Daniel Miller

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First up is Deep Cut’s 5 Albums to Get You Into IDM.

One of my favorite records is on the list, Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children. Despite being a relatively long-time fan of BoC, it is only now that I’m learning about Hexagon Sun, the artistic collective they are a part of.

The existence of Hexagon Sun and oblique references to it in interviews, web sites and album packaging have contributed to what many people regard as the mythological aura surrounding Boards of Canada. Opinions on this subject differ greatly; certain fans of Boards of Canada and their record label Warp regard Hexagon Sun as a mysterious cult, while others believe that it is simply a title for the band’s recording studio.

In case you didn’t already know, I covered Boards of Canada for the opening track on my last record, Form, with the help of Benj Pocta of The Beaten Sea. (He also sang Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen on the Memorial record.)

I recently found this photo of The Beaten Sea playing at the Winspear, Jamie Wilson pausing to sing just for Margot. She was transfixed.

You should also check out Deep Cut’s 5 Albums to Get You Into Classic Prog, 5 Albums to Get You Into Modern Prog and 5 Albums to Get You Into Math Rock.

If you’re anything like me, by which I mean into music and technology, this video should blow your mind at least a little bit:

One last music thing, Why more pop songs should end with a fade out.

The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Danah Boyd on the On Being podcast.

I’m in stage 3.

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