This is a re-issue of an early, limited Boards of Canada release entitled Twoism. A must of BOC fans!
Three guesses what Twoismthe long out-of-print 1996 debut of MarcusEoin and Michael Sandison , a.k.a. pastoral Scottish electronica duo Boardsof Canadasounds like. Nope, not a death metal record. Sorry, country-rock'swrong, too. What's thatgangsta rap? Bzzzt! Sorry, kids, the answeris that it sounds like more pastoral electronica. Twoism finds Eoin andSandison working out the wrinkles that would define their soundmeaningthe ones they'd keep, not the ones they'd get rid of, since theirparticular style is all about weave and flow. Here it's less detailed thanit would become on 98's Music Has the Right to Children: trackslike "Sixtyniner," "Seeya Later" and "Iced Cooly"are less intricate and more forgettable than what was to come. It's alsoshort: eight songs lasting just under 35 minutes. Cultists will be fascinated;the rest of us will hear a sketchbook waiting to become a portrait.