Friday, January 22, 2010

Boards of Canada

I'm gonna leave you today with a visually stunning and eerie music video for "Dayvan Cowboy". By the way, the footage shown is real, combined with the song it gives me the feeling of freedom, hard to explain, anyways.The band behind the song is Boards of Canada, a band with a very interesting story. They aren't actually from Canada, instead they derive form Scotland, they were so influenced by Canada's National Heritage commercials(you remember the ones) that they started a band. Here is a little blurt about them courtesy of Wiki -

Boards of Canada (commonly abbreviated BoC) are a Scottish electronic music duo consisting of brothers Mike Sandison (born June 1, 1970) and Marcus Eoin (born July 21, 1971). They are signed with Warp Records and have released several works on that label with little advertising and few interviews, while also having an elusive and obscure back-catalogue of releases on their self-runMusic70 label. They have also recorded a few minor works under the alias Hell Interface.

Boards of Canada's music is reminiscent of the warm, analogue sounds of 1970s media and contains themes of childhood, nostalgia and the natural world. Mike and Marcus have mentioned the documentary films of the National Film Board of Canada, from which the group's name is derived, as a source of inspiration

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