Boards Of Canada ‎– Old Tunes Vol. 2

Music70 ‎– CANCAS003
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Recorded Between 1985 and 1996

(c)1996 Music70
Cover Stars:
Cathy, Julie, Mike, Niall
Design By Music70
Thanks To Iain, Chris, Frazer, Paul, Niall, Jimbo, Andy, Gordon, Tash, Paul JJ, Muscles, Uncle Andy, Kam, Louise, Tessa, Julie, Anna, Glyn, Simon, Howie, Abby, Steve, John, The Skam Crew, Daley, And The Baltoi Redmoon Gang

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July 6, 2018
edited 9 months ago
Make your own cassette copie with this "remastered" version :


May 22, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Another great early album from BOC... There are so many familiar and nostalgic moments in here that it's hard to hear where BOC have originated or either re-created/sampled/taken from the past... Either way, it shows just how brilliant their creative technique is, as one can hear instantly recognisable and familiar melodies oozing out from the novel and unfamiliar soundscapes of their repertoire.

Starting off with a mix mash in "We've Started Up", I get the impression/feeling that BOC have used some old Orb breakbeat and placed some dub bass line over the top... And that sample in there seems familiar too, however, I can't (for life of me) remember where (or if) I've heard it before. !?

"Jimbo rehearsing" is blatantly some old classical piece that I clearly remember and know exists... Just re-recorded in BOC's grainy/re-recorded style... However, I can't remember the name of it. Debussy possibly?

"Staircase Whip" is a great kick drum driven mix up... Reminding me slightly of the track called "Telephasic Workshop" on "Music Has The Right To Children"... Mainly because of the way the vocals are effected by an amplitude type tremolo... I seem to remember that vocal sample from somewhere too... !?

Running into to the haunting "Statue Of Liberty" I get quite a chilly feeling creeping up my spine as the muddled notes almost waver on the edge of respectability and question the recent actions of the so-called morally just nation of Freedom and Justice.

Why do I bother going through each track... Hell, I'll just let you listen to it here:

Listen out for classics like "BMX Track", "Iced Cooly Beatnik", "Lick" and (my personal favourite) "I Love My New Shears" in this mix.