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Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase album mp3
Performer: Boards Of Canada
Genre: Electronic
Title: The Campfire Headphase
MP3 album size: 1658 mb
FLAC album size: 1548 mb
Style: Post Rock, Downtempo, Ambient
Country: UK
Released: 17 Oct 2005
Catalog number: warpcd123
Label: Warp Records, Music70


1Chromakey Dreamcoat5:47
2Oscar See Through Red Eye5:08
3'84 Pontiac Dream3:49
4A Moment Of Clarity0:51
5Slow This Bird Down6:09
6Farewell Fire8:26
8Tears From The Compound Eye4:03
9Hey Saturday Sun4:56
10Dayvan Cowboy5:00
11Into The Rainbow Vein0:44
12Satellite Anthem Icarus6:04
13Constants Are Changing1:42
14Sherbet Head2:41
15Peacock Tail5:24


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneBoards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256)Warp RecordsnoneUnknown
warpcd123Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Warp Records , Music70warpcd123Russia2005
WARPCDD123Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Warp RecordsWARPCDD123Unknown
WARPLP123RBoards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP)Warp Records, Music70WARPLP123RUK2014
warplp123Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat)Warp Records, Music70warplp123UK2005


  • Design, ArtworkBoards Of Canada, Natasha Morton
  • Performer, Written-ByMarcus Eoin, Mike Sandison
  • ProducerMarcus Eoin, Mike Sandison


Recorded at Hexagon Sun.

℗ 2005 Warp Records Limited. © 2005 Warp Records Limited.
Made In England.

Issued in an eight panel Digipak. Initial release copies also came with a free poster of the cover artwork.


  • Barcode: 8 01061 01232 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CA WARP123 @ 09/23/05 04:57:16 PM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1258
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 2KC92<7123>WARP123 DADR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L402
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 811G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 2KC92<7123>WARP123 DADR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L482
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 810H
  • Label Code: LC02070


