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amyzzz
01-16-2007, 03:39 PM
Sorry. We needed a new thread for the new board. So...you think they'll make it?

woogie846
01-16-2007, 03:47 PM
Hopefully, who knows.

microcuts
01-16-2007, 03:55 PM
There's probably a better chance of rain at Coachella.

suprefan
01-16-2007, 04:57 PM
Hope they make it for once.

amyzzz
01-16-2007, 04:59 PM
There's probably a better chance of rain at Coachella.

There's that 2% chance! We thought it might rain last year....It didn't, of course.

superfiction
01-17-2007, 12:41 AM
boards of canada is the soundtrack to my life.

TomAz
01-17-2007, 04:56 AM
you sound like Jan Wenner

nothingman00
01-17-2007, 11:46 AM
dammit Amy, you know how I feel about these BOC threads. Now, if only we can keep 1 single BOC thread, in which everybody posts the various organs that would fail if BOC actually plays (not fukking likely, by the way), then this new board will be my friend. I'm saying there's a .38% chance of them playing 2007 and about a 1 % chance of them ever playing coachella.

amyzzz
01-17-2007, 12:04 PM
dammit Amy, you know how I feel about these BOC threads. Now, if only we can keep 1 single BOC thread, in which everybody posts the various organs that would fail if BOC actually plays (not fukking likely, by the way), then this new board will be my friend. I'm saying there's a .38% chance of them playing 2007 and about a 1 % chance of them ever playing coachella.

Sorry, nothingman. I actually read your complaint about the BoC threads AFTER I'd already posted this. I respect that you feel that way, but I also think there's nothing wrong with adding to the BoC buzz.

nothingman00
01-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Amy, I'd be thrilled (and shocked) if BOC plays, and i agree that there needs to be a thread put up. If anything, we should "sticky" it, so that each time a newbie comes on and feels like posting something along the lines of "Why not BOC this year???", they can simply post in the correct thread. But then again, half the fun of the board is seeing the overexcited speculation about BOC. Frustratingly obnoxious? Sure. Harmless fun? I suppose.

Boourns
01-17-2007, 01:16 PM
If they refuse to learn how to play live, why would they start now? It's more likely for Jeff Buckley to play.

amyzzz
01-17-2007, 01:30 PM
Havn't they played live before? Anyone?

nothingman00
01-17-2007, 02:27 PM
I am not aware of any live BoC boots circulating out there, so your guess is as good as mine. Where's Menik? He's the resident Boc optimist/expert.

amyzzz
01-17-2007, 03:05 PM
Erik told me some time ago he heard they were supposed to be good live. I was just curious if anyone else knew of any specific live dates.

superfiction
01-17-2007, 03:34 PM
i thought i read somewhere that there were one or 2 live boots floating around. but i may be making that up.

menikmati
01-17-2007, 03:55 PM
There is three live boots floating around, 2 of them which can be found in lossless if you search hard enough. One from 1999 (1999-11-05), one from 2000 (2000-10-14), and one from ATP in 2001 (2001-04-07 - which I believe is their last show performed). They also performed in 1997 at the Phoenix festival, and supported Autechre in a few shows too.

There is also their 1998 appearance on the John Peel show, 3 songs which can be found on CD, and another one (XYZ) which can be found elsewhere. they also did a radio show in France I believe some time during that span as well.

I've read interviews where they stated they were preparing to be play live in the future, but then again, they've said a lot of things. Supposedly, a few of the live shows they played ended not so good...as in equipment failing/blowing up.

Boourns
01-17-2007, 06:11 PM
Playing live is where all the money is.

soupbandit
01-17-2007, 08:32 PM
Thank god for the new board. More threads for my favorite band.

FriskyDingo77
01-17-2007, 11:40 PM
BOC would rock.........in a cool tranced out funky whoa this shItt is really startn to kick in....kinda way. that reminds me this mssgboard color reminds me of the hit I took before Bjork. Never seen so many lecbianos... it was a trip.:winkiss

bartelby
01-18-2007, 07:01 AM
i've got the live boot from the ATP and its pretty good. i'm not sure how they'd go over in a fest setting though - they are pretty low key...

definitely an afternoon set....

nothingman00
01-18-2007, 01:40 PM
sunset set...

feed them to lions
01-18-2007, 01:47 PM
Yeah, everytime I have listened I have been fairly bored. Different strokes I guess.

bmack86
01-18-2007, 01:55 PM
i've never been able to get too into them. I try every few months, but they never do much for me.

superfiction
01-18-2007, 05:08 PM
sunset set...

*spurt*

Kiefer
01-18-2007, 08:44 PM
In my opinion, this is the most likely year for them to be there. But I'm guessing they won't. Also, XYZ is on the vinyl release of the peel session.
'Sup menik.

luckyface
01-19-2007, 11:57 AM
What stage would BOC play? Or would they be in the tent?

jackstraw94086
01-19-2007, 01:00 PM
What stage would BOC play? Or would they be in the tent?

*cuts his forearm under the table*

beanandfrog
01-19-2007, 01:08 PM
I have to be counted in the "Oh please oh please oh please let it work out for them to be there" camp, even if it doesn't seem likely.

luckyface
01-19-2007, 08:36 PM
*cuts his forearm under the table*

So you think they will be playing the tent then?

nothingman00
01-19-2007, 09:48 PM
luckyface, during coachella, the only place BoC will be playing is on your ipod. Last year, not this year, was the year to get them. Campfire released in late '05 then that Highway EP in mid '06. I'm not going to be the guy to crush your hopes, so I'll give it a .000000024% chance of a BoC appearance at Coachella this year.

Alchemy
01-19-2007, 10:00 PM
luckyface, during coachella, the only place BoC will be playing is on your ipod.

I liked that line.

woogie846
01-19-2007, 10:04 PM
Thats still a .000000024% chance. Ok maybe not.

luckyface
01-19-2007, 10:22 PM
luckyface, during coachella, the only place BoC will be playing is on your ipod. Last year, not this year, was the year to get them. Campfire released in late '05 then that Highway EP in mid '06. I'm not going to be the guy to crush your hopes, so I'll give it a .000000024% chance of a BoC appearance at Coachella this year.

It was sarcasm. I would love to see them there, but I know better than anyone the chances are slim to none.

jtovar21
01-19-2007, 10:42 PM
There was a time I thought no way would they get DAFT PUNK live and on top of that , I thought there was Zero chance of them doing their performance in their robot gear. So there is a possibity. You never know now with GV.

garrett222
04-08-2008, 11:10 PM
Late Add on Sunday.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-09-2008, 06:43 AM
Late Add on Sunday.

