Boards Of Canada

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Tags: ambient electronic idm electronica chillout downtempo Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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This enigmatic electronica duo, comprising brothers Mike Sandison (Michael Sandison, 14 July 1971, Scotland) and Marcus Eoin (b. Marcus Sandison, 27 May 1973, Scotland) reportedly derive their collaborative moniker from the, National Film Board of Canada whose nature/socio-political documentaries they (supposedly) watched as infants, when their parents relocated to Alberta, Canada to work. These grainy films influenced the mood and ambience of their early singles ‘Hi-Scores’ and ‘Aquarius’ (on the Skam label), and their albums Twoism (of which only 100 copies were initially pressed), Music Has The Right To Children (1998), Geogaddi (2002) and The Campfire Headphase (2005).

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