Geogaddi

( 3 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Piotr Orlov
The artistic nature of Scotsmen Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison, the pastoral ambient-psychedelicists who are Boards of Canada, is secretive, meticulous, and glowingly warm. They give few interviews, don't play live shows they're not DJs, and release Whitman-meets-Satie proclamations on the world's beauty in limited vinyl editions. In the process, Boards have unwittingly cultivated a rabid fan base, who have been breathlessly anticipating a follow-up to their epochal 1998 debut, Music Has the Right to Children. Geogaddi, a crystalline 23-track sprawl, is quite worth the wait, cementing the duo's digi-log electronica aesthetic while moving their sound towards the ...
See more details below
CD
$14.43
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$15.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $4.22   
  • New (3) from $11.50   
  • Used (1) from $3.65   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Piotr Orlov
The artistic nature of Scotsmen Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison, the pastoral ambient-psychedelicists who are Boards of Canada, is secretive, meticulous, and glowingly warm. They give few interviews, don't play live shows they're not DJs, and release Whitman-meets-Satie proclamations on the world's beauty in limited vinyl editions. In the process, Boards have unwittingly cultivated a rabid fan base, who have been breathlessly anticipating a follow-up to their epochal 1998 debut, Music Has the Right to Children. Geogaddi, a crystalline 23-track sprawl, is quite worth the wait, cementing the duo's digi-log electronica aesthetic while moving their sound towards the pan-global techno-pop Xanadu of Björk and Timbaland. Their basic musical elements remain: filtered analog-synth melodies, crackly-wack hip-hop beats, and sampled voices of innocence, sometimes manipulated beyond comprehension. They're also still fond of composed fragments that are more couplets than full-blown stanzas. But when they do get to dreaming in long form -- this time with tablas and artificial gallops for rhythm beds -- the result is akin to a Ripley's natural phenomenon. And there, amid the rhythmic minimalism of the darkly cloudy "Gyroscope," the Arabic wistfulness that accompanies the keyboard trance of "Alpha and Omega," and the gamelan-infected ambient spirits of "The Devil Is in the Details," lies Boards of Canada's idealized terra nova. It is a wonderful place.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Geogaddi, the most anticipated sophomore full-length from an IDM act since Aphex Twin's SAW 2 in 1994, certainly looks and feels similar to the 1998 Boards of Canada debut, Music Has the Right to Children. The package design includes artful, bleached-out photos of children playing, while the lengthy track listing balances short vignettes with longer tracks. Fans will be delighted to hear that the music also reveals no great departure from one of the most immediately recognizable sounds in electronica; a pair of Scottish cottage producers apparently whiling away the hours creating music, Boards of Canada specialize in evocative, mournful, sample-laden downtempo music often sounding as though produced on malfunctioning equipment excavated from the ruins of an early-'70s computer lab. Geogaddi has a bit less in the way of melodics (the prime factor why Music Has the Right to Children was an immediate classic) and, as a result, sounds slightly less like trip-hop for fairy tales and more like the slightly experimental, but definitely produced, electronic music it is. Still, Boards of Canada surely haven't lost their touch for creating spectral machine music: "1969" is particularly lovely, with starburst synthesizer lines and disembodied vocoders trilling the chorus (the samples apparently originate from a David Koresh follower). For "Sunshine Recorder," a very fitting vocal sample -- lifted from a documentary concerning a species of dandelion found by sub-aquatic robots on the ocean floor (and yes, that is Leslie Nielsen narrating) -- prefaces the melancholy synth, vocal cut-ups, and glacier-speed basslines. It's clear Boards of Canada labored long to create Geogaddi, since only a tremendous amount of work can produce music that flows so naturally and unobtrusively that it never sounds produced.
Rolling Stone - Pat Blashill
"Geogaddi is marvelously vague, as unconcerned with the real world as gangsta rap is obsessed with it."

"Geogaddi is marvelously vague, as unconcerned with the real world as gangsta rap is obsessed with it."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2002
  • Label: Warp Records
  • UPC: 801061010126
  • Catalog Number: 101
  • Sales rank: 39,556

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ready Lets Go (0:59)
  2. 2 Music Is Math (5:21)
  3. 3 Beware the Friendly Stranger (0:37)
  4. 4 Gyroscope (3:34)
  5. 5 Dandelion (1:15)
  6. 6 Sunshine Recorder (6:12)
  7. 7 In the Annexe (1:22)
  8. 8 Julie and Candy (5:30)
  9. 9 The Smallest Weird Number (1:17)
  10. 10 1969 (4:20)
  11. 11 Energy Warning (0:35)
  12. 12 The Beach at Redpoint (4:18)
  13. 13 Opening the Mouth (1:11)
  14. 14 Alpha and Omega (7:02)
  15. 15 I Saw Drones (0:27)
  16. 16 The Devil Is in the Details (3:53)
  17. 17 A Is to B as B Is to C (1:40)
  18. 18 Over the Horizon Radar (1:08)
  19. 19 Dawn Chorus (3:55)
  20. 20 Diving Station (1:26)
  21. 21 You Could Feel the Sky (5:14)
  22. 22 Corsair (2:52)
  23. 23 Magic Window (1:46)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boards of Canada Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Peter Campbell Cover Photo
Marcus Eoin Producer, Artwork
Michael Sandison Producer, Artwork
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album for Ambient/Techno listeners

    Geogaddi has a great flow of sound, ranging from hyper Techno to relaxing and soothing Ambient, this has to be one of the greatest Ambient/Techno albums I have ever listened to. YOU MUST LISTEN TO IT!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews