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Mp3 Boards Of Canada - Twoism

  • Performer: Boards Of Canada
  • Album: Twoism
  • Label: Warp Records, Music70
  • Catalog #: WARPCD70
  • MP3: 2127 mb | FLAC: 1236 mb
  • Released: 25 Nov 2002
  • Country: UK
  • Style: IDM, Downtempo, Ambient
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 335
  • Category: Electronic
Mp3 Boards Of Canada - Twoism


1Melissa Juice1:32
3Smokes Quantity / 1986 Summer Fire4:48
5Iced Cooly2:22
8Seeya Later4:33


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BOARD1Boards Of Canada Twoism ‎(LP, Album)Music70BOARD1UK1995
WARPCD70Boards Of Canada Twoism ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig)Warp RecordsWARPCD70UK2005
RTD 126.4050.2, WARPCD70Boards Of Canada Twoism ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Bla)Zomba, Warp Records, Music70RTD 126.4050.2, WARPCD70Europe2002
noneBoards Of Canada Twoism ‎(CDr, MiniAlbum)Music70noneUK1998
WARPCDD70Boards Of Canada Twoism ‎(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Warp RecordsWARPCDD70UKUnknown


  • ArtworkMike
  • Written-By, Producer, Recorded ByBoards Of Canada


Disc has an opaque black playing surface.
Free sticker included.
The barcode is printed on a sticker. Some promo copies may not have this barcode sticker.

Recorded summer 1995 at Hexagon Sun.
Originally released in 1995 on Music70 Records.
℗ 2002 Warp Records Ltd.
© 2002 Warp Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Last track listed on the cover as "Smokes Quantity".


  • Barcode (Sticker, Scanned): 801061007027
  • Barcode (Sticker, Text): 8 01061 00702 7


  • Recorded At – Hexagon Sun
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited



Timestamps and direct links for purchase are provided in the description. Support the artist if you enjoy the music. Artist: Boards of Canada Album: download. Seeya Later download. Twoism is the first EP released by Boards of Canada, on their own Music70 record label in 1995. It was a self-financed cassette and record distributed privately. Major public releases would not happen until 1996's Hi Scores EP on Skam Records. This EP was, however, the work which got them noticed by Skam Records. In 2002, this EP was reissued on vinyl and CD by Warp Records. Boards Of Canada - Twoism 1995. To favorites 6 Download album. Listen album. Electronic IDM. Boards Of Canada. Listen free to Boards of Canada Twoism Sixtyniner, Oirectine and more. 8 tracks 34:38. Twoism is an EP released by Boards of Canada on their own Music70 record label in 1995. This album was, however, the work which got them noticed by Skam Records. The Boards' cassette-only sonic limitations are the most telltale sign of the times that produced Twoism. While Directine showcases the particular sense of disembodiment the duo induces, with synths floating and kicks to give it that sense of propulsion, the individual, isolated hits are distorted and fuzzy, muddying the overall effect. Déjà vu is not necessarily a bad thing, and Twoism contains signs of refinement beyond its place as Stonehenge simplicity to underscore the Paul Lafoley complexity Boards reached by the time of Geogaddi. Album 1995 8 Songs. Boards of Canada. Electronic , 1995. Initially limited to 100 copies on Boards of Canada's own Music70 label, 1995's Twoism EP set a high standard for future BoC output - though only the few willing to pay silly money for it were able to hear for themselves until Warp quietly reissued it on CD at the tail end of 2002. For those trying to compare it to the full-length debut Music Has the Right to Children, it holds up surprisingly well granted, two tracks here were only slightly reworked for later release. Released August 1995. Twoism Tracklist. Sixtyniner Lyrics

