Thursday 9 June 2022

Right on Time

Every year I plan to put this track up, and every year I miss it by a day or so before I realise. But not this year! A little let down by it not being on BC so we'll have to make do with a YT player this time around, but small potatoes really. Join me as we listen to June 9th by Boards Of Canada on the date in question - if you're familliar with the BoC boys, you'll find this one quite a bit different, hailing from the early days of their career on Skam records, it's much more techno than the ambient trip hop that they'd later become known for. There's some real gold among those early releases, tracks like this one and Chinook have this very different feel but there's still that underlying BoC DNA in there.

It can be a pretty deep rabbit hole to go down, there's a lot of BoC material before their first 'official' releases (and more than a couple of forgeries as well) - it's incredible to be able to chart their progression over the decades, the tunes mentioned above are from around the time they were switching gears into the sound they're known for today so it's a little bit easier to hear there. And that's all I've got for you today! Apologies for the super short post, I'll be back this weekend with a more substantial entry but until then, as always, stay safe and enjoy the music.


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