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


Alright, Ive read about the repress being utter crap, but Ive learned its just picky. I had bought a sub par record player off Amazon and the c side would skip through most of it and I believe some of b side would skip, I brought it to a buddy's house who has a Audio Technica, (not sure which model), and all the songs played without a hiccup. So I went to Wall-Mart and picked up a 60 dollar record player and it worked fine. I really think its just a picky repress. Other than that, this is my seocond favorite boc album next to Boc Maxima, which will never be found. Best songs Dayvan Cowboy and Constants are Changing. Worst song is Slow this Bird Down, not a bad song, just too long for what it is.
This album was an extremely new sound for BOC. They stepped away from their trademark sampled child vocals and added acoustic guitars to their sound palette. The electronic/acoustic hybrid drum beats are now replaced by entirely acoustic drum patterns. The synth sounds are undefinable, they put on so many effects that I can't even tell what it is anymore, all my ears know it that it's extremely beautiful. The sound of the album is also lighter and happier than Geogaddi, using more uplifting melodies and claps in the drum beats. Many of the retain the BOC feel: they're longer, and change subtely. Although, I've noticed more breaks in the melodies and beats that serve to break up repetition. As much as I love this album, I wouldn't recommend that you make it your first listen for the band. If you love the uplifting and accessible sound of trakcs such as "Dayvan cowboy" and "Peacock Tail", you may just be disappointed by the dark, electronic sound of their other albums.
Geogaddi is their best album, closely followed by this one. Not sure why this album is often regarded as their weakest.
This is for me the less interesting BOC Album its sounds too much post rock and little electronic, it lacks dark expression, and also it should be more melancholic, instead this release sounds more like ambient musics to listen by the beach or in a sunny afternoon. My favorite music is "Slow this bird down" its very melancholic and i love the way it is. Also "Sherbet head" is very good, which sounds very dark.
Yes, the album certainly is brimming with a lighter sound that, understandably, came as unexpected to fans that heard and enjoyed the mood of Geogaddi.But there was a reason why they made a record like this...although Geogaddi was originally intended to be dark, amidst making it, even more darkness the form of 9/11.Mike Sandison said so himself in an interview from 2005: "I guess this record is more positive than the last, at least on the surface. 'Geogaddi' was kind of exorcising demons, and even after we'd set out to do a record like that, smack in the middle of working on it, 9/11 happened. I remember there were a few of us in the studio that day, and we just ended up glued to the TV for the whole day. I think the months after that pushed us into making a darker record, as I'm sure it did with a lot of bands. A lot's happened since then, I have an amazing little daughter now who makes me laugh every day and gives me a greater sense of purpose on this planet than I ever had. But in a way, the world has actually become even darker over the past four years. There's some crazy underground shenanigans going on now. But instead of reflecting it in a dark record, we decided to make an escapist soundtrack. Like a kind of sanctuary; a day-glo vista you can visit by putting the record on."...the part you said about beach/sunny afternoon music is right-on as well: "With the new album, we deliberately went for a lo-fi guitar sound on a few of the tracks because we were going for a sun-bleached, Californian summer kind of sound, it's almost reminiscent of a Joni Mitchell sound in places."It's fine to love a band's certain sounds or eras, and thanks to Tomorrow's Harvest from 2013, with the darkest they've ever gone --- "Semena Mertvykh"...the fans that liked their dark sounds likely were quite happy with that album. I think saying "also it should be more melancholic" is a bit silly, bands *should* have freedom to go wherever they wish to with their music...I don't think I could sit with it so well if a band I liked decided to sound like another band or a re-hash of their own catalogue.Music to me is good when it progresses and explores territories.
In my opinion, the weakest of BoC's releases but still worthy of being in anyone's BoC collection. 7/10
This has pissed me off. I bought the re issue of Campfire on vinyl having original first presses of the other LP's only to find the same bloody scratch and surface noise others have had.I thought "nah, WARP wouldn't allow shit like that to happen" for fucks sake.How wrong was I!!!I won't be buying any more vinyl from WARP as the quality looks like it'll be shit. I also tried to get replacements direct from them but they told me I have to go through the store I originally bought them from!!Fuck off. It's your mistake, you fucking put it right. Cheeky twats!!
Are there any repress copies without the scratch on the D side?
Nice scuff on the pressing all the way through 'Farewell Fire'.. not impressed.
yes this is a good time to buy the original press for the cheaper price, if someone want to sell in cheaper price, I will buy all.I still prefer the original press.
Great record, listen to it often.
I picked this album up totally randomly at the record store, back in my awkward teenage years. I listened to it and I was stunned. I didn't even know anything could sound like that. Their other stuff is wonderful too, but for my part this might still be the album I'm most emotionally attached to. Amazing.
This is the album i really enjoy listening. It has really chilled but psychedelic atmosphere. With short interludes it resembles the approach from previous albums, but tells a totally different story. I think this is musically best work from Boards of Canada. This album sounds more organic than electronic with wide use of guitar and drums. It also sounds very mature and conceptual, maintaining a distinct sound rather than shuffling between many different ideas. Chilled, hypnotic, tripped and what not else, The Campfire Headphase already feels like a classic to my ears. Another amazing journey from BoC...
