Boards OF CANADA Twoism (Warp) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
Initially released in 1995 in a batch of just 100 copies and subsequently sold online for upwards of a grand, Twoism makes it clear that Boards of Canada hit the ground running. The eight tracks here set the tone for the Scottish duo's bucolic, rubbery electronic pop. Aside from the odd bit of relatively straight-ahead techno, the hazy ambient tracks provide a comprehensive blueprint of what was to come on the now classic Music Has The Right To Children disc, with disorienting synth notes washing over equally unsettling techno blurps. Twoism is better than this year's disappointing Geogaddi disc, and best of all, it's available at a fraction of the price you would have paid for it on eBay just months ago.