Scottish ambient duo Boards of Canada's latest release has a lot of expectations riding on it. Their 1998 disc, Music Has A Right To Children, was a landmark album in IDM, and the 2002 sequel, Geogaddi, was similarly critically acclaimed, even if some were turned off by some of its darker, more experimental aspects. This time around they've changed things up a bit by foregrounding languid guitar lines and by returning to the pastoral melodies that originally brought them to the world's attention. It's a unique and original-sounding album, but the individual songs tend to blend together, making ideas that were exciting for the first 15 minutes sound boring by the end. Some critics are already hailing this as a masterpiece, so maybe I just don't have the attention span anymore.