I think the massive use of guitar ruins their sound. By probably trying to advance their sound they've leapt back about 10 years and started lovin the grunge rock guitars from back then.
this is called nostalgic... exactly their trademark ;-)
A great album, more on the ambient side for those who love ambient music. Great release.. still can't get over how amazing BoC are; everything they have put out has been stellar.
Slowly writer
I think that the title can be seen as summing up this album aptly - judge this book by it's cover... It has taken much criticism on the chin, mainly from their die-hard fans. I think the mildly analogue-warmed, fuzzy guitar's and chilled trip-hop suit a chilled campfire session with your good friends. Just don't forget to bring the bifta's, as BoC build a calming fire on the hill, looking back over their decidedly trippy, moody past and looking over the brow towards their next album, which no-one will know what to expect from. A clever move I think - the right thing for them to have released in 2005...
In my opinion, this album severely disappoints when you compare it to their older work. And how could you not? Too many guitars, too many playful silly loops, and a general flat sounding and repetitive production. Where is the trademark nostalgic and slightly disturbing BoC mood? Sadly only on 'Oscar see through red eye', which sticks out immediately, as though it is a lost track from the geogaddi era. It hurts to write this, being a massive fan, but this is their least challenging and least gratifying album to date.
This album is very far from dark and sinister sounds of Geogaddi. It returns to the MHTRTC ambience. This album is an ode to pop music ("Satellite Anthem Icarus", "Hey Saturday Sun", "'84 Pontiac Dream"). This album is a mix between post-rock melodies of "Davyan Cowboy" and new-age-like tracks like "Peacock Tail". This album is a BoC album, with usual 1 minute long interludes... This album is a return to Music Has The Right To Children but it is also an album with new sounds. This album is magic.
For my money, THE CAMPFIRE HEADPHASE is a completely different animal from their early classic MUSIC HAS A RIGHT TO CHILDREN, and that's to its credit. "Chromakey Dreamcoat" has a folksy lo-fi quality to it that remains haunting even as the beats and fuzzy layers kick in. "Satellite Anthem Icarus" is like driving down Pacific Highway 101 with the top down, while "Peacock Tail" stumbles along lazily. The bucolic quality of their work is undiminished, but also gone is the icy quality that marked tracks such as "Turquoise Hexagon Sun." Instead, "Dayvan Cowboy" is all dreamy pastels, while "'84 Pontiac Dream" piles on the layers in watercolor psychedelia. "Hey Saturday Sun" returns to the post-rock lo-fi feel before blossoming forth, and "Slow This Bird Down" has such a sedate beat that it verges on ambient. A change of direction for the Boards of Canada boys, and a beautiful one at that.
This CD is my first exposure to BOC, and it is amazing. The short but very sweet intro brings you into the well used guitar of "Chromakey Dreamcoat", which goes to "Satellite Anthem Icarus", which sounds like being swept away on the wind across an ocean or something. "Peacock Tail" Is a beautiful track as well, where melody is strongly utilized. The whole album is a masterpiece, I love every moment of it... I am looking forward to my next BOC purchase.
Lots of lovely warm clicks pops and long drawn sounds, a lot of similarities to autechre from their 1997-1999 era but much warmer and less clean cut. "Farewell fire" is the best track here for me... almost sounds like BOC became as obsessed with Autechre's "Drane" (not Drane 2) as i did, and then reworked the concept into a distinctly original and equally brilliant piece of music. Take the phone off the hook, turn the other one off, sit back in a comfy chair, do a sound check, brew a pot of Oolong and drift away for an hour and a half.
BoC has always been the center of topic when a new album is approaching, and as Geogaddi came and many criticized it for its extreme diversity from their previous album, over time it grew on many of those 'nay-sayers' and now everyone has another album to bag on. 'The Campfire Headphase' which was leaked onto the internet as many different version (only one being by the BoC duo)...finally arrived in October and many people enjoyed it and many did not. The two biggest problems people had with this album were the Acoustic Guitar that they implemented in almost every song, along with the simplistic vibe that the album seemed to give off. In fact many people claim that BoC have sold out and have let the recent boom of twangy guitar samples, and IDM fuzz get to them. 'The Campfire Headphase' is my favorite album by far as far as far as skill it doesn't quite surpass their previous album Geogaddi. The album seems to incorporate a very mellow and 'soft on the ears' approach, which is not common for BoC release. Tracks like 'Peacock Tail' and 'Dayvan Cowboy' obstain from their typical haunting melodic approach's and dwelve into a more Downtempo, Accoustic approach...while still retainng there slightly strange backings of ambient sounds/samples/synths. Tracks like '84 Pontiac Dream' and 'Oscar See Through The Redeye' seem to touch base with aspects that fade between 'MHtRtC and Geogaddi'. Pretty much the rest of their tracks stick with the downtempo/accoustic approach that they seem to enjoy right now. This album by no means is a cop-out album or an attempt to please the avg fact it's done quite the opposite obviously...anyways you angsty nay-sayers wait till in about 6 months you realize how much better this album is than most of the electronic releases in the past year or so. P.S. favorite track is 'Constants Are Changing' --- Enjoi ;D
I remember Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) once said in an interview that he was so impressed with Boards of Canada because it seemed like they didnt pay attention to what was going on in modern electronic music. Well it seems that Boc is paying attention now with this release. The sound is pushed straight into the current post rock electronic trend going 'round. Guitars gallore and more acousting drum kits with simpler programming. They can only go up from here.
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