The Campfire Headphase

Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2005 Ratings: #56 / 441
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Based on 151 ratings
2005 Ratings: #55
October 17, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Downtempo, Ambient / Genres
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laz456
70
1000th rating :)
Vexel
80
Boards Of Canada’s 3rd studio album: The Campfire Headphase, sees the band steering their sound in an interesting new direction. This album is less electronic than their previous work, focusing on more organic instrumentation with warm guitar melodies often being the backbone of tracks like Chromakey Dreamcoat, Dayvan Cowboy, and Hey Saturday Sun.

This album is a lot more meditative and relaxing. Gone are some of the dense and cold instrumentals and production that were so prevalent on ... read more
Gaspurga87
76
Uno de los discos que marcó mi juventud ya no me gusta tanto.
koner1
76
It's not often when an artist's most accessible album is nowhere close to the best starting point for a new listener. This sounds nothing like any other release in Boards of Canada's ouevre. Gone are the cold, mechanical rhythms of songs like Telephasic Workshop or An Eagle in Your Mind. Instead, the Sandison bros give us a series of downtempo styled tracks, throw a guitar on some of them, toss some useless interludes at us (save for Constants are Changing), and call it a day.

While we're on ... read more
RyanDWessel
85
"Chromakey Dreamcoat" just might be the greatest thing my ears have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
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#19/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Into the Rainbow Vein
  2. Chromakey Dreamcoat
  3. Satellite Anthem Icarus
  4. Peacock Tail
  5. Dayvan Cowboy
  6. A Moment of Clarity
  7. ’84 Pontiac Dream
  8. Sherbet Head
  9. Oscar See Through Red Eye
  10. Ataronchronon
  11. Hey Saturday Sun
  12. Constants Are Changing
  13. Slow This Bird Down
  14. Tears from the Compound Eye
  15. Farewell Fire
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