Twoism [EP] - Boards of Canada
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  • Summary: Boards of Canada's very first release--once limited to just 100 self-released vinyl copies in 1995--has finally been reissued on CD. (So if you've been holding on to your 12-inch to sell on eBay, tough luck.)
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  1. While some might be disappointed after spending God knows what on a copy of Twoism only to find it suddenly available anywhere, others looking for more of BoC's melancholy, spellbinding compositions should take fast advantage.
  2. 80
    Anyone interested in thoughtful, moody downtempo instrumentals will definitely enjoy this. [Dec 2002, p.76]
  3. On a purely musical level, Twoism is more essential to me than 1998's well-known Music Has The Right to Children.
  4. Like all of Boards Of Canada's wonderful records, the whole seems to add up to far more than the sum of its parts.
  5. Twoism features the same exquisitely spooky, textured emotronica that fans will want to hear, all at as high a level as the brilliant Music Has the Right to Children to boot.
  6. 70
    In many ways, Twoism is more satisfying than their more difficult second album, Geogaddi. [Dec 2002, p.88]
  7. In a sense, these thirty-six minutes show that the duo has basically been stuck in neutral since 1995.
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  1. somehuman
    Dec 24, 2002
    10
    Just wonderful, when i listen to this i find myself somewhere in another world surrounded by this wonderful music. Every track reflects an own special emotion. Most i like the first track called sixtyniner, very melancholic and taking one back into time. This is music which is worth paying money on it, get this one as soon as you can !!! Expand
  2. triklops
    Jul 19, 2003
    10
    its like my own energize cube
  3. Paul
    Dec 15, 2005
    10
    IMO Boards of Canada's best. Probably the ultimate album for a reflective come down. 'Melissa Juice' has the strongest pastoral feel of any piece of art I've ever come across. Most of the rest hit deep in their own way, all of it pretty druggy, with the typical Boards of Canada sound. Don't expect anything particularly new, though 'Basfree', for example, is somewhat different. 'Twoism' is my favorite track. The version of 'Smokes Quantity' has an incredible ending, some of the best stuff they've done. My favorite from my favorite group. Expand

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