Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Artist of the Day: Boards of Canada
The Scottish electronic duo's beautiful take on IDM turned out to be the most suitable soundtrack to my trip out of anything I could think of. Listening to the standout track from 2005's The Campfire Headphase, "Dayvan Cowboy," while watching the Rocky Mountains sail by from 30 kilometers above the Earth was probably the most breathtaking experience I had ever had with music. 1998's Music Has The Right To Children felt like the soundtrack to a time-lapse covering a million years of erosion that shaped the Grand Canyon as I hiked a mile into it. "Roygbiv" was the perfect accompanyment to the sun breaking through the clouds and mountains that formed the skyline. Over my trip I learned that Boards of Canada is the perfect soundtrack for either everyday life, or anything larger than life.