Song: Kid for Today
Band: Boards of Canada
Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin, Edinborough’s brotherly duo, make compelling electronica obliquely exploring a wide range of emotions and themes - very often involving dark, unsettling vibes. Kid for Today is a different sort of animal. It opens up A Beautiful Place Out In The Country, their four-track EP released in 2000. A lush, chilled number which takes its own sweet time unfolding, its aloof, almost frigidly ethereal mood is offset by a generous warmth of production that makes it feel very old school. There are no staccato moments here - everything blissfully glides with gently rolled-off edges, effortlessly conjuring up notions of nostalgia and sweet yearning. Think of it as a fuzzy blanket of comfort for your brain.