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In 1999 or 2000, when I first began listening to independent music, I would always see a mention for a group called Boards of Canada on all the independent music sites. Their debut "Music Has the Right to Children" was consistently referred to as a electronic music classic. So obviously, I had to purchase. After giving the album multiple listens, I could not understand the hype. Now the album was not bad but did not think it should be considered a classic. Couple years later, they released Geogaddi. Once again, the album received great praise from critical circles. I purchased the album shortly after release and gave Boards of Canada another chance. Sadly, I was disappointed again. I was not a Boards of Canada fan. But while I was not spending my time listening to Boards and Canada, they were leaving an undeniable mark on aspiring electronic music artist.
In recent years, I have noticed a decent amount of experimental electronic work has been influenced by Boards of Canada. You can hear it in the cords used and the atmosphere created. But unlike Boards of Canada, groups like Moon Wiring Club, Bibio, and any of the various artist on the Ghost Box label, in my opinion, have created some wonderful music. They are an evolved version of Boards of Canada. And this lead me to why I created this post. The record label Twoism has released 3 volumes of Boards of Canada inspired music from various unknown electronic music artist. I have not heard volumes 1 and 2 but can attest for the quality of volume 3 which they are currently giving away for free here. As a huge fan of electronic music, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this release. Even though I am not a fan of Boards of Canada, I have always respected what they were doing within the electronic music field. The artists on this compilation one up their style and create music that is at once funky and experimental. I highly recommend you visit the website and take a listen to "One on Twoism Vol. 3" (hell even the title is influenced by BoC).