Boomkat Product Review:
A hardy perennial, Boards of Canada’s definitive "lost" 1995 debut is back in circulation for the first time in a few years.
Originally dished up on Marcus and Eoin Sanderson’s Music70 label in edition of only 100 copies in 1995, rumour has it that a copy was sent to Clair Poulton at Clear Records as a demo, who passed on it before Skam up in mcr signed up the pair for the Hi Scores 12", Aquarius 7" and eventually 'Music Has The Right To Children', released in conjunction with Warp. By the time Twoism was officially reissued in 2002, people had been known to spend upwards of £500 for original copies if they were lucky enough to find them.
Alongside Hi Scores, Twoism provides the definitive BoC blueprint, melding classic electro tropes with analog synth tones redolent of soundtracks to ‘70s and ‘80s Canadian nature programmes, sowing the seeds of a sound that would beautifully bloom in their classic 1998 side ‘Music Has The Right To Children’. It still takes our breath away today.