Boards Of Canada ‎– In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

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Warp Records ‎– wap144cd, Music70 ‎– wap144cd
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Tracklist

1 Kid For Today 6:23
2 Amo Bishop Roden 6:16
3 In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country 6:07
4 Zoetrope 5:18

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Recorded at The Hexagon Sun Studio.
℗ 2000 Warp Records Ltd. © 2000 Warp Records Ltd.

Released in a clear tray jewel case with four page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 144026
  • Barcode (String): 5021603144026
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WAP144CD 01 5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 04B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WAP144CD 01 5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 04D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): WAP144CD 01 5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 04D6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): WAP144CD 01 5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 04B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L

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MrZyc

MrZyc

September 26, 2014

This is another version of BOC classic.
very nice.
Highly recommended.
scoundrel

scoundrel

May 18, 2013

With IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OUT IN THE COUNTRY, Boards of Canada continue their soft-focus bucolic electronica, but in a much more thoughtful, sedate vein than MUSIC HAS A RIGHT TO CHILDREN. "Kid for Today," for example, has a slow, loping jazz quality to it, though with the same icy synths. "Amo Bishop Roden" deepens the melancholy, while the title track adds a vocoder to the duo's arsenal of sounds. And "Zoetrope" lets the melody cascade down like glitter. It's a beautiful place indeed.

March 17, 2008

I believe this release is nonessential but good. Great downtempo and ambient work that you will undoubtedly enjoy, but if you need to spend more than ten bucks on this then you might as well save your money. As usual, you're hit with crafty breaks and lush atmospheric pads, and some ambient pieces in the cracks. Definitely not Board of Canada's best release, nor an amazing one - but its a nice addition to your collection.
Magic_Banana

Magic_Banana

February 7, 2006
edited over 4 years ago
This is Boards of Canada at their most subtle; they never really went back into that typical sound.
Toejam

Toejam

October 28, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

This release by Boards Of Canada remains, sadly, often overlooked and neglected when compared with the rest of the group's extensive discography. Despite it's short length, "In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country" sounds to me like one of the more personal and introspective releases the duo have put out, and as other reviewers have put it, the quality of each of the tracks here far outweigh the small quantity.

The EP opens solidly with "Kid For Today", a true gem that sounds almost as if the music is alive and breathing within your speakers. The eerie, unearthly synth sighs are overlain by an oddly-timed rhythm that sounds as if it were made on a machine powered by old rubber bands and emitting quiet hisses with age. Sandison and Eoin continue to build on the track, with higher ambient sighs coming in and short, lounge-ish notes being thrown into the mix. The drum loop sophisticates itself, and the whole surreal mix carries on majestically for the track's duration.

Then we're into "Amo Bishop Roden". A very emotive and powerful high-pitched melody begins the piece, repeating itself, before short fragments of noise are gently added. Gradually the Boards show their true craftsmanship of their sound, as more and more synth lines and bassy throbs of sound begin to dominate the gloriously emotional mix.

The title track shines the most, however, with its soothing, lullaby-ish melody soon inducing a feeling of lightheadedness in the listener, and suggesting the image of lush green meadows at midday glistening in the sun. This track is powerful, I don't think there is anything else I have ever heard that quite compares to this. A rhythm reminiscent of "Sixtyniner" from Twoism marks the signature BoC sound, before a strange electronic voice breezes in saying something resembling "a religious community in a beautiful place out in the country" - or something to that effect. The mood stays with us until we are led into the next track.

A lot of people complain that "Zoetrope" is sub-par Boards Of Canada filler material. However, while certainly unusual, the repetitive crystal clear harp-like melody has a tremedous echo/delay effect on it and will perhaps remind you of the sun coming out again after a dreary and rainy day. It is definitely a great way to end this excelllent release.

Overall, the "In A Beautiful Place Out in The Country" EP is by far one of Boards Of Canada's best efforts - soulful, emotive, alive and inspiring. This is essential not only for BoC fans, but for listeners of all types of music. A must-have.
Gustaaf

Gustaaf

October 14, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

For me Amo Bishop Roden is the highlight of this EP, it can easily compete with Everything You Do Is A Balloon, Turquoise Hexagon Sun, etc. All four songs are really great though; low quantity, high quality.
jimiinjapan

jimiinjapan

November 3, 2002

Romantic winter mornings in Kagoshima. Bus journeys to Beffu. This is another classic BOC release. "Kid For Today" has that freeform style (not the band but the genre) and "In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country" is simply hypnotic. Wonderful.