Hard to parse amid the miasma of Highland pea soup and haggis smoke, the Boards of Canada ply a Muzak-y nostalgia that is at once lost in a diaphanous decade and locked into a rigid loop. Mike Sandison and Marcus Eion love the sound of '70s TV, and they wrap up a slow, loping stew of resinated drum crunch and primitive Atari boop in a fleece of reverb to warm their tweeting Pied Piper pan pipes. All of which reimagines a childhood both fazed and out of phase, where progress is made only at the sound of the beep. Casual initiates were hazed and immersed in the blurry aqua-green world of... More >>>