Music Has The Right To Children

Boards of Canada

Released September 22 1998


Format: dbl LP/CD/DA

Music Has the Right to Children from Boards Of Canada combined beautiful sparse melodies with off-pitch analogue synths and moments of unsettling fragmented speech, all produced with the band’s trademark ‘damaged’ sound. The record closes with the wry anti-censorship message “One Very Important Thought” which pastiches the messages usually found at the end of 1980’s porno videos: a very ‘BOC’ moment.

Music Has the Right to Children received rave reviews in the international music press, and after landing a licensing deal with Matador Records in the USA it went on to become one of the most highly acclaimed records of 1998 and received multiple end-of-year awards.