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Geogaddi
Artist
Boards of Canada
Release
Geogaddi
Label
Warp
Cat. No.
WARPCDD101
Release Date
February 2007
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If 1998’s ‘Music Had The Right The Children’ beguiled in its naivety, with voices of playing children ringing from some half-remembered time, ‘Geogaddi’, released four years later, unearthed a more sinister dread from the palette which had made Boards of Canada’s first album such vital listening. Embedded in the motifs of the album’s 23 tracks seemed a foreboding sense of coming apocalypse which drew strongly from the electronic dystopia of Kraftwerk’s ‘Radioactivity’.

The vocoded refrain of ‘1969 in the sunshine’ on ‘1969’ framed a sense of wide-eyed optimism within a subtly ominous landscape of nauseous synths and hazy hip-hop percussion, while tracks like ‘Energy Warning’ and ‘Beware the Friendly Stranger’ provided moments of severe, troubling forecast which were situated as much within contemporary fears as the Cold War subject matter from which the album took its cue. ‘Music is Math’ remains a highlight of the Boards canon in its perfectly rendered woozy synths, and nagging BBC vocal sample, with percussion that could encourage a dancefloor whilst subtly troubling it, and ‘the Devil is in the Details’ hinted at the deeply layered satanic codes which many committed fans were convinced they had unearthed. ‘Geogaddi’ continues to be an alluring piece of the Boards of the Canada puzzle, which cemented their already unique sound even as it undermined its optimism.

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  1. 1 Ready Lets Go 0:59 Boards of Canada Buy …
  2. 2 Music Is Math 5:21 Boards of Canada Buy …
  3. 3 Beware The Friendly Stranger 0:37 Boards of Canada Buy …
  4. 4 Gyroscope 3:34 Boards of Canada Buy …
  5. 5 Dandelion 1:15 Boards of Canada Buy …
  6. 6 Sunshine Recorder 6:12 Boards of Canada Buy …
  7. 7 In The Annexe 1:22 Boards of Canada Buy …
  8. 8 Julie And Candy 5:30 Boards of Canada Buy …
  9. 9 The Smallest Weird Number 1:17 Boards of Canada Buy …
  10. 10 1969 4:20 Boards of Canada Buy …
  11. 11 Energy Warning 0:35 Boards of Canada Buy …
  12. 12 The Beach At Redpoint 4:18 Boards of Canada Buy …
  13. 13 Opening The Mouth 1:11 Boards of Canada Buy …
  14. 14 Alpha And Omega 7:02 Boards of Canada Buy …
  15. 15 I Saw Drones 0:27 Boards of Canada Buy …
  16. 16 The Devil Is In The Details 3:53 Boards of Canada Buy …
  17. 17 A Is To B As B Is To C 1:40 Boards of Canada Buy …
  18. 18 Over The Horizon Radar 1:08 Boards of Canada Buy …
  19. 19 Dawn Chorus 3:55 Boards of Canada Buy …
  20. 20 Diving Station 1:26 Boards of Canada Buy …
  21. 21 You Could Feel The Sky 5:14 Boards of Canada Buy …
  22. 22 Corsair 2:52 Boards of Canada Buy …
  23. 23 Magic Window 1:46 Boards of Canada Buy …

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