Acutally, I had a vision of BoC going on before Roger Waters on the main stage on Sunday.....how epic would that have been?

amyzzz
04-09-2008, 06:59 AM
this is a really old bump.

menikmati
04-09-2008, 07:13 AM
oh c'mon now, I have to wake up to this?

boredofcanada
04-09-2008, 05:05 PM
dont worry guys, ill definitely be there this year....i wont let you down i promise....
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betao
04-09-2008, 05:09 PM
Boards of Canada playing at Coachella would make me come out to see the show, regardless of whoelse was on the lineup.

clecirclecir@juno.com
04-09-2008, 06:07 PM
I would smell like feces if they played, right at 2:06 into dayvan cowboy

orbit
04-09-2008, 06:20 PM
it'd be easier to get Bowie than BoC.

boredofcanada
04-10-2008, 12:43 PM
im sure its been stated here before, but a boards of canada show is extremely rare, and usually a small intimate affair....i don't believe they will ever play coachella....

clecirclecir@juno.com
04-10-2008, 01:55 PM
even if coachella payed them the amount they payed Prince?

menikmati
04-10-2008, 01:57 PM
If BoC will ever play the states, it's gonna be at Coachella (though maybe if there was some special ATP show being held in the US, and their friends/curators asked to come and play - they might). And with all the magic Coachella has been able to pull off this year and years past, I still keep hope alive. Next year is the 10th anniversary, so my fingers are crossed!

boredofcanada
04-10-2008, 02:12 PM
i have about zero hope that i'll ever see them live.....and im obv a huge fan.
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luckyface
04-10-2008, 02:26 PM
Seriously, I would pay $300 for BOC and Lemon Jelly alone. Make it happen next year.

superfiction
04-10-2008, 04:52 PM
If BoC will ever play the states, it's gonna be at Coachella (though maybe if there was some special ATP show being held in the US, and their friends/curators asked to come and play - they might). And with all the magic Coachella has been able to pull off this year and years past, I still keep hope alive. Next year is the 10th anniversary, so my fingers are crossed!

i agree that if they play anywhere it will be coachella. and if they get them dude. you dont even know. i think they are the only band i would steak out to be front row to see. i know its not gonna be amazing visually or anything. but i just gotta take in every second of being in the same room (tent) with these amazing dudes.

orbit
04-10-2008, 05:03 PM
even if coachella payed them the amount they payed Prince?

it's not about the money. I don't think even 5 millions would get them to tour. Warp wants them to do shows, a lot of bands have offered them support slots, but they just don't want to. actually, I think they played their first gigs because they felt kinda obligated by skam and warp since they were just signed. they will play again for sure, but I think it'll be something unannounced, like surprise guests in some random party in the UK.

but my guess is that they will do a show for sure in 2010.

luckyface
04-10-2008, 05:05 PM
If I was a promoter, I would offer for them to do a show at the Branch Davidian complex. That ought to intrigue them.

ThunderInTheSky
04-10-2008, 05:53 PM
they won't play American while Bush is in office... So look for them next year

orbit
04-10-2008, 05:57 PM
that is Villalobos.

menikmati
04-10-2008, 05:59 PM
they support McCain.

Dave Gravy
04-10-2008, 05:59 PM
What's up with that California thing on their Myspace?

boredofcanada
04-10-2008, 06:01 PM
good point.
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menikmati
04-10-2008, 06:02 PM
maybe they're playing a set in one of the domes! omg!

boredofcanada
04-10-2008, 06:06 PM
im not sleeping tonight, i can tell.
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menikmati
04-10-2008, 06:07 PM
that california thing has been on their myspace forever

boredofcanada
04-10-2008, 06:08 PM
ive never noticed it.

menikmati
04-10-2008, 06:10 PM
it was brought up a long time ago actually, so i doubt it means anything, though it is a little weird

betao
04-10-2008, 06:12 PM
I would do ungodly things to hear Dawn Chorus, Chromakey Dreamcoat, Julie and Candy, Sixtyniner, Basefree, Music is Math, Dayvan Cowboy, and Rue the Whirl live.

Hell, just play everything off of Twoism.

Along with all of those trippy/creepy fills from Geogaddi and Music has the Right to Children.




but unfortunately, none of the above will ever happen soon methinks.

Dave Gravy
04-10-2008, 06:14 PM
It's gotta mean something. Why would they put it on there?

boredofcanada
04-10-2008, 06:16 PM
seeing them in the flesh would be a turning point in our lives.
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orbit
04-10-2008, 06:30 PM
warp links that BoC myspace as 'official' but it's run by some dude who apparently likes gospel emo rock.

and it used to say 'new zealand, california', so who knows, maybe they were working separate or something. And it's been like that since the Why? remix started to float around and Beyonce'sister said she would take some BoC samples for her next album.

BlackSwan
08-08-2008, 12:01 PM
2009 is the year!!! COME ON!!!

Pixiessp
08-08-2008, 12:54 PM
I have been listening to BoC a lot lately. Especially Geogaddi and Music has the right to Children. If they played in 09 I would consider it rather epic.

orbit
08-08-2008, 01:06 PM
it will depend on their perfomance at atp.

if they felt good, then we could expect them at coachella.

BlackSwan
08-08-2008, 01:08 PM
it will depend on their perfomance at atp.

if they felt good, then we could expect them at coachella.

were they confirmed for atp? don't see em on the site.

orbit
08-08-2008, 01:14 PM
no, but i think they will be there. either playing or just attending. they can't miss such an epic festival.

and, where is the solange's new album leak? i want to hear what she did with slow this bird down sample. it's already august, internet. you are not doing a good job here.

BlackSwan
08-12-2008, 11:31 AM
YES!

orbit
08-19-2008, 02:10 PM
and, where is the solange's new album leak? i want to hear what she did with slow this bird down sample. it's already august, internet. you are not doing a good job here.

so i was going to post this last night, but was too tired. earlier yesterday i listened solange's "the bird." god, i wasn't expecting anything great, but this is not good. i wonder if she ever listened to the original track before. she totally annihilated slow this bird down.

now, i'm scared. boc said the new album will be something unexpected, like taking a new whole direction. i hope they get better singers at least.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-19-2008, 02:43 PM
I thought Solange was merely used a sample? Was BoC actually collaborating with her?

orbit
08-19-2008, 02:50 PM
they weren't collaborating with her. they just gave her the song, and she destroyed it adding her voice like that.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-19-2008, 02:55 PM
No need to fear. Maybe they just needed some extra money for the upcoming stage set up :thu

menikmati
12-03-2008, 11:32 AM
*cough*

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 11:37 AM
Nice.

BOARDS OF CANADA FOR 2009


http://assets.mog.com/pictures/wikipedia/101580/Bocf1.jpg


http://www.lapropagationduchaos.net/music/boards%20of%20canada/boards_of_canada2.jpg


http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Music/Pix/pictures/2007/11/05/boardsofcanada460.jpg


http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/6721/boc1mmag6.jpg


The promo photography they take is really unique in how well it goes with their music. So I feel its worth posting. They're isn't much in the way of youtube anyway.

RedThom
12-03-2008, 11:38 AM
*knock knock*

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
12-03-2008, 11:39 AM
*bump bump *

1969

BlackSwan
12-03-2008, 11:39 AM
if Boards of Canada were on the line up any year I would go NO MATTER WHAT... even if Jack Johnson was headlining all three days.

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 11:41 AM
Two objects of discussion:

#1: Where should they play? Mojave or Sahara? Or somewhere else perhaps?

and

#2: What is your ideal BoC setlist?

SoulDischarge
12-03-2008, 11:47 AM
1969 in 2009 in the sunshine.

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 11:47 AM
I vote the Mojave actually. But I would understand if some people would prefer the Sahara.