The 6th of their 7 self released albums, this one actually got re-released after their 8th album (Music Has the Right to Children, the first they did for a major label) was such a big hit. I'd rather they had released the album that got them signed (BOC Maxima, which was a huge hit in internet pirate circles from 1996-1998 and led to their fame). Of course Music Has the Right to Children was 30% re-performed songs from BOC Maxima so I guess they didn't wan't to look like they were repeating themselves. Plus I'm not sure if mp3s of Twoism were circulating before Warp reprinted it so it was better getting something we hadn't heard before."But what do you think of the music on Twoism" I hear you asking. Well if you're already a Boards of Canada fan you'll love it, but I'm not sure it's the album to convince new listeners. Still, it's got the original version of the best song on BOC Maxima (Sixtyniner) so it's a decently strong offering. I WOULDN'T recommend paying a fortune for it though. Get the newest printing you can find rather than the oldest.
Hi! Could you please clarify, what do you mean by 7 self-released albums? Play by Numbers, Twoism, Boc Maxima and two Old Tunes compilations make only five, am i missing something? I’m relatively new to BoC, were there any other releases before they got signed? Thanks in advance.
Beautiful Album.one of my favorites.
Beautiful Album, with melodic, melancholic and dark musics, its a pity that this release only offers 36 minutes of music,
TWOISM is a telling, although unspectacular debut for Boards of Canada. On "Twoism" and "Sixtyniner" you get classic BoC, with their somber, nostalgic melodies. On other tracks - "Basefree" - you get what could pass for Autechre. It's simple, raw, and unpolished, and falls a bit short of the duo's best.
It's not their debut btw, it's their 6th album. BOC Maxima was their 7th, Music Has The Right To Children was their 8th and also their first album for a major label. Twoism was only reprinted for a major label after MHtRtC was successful. But yeah, their first 7 were self released for friends and family and they refuse to reprint the first 5 for some reason (below their modern standards I think).
I've listened to this release in a digital format years ago. Today I bought the 2013 vinyl reissue and gave it a listen. I'll say this, since then, I have listened to mainly Boc Maxima… a digital copy… anyways, I have listened to that album so many times… really to me it's BoC at their best. I bought Hi Scores repressing, and then came back to get Twoism, because I know i prefer their old stuff. I have also been listening to heavy doses of Autechre, and so your comment about "Basefree" sounding like an œ track… When I listened to that track, that was my exact thought. "Huh, this could be an autechre track." Despite it being not quite as polished and fully fleshed as Boc Maxima and their later albums, I have to say I did quite enjoy Twoism.
"Seeya Later" on this CD seems to be the same mix as the one on the Hi Scores CD, but the channels are reversed. (The sound quality of the version on Hi Scores is also slightly better -- more dynamic range.) I'm curious: at what point did this channel reversal happen? Was it the same for the original vinyl editions of these two EPs, or did it happen only when Twoism was released on CD? Does anyone know? And are there any other differences I'm not noticing?
Personally, though not beeing one of their "religiously devoted" fans, this still has to be my favorite BoC release so far. Despite admittedly beeing fairly minimalistic compared to their later full length albums, Twoism is nevertheless beautifully arranged and far from beeing just underdeveloped, archaic or even trivial. The simple downtempo Hip-Hop beats fused with BoCs trademark melancholic, "broken" soundscapes is just what makes these early songs so special to me and something, that I often miss in their more recent work. Sure, "Music has the Right to Children" is commonly and rightfully seen as their true masterpiece (so far). Still, I don't see any lack of quality in their "rougher", less refinded work. Songs like "Iced Cooly", "Oirectine", "Twoism" and especially "Melissa Juice" remain some of my unmatched BoC favorites! Long story short: You should give it a go, and make your own opinion. For me, Twoism is definitively worth it!
I would have to agree with scoundrel, as well as 137 (somewhat). This album is a testament to Boards of Canada's skills "in the making", but these skills were not developed enough at that time to warrant all of the hype that this album has received over the years. Personally, I did not find this album to be overly spectacular, at least not as spectacular as you'll hear in forums and fan reviews. What sets Boards of Canada apart from many other groups is their fanbase is religiously devout to them, and is very obsessive concerning their every release, no matter how trivial, archaic, or (to paraphrase 137) simply not good. I don't know what kind of state of mind I'd have to be in or what kind of drug I'd have to be on to think that the track "Iced Cooly" is any less than crap. The trademark atmospherics are here, mainly synths that sound handpicked from old educational documentaries (we know the drill by now), but they're less refined than in later works, and the beats are less than engrossing. They got much better at using what appear to be the exact same ones in their future releases. In a nutshell, there were too many good works in and around 1995 to consider this anything close to a masterpiece, and I'd be shocked and probably a bit disappointed to see this in a top ten anywhere. It seems that the smartest thing that boards of canada has done (unknowingly, perhaps) is have a handful of earlier albums so impossibly rare that fans will froth at the mouth for years to come, like children at the door of the Disney Vault. This album was not impossibly rare, of course, but the actual music does not seem to validate Twoism as much as the e-bay story that we've all heard, or the fans of their later work that believe that they can do no wrong. I was once such Aphex Twin fan that I could listen to Melodies From Mars and call it pure gold. I'm glad that I've gotten past that.
mann i am sorry about you ... How can u call crap to Iced Cooly?????????????????????????????????????????????????????U dont know crap jeje
Early Boards of Canada mini-album TWOISM sees the light of day, thanks to thunderous reception of their first two albums. And it’s not as refined as MUSIC HAS A RIGHT TO CHILDREN or GEOGADDI, but one can definitely hear the genesis of their later sound in “Sixtyniner” or the title track. But other tracks, like the peppy “Iced Cooly” or the short and sweet “Melissa Juice” have their own appeal. Two tracks would go on to appear (in slightly different form) on later releases: “Seeya Later” on their Skam EP, and “Smokes Quantity” on MUSIC HAS A RIGHT TO CHILDREN –- evidence of how far Boards of Canada had come even at this early point in their career.
interactive man
Also the track Sixtyniner appeared later on their 7th album (BOC Maxima).
contrary to popular belief, "twoism" is rotten, horrible, not good and just plain bad. well maybe it's not that bad but it's certainly not worth the insane amounts of money people were paying for it before it was rereleased. their later work is much, much better. this sounds like boards of canada, but without the feeling of their later works. same technique, different frame of mind i guess.
I love it - so I guess people will make their own minds up.
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