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Boards Of CanadaMusic Has The Right To Children

Label:Warp Records – warplp55, Skam – skalp1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:IDM, Ambient, Trip Hop


A1Wildlife Analysis
A2An Eagle In Your Mind
A3The Color Of The Fire
A4Telephasic Workshop
A5Triangles And Rhombuses
B7Turquoise Hexagon Sun
B8Kaini Industries
C11Rue The Whirl
D14Pete Standing Alone
D15Smokes Quantity
D16Open The Light
D17One Very Important Thought

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Gatefold Cover. Some copies have clear Braille sticker attached to the vinyl sleeve.

Tracks listed sequentially on labels.
No durations appear on release.

In the USA, Matador distributed this version with a barcode sticker over the original one. This sticker has a Matador catalog number of ole 299-1.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 055117
  • Barcode (Scan): 5021603055117
  • Barcode (Sticker): 7 44861 02991 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): SKAM / WARPLP 55 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): SKAM / WARPLP 55 B-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3): SKAM / WARPLP 55 C-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4): SKAM / WARPLP 55 D-1-1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Music Has The Right To Children (CD, Album)Warp Records, Skamwarpcd55, skald1UK1998
Music Has The Right To Children (CD, Album)Matador, MatadorOLE 299-2, 7 44861 02992 2USA & Canada1998
Music Has The Right To Children (CD, Album)Rough Trade, SKAM, Warp Recordsrtd 126.3460.2Germany1998
Music Has The Right To Children (CD, Promo, Album)Skam, Warp Recordsskald1, pwarpcd55UK1998
Music Has The Right To Children (2×LP, Album, Promo)Warp Records, SkamWARP LP 55, SKALP001UK1998
freddyfresh's profile picture
My first experience hearing this album was quite special. I was on the motorway in England on the way to perform my first and last set at the famed Glastonbury festival (can't believe I even got to actually DJ there) I was with the crew from Eye Q records as I was an artist on that label in 1998. Right as we passed an open field I glanced out the window and saw Stonehenge. I was in shock as there it was just sitting in an open field, the most mind blowing thing about this moment is that on the car stereo the song Roygbic was playing. Changed my life forever.
Battle's profile picture
It's now 23 years after I bought this album and it sounds still amazing as then in '98. There was nothing comparable and there is nothing today. BoC invented a totally new sound aesthetic and over the years it became a milestone in music history - not more , not less - a Top10 electronic album of the century.
Doomguy13's profile picture
even a dusty, beat up copy like mine sounds amazing... not to sound like one of those philosophizing old men, but the noise and clicks totally just add authenticity to the beautiful collages on display. it's like looking through a photo album.
leo_de_padua's profile picture
How bad is this album musically, boring to no more power, I have had it for many years I want to give it a chance, I just heard it and I think exactly the same as 20 years ago
2001greedo's profile picture
I have this version but with the matrix as
Warplp55a2 DAMONT
reTcon's profile picture
Edited one year ago
All of the THREE (!) copies of this vinyl edition I bought and returned in 2020 were very noisy in the quieter parts, but side B of the second record particularly so. A "gust-of-snow-like" surface noise (sssSSSht.....sssSSSht.....sssSSSht...) can be heard on all the quieter tracks, which is really irritating. The problem must have occured in the process of pressing the record, otherwise it wouldn't be audible on every copy of side B. I'm happy for the people whose copies were "excellent pressings". With three tries, I can't consider myself so lucky. I'll stick to my CD with this one.
teknologika's profile picture
IMO, the best damn album that BoC has ever done.
Madderferry's profile picture
Is this a 180g pressing?
dmp's profile picture
That occasional bleepy background sound in Aquarius might be sampled from "Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle" (1976).
Windowlicker9's profile picture
The first major release by Boards of Canada. Downtempo trip-hop beats meet atmospheric and organic analog snythesizers. Many of the tracks are 5+ minutes of subtley changing hip-hop rhythms and beautiful synths such as "Telephasic Workshop", "Sixtyten", and "Pete Standing Along". These tracks are broken up by small musical ideas that usually finish in under two minutes, such as "Triangles & Rhombuses", "Kaini Industries", and "Bocuma". "Olson" has to be the best of the shorter tracks, and possibly one of the best BOC tracks ever. 1 minute and 31 seconds of pure,organic instrumentation that just makes you reflect upon life.