My ideal setlist is something like this, in rough order & minus the obligatory interludes/intros/outros:

Chromakey Dreamcoat
Telephasic Workshop
In A Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Music is Math
Sixtyten
Hey Saturday Sun
Skyliner
Sunshine Recorder
Roygbiv
Dawn Chorus
An Eagle in Your Mind
Satellite Anthem Icarus


I think the closing song would be perfect.

menikmati
12-03-2008, 11:48 AM
Two objects of discussion:

#1: Where should they play? Mojave or Sahara? Or somewhere else perhaps?

and

#2: What is your ideal BoC setlist?

#1: Sahara Tent - 10pm or so.

#2: Something like:

1. Ready Let's Go
2. Zoetrope
3. An Eagle In Your Mind
4. Pete Standing Alone
5. Telephasic Workshop
6. Gyroscope
7. Julie & Candy
8. RoyGBiv
9. Oscar See Through Red Eye
10. Iced Cooly Beatnik
11. Skyliner
12. 1969
13. Tears From the Compound Eye
14. Happy Cycling

-Encore-

15. Nlogax
16. Seeya Later

well, something like that...

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 11:50 AM
Your's is superior because it stretches well beyond the last three albums. :( I still need those...

thestripe
12-03-2008, 11:57 AM
Why do you do this to yourself, Erik? If they don't show, you aren't going to stop eating are you?





But I support this, of course, again. Probably next year too. I think there are a bunch of people on this board that owe Menik a great deal for introducing them to this act.

menikmati
12-03-2008, 11:58 AM
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2032/boardsofcanada2mjpb2.jpg

menikmati
12-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Why do you do this to yourself, Erik? If they don't show, you aren't going to stop eating are you?





But I support this, of course, again. Probably next year too. I think there are a bunch of people on this board that owe Menik a great deal for introducing them to this act.

Nah, I owe someone on the board from way back, like very early 2004 for having suggested that they play, and then me checking them out.

thestripe
12-03-2008, 12:03 PM
It feels like you've been requesting them since at least early 05'. I had never heard of them until you started this relentless effort. But I still owe you a taco for the line up bet years ago, so one debt at a time.

menikmati
12-03-2008, 12:06 PM
Yeah I've been begging and pleading since before the 2005 festival.....every year I show support through threads, but I tried to break new ground this past festival and wore my BoC for 2009 shirt on Sunday and ran into Paul T, and then before he left I pointed at the shirt and said next year right? He just laughed...

betao
12-03-2008, 12:09 PM
I would be all for this.

The Sahara Tent would be awesome.

i'll make a setlist later.

amyzzz
12-03-2008, 12:13 PM
oh dang. Was this the very first BoC thread here? I fully support this in that I created the thread. :) I have trouble remembering the names of the songs since they are mostly instrumental (with a few that have "speech" in them), but I would very much like to hear Dayvan Cowboy.

betao
12-03-2008, 12:36 PM
ok here we go. my ideal setlist:

1) ready lets go
2) chromakey dreamcoat
2) hi scores
4) sixtyniner
4) julie and candy
5) june 9th
6) rue the whirl
7) i saw drones (fill)
8) aquarius
9) sixtyten
10) peacock tail
11) 1969
12) basefree
13) alpha and omega
14) 84 pontiac dream
15) you could feel the sky
---
16) everything you do is a balloon
17) music is math
18) dawn chorus
19) dayvan cowboy
20) open the light
21) seeya later

with all the sweet fills thrown in wherever.

i also missed a few, but this was the first i came up with.

BlackSwan
12-03-2008, 12:46 PM
I didn't hear about BoC from this board...

set list (no set order except the opener and encore)...

Open the Light
Telephasic Workshop
Sixtyten
Turquoise Hexagon Sun
Rue the Whirl
Aquarius
Music Is Math
Sunshine Recorder
1969
Alpha and Omega
Dawn Chorus
Chromakey Dreamcoat
Peacock Tail
Dayvan Cowboy
'84 Pontiac Dream
Oscar See Through Red Eye
Hey Saturday Sun
In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

encore:

Julie and Candy
Roygbiv

superfiction
12-03-2008, 02:06 PM
Yeah I've been begging and pleading since before the 2005 festival.....every year I show support through threads, but I tried to break new ground this past festival and wore my BoC for 2009 shirt on Sunday and ran into Paul T, and then before he left I pointed at the shirt and said next year right? He just laughed...

same thing. my one request for a band with him was boc. apperently they try every year and i guess they just dont want to do it

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 02:19 PM
same thing. my one request for a band with him was boc. apperently they try every year and i guess they just dont want to do it

That's awesome you guys have actually spoke to him about it. But yeah I figured he was well aware of the whole thing. He's probably a fan himself.

When was the last time they did a live set? That Warp Records anniversary show thing a while back? Have they performed at all since Campfire Headphase came out?

menikmati
12-03-2008, 02:28 PM
april 2001

menikmati
12-03-2008, 02:31 PM
same thing. my one request for a band with him was boc. apperently they try every year and i guess they just dont want to do it

Well its good to know they keep trying each year...I've seen in interviews where Paul says he works on some bands for years and years before they finally agree to play....I hope its just a matter of time.

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 03:13 PM
Well its good to know they keep trying each year...I've seen in interviews where Paul says he works on some bands for years and years before they finally agree to play....I hope its just a matter of time.

Do you have any idea what the largest crowds they've ever performed for have been?

Because I could really see them finally giving in to the annual requests after a while, as long as there's not the whole fear of performing in front of a huge audience kind of thing they would get at Coachella. I think that can play a large factor in some of these bands that rarely play live sets. BoC sort of strike me as the shy and perhaps stragefright-stricken types.

rage patton
12-03-2008, 03:15 PM
I was thinking they were more of an Outdoor theatre act.

orbit
12-03-2008, 03:20 PM
they've never played for more than 500 people, so i doubt they want to play outdoor theatre. if they ever agree to play, that is.

at this point, i'd rather to have a new album than live shows.

orbit
12-03-2008, 03:24 PM
Well its good to know they keep trying each year...I've seen in interviews where Paul says he works on some bands for years and years before they finally agree to play....I hope its just a matter of time.

that's the thing. i wouldn't like them to 'finally agree' to play. everybody knows they don't like to play live shows, and i don't see why they would change their minds. i'm not saying they will never do it, but i bet one of the reasons is they are too afraid they won't meet people's hype/expectations.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
12-03-2008, 03:31 PM
camp ground set.

BlackSwan
12-03-2008, 03:48 PM
camp ground set.

...would probably go down as best show i've ever seen.

superfiction
12-03-2008, 05:08 PM
camp ground set.

would make me camp

pancakespancakes
12-03-2008, 05:22 PM
they've never played for more than 500 people

Wow five hundred? Are you sure? I know they played ATP when Tortoise curated but I hadno idea that ATP was so small. Figured at least 2,000-3,000.


at this point, i'd rather to have a new album than live shows.

I might actually agree with this statement. But I'm not so sure. The prospect of seeing BoC live is amazing, but could in theory, be hella boring. I just don't think it would be... but I have noooo idea.

