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Song-A-Day: February 8

We’re in Aquarius territory at the moment, my favorite Zodiak sign because it’s my own, though rather than turning this into a Horoscope I’d rather turn it into another accidentally day late Song-A-Day. This one comes off of one of the few electronic albums which really click for me in Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children. Today’s song is “Aquarius”.

Yeah that’s right

Orange

Yeah that’s right

Orange

One, (Orange, just fantasize), Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine (Orange, yeah that’s right), Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen (Orange), Eighteen, Nineteen , Twenty, Twenty-one, Twenty-two, Twenty-three, Twenty-four, Twenty-five, Orange, Twenty-six, Twenty-seven, Twenty-eight, Twenty-nine, Thirty, Thirty-one, Thirty-two, Thirty-three, Orange, Thirty-four, Thirty-five (yeah that’s right), Thirty-six, Thirty-four, Sixty-eight, Twenty-seven, Thirty-five, Forty-two, Orange, Fifty-eight, Forty-seven, Sixty-three, Eighty-five, Seventy-four, Sixty-seven, Sixty-six, Fifty-one (Orange), Seventy-nine, Forty-two, Twenty-four, Forty-five, Sixty-ten, Six, Seven, Fifty-six, Sixty-five (Orange), Forty-four, Fifty-three, Forty-four, Seventeen, Thirteen, Twenty-three

Yeah that’s right

Just fantasize!

Essential Albums: Boards Of Canada- Music Has the Right to Children

Quick Band Bio: Boards of Canada is the moniker for two Scottish brothers, Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, and it serves as a project for them to experiment with electronic music. Their discography is a confusing mix of official and unofficial albums, cassettes, and EPs, with the earliest known release being a cassette recording of Catalog 3 in 1987. Music Has The Right To Children was released 11 years later in 1998, and features samples from numerous sources of inspiration to the band, including The National Film Board of Canada which inspired the band’s name.

Music Has the Right to Children is very different from the other albums mentioned in this topic so far because of the genre difference alone. To classify it as electronic is a bit scary because my target audience for this article will read that and dismiss the album as outside of their tastes, but alternative rock kids will find fascinating experimental sounds with psychedelic and ambient qualities displaying themselves. It’s smooth electronic music that would work perfectly well as background music and even better if you decided to analyze it for every reference the duo creates.
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