November 10, 2010

Geogaddi - Boards of Canada [2002]

Geogaddi is a tapestry of strange contrasts. Sweeping synths, crunchy drum patterns and the distorted voices of children weave in and out to create a surreal mindscape. Ruminant paranoia hypnotises as it disorientates. Loping beats wrestle with melodies possessed by a blatant disregard for time signature.  On their second outing, our Scottish duo continue to traffic in childhood and nostalgia but the atmosphere is darker and noticeably tense. Where the quivery modulation of analog synths once seemed designed to evoke the sensation of strained memory, the distortions now have a disturbing undercurrent. Something frightening waits beneath the surface.


Oddi wrth y brawd
Koeeoaddi Here


David Elliott said...

Prefer 'Music has the Right to Children'. Whatever happened to them? Gone very quiet.

Y Brawd said...

about 5 years quiet. here's hoping something's in the pipeline.