Regardless, the prospect of a new album = fucking awesome. My guess is its in the works for 2009 or 2010 but who knows.

superfiction
12-03-2008, 05:38 PM
mine is:

wildlife analysis
music is math
eagle in your mind
julie and candy
roygbiv
chinook
june 9th
skyliner
basefree
chromakey dreamcoat
Dayvan Cowboy
'84 Pontiac Dream
sixtyten
1969
sunshine recorder
olson
color of fire
in a beautiful place out in the country
corsair
dawn chorus

in that order. and of course they wouldnt play the whole of each song so that would make the time frame more realistic. id probably like to see them clock in at something like an hour and fifteen minutes? i mean really id love to see them play for 9 days straight. but i feel like an 1:15 isnt being greedy.

brando4n82
12-03-2008, 06:05 PM
that's the thing. i wouldn't like them to 'finally agree' to play. everybody knows they don't like to play live shows, and i don't see why they would change their minds. i'm not saying they will never do it, but i bet one of the reasons is they are too afraid they won't meet people's hype/expectations.

Solid

betao
12-03-2008, 09:56 PM
I can see what orbit is saying.

It'd be cool though if one day they had a change of heart and suddenly had an urge to perform live though. It'd be.... a dream come true.

idrive1life
12-03-2008, 10:00 PM
:yyablo

betao
12-03-2008, 10:07 PM
hahahahaha.

but its a worthy cause arman!

orbit
12-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Wow five hundred? Are you sure? I know they played ATP when Tortoise curated but I hadno idea that ATP was so small. Figured at least 2,000-3,000.


the venue at camber sands has around 2500 capacity but both stages aren't big enough to have even 1500 people each one. 500 was a bit of a stretch, but i'm sure it wasn't more than 1000.

orbit
12-03-2008, 10:14 PM
oh fuck, i should've asked kevin shields if he asked boc to play atp ny. if they didn't want to play there, coachella seems even more unlikely. but who knows, everything can happen.

malcolmjamalawesome
12-03-2008, 10:27 PM
So, after a week of studying to them, I finally like Boards of Canada, but I really still can't imagine them being a fun live set at all.

rage patton
12-03-2008, 10:41 PM
So, after a week of studying to them, I finally like Boards of Canada, but I really still can't imagine them being a fun live set at all.

I told you they were perfect study music.

I have a hard time imagining what they would be like live too.

Trudeau
12-04-2008, 02:10 PM
A total mind/body experience.

RedThom
12-04-2008, 02:16 PM
I told you they were perfect study music.

I have a hard time imagining what they would be like live too.

that's part of the charm to it I think. not being able to imagine a live set that is.


also yes... perfect study music

BlackSwan
12-04-2008, 02:26 PM
this is the best I could find on YouTube...

PYEZueAelKc

mNb4tIKsKsA

fikus222
12-04-2008, 02:29 PM
BoC hell yes.

BlackSwan
12-05-2008, 11:48 AM
You sonuvabitch... how dare you spam the Boards of Canada thread.

fikus222
12-05-2008, 04:27 PM
that's part of the charm to it I think. not being able to imagine a live set that is.

I used to wonder about an Orb live show before I had an opportunity to see them live, I wasn't disappointed.


You sonuvabitch... how dare you spam the Boards of Canada thread.

Just because I came in for a quickie doesn't mean that I don't love me some BoC (or haven't been into them since Music Has the Right to Children came out in '98). I just wish the non touring bastardos would leave the countryside for the city and do some live shows.

For me it goes:

In a Beautiful Place>Campfire Headphase>Music Has the Right to Children>Hi Scores>Twoism>Trans Canada>Geogaddi

My favorite song is Amo Bishop Roden

menikmati
12-05-2008, 04:34 PM
Just because I came in for a quickie doesn't mean that I don't love me some BoC (or haven't been into them since Music Has the Right to Children came out in '98). I just wish the non touring bastardos would leave the countryside for the city and do some live shows.

For me it goes:

In a Beautiful Place>Campfire Headphase>Music Has the Right to Children>Hi Scores>Twoism>Trans Canada>Geogaddi

My favorite song is Amo Bishop Roden

His quote about spamming wasn't directed towards you, it was directed at an actual spammer that posted in the thread, but I deleted/banned his posts this morning.

fikus222
12-05-2008, 05:49 PM
His quote about spamming wasn't directed towards you, it was directed at an actual spammer that posted in the thread, but I deleted/banned his posts this morning.

No problem, thanks for the clarification.

jazzz
12-05-2008, 06:03 PM
I would be very happy if the played Coachella but I would be much more happy seeing them on their own getting a full set without bleeding noise etc. I would fly overseas for this.

digitaldragon03
12-05-2008, 10:11 PM
I saw a guy at Coachella last year with a white t-shirt which he wrote on in permanent marker "Boards of Canada 2009". I checked them out after i came back to civilization and i would love them to be at Coachella sometime in the future.

menikmati
12-05-2008, 10:14 PM
ya that was me

Vic Viper
12-05-2008, 11:03 PM
ya that was me
Or me.

kingkongufulgus
12-11-2008, 07:24 PM
I will place my live beating heart on the stage if BoC plays live anywhere in the United States.

betao
12-11-2008, 07:28 PM
Boards of Canada... you'd feel the "real" energy there.

Pixiessp
12-11-2008, 08:05 PM
Or me.

Vic Viper!!!! welcome back!!

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
12-12-2008, 05:47 AM
If 2009 gets the Smiths and Boards of Canada (Playing againt The Killers!!!) then I might die...

Daft Fro
02-16-2009, 08:06 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/slickx01/boc150209.jpg

orly?..

fikus222
02-16-2009, 08:19 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/slickx01/boc150209.jpg

orly?..

Yeah, I saw that too...album?

obzen
02-16-2009, 09:53 PM
Sorry. We needed a new thread for the new board. So...you think they'll make it?

HAha,she apologizes right away!!:rotfl

Aphxtwinin
02-16-2009, 09:59 PM
Yeah, I saw that too...album?

Where did you find that?!?

fikus222
02-16-2009, 10:04 PM
Where did you find that?!?

On BOCs MySpace Status and Mood display.

orbit
02-16-2009, 10:33 PM
that's the name of an album by the tubes.

they also removed the contact information from their official website last month. i bet they don't want to hear from their fans anymore.

Aphxtwinin
03-09-2009, 12:19 AM
im sorry if anyone got excited for me bumping this but there is a new status on the BoC myspace, and its in hebrew...can anyone translate? im a bad jew and cant do it myself....
BOARDS OF CANADA אחרית הימים
Mood: לבצע משהו****
On March 6, 2009

DRcube
03-09-2009, 12:27 AM
according to a hebrew to english translator..the first one says "millenium"
and the mood is "do something"

digitaldragon03
03-09-2009, 01:02 AM
according to a hebrew to english translator..the first one says "millenium"
and the mood is "do something"
BOC to play Coachella 3000. Awesome.

darkjustice
03-09-2009, 01:25 AM
BOC is from the early 70's right? There's no way they could play Coachella...they're probably too old old by now...Am I wrong?

funkel
03-09-2009, 03:48 AM
They started in the 80s but didn't have any major releases until the late 90s, so they're really quite a recent band (the last album was only 3 years ago).

