Boards Of Canada ‎– Geogaddi

Warp Records ‎– warpcd101, Music70 ‎– warpcd101
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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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 81012 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061810122
  • Matrix / Runout: |WARPCD 101| 1112819 |
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L055
  • Label Code: LC02070

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warpcd101 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(CD, Album) Warp Records, Music70 warpcd101 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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BRC- 51 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC- 51 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
WARPCDD101 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(23xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD101 UK, Europe & US 2007
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December 10, 2018
What a bunch of close-minded morons in this comment section. This album is transcendent.


December 18, 2017

Mi cd came with all artwork in package and cd, but with16 tracks from artist Gabrielle corresponding to this release:
The strangest thing in my collection.


April 5, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
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.


September 25, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
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?


January 23, 2004
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.


August 28, 2003

All i can say is that i was very dissapointed with this record. The production is stark and obvious, the release lacks depth.


July 18, 2003
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.


June 14, 2003

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'.


June 6, 2003

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..


October 9, 2002
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^)