June 29, 2004


I always get excited and obsessive when I discover music that I like and haven't heard before. My latest obsession? Boom Bip. I came across his stuff when I learned from a Boards of Canada site that BoC was going to be remixing a track for the new Boom Bip album. Out of curiosity, I checked out some audio samples from the Seed to Sun album on the Warp Records site, and quickly determined that I was required to buy the album.
I also discovered that one of our new lab undergrads listens to a lot of good music (which we will define as music that I like), and had a bootleg Mp3 of the Boards of Canada remix of Last Walk Around Mirror Lake (which is on the new Boom Bip album Corymb, which was released today). This song was so good, that upon hearing it I immediately walked out of lab and to the nearest music shop. The guy at the shop was kind enough to sell me a copy of Corymb one day ahead of the official release on the condition that I wouldn't post it on the internet that night. Now that I have listened to Corymb about 20 times, I think it is one of the coolest albums I have heard in recent history. It has original Boom Bip tracks, as well as remixes by Boards of Canada, Mogwai, and Clouddead. It also has remixes by other artists that I haven't heard before and now want to check out. I am sure that Warp/Lex records planned it this way, and I for one am certainly falling victim to their scheme.


Posted by doug at June 29, 2004 02:48 PM

Dear doug, please rip and post the album to the internet.

Posted by: gene wood at June 29, 2004 07:04 PM

Dear Gene,
Do you have an FTP server? Email me.

Posted by: Doug at June 30, 2004 02:49 PM

Dear Doug,
I do but I was just thinking how funny it would be if you specifically contravened the one request your new record store friend made. I'll hear the album in good time, no need to transfer it to me. Thank you for the offer however.
Crapfully Crap,

Posted by: gene wood at June 30, 2004 04:19 PM