In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country [LP]

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All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Forget everything you ever thought was dull or ponderous about ambient music, as Boards of Canada return like Greek heroes -- unbound from a genre that often sounds like a washing machine begging for a swift kick. Pay attention, Radiohead. Boards of Canada traced a disturbed childhood in the arctic, austere Music Has the Right to Children, but here there's a slightly warmer feeling. More central, tweaked vocals add a new dimension to the "hard beats + bittersweet melodies" pattern of the past; songs like the gorgeous, ice-melting "Zoetrope" glide along on simple celestial glimmers without a single bassline in sight. It's as if the band is thawing out in preparation for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Forget everything you ever thought was dull or ponderous about ambient music, as Boards of Canada return like Greek heroes -- unbound from a genre that often sounds like a washing machine begging for a swift kick. Pay attention, Radiohead. Boards of Canada traced a disturbed childhood in the arctic, austere Music Has the Right to Children, but here there's a slightly warmer feeling. More central, tweaked vocals add a new dimension to the "hard beats + bittersweet melodies" pattern of the past; songs like the gorgeous, ice-melting "Zoetrope" glide along on simple celestial glimmers without a single bassline in sight. It's as if the band is thawing out in preparation for something. Even when it's hard to tell what that might be. Tiny, exploratory decisions -- no matter. You'll likely want to crawl inside this EP's washing machine for a long, long time. [An LP version was released in 2013.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Label: Warp Records
  • UPC: 801061814410
  • Catalog Number: 144
  • Sales rank: 39,727

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kid for Today
  2. 2 Amo Bishop Roden
  3. 3 In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
  4. 4 Zoetrope
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boards of Canada Primary Artist
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