The Campfire Headphase lacks the transcendent grace that made Music Has the Right to Children and even Geogaddi classics in their field. Working the same territory over and over again may have improved their touch, but it has assuredly stifled their innovative powers.
The reclusiveness and mystery surrounding Boards of Canada has never been of much interest to me. When music possesses such an uncomplicated immediacy, the story of how it was made and by whom is less crucial. I never much cared for Easter eggs anyway; with art like this I prefer to let my subconscious do the work of sorting things out. So I find this band's records easy to take at face value. The Campfire Headphase is a good album and it's almost, but not quite, a good Boards of Canada album.
The Campfire Headphase is the third full-length album by Boards of Canada, the release makes use of lo-fi acoustics and reduces the focus on synthesization featured on previous records – a deliberate thing in response to people saying that we're a formulaic band that you could kind of describe in a couple of sentences.
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The Campfire Headphase is enough of a genre bender to finally introduce this music to a well-deserved new audience. Guitars' is the word that is mostly associated with this album, but I think that the focus on organic intruments doesn't touch the weathered down, nostalgic atmosphere of the Boards' music a bit. The cricts demand change, but I conservatively like it that way - their sound is the reason I love the artists in the first place.