The Campfire Headphase - Boards of Canada
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  • Summary: Well, they certainly aren't the most prolific of artists, but the acclaimed Scottish electronica duo of Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin finally return with a third album.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
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  1. 100
    The Campfire Headphase is enough of a genre bender to finally introduce this music to a well-deserved new audience. [Dec 2005, p.94]
  2. This is music you listen to when drugs don't work anymore.
  3. Admittedly, The Campfire Headphase becomes excessive at points.
  4. The pair have opted for unfiltered analogue over cleaned-up digital, too, achieving a lush density with loops and textures and a warm wooziness overall that's a million miles removed from their last effort, 2002's dark and almost mathematically complex "Geogaddi".
  5. Only takes a small step forward. [Dec 2005, p.108]
  6. The likes of 'Chromakey Dreamcoat' sound like they were made on a potter's wheel rather than an iBook. [15 Oct 2005, p.36]
  7. I don't fault them for trying some new things, but the results are mixed at best.

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
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  1. Oct 21, 2011
    10
    What is everybody talking about? this album is somehow a movie made with music, how the f****? really amazing. They have a very deep connection with nature and life which of course makes them sound so beautifully different. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2012
    10
    An absolutely stunning masterpiece, The Campfire Headphase proves that Boards of Canada are deserving of their position at the pinnacle of the ambient genre. The woozy and calming vibes emanated throughout are nothing short of unparallelled. Expand

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