An Eagle In Your Mind - Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children (1998, Warp)
Although they’ve never been the quickest to release new material at the best of times, six years with no word on anything seems quite long, even for Boards of Canada. The last time the famously elusive duo released anything was in 2006, with their Trans-Canada Highway EP.
But if claims from BBC6’s new presenter Peter Serafinowicz turn out true, Boards of Canada may well be readying a new release:
I’m gonna play some Board of Canada now. I’m a bit of a Boards of Canada evangelist. They’re my favorite band, I think. Maybe them and The Beatles. But, they are a band, again, a bit like The Fall. It’s like once you get into them, or rather, once something clicks you just wanna hear everything they’ve released… They’ve got a new album coming out soon and I think it’s gonna be a double album and I’m so excited, I really am-to hear their new one.
Even though that seems a pretty definitive statement, it’s probably best to take this one with a grain of salt (despite how much I desperately hope that it’s true, being at least as big a fan of the band as Serafinowicz is).
In the mean time, check out An Eagle In Your Mind, from the duo’s indispensable first album Music Has The Right To Children. True story: all of the percussion for the track was created solely using cut up samples of band member Michael Sanderson’s girlfriend talking.