Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (Vinyl)

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Geogaddi is the second studio album by Scottish electronic music duo Boards of Canada, released on 13 February 2002 by Warp. It has been described as pursuing a darker variation of the style established on their previous releases. Geogaddi received critical acclaim upon release, in addition to being acclaimed by several publications as one of the year's best albums.

Geogaddi was described by group member Michael Sandison as "a record for some sort of trial-by-fire, a claustrophobic, twisting journey that takes you into some pretty dark experiences before you reach the open air again." Compared to their previous releases, the duo aimed to record a project “with more facets, more detail and a kind of concentrated recipe of chaotic little melodies,” as well as something “more fuzzy and organic.” He claimed that the title is a combination of different words with a particular significance but that they wanted listeners to decide on their own interpretations.

The band recorded over 90 tracks for the album, ultimately choosing 23 based on how well they fit the project. Sandison stated that much of the album features acoustic instrumentation, though it may not be immediately evident. They received the idea to make the track time total 66 minutes and 6 seconds from Warp Records president Steve Beckett, his reasoning being to joke around with listeners and imply the Devil had created the album. The album has been noted for featuring references to numerology and cult leader David Koresh of Branch Davidians/Wako Disaster. 

LP pressing on 3xLP gatefold 180-gram vinyl. 

Talk about a group that raises the bar. Not just in electronic music, but music in general. Both this and Music Has a Right to Children land comfortably within my top 25 albums (or so) ever. So, which do I prefer? Depends on the day. But I do consider them to be the complete yin and yang, what one is the other is the opposite, while complimenting each other perhaps more perfectly than any duo of albums ever put out by anyone. Both albums are extremely nostalgic (probably THE word when describing these guys). But where MHaRtC is comfortable and inviting, Geogaddi is isolating, mysterious and terrifying. The former is you as a kid finding your parents after being lost, the latter is realizing you don't know where you are nor who anyone around you is.

By: BmC.

A1 Ready Lets Go
A2 Music Is Math
A3 Beware The Friendly Danger
A4 Gyroscope
A5 Dandelion
B1 Sunshine Recorder
B2 In The Annexe
B3 Julie and Candy
B4 The Smallest Weird Number
C1 1969
C2 Energy Warning
C3 The Beach at Redpoint
C4 Opening The Mouth
D1 Alpha And Omega
D2 I Saw Drones
D3 The Devil Is In The Details
D4 A is to B as B is to C
D5 Over The Horizon Radar
E1 Dawn Chorus
E2 Diving Station
E3 You Could Feel The Sky
E4 Corsair
F1 Magic Window

Catalogue Number: WARPLP101R

Record Label: Warp Records