important album.
Yellow Judge
People usually refer to this album as MHTRTC's darker twin. Right off the bat, the track "Ready Lets go" sets the tone for the album, with it's extremely dark, wavering ambient tone broken up by undefinable climbing synth sounds and a broken-sounding synth/piano that comes in every once in a while. This track transitions right into "Music is Math", one of my favorites. This track containes a beautiful analog tone that becomes accompanied by a squashed drum machine beat and vocoder samples. The track ends with a haunting vaguely-human-sounding wail. Now, I could write an entire paper on this album(and I might some day), but I'll sum up the rest of it. The drumming drives almost every track, and appears to be even more complex than MHTRTC. Case in point, "Gyroscope", with it's psychedelic driving IDM drum pattern. The vocal samples sound extremely sinister in this album, such as in "The Devil is in the Details", which features a vocal sample, possibly from a hypnosis video, that has been so distortec and changed that it sounds like the voice is underwater. There also seems to be even more sound exploration on this album, as many of the sounds are not identifiable as being synthesizers, like with most of MHTRTC. For example, "Julie and Candy" puts flutes and recorders to use to create an extremely overwhelming, psychedelic sound. There are more vignettes on this album to break up the tracks. Many of these smaller tracks consist of a vocal sample paired with nostalgic melodies or a mindfuck of undefinable sound. Whereas MHTRTC made me think of wilderness, this album makes me think of radio towers and industrial buildings: the beauty of nature peaking though something destructive and man-made.
Fantastic album.
one of my favorites.I never get tired of listening to it.
Quite a departure from Music Has The Right To Children, Geogaddi is one of those albums that you either love or hate. For me, it took me a while to appreciate it. Its much darker and more experimental than their predecessor, but, it grows on you and I rate it pretty highly: 8/10
Headphones clamped on,memories and imagination amplified. That stolen kiss,loves lost dream. The 1970's sun on my back, and a sky scratched with vapour trails from aircraft long since departed. Elusive contours,fragmented landscapes and forgotten truths. A dazzle on a grey day,I feel so close now.Yet a million miles away...This album takes me there, but part of me never returns...
Skunk Black
It's called nostalgic imagination, using thoughts as sounds and vice versa, thus linking them to your personal memories. Only certain music does this for me however. That is what the 'Hell' I'm talking about.
What the hell are you talking about?.
This is a fine melancholic Album, listening to "Geogaddi" is like getting inside old houses and have visions of scenes from the past, seeing who were the people that once used to live there, like seeing a Man in the backyard playing ball with his two sons, or a woman feeding her bedridden Mother...among those visions you get to see events that were kept secret...and eventually you´ll come across with some ghosts trying to scare you "the devil is in the details".This Album is also a restrospective of your most memorable moments in life. A touching album that is well worth listening.
The Boards of Canada return for their second album, GEOGADDI, branching away from the crunchy beats of their debut, even if "Music Is Math" still leans in that direction. The interludes here are much more ambient, like invisible stitches between the tracks, though the weft and weave of "In The Annexe" is almost too lovely to ignore. "Gyroscope" has a much more organic drum kit that sweeps over the landscape, while "Sunshine Recorder" throbs and sputters like an irregular heartbeat. "Julie And Candy" is a whirling carousel, and "The Beach At Redpoint" conveys the idea of a sonic sunset. "Alpha And Omega" adds some ethnic instrumentation and percussion into the mix, and "The Devil Is In The Details" is like a relaxation tape from purgatory. And even if there aren't any immediate standouts like "Turquoise Hexagon Sun," the album holds together better as a cohesive whole. The psychedelic chug of "Dawn Chorus" seems to come from the same place as the stuttering waver of "You Could Feel The Sky." "Corsair" and "Magic Window" end the album on shifting plateaus of sound and, finally, silence. A wondrous journey overall.
Otherwordly,like you are in a different(or parallel?) dimension.The best album of 2002 for me, still resonates in my mind after all these years.Music(and art) should be like this: engaging ,warm and free.
Not only is this a landmark album, but it is also a pinnacle of sonic art. I could rave about this LP for hours, but I simply suggest just giving it a complete listen, in the right setting. The " Beach at red Point" is a song that reaches new levels of positive emotional - listening experiences. Inter-dimensional energy !