Though they haven't played live for about 10 years as far as I know, and even then it was only a small number of shows.

fikus222
03-20-2009, 12:06 PM
Boards of Canada's MySpace status today:

אלוהים בא הממלכה על פני האדמה

"Jesus came to the kingdom on earth"

luckyface
03-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Boards of Canada's MySpace status today:

אלוהים בא הממלכה על פני האדמה

"Jesus came to the kingdom on earth"

So obviously this is a Coachella confirmation.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
03-20-2009, 12:17 PM
and a bowie confirmation.

deeznutz
03-20-2009, 12:25 PM
BOARDS OF CANADADADADADADADADA

fikus222
03-20-2009, 12:42 PM
So obviously this is a Coachella confirmation.

No silly its confirmation of a one-off in Seattle. :D

BlackSwan
03-20-2009, 01:19 PM
Fucking Boards of Canada.

Aphxtwinin
03-20-2009, 02:29 PM
are they like some crazy OJ's?...orthodox jews? i want them to be there so bad!

Optimistic
03-20-2009, 02:36 PM
God Burial and Boards of Canada. I want to hate them both for never playing live but as long as they keep putting out phenomenal music, I can't really complain.

Aphxtwinin
03-20-2009, 02:56 PM
they updated again:
BOARDS OF CANADA התחייה של המתים (the resurrection of the dead)
Mood: (none)****
On March 20, 2009

looks like someones coming back...maybe in 3days?

menikmati
03-20-2009, 03:02 PM
if BoC was gonna do anything this year (perform, new song, new album, whatever) it will be related to the 20th anniversary of Warp.

http://www.warp20.net/about

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
03-20-2009, 03:17 PM
you didn't hear? Warp is going to have their own tent at the Polo Fields and be headlined by: Aphex, BoC and Autechre.

Aphxtwinin
03-20-2009, 03:28 PM
you didn't hear? Warp is going to have their own tent at the Polo Fields and be headlined by: Aphex, BoC and Autechre.
haha omg i just seriously started grinding my teeth like i was rolling just from fucking reading that...my face would melt like the guy in indiana jones: raiders of the lost ark....or OD

anonimouse
03-20-2009, 04:46 PM
i've tried getting into them but to me they usually just sound like incidental music for a flash video (maybe salad fingers is to blame for that impression?)

they're ok but i dont get the whole OMFGJIZZMYPANTSBOC!!!!!1111 thing. or maybe because im not doing psychedelic drugs while listening?

betao
03-20-2009, 05:16 PM
i've tried getting into them but to me they usually just sound like incidental music for a flash video (maybe salad fingers is to blame for that impression?)

they're ok but i dont get the whole OMFGJIZZMYPANTSBOC!!!!!1111 thing. or maybe because im not doing psychedelic drugs while listening?

what albums/songs are you listening to?

anonimouse
03-20-2009, 09:39 PM
what albums/songs are you listening to?

the only one i can say for sure is Geogaddi. i had some other stuff on my ipod as well, maybe EPs, not sure. it wasnt bad and i do remember liking some of it, i just wasnt blown away the way most people seem to be. then again i mostly heard while driving so that might have had something to do with it

if you have any recommendations of specific albums or whatever let me know. im sure they are good but i just dont "get it" yet if you know what i mean. like there are some bands/albums that i hear a few times and it doesnt do much, then one day you have that "AHA!"* moment and you fall in love with the music



*by that i didnt mean being chased by black and white cartoon villans

Vic Viper
03-20-2009, 10:07 PM
the only one i can say for sure is Geogaddi. i had some other stuff on my ipod as well, maybe EPs, not sure. it wasnt bad and i do remember liking some of it, i just wasnt blown away the way most people seem to be. then again i mostly heard while driving so that might have had something to do with it

if you have any recommendations of specific albums or whatever let me know. im sure they are good but i just dont "get it" yet if you know what i mean. like there are some bands/albums that i hear a few times and it doesnt do much, then one day you have that "AHA!"* moment and you fall in love with the music



*by that i didnt mean being chased by black and white cartoon villans
Of the three "regular" album releases from BoC, Geogaddi is imho the weakest release. Great album, but not the most easily digested one. I'd try Music Has the Right to Children on for size and go from there.

More specifically, listen to Telephasic Workshop first. It was my first exposure to them and its by far one of the more "structured" tracks from their catalog.

betao
03-21-2009, 10:26 AM
the only one i can say for sure is Geogaddi. i had some other stuff on my ipod as well, maybe EPs, not sure. it wasnt bad and i do remember liking some of it, i just wasnt blown away the way most people seem to be. then again i mostly heard while driving so that might have had something to do with it

if you have any recommendations of specific albums or whatever let me know. im sure they are good but i just dont "get it" yet if you know what i mean. like there are some bands/albums that i hear a few times and it doesnt do much, then one day you have that "AHA!"* moment and you fall in love with the music



*by that i didnt mean being chased by black and white cartoon villans

It makes sense, especially with BoC. They aren't a group everyone can "get" instantly. So here is my tutorial for them.

Most people will tell you to start with Music Has The Right To Children or Geogaddi because they are considered their best work that most clearly defines their sound. And they're right - they are them at their best.

But I wouldn't start with them.

Start with Campfire Headphase. Though its considered one of their weakest efforts, it is arguably their most accessible. It's very easy to listen to because of the acoustic guitar elements featured in some tracks. It's a great way to get into not only BoC, but IDM in general. And don't get me wrong - CH is a great album.

And it also depends on your background musical tastes. If you don't listen to alot of IDM and start with MHTRTC or Geogaddi, then you'll probably find them pretty boring and you won't "get it". But if you listen to Campfire Headphase, it's more likely to click that way. So start with CH, and then once your comfortable with it, move on to MHTRTC or Geogaddi, and then you'll see what allthe fuss is about :)

Here are a few tracks from Campfire Headphase to start with:

Chromakey Dreamcoat
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Dayvan Cowboy
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84 Pontiac Dream
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Hey Saturday Sun
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Satellite Anthem Icarus
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Everything You Do Is A Balloon (not from CH, from "Hi Scores" EP which is some of their earlier work from the 90s. My favorite of their older tunes.)
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hope it helps, let us know what you think!

betao
03-21-2009, 10:33 AM
Also, watch the videos along with the songs. They are generally really good videos that appropriately fit well with atmospheres in the tracks. Especially with that last one.

redthreat
03-23-2009, 10:43 AM
how can someone "not like" boards of canada?? i can see why you wouldn't be ecstatic about them, but to dislike their music altogether??

fail.

weeklymix
03-23-2009, 04:53 PM
dayvan cowboy is a necessity during a midday nap.

digitaldragon03
03-23-2009, 05:24 PM
This is the basic pathway to "get into" Boards of Canada.

Do you come from a mostly "rock" background? Start with The Campfire Headphase.
Do you come from a mostly "EDM" background? Start with Music Has The Right To Children.
When you get through your introductory album and listen to it for a while, switch to the other introductory album.
Geogaddi is always last.

orbit
03-24-2009, 12:13 PM
reversed geogaddi is always last.

malcolmjamalawesome
05-02-2009, 01:37 PM
These guys are so fucking good.

obzen
05-02-2009, 03:23 PM
:afu :afu

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-02-2009, 04:42 PM
These guys are so fucking good.

utterly agree......see sig.

superfiction
05-02-2009, 04:56 PM
This is the basic pathway to "get into" Boards of Canada.

