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Old 03-27-2011, 04:27 AM   #1
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Music like Boards of Canada

Can anyone recommend any artists similiar to boards of canada?

Obviously I'm not looking for any bands that blatantly rip them off, just music that is in the same sort of vein.

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:07 AM   #2
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

Well its hard to find artists that are similar to these guys (since they are so unique), but check out a guy called Christ.. (Not sure if you know about him already)
The name is short for Christopher Horne. I believe he used to be a part of Boards of Canada (well thats what I have read). He has music that is similar in style. You will like him.

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

Everyone loves Tycho but to me he's just a blatant BoC rip-off (albeit a good one).

You might like Bibio. His album on Warp, "Ambivalence Avenue" is pretty beat-oriented, but his album on Mush from the same year, "Vignetting the Compost", is wonderfully nostalgic and warbly like BoC, but really quite distinct (not very electronic, though, tbh).
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

First time i hear of Tycho, had a listen and it's great! tysm.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

Yeah, that Tycho definitely sounds just like BOC.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:36 PM   #6
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

Yeah, lots like Tycho but I agree with others that I simply rather listen to BoC.

Bibio is good.

My favourite 'similar' artist to BoC though would have to be Casino versus Japan:
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

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You might like Bibio. His album on Warp, "Ambivalence Avenue" is pretty beat-oriented, but his album on Mush from the same year, "Vignetting the Compost", is wonderfully nostalgic and warbly like BoC, but really quite distinct (not very electronic, though, tbh).
YES! Fi and Handcranked are really amazing albums too.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

a few years ago I released some music for a friend on my netlabel, listening to his tracks always makes me think of boc. (especially a track called Try)

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Old 04-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #9
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Lots of people said that's a bocc-ish sound. Certainly not with the same perfection level than Boc, but you can try.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:12 AM   #10
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
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tycho, myppa, four tet
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #12
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myppa is similar to boards of canada, but is to ambient [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #13
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

hey if your still wanting something that sounds like boards of canada, i recommend two squarepusher songs: tommib and iambic 9 poetry. it isn't considered ambient really, but i feel these songs have a really fucking emotional thing about it that also is present in a ton of boards songs.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:09 AM   #14
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

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Well its hard to find artists that are similar to these guys (since they are so unique), but check out a guy called Christ.. (Not sure if you know about him already)
The name is short for Christopher Horne. I believe he used to be a part of Boards of Canada (well thats what I have read). He has music that is similar in style. You will like him.
ooh, man... i simply loove Christ. .... so genuine music.... gotta love his track Happyfour twenty



sends shivers down my spine....

i didn't know he used to be a part of BoC though..

anyways ... respect for Christ.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #15
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His new album 'Drive' is due out November 15

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Old 08-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #16
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

Heres an example of somebody blatantly trying so hard to sound like BOC lol


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Old 08-23-2011, 01:57 AM   #17
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Re: Music like Boards of Canada

Maybe you should try the music similar to boards of canada thread:

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I mean, it would be kind of pointless for me to copy and paste my suggestions from there into here.

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:32 PM   #18
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #19
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BoC really got me started into ambient before that i had just enjoyed but never gotten any deeper into it.
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tycho-dive. check this guy out hes great

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