This is probably the only record that makes me sweat. Music that makes me sweat, yes, i mean it. It's not warm, it's close to boiling temperature. It's suffocant and oppressive. It's not countryside music, it's a nightmare. The artwork is genious in the way that portraits sound. The cover prepares one for the heat that awaits the listener, and the kaleidoscopic like images, as they close themselves by repetition and mirroring effect, reflect the strong imprisoning power of the music. One thing the artwork doesn't show, and thank god that it doesn't, as we would not need the music, is how it is unreal. Just pay attention to Alpha and Omega: how on earth could someone think about having campfire congas and flutes, playing next to such menacing chords and still sound so balanced? In fact, that's one of the aspects i love about Geogaddi, it's how there are always subtle details that give you a bit of light while going through such a dark experience. And right in the end, the music suddenly changes to something different. It gets fresher. Almost like you had been suffocating for a long time and managed to find air again. If you just came from MHTRTC, don't expect nostalgia and sweet memories, be careful. And don't listen to it in the winter or cold time. It's a warm sound, but needs the highest temperature possible to be enjoyed physically.
Potentially their best release, but I find it the hardest to describe to people who haven't heard it. The best word I can come up with is 'hypnagogic'.
Two years ago, I compiled the albums Music Has The Right To Children and Geogaddi from a pile of random BoC files on my pc, which were being mostly ignored up till that point. Since then, I've played Geogaddi to bits. It became my favourite BoC record and one of my favourite records of all time. It's a really emotional record, with beatifull melodies and beats. The thing what sets the BoC style apart is an extremely organic atmosphere. It's one of those records that, when played on you headphones or on a good stereo and with you lying on your bed or sofa, will really take you places. A bit like Dante's Inferno, where the reader (as Dante) travels safely by the side of his guide to the depths of hell. There's both horrible and marvelous things on this record, sometimes it's a bit confronting to listen to it still. You do have to take the time to appreciate it, but the end result won't come as a dissappointment. People can dismiss this album as elitist and I can really understand why they'd do that, but for me it changed the way I view music and life itself. I'm sorry for how corny that sounds, but my English vocabulairy doesn't allow me to put it any other way.
Let's Face it, BoC with each release leave that style behind for an updated one, and in this case with 'Geogaddi' they have gotten a little more abstract and experimental. Sure they still have there glitched out beats with there non-organic samples of little childeren and nature documentaries, but they are are a different BoC and the fact that they have challenged themselves to step outside There Own Box, i think with a little time this one will grow on us...like Chemical Brothers and Underworld albums we always seem to nitpick them and state that there previous album was better, well what makes good artists is there constant change and evolution. Geogaddi has plenty of there 'Beaty' and tracks with lots of disturbed and meloncholy melodies such as 'Music is Math' and '1969', but now they have a lot more of this strange ambient sound mixed with an anxious yet different IDM sound 'Gyroscope'--'The Beach At Redpoint'--'You Could Feel The Sky' and 'Alpha and Omega', which was unexpected. I truly enjoy this album and I give props out to BoC for not letting the fans get to their heads and redoing a second version of MHtRtC. P.S. GYROSCOPE is one of my favorite BoC tracks =P
I think there is something about this record that captures the spirit of the countryside in northern Britain. People who grew up in the north will know what I mean. The closest thing I can compare it to is sitting on a bale of hay in the twilight on an early autumn evening with friends. There's the feeling of warmth and friendliness, but at the same time an enveloping darkness and menace, just out of the corner of your eye. Beautiful.
in waiting
I can see that this album has recieved mixed reviews, varying to both extremes. I know that this post is a bit late, considering that the album has been out for quite some time now, but I think its still quite valid. I bought this album shortly after it came out and had only really listened to at length "Twoism." I owned MHTRTC, but was never really thrilled by it, in comparison to "Twoism." Something about "Twoism" is definitely nostalgic and haunting and i think that "Geogaddi" does that same thing, at much more length. I read some of the odd trivia details regarding the album and am only further mystified and awed by the creative presence of this album. People who hate this album obviously don't like BOC. This is them at their finest. Why would potentially brilliant artists relinquish themselves to putting out sub-par work? The only option for BOC is to keep releasing more complex, refined work that reflects their abilities as artists, and "Geogaddi" does that quite well. Really, the complexity of thie album is stirring; I get shivers when I listen to it. As was said, this blows away that old school warp/rephlex stuff. I mean, I still like and appreciate old LFO and AFX classics, but BOC is in a whole nother league. "Geogaddi" proves this.
What a disappointment!! I always listen to records before buying (except a couple of artists), but i was so excited after their beautiful work MUSIC HAS THE RIGHT TO CHILDREN that i just bought it. The most boring and flat CD i own. Only the second track MUSIC IS MATH is a 5/5. It's a real shame.
i think this album IS a little over rated, though its still a fantastic record. The trouble is that people dribble over BOC as if they are the only group who have ever made a good record. its no wonder people pay such extortionate prices for their earlier rarities when people get so rabid about every track they churn out. its probably time they updated their sound now or risk being labelled a one trick pony! They havent bettered the hi scores ep really and this album is just treading water. i'm not saying i think all their stuff is the same now but why not produce an album with more tracks like roygbiv, nlogax and the remix of slag boom van loons 'poppy seed', this is where they truly shine. im a massive fan by the way!
