On Thursday, 27th April at 8pm BST our Album of The Month Club will feature Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children.

Music Has the Right to Children is a timeless masterpiece that captures the essence of downtempo electronica. Released in 1998, this album showcases the Scottish duo’s ability to blend nostalgic soundscapes with innovative production techniques, resulting in a unique sonic experience.

At the heart of this album lies a distinct warmth that is both comforting and haunting. The use of vintage synthesizers and organic instrumentation creates a sense of familiarity that is contrasted by eerie vocal samples and abstract textures. The tracklisting flows seamlessly, taking the listener on a journey through the depths of the subconscious mind.

Music Has the Right to Children is a testament to Boards of Canada’s pioneering approach to electronic music production. It’s influence can be heard in the work of countless artists who have followed in their footsteps. This album is a must-listen for anyone interested in the evolution of electronic music and its impact on contemporary culture.

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In advance of the meeting, Colleen will send out a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ of 10 songs – music that will set the tone for the deep album listening featuring Hathaway’s inspirations and other bands in their milieu at that time.

At the meeting, itself, Colleen tells the story behind the album for about 20 minutes and then we listen to the album in its entirety without interruption following our listening guidelines – phones off and no talking. To be clear, its up to you to source whichever copy of the album you can get your hands on – streaming online, CD, vinyl – whatever it is. We don’t broadcast the album over Zoom as you won’t have a great listening experience.

After the album finishes we reconvene and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience.

Patreon Members and higher tiers can attend the Album Club. You can subscribe here and don’t forget you can unsubscribe at any time.

We hope you can join us and thanks for listening!

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Our events really resonate with people and one of our newest members sent this testimonial after her first Album Club last month:

“I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and the knowledge there are friendly like minded people across the world out there and you brought us all together through a shared love of music. That is awesome. I have been mostly alone through the pandemic (am single, live alone – and yes do have the requisite cats to complete the stereotype!😂) My 25 + year career has been in events, currently in the West End of London so in my “normal” life I would be out at least 3/4 times a week. That has all obviously completely stopped for me and it has been a somewhat of a struggle mentally, music has kept me sane and Sunday’s event really helped my sanity. I truly hope to meet you in real life at some point to say thank you in person and look forward to engaging in more events.” – Angela

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