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Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Music Has The Right To Children is their most successful Warp/Matador release. An electronic album that appeals to rock kids. 18 tracks.

      
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All Artists: Boards of Canada
Title: Music Has the Right to Children
Members Wishing: 13
Total Copies: 0
Label: Matador Records
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Release Date: 9/22/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Trip-Hop, IDM, Techno, Europe, British Isles, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Music Has the Right to
UPCs: 744861029922, 744861029915, 766485292346

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Music Has The Right To Children is their most successful Warp/Matador release. An electronic album that appeals to rock kids. 18 tracks.

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Giuseppe A. Paleologo | Riverdale, NY United States | 11/29/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first full-length album of BoC is a masterpiece of sorts. The material is accurately chosen and sorted in a way to resemble a "mini suite". The music shows influences from various musicians, but always manages to be original. "Telephasic Workshps" is a bit of "My life in the bust of ghosts" (especially "Mea Culpa"); "Turquoise Exagon Sun" has trip-hop overtones (of the Portishead variety). Electric piano and Moog (with additional sound treatment) are ubiquitous, providing a pleasant progressive (say, Tangerine Dream) and/or electric jazz touch to the songs. And are the numbers in "Aquarius" a little quotation from "Einstein on the Beach" by Glass? Overall, I would play the influence of Autechre (and AFX) down: it is present in the rythm programming, but not overwhelming. BOC is not rythm-driven as Autechre or AFX, but rather melody-driven. In fact, what I most liked in this CD is the beauty of the progression of the chords. The melodies are original and never trivial. Sandison and Eoin seem musicians-turned-musicians and not DJs-turned-musicians. This is what makes a BOC piece so easy to recognize and fresh. A recommended CD for any fan of high-quality electronica who wants to listen to something different than the usual suspects."
A NOSTALGIC MASTERPIECE
Krikey | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Were you a kid in the late 70's and early 80's? Remember Narnia and Atari 2600 and the theme to St. Elsewhere? If so, Music Has The Right To Children will feel nostalgic. I got immersed in this album at the same time I happened to be reading Into The Wild. They went beautifully together. (no, that's not a plug for Amazon.com). Both transported me back in time, high into the mountains, and to vast contemplative spaces.If you're a fan of Aphex Twin or Brian Eno's early ambient work, acquire this cd; one track sounds suspiciously like a song from Brian Eno/ David Byrne's My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.Start to finish, this album is truly artistic while unpretentious, which I can't say the same for much of Aphex Twin's work. And no matter how many times you listen, Music Has The Right To Children holds a mystique. Thus is Boards Of Canada"
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Krikey | 07/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"... and writing a great novel is easy, you only need a pen and paper and you just have to put one word after another."