This album is a work of art, and anyone who can say anything negative about it (besides nightmares or an odd sense of despair and nostalgia) needs to have their head examined. Meat? Meat? This is meat!!! What do you want Warp to do, go back and start releasing those obnoxious old school LFO and Sabres of Paradise albums? NEVER!!! Warp can never expect to be as pretentious as its fans. I would put Geogaddi on my list of best albums ever (the same list with like.....dark side of the moon and sgt peppers lonely hearts club and so on). just listen to the damn thing and you'll know why
I've had this record for quite some time now, but you only know a truly great record when you've heard it for some time. That's why I write this review now, and not the day after it was released. Maybe I'm prejudiced, for I count myself with all the BOC fans around, but still: this album is, if possible, even better than MHTRTC. It has the exact right feel about it; easy, friendly, frightening at times, but always wonderfully brilliant. They are the new Kings of dance music. Aphex, FSOL, Leftfield and even Underworld and Orbital have to admit: BOC is here and is here to stay. Like one of the guys from Red Snapper said a while ago: BOC are the greatest! Five stars, easily...
Very interesting trivia people, nice one. I really like this album, it really flows. It sounds like they are just doing what they like, and not caring what people are going to think. "Music Is Math" is quite an overwhelming piece of glitch boshingness, "Julie And Candy" is exceedingly lovely, "1969" is mellow but sort of hard at the same time, "A is to B as to B is to C" is just strange (wohoo!) and "You Could Feel The Sky" is damn beautiful. It's all good, I can't really fault it in any way, just a really nice album.
MORE TRIVIA: On "A is to B as B is to C" the first voice you hear speaking backwards is saying "I don't know, it makes me nervous...???...and I still dream about it, I don't know, I just wish it never happened...???...the whole thing, the whole thing goes over and over," another section of the song is from "Teddy Bear Picnic" (if you go out in the woods today you'd better not go alone) and the chant that ends the song and can be heard at the very beginning of the next track is "We Love You All" backwards
I'm not very good at writing reviews. Also I kinda missed the first BoC release "Music Has The Right To Children". However... Once upon a time I had a friend of mine who wrote a novel. It was published, and critically acclaimed, and so he wrote another one. And another. And another. Each had less success than the last. Although I thought each was better than the original, if it hadn't been for that first novel, he would have really made an impression with each sucessive release. The conclusion I drew from his experience is that professional critics are lost without something to compare to. If it's a subsequent work by an artist they are compelled to compare to the first. If there is no comparable work, the critics will find one. Hence if you go searching for reviews of Geogaddi you will find lots of references to the first BoC release, "Music Has the Right to Children". If you had never heard MHTRTC you will probably be blown away by Geogaddi. For example, I have very rarely had the experience of hearing a new purchase for the first time and felt compelled to replay it immediately. It is awesome. It is beautiful, there is no two ways about it. It's not just the professional critics who are susceptible to this phenomena. Do you remember the first time you heard the Chemical Brothers' "Exit Planet Dust"? And the first time you heard the follow-up album "Dig your own hole"? Can you imagine what it would have been like to have heard DYOH at the time EPD came out? And so Geogaddi gets less than the credit it deserves. It is truly an amazing album. The "feel" is one of hippy optimisim, and psychadelic openness. Whilst the beats and sounds are experimental and different, it never alienates the listener. You don't have to be an IDM wanker to appreciate it, it's just so damn beautiful that you can't help going along with the sounds and colours and beats and all that stuff. Hey, in a different universe this stuff would be played on clearchannel radio stations! (OK maybe not). So if you've heard "Music Has the Right to Children", good on you. If you haven't, then go out and get it. Either way, don't let that stop you from grabbing Geogaddi. It is the best album I have heard this year, by far. Thanks for reading.
Trivia: On the track Dandelion you can hear Leslie Nielsen speaking (voice-over from a nature film by the National Film Board of Canada) The smallest weird number is 70. BoC's own label is Music70. The total length of this cd is 66:06 (66 minutes and 6 seconds. The devil is in the details :) The woman mentioned in 1969 is Amo Bishop Roden (from 'In a beautiful place in the country'). The voice says 'Although not a follower of hseroK divaD, she's a devoted branch davidian' (Branch Davidian was a sect led by David Koresh). Track length is 4:19 the Branch Davidian Camp David 'massacre', in Waco Texas, occured on April 19, 1993, or 4-19-93. There's also supposed to be several messages to be heard when you play the music backwards ('A is to B as B is to C'. 'You could feel the sky').
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