Do you come from a mostly "rock" background? Start with The Campfire Headphase.
Do you come from a mostly "EDM" background? Start with Music Has The Right To Children.
When you get through your introductory album and listen to it for a while, switch to the other introductory album.
Geogaddi is always last.

i listen mostly to rock and my first album was music has the right to children and i fucking loved it. i then purchase geogaddi and then campfire headphase.

i would never recommend campfire headphase to anyone as their intro to boards because it simply doesnt do BOC justice. its by far their weakest and least interesting album. the first two are masterpieces

BlackSwan
05-04-2009, 02:54 PM
i would never recommend campfire headphase to anyone as their intro to boards because it simply doesnt do BOC justice. its by far their weakest and least interesting album. the first two are masterpieces

Very true.

TommyboyUNM
05-04-2009, 02:56 PM
zzzzzzzz

rage patton
05-04-2009, 03:09 PM
i would never recommend campfire headphase to anyone as their intro to boards because it simply doesnt do BOC justice. its by far their weakest and least interesting album. the first two are masterpieces

My first BoC album was Campfire Headphase and it is also my favorite. Just sayin.


zzzzzzzz

Listen to them while studying or reading. They might make more sense to you then.

TommyboyUNM
05-04-2009, 04:02 PM
Listen to them while studying or reading. They might make more sense to you then.


If they play Coachella will they provide us with text books and desks to make it more interesting?

Geno_g
05-04-2009, 04:05 PM
BOC rock, I love them, please play Coachella, and you don't have to be studying to listen to them...

TommyboyUNM
05-04-2009, 04:07 PM
and youBOC rock, I love them, please play Coachella, and you don't have to be studying to listen to them...


I agree with this. I'm sure they sound just fine in an elevator too.

rage patton
05-04-2009, 04:07 PM
If they play Coachella will they provide us with text books and desks to make it more interesting?

That is how I was able to get into them. I now enjoy listening to them text book and desk free. :)

SoulDischarge
05-04-2009, 04:11 PM
I say do a bunch of drugs, maybe cough syrup/DXM or mushrooms, seal yourself in as dark a room as possible, cover your entire body in blankets, and blast Geogaddi through some headphones. You are to do nothing else during the entirety of the album.

Or just, you know, give them time. I think it took me two or three years of listening to them casually before it clicked. Now there are times where it's the only thing it makes sense to listen to.

Also, they kind of strike me as the MBV of uh "IDM."

TommyboyUNM
05-04-2009, 04:14 PM
Or just, you know, give them time. I think it took me two or three years of listening to them casually before it clicked. Now there are times where it's the only thing it makes sense to listen to.


This is probably good advice. I just like shooting off at the mouth and waiting until rage patton comes in and defends them (whatever band I'm talking about). It's like clockwork, really.

SoulDischarge
05-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Do you know about the word of our everlasting savior, Mike Patton? Would you mind if I come in? I have some literature . . .

TommyboyUNM
05-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Do you know about the word of our everlasting savior, Mike Patton? Would you mind if I come in? I have some literature . . .

*looks at Last Supper painting featuring the likenesses of Thom Yorke, Danny Carey and Trent Reznor*


I'm sorry, I just don't have time right now. I have to tend to this pot roast.

rage patton
05-04-2009, 04:53 PM
This is probably good advice. I just like shooting off at the mouth and waiting until rage patton comes in and defends them (whatever band I'm talking about). It's like clockwork, really.

Ouch TommyboyUNM. Ouch.

I know you weren't doing this one to bother me though, Im not even that huge of a BoC fan. I enjoy them and everything, Im just not as crazy about them as some of the other board members here.


Do you know about the word of our everlasting savior, Mike Patton? Would you mind if I come in? I have some literature . . .


*looks at Last Supper painting featuring the likenesses of Thom Yorke, Danny Carey and Trent Reznor*


I'm sorry, I just don't have time right now. I have to tend to this pot roast.

It will only take a minute of your time, I promise.

SoulDischarge
05-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Everyone knows that Seventh Bridge Pattonians love pot roast.

BlackSwan
05-04-2009, 08:16 PM
I say do a bunch of drugs, maybe cough syrup/DXM or mushrooms, seal yourself in as dark a room as possible, cover your entire body in blankets, and blast Geogaddi through some headphones. You are to do nothing else during the entirety of the album.


Ahahahahah... I've done, this and it was while Boards of Canada was growing on me. But not on headphones, there was someone else there.

superfiction
05-04-2009, 08:20 PM
I say do a bunch of drugs, maybe cough syrup/DXM or mushrooms, seal yourself in as dark a room as possible, cover your entire body in blankets, and blast Geogaddi through some headphones. You are to do nothing else during the entirety of the album.

Or just, you know, give them time. I think it took me two or three years of listening to them casually before it clicked. Now there are times where it's the only thing it makes sense to listen to.

Also, they kind of strike me as the MBV of uh "IDM."


i did this with coke and music has the right to children.

brilliant.

BlackSwan
05-04-2009, 08:25 PM
That must have made for some interesting mood swings.

superfiction
05-04-2009, 08:26 PM
That must have made for some interesting mood swings.

well i have adhd so coke mellows me the fuck out and just makes me feel like butter. so honestly it was just like swimming in a sea of sound. it was awesome. that said im clean now....but i do miss it from time to time

betao
05-04-2009, 08:32 PM
i would never recommend campfire headphase to anyone as their intro to boards because it simply doesnt do BOC justice. its by far their weakest and least interesting album. the first two are masterpieces

It isn't their best album. But it's their most accessible. Most people who are new to BoC will just respond with a blank stare if I show them one of the first two. They find it rather dull and boring. Or, in the cliche terms, they "don't get it". The acoustics on Campfire Headphase make it easier to listen to imo. Once they enjoy that, then move them to their earlier releases. (or, just see my ginormous post on the previous page about how to get into them).

My personal favorite of theirs is Geogaddi. As for what I think is their best, I'd say a tie between their first two major releases. The 3rd one is special too, though. And their early releases (like Twoism and Hi Scores) kick so much ass.

superfiction
05-04-2009, 08:36 PM
It isn't their best album. But it's their most accessible. Most people who are new to BoC will just respond with a blank stare if I show them one of the first two. They find it rather dull and boring. Or, in the cliche terms, they "don't get it". The acoustics on Campfire Headphase make it easier to listen to imo. Once they enjoy that, then move them to their earlier releases. (or, just see my ginormous post on the previous page about how to get into them).

