Unless this is from an older source, they actually got him to break silence for the first time since 2013(!) Very nice quote too in tribute of a guy who gave so many underground, creative bands air time.
https://warp.net/editorial/radio-live-t ... xKYHwjcHEI
One of Warp’s best loved acts is the enigmatic Scottish electronic duo, Boards Of Canada, and perhaps unsurprisingly, John Peel was an early supporter. Their session, which was originally broadcast on 21 July 1998, came just months after the release of their full-length debut album Music Has The Right To Children. The broadcast included notably different, dreamier, more psychedelic and pastoral versions of key tunes ‘Olson’ and ‘Aquarius’ plus the noticeably alternative hip hop influenced version of ‘Happy Cycling’. Perhaps the most interesting track here for BOC spotters is ‘XYZ’, which has been left off previous official releases of this session due to sampling rights issues.
The sessions nearly always tended to be recorded in advance either at the BBC or mailed in on DAT (this was in contrast to bands playing live on air during the show which weren’t counted as sessions). For some reason however these four tracks were recorded while the show was being broadcast meaning that Boards Of Canada, a notoriously publicity shy duo, were one of the only bands to give a live interview on air as their session went out.
Mike Sandison of BOC recalls sneaking off during a break to nosey around different rooms situated off the warren-like corridors of Maida Vale, with the vain hope of bumping into Radiophonic Workshop and KPM library music legend, Paddy Kingsland. What they found instead was “a shabby old place illuminated by the ghosts of Hendrix, Marc Bolan and Ian Curtis”.
Talking about the session he says: "It was an honour to be invited by John Peel to perform in the haunted environment at BBC Maida Vale in 1998. Sadly we never got to do our second session for John which had been scheduled shortly before he passed away in 2004, but we still hope to play it to him someday.”