Boards Of Canada ‎– Geogaddi

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Tracklist

1 Ready Lets Go 0:57
2 Music Is Math 5:21
3 Beware The Friendly Stranger 0:40
4 Gyroscope 3:32
5 Dandelion 1:14
6 Sunshine Recorder 6:12
7 In The Annexe 1:22
8 Julie And Candy 5:34
9 The Smallest Weird Number 1:13
10 1969 4:20
11 Energy Warning 0:35
12 The Beach At Redpoint 4:18
13 Opening The Mouth 1:11
14 Alpha And Omega 7:02
15 I Saw Drones 0:27
16 The Devil Is In The Details 3:56
17 A Is To B As B Is To C 1:37
18 Over The Horizon Radar 1:08
19 Dawn Chorus 3:56
20 Diving Station 1:25
21 You Could Feel The Sky 5:15
22 Corsair 2:48
23 Magic Window 1:52

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Recorded at Hexagon Sun.

℗ 2002 Warp Records Ltd. © 2002 Warp Records Ltd.
Made In England.

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 01012 6
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout: CA WARPCD101 @
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1285

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRC- 51 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC- 51 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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WARPCDD101 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(23xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD101 UK, Europe & US 2007
warplp101r Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(LP, S/Sided, Etch, RM) Warp Records, Music70 warplp101r UK 2014 Sell This Version
warpcd101 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Music70 warpcd101 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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roswell.

roswell.

December 1, 2017
This is Boards of Canada's second major release, following Music Has The Right to Children, which in it of itself was an amazing release. It is not common you will see a certain artist praised over a release, only to surpass that release in almost every aspect a few years later. Geogaddi is something I highly recommend listening to all the way through before anything else. This album is a perfect example of how order in music can make or break an album. Many of the songs here will transition into one another making for a fantastic experience where the album feels more like an hour long mix, rather than individual tracks where songs stop and begin. This is something MHTRTC did but Geogaddi is where they mastered it. This album has many underlying themes and some were seen as very controversial. As user genocyber said "not sure why this album gets such a bad rep...maybe its because of the satanism references?". There are several of these satanic references in the album but most will go ignored unless you dig deep into every track. Michael and Marcus have stated before that their music isn't necessarily intended to be listened to on drugs and that they believe that music is the drug. I think Geogaddi represents this the best. If you haven't listened to this album in its entirety yet (or even at all!) I highly recommend it.

~eturnul
genocyber

genocyber

September 1, 2017
not sure why this album gets such a bad rep...maybe its because of the satanism references?
orblio

orblio

August 5, 2016

Abysmal quality plunge after MHTRTC. Had not been for that first record, nobody would have noticed this release, not to mention taken it seriously.
Windowlicker9

Windowlicker9

November 15, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
People usually refer to this album as MHTRTC's darker twin. Right off the bat, the track "Ready Lets go" sets the tone for the album, with it's extremely dark, wavering ambient tone broken up by undefinable climbing synth sounds and a broken-sounding synth/piano that comes in every once in a while. This track transitions right into "Music is Math", one of my favorites. This track containes a beautiful analog tone that becomes accompanied by a squashed drum machine beat and vocoder samples. The track ends with a haunting vaguely-human-sounding wail. Now, I could write an entire paper on this album(and I might some day), but I'll sum up the rest of it. The drumming drives almost every track, and appears to be even more complex than MHTRTC. Case in point, "Gyroscope", with it's psychedelic driving IDM drum pattern. The vocal samples sound extremely sinister in this album, such as in "The Devil is in the Details", which features a vocal sample, possibly from a hypnosis video, that has been so distortec and changed that it sounds like the voice is underwater. There also seems to be even more sound exploration on this album, as many of the sounds are not identifiable as being synthesizers, like with most of MHTRTC. For example, "Julie and Candy" puts flutes and recorders to use to create an extremely overwhelming, psychedelic sound. There are more vignettes on this album to break up the tracks. Many of these smaller tracks consist of a vocal sample paired with nostalgic melodies or a mindfuck of undefinable sound. Whereas MHTRTC made me think of wilderness, this album makes me think of radio towers and industrial buildings: the beauty of nature peaking though something destructive and man-made.
zcohen

zcohen

September 29, 2014
Fantastic album.
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 26, 2014

one of my favorites.
I never get tired of listening to it.
ambiotic

ambiotic

August 4, 2014

Quite a departure from Music Has The Right To Children, Geogaddi is one of those albums that you either love or hate. For me, it took me a while to appreciate it. Its much darker and more experimental than their predecessor, but, it grows on you and I rate it pretty highly: 8/10
Iso-elation13

Iso-elation13

June 16, 2013
Headphones clamped on,memories and imagination amplified. That stolen kiss,loves lost dream. The 1970's sun on my back, and a sky scratched with vapour trails from aircraft long since departed. Elusive contours,fragmented landscapes and forgotten truths. A dazzle on a grey day,I feel so close now.Yet a million miles away...This album takes me there, but part of me never returns...
Cardia1

Cardia1

May 26, 2013
edited over 2 years ago

This is a fine melancholic Album, listening to "Geogaddi" is like getting inside old houses and have visions of scenes from the past, seeing who were the people that once used to live there, like seeing a Man in the backyard playing ball with his two sons, or a woman feeding her bedridden Mother...among those visions you get to see events that were kept secret...and eventually you´ll come across with some ghosts trying to scare you "the devil is in the details".
This Album is also a restrospective of your most memorable moments in life.
A touching album that is well worth listening.
scoundrel

scoundrel

May 18, 2013

The Boards of Canada return for their second album, GEOGADDI, branching away from the crunchy beats of their debut, even if "Music Is Math" still leans in that direction. The interludes here are much more ambient, like invisible stitches between the tracks, though the weft and weave of "In The Annexe" is almost too lovely to ignore. "Gyroscope" has a much more organic drum kit that sweeps over the landscape, while "Sunshine Recorder" throbs and sputters like an irregular heartbeat. "Julie And Candy" is a whirling carousel, and "The Beach At Redpoint" conveys the idea of a sonic sunset. "Alpha And Omega" adds some ethnic instrumentation and percussion into the mix, and "The Devil Is In The Details" is like a relaxation tape from purgatory. And even if there aren't any immediate standouts like "Turquoise Hexagon Sun," the album holds together better as a cohesive whole. The psychedelic chug of "Dawn Chorus" seems to come from the same place as the stuttering waver of "You Could Feel The Sky." "Corsair" and "Magic Window" end the album on shifting plateaus of sound and, finally, silence. A wondrous journey overall.