My personal favorite of theirs is Geogaddi. As for what I think is their best, I'd say a tie between their first two major releases. The 3rd one is special too, though. And their early releases (like Twoism and Hi Scores) kick so much ass.


yeah. ive heard rumors of a boxset of a few old tunes and what not, so i ahve my fingers crossed for that.... id honestly say campfire headphase is my least favorite thign theyeve ever done

redthreat
05-05-2009, 07:29 AM
http://members.cox.net/azsoutheast/AwJeezNotThisSheetAgain1.jpg

PotVsKtl
05-05-2009, 07:39 AM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25937

amyzzz
05-06-2009, 11:57 AM
I LOVE CAMPFIRE HEADPHASE!

bartelby
05-06-2009, 12:34 PM
me too

fikus222
05-06-2009, 12:41 PM
I also enjoy Campfire Headphase, it's Geogaddi that isn't so hot.

superfiction
05-06-2009, 12:46 PM
it's Geogaddi that isn't so hot.

whahhattat. i love geogaddi. so many strange noises. way more of an interesting listen than some boringly played acoustic guitars

fikus222
05-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Geogaddi is just my least favorite by BoC, though I do like 1969 and Sunshine Recorder a lot.

digitaldragon03
05-06-2009, 01:54 PM
I also enjoy Campfire Headphase, it's Geogaddi that isn't so hot.
Agreed.

Music Has The Right To Children > The Campfire Headphase > Geogaddi

malcolmjamalawesome
05-06-2009, 02:35 PM
I think I would be satisfied with, rather than a Boards of Canada Coachella performance, just a 1.5 hour timeslot dedicated to Coachella in which somebody would play Boards of Canada tracks on shuffle, on those god damned speakers, with the sun setting, and my Coachella friends are there, and everybody is fucked up, and the palm trees and shit.

That would be fine by me.

Somebody get DJ AM on this.

BlackSwan
05-06-2009, 02:40 PM
You can like Campfire Headphase all you want... It doesn't change the fact that Geogaddi is a better album.

SoulDischarge
05-06-2009, 02:41 PM
I think I would be satisfied with, rather than a Boards of Canada Coachella performance, just a 1.5 hour timeslot dedicated to Coachella in which somebody would play Boards of Canada tracks on shuffle, on those god damned speakers, with the sun setting, and my Coachella friends are there, and everybody is fucked up, and the palm trees and shit.

That would be fine by me.

Somebody get DJ AM on this.

To be honest, I don't think an actual BoC set would be all that much better than this. But I'd like the chance to be proven wrong.

frazzles
07-18-2009, 04:46 PM
So I just spent today doing nothing but listening to Music Has the Right... while nursing some strained hamstrings.

I fully endorse this for 2010.

malcolmjamalawesome
08-23-2009, 04:01 PM
God damn it these guys beat my brains up.

Anybody have any recs of stuff to listen to if I like Boards of Canada?

PassiveTheory
08-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Tycho and Ulrich Schnauss.

luckyface
08-23-2009, 05:55 PM
God damn it these guys beat my brains up.

Anybody have any recs of stuff to listen to if I like Boards of Canada?

This thread has lots of suggestions that are in a similar vein. (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15478)

PassiveTheory
08-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Oh and the artist Rocke turned me onto, in that thread: Casino vs. Japan

malcolmjamalawesome
11-30-2009, 04:25 PM
Hey does anybody know of a good BOC remix compilation out there on the internetz?

superfiction
11-30-2009, 08:49 PM
oooo me too me too

brycerosen
11-30-2009, 09:39 PM
bryce is down

superfiction
11-30-2009, 10:17 PM
are you referring to me or you? this is confusing.

amyzzz
12-18-2009, 10:16 AM
obligatory BoC wishlist bump.

suprefan
12-18-2009, 10:18 AM
:nono

superfiction
12-18-2009, 10:20 AM
yeah seriously

menikmati
12-18-2009, 10:23 AM
Paul, are you reading this? Please?

BlackSwan
12-18-2009, 10:23 AM
I wish there was even 1% percent chance of this ever happening... ever.

jjbaldwi
12-18-2009, 10:57 AM
I wish there was even 1% percent chance of this ever happening... ever.

me too...

blackchango
12-18-2009, 10:23 PM
me three bitch

quicksand
12-19-2009, 12:54 AM
that'll make four of us though

thegateisdown
12-19-2009, 11:55 PM
It would be so damn nice if they played.

paulthomasanderson
01-07-2010, 09:18 PM
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TallGuyCM
01-07-2010, 09:41 PM
PLEASE.

menikmati
01-07-2010, 09:45 PM
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TallGuyCM
01-07-2010, 09:58 PM
What menik said.

luckyface
01-07-2010, 10:00 PM
So cool...

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That Teddybears' Picnic part always creeped me out.

paulthomasanderson
01-07-2010, 10:01 PM
There's always an act that seems to end up on the lineup that almost no one expects. Boards should be this year's, Goldenvoice.

rage patton
01-07-2010, 10:03 PM
PTA. That is some pretty poor hiding.

TallGuyCM
01-07-2010, 10:03 PM
What if Goldenvoice can't read light purple font?

Barbeque08
01-07-2010, 10:59 PM
I am not aware of any live BoC boots circulating out there, so your guess is as good as mine. Where's Menik? He's the resident Boc optimist/expert.

you can find 3 live bootlegs of BoC shows on P2P servers. Live @ ATP 2001, Live @ Warp Lighthouse Party 200, Warp's 10th Anniversary Party 1999.

they've been available for a long while now.

and they do know how to play LIVE, they just want to do it right, and give a great show.

paulthomasanderson
01-07-2010, 11:04 PM
PTA. That is some pretty poor hiding.

It was intentional. I happen to see lots of purple when listening to Boards and it shows.

Jremy
01-08-2010, 09:32 PM
I wish there was even 1% percent chance of this ever happening... ever.

Can someone please tell me why BoC playing Coachella is so absurd? I get it, they haven't released an album (or done anything) in 3ish years. But year after year GV throws us one helluva curve ball. Portishead 08? Throbbing Gristle 09? Why no BoC?

menikmati
01-08-2010, 09:42 PM
Maybe they so no?

stephen22
01-08-2010, 09:43 PM
I happen to see lots of purple when listening to Boards .

I happen to smoke lots of purple when listening to Boards.

paulthomasanderson
01-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Can someone please tell me why BoC playing Coachella is so absurd? I get it, they haven't released an album (or done anything) in 3ish years. But year after year GV throws us one helluva curve ball. Portishead 08? Throbbing Gristle 09? Why no BoC?

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betao
01-08-2010, 09:54 PM
Can someone please tell me why BoC playing Coachella is so absurd? I get it, they haven't released an album (or done anything) in 3ish years. But year after year GV throws us one helluva curve ball. Portishead 08? Throbbing Gristle 09? Why no BoC?

It's just not going to happen. Those are acts that toured regularly during their career (not counting the hiatuses they each went on).

BoC has done a handful of shows (all before 2001) in the 15 years they've been making music.

GV supposedly goes for them almost every year, but I think Paul T said (when asked by Menik why they won't do it) its simply because "they just don't want to".

I almost want BoC more than orbital.

Grant
01-08-2010, 09:57 PM
It's just not going to happen. Those are acts that toured regularly during their career (not counting the hiatuses they each went on).

I thought TG all but toured the US three times in their entire career. Don't know how it was for Portishead back in their prime.

paulthomasanderson
01-08-2010, 10:01 PM
Deep down, this is what I'd want just as much as Orbital, but it will never come to fruition. Think of it this way: David Bowie will happen before Boards ever will.

menikmati
01-08-2010, 10:05 PM
Bowie and BoC are the only bands left on the most wanted list....which is a list of bands that seemed to have been begged and pleaded for the most on this board dating back to 2004....the other 4, which have since played, were Daft, Massive Attack, Portishead, and MBV. Seriously, there wasn't a day in either 2004 or 2005, where there weren't massive posts asking for these acts to play it seemed. They've been able to get 4/6, so that ain't bad.

betao
01-08-2010, 10:06 PM
I thought TG all but toured the US three times in their entire career. Don't know how it was for Portishead back in their prime.

Yeah but they were still doing regular performances in Europe (mainly in the UK) in the late 70s/early 80s. That kind of gives them more of a chance than BoC.

Portishead did do a proper US tour or two in the 90s, and also did the Roseland NYC performance with an orchestra.

BoC has only done a few gigs as support for Seefeel and Autechre (I'd love to see either at Coachella) and then did a few festival shows (Warp aniv. party, ATP). They were all in a short span of each other (99-01), and they have yet to do it again since.

As PTA put it, we'd probably get Bowie before we got BoC.

paulthomasanderson
01-08-2010, 10:08 PM
I just dug up this old interview from early 2006 where they discuss it (the idea of playing live/expectations):


Opening up a long stretch of conversation on the subject, Mike takes the lead: "We've been under a lot of pressure to play of course," he confirms. "One of the things that comes through from the big boss man Warp Records is offers from festivals. Usually our response to that is that we would be more comfortable playing a small venue that would suit what we do. Our live show as it was had ah heavy reliance on visuals--we were using video projections and monitors--and secretly over the last 3 years since we last played a gig we've started to develop a different show. We expanded the band and have friends who are part of the potential group if we go out on the road again. And we do intend to go out and play again but at the moment what we want to do is at odds with the offers coming in to play alongside bands like Foo Fighters and people like that."

Marcus, the quieter but by no means less passionate of the two, finishes Mike's thought and addresses more specifically what it is about Boards of Canada's sound that makes the prospect of a live show do tricky. "You've got to know the limitations of the music that you make. I always think of our music as being a lot more like headphone music, a brain music that you can drift into," he says. "So the idea of playing on a stage where you may be coming on just before a massive set by The Chemical Brothers doesn't sound like it would work. Earlier on though, when we were in transition from working with Skam to working with Warp, we did a couple of gigs that were label showcases with Warp artists. We have massive respect for guys like Squarepusher and Aphex Twin but we found ourselves doing shows with these guys and they were so full-on electronic and really full of energy. It wasn't really what we wanted to do at the time."

This was their last official interview.

menikmati
01-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Hell, shut all the other stages down at night and give em the gobi tent and the rest of the fields all to themselves...if that's what it takes.

Btw, sounds like they turned down Coachella in 2002, haha.

Grant
01-08-2010, 10:11 PM
It almost sounds like they were talking about Coachella, haha.

paulthomasanderson
01-08-2010, 10:14 PM
Btw, sounds like they turned down Coachella in 2002, haha.

Pretty much what I picked up as well, haha.

Marcus should know we don't want the Chems playing every other year.

menikmati
01-08-2010, 10:14 PM
Seriously though, look how the Orb was handled last year...I think a spot in the Gobi at night as the closer, with say the Mojave or Outdoor theatre shut down, would work perfect.

betao
01-08-2010, 10:17 PM
Yeah it definitely sounds like they're referring to Coachella.

If they did Coachella, they'd have to close either the Mojave or Gobi. Putting them on the mainstage would just be a catastrophe (this isn't ATP), putting them on the outdoor would do bad for their sound, and putting them in the Sahara would confuse half the crowd.

A small venue tour would be awesome if it were to ever happen, though.

menikmati
01-08-2010, 10:20 PM
At least it's nice to know they've considered it, and maybe hope to do it sometime in the future. They have to know, that at least for them, the most money will be through a festival setting...but on the flip side, they'll have to put up with a more diverse crowd and other acts playing on the same day and during their own set, but they have to trust GV to get it right (which I think they would) if they ever did decide to play at Coachella.

paulthomasanderson
01-08-2010, 10:25 PM
Well, at this point, it's hard to see them having any interest in getting back out there anytime soon. In interviews in the mid-00s, there's a common response:


Do you still have an interest in performing live? Do you think you will ever make a real tour? I am very interested in this because you're among the few living artists I would bloody want to see perform live without ever being able to, and I have the bootleg of your 2001 performance at ATP festival and it's *so* stunning.

Mike – Thanks very much, well, we're hoping to get out there in the near future.

Having had Aphex and the Chems over the years may have given them the wrong idea, and since I doubt they know much about how the fest works with times and location for performing, it'd take some convincing to get them to do it, because it's clear they're beyond passionate about live performances and would want it to be perfect.


And we do intend to go out and play again but at the moment what we want to do is at odds with the offers coming in to play alongside bands like Foo Fighters and people like that."


As in clear the way for a once-in-a-lifetime performance, regardless of whether it'll piss people off as to who's not playing for the rest of the night in the other tent/s or stage/s. Give people a bargaining chip so they can have something else to watch that's somewhat mainstream or whatever we call it nowadays, and the real fans will pack in for an intimate set with Boards.

menikmati
01-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Well Paul and GV have been able to convince Prince to headline a set, reunite various bands, and get Daft Punk out of the woodworks among various other things...so if anyone can eventually talk them into a live performance and assure them it will work (and pay whatever fee they demand), then it'll be Coachella. I have hope.

paulthomasanderson
01-08-2010, 10:35 PM
These guys...


Like Radiohead?

"No. We think they're brilliant," Michael demurs. "I think Kid A's the best thing they've ever done," adds Marcus in his thicker Scots slur.

So who are we talking about?

"Bigger people than that."

Bigger?

"Artists whose status is somewhere between Radiohead and God," answers Marcus, mystifyingly. They won't be drawn any further.

"It's one of the reasons we don't like playing live," says Marcus, still running with his theme. "You worry about who might be in the audience, scouting for ideas." He pauses. "Then again, last time we played live, it was a disaster."
"The monitors exploded in the middle of the set," Mike explains, laughing.
"People were cheering because they thought it was deliberate pyrotechnics!" Marcus adds.
"Yeah, well, shame it was out of time," says Mike.

Jremy
01-08-2010, 11:14 PM
A small venue tour would be awesome if it were to ever happen, though.

After reading that interview, I think we'll just have to pray for that.
And now we play the waiting game.

drugks Gillespie
01-09-2010, 01:27 AM
Reading those interviews makes me want them at Coachella even more than I already did. Done right it would be amazing.

Undies
01-09-2010, 09:12 AM
I'm about to head out of the house to do what I do every Saturday: eat 1/2 a gram of mushrooms and ride my bike into downtown, while listening to BOC and handing out breakfast tacos to my homeless friends. Today feels like a Campfire Headphase kind of day.

Vic Viper
01-09-2010, 12:59 PM
At this point I'd settle for Lone being on the lineup. He's basically finishing what BoC started.

paulthomasanderson
01-09-2010, 01:01 PM
At this point I'd settle for Lone being on the lineup. He's basically finishing what BoC started.

Boards or nothing.

Mickjagger00
01-09-2010, 11:37 PM
I've never seen them before!