BoC+Aphex Twin+Grizzly Bear+Broadcast
Maybe only a hand full of you have this release marked on your calendar, maybe even less than that but I doubt it, this release no matter how good it sounds musically to anyone its a piece of electronic music history and one of the most thought out gestures you could ever give to your fans. As a record label owner this project is the pinnacle of all releases and especially during a time where digital sales have almost equaled the same amount as physical sales. The Warp20 (Box Set) contains:
– Warp20 (1989-2009) The Complete Catalogue
(192 page book)
– Warp20 (Chosen): Double CD album
(Ten songs chosen by you (Warp20.net), ten songs chosen by Warp co-founder Steve Beckett)
– Warp20 (Recreated): Double CD album
(Twenty brand new cover versions of Warp songs by Warp artists past and present)
– Warp20 (Unheard): Triple 10” Vinyl
(Completely unheard tracks by Boards of Canada, Autechre and Broadcast)
– Warp20 (Elemental): CD album
(re-edits from Osymyso, made from sections, samples, & fragments of Warp music from the last 20 years)
– Warp20 (Infinite): Double 10” Vinyl
(hand-picked locked-groove loops from Warp tracks)
One song that i’ve waiting to hear was Bibio’s cover of Boards of Canada, wow okay just say that out loud, now that just makes my ears smile. The man can do no wrong in my mind, he grabs the melodies from the original and I can tell from the start he has heard this song more than 100 times before, I can hear how this song is probably really close to his heart, its such a confident cover with such contrast in style and small amounts of unique character sprinkled lightly all the way thru it.
This piano piece by Leila covering Aphex Twin to me rips away at the original and gets to the core of it all, almost like a psycho analytical reinterpretation of how Richard D. James felt when he made the basic parts for the original song. One thing Leila did which is hard to match it that the tensity is almost matched to the original which would make any drill n’ bass fan fall to their knees and it was all done here by only piano.
Pivot was one of the highlights for me during the Warp 20 year show, their live show was consistently innovative and kept my attention. They picked a hard cover to mess up, its Grizzly Bear’s Colorado which has a great vocals in it, the synths they added at the 3 min mark are a complete treat and really takes this song to a new level compared to the original.
My boss/friend Sam Valenti IV is a big supporter of Gravenhurst and turned me onto them back when I worked in the actual Ghostly Office years ago, I think he’d fully support this cover of Broadcast, it has all the signature Gravenhurst elements of guitar picking accompanied by a soft voice.
– Warp fanboy out
Boards of Canada – Kaini Industries (Bibio cover)[audio:kainibibio.mp3]
Aphex Twin – Vordhosbn (Leila cover)[audio:vordhosbnleila.mp3]
Grizzly Bear – Colorado (Pivot cover)[audio:coloradopivot.mp3]
Broadcast – I Found The F (Gravenhurst cover)[audio:foundgravenhurst.mp3]
25 Comments Leave A Comment
Andre Obin says:September 21, 2009 at 10:49 am
Thanks for this post. Bibio’s BoC cover dominates.
torrans says:September 21, 2009 at 10:58 am
Love that Aphex cover. Cant wait to here the rest.
Harley Turan says:September 21, 2009 at 11:30 am
I so want the Warp20 Box Set, but £110 is out of my price range at the moment (yay for being 17). Nightmares On Wax’s “Hey! Hey!, Can U Relate?” cover is just incredible. Also, the Born Ruffian’s cover of Aphex Twin’s “Milkman” is hilarious.
Kevin says:September 21, 2009 at 11:51 am
wow, what an interesting BoC song to cover. really awesome.
Jeff says:September 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Man, Bibio’s own album is great, but his BoC interpretation blew me away. Can somebody talk him into doing a whole album?
Langel says:September 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm
funny that the Twin track reminds a lot of a track from Drukqs…
Jakub says:September 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm
VORDHOSBN is on Drukqs, Leila just did a cover, these are all covers
Langel says:September 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm
Ok, lolz. Let’s just say I’m no Warp artist roster expert. …and slightly assburgerized then. =D/
effixx says:September 21, 2009 at 6:42 pm
Pre-ordered. Will be attacking the mail man that day…
Ryan says:September 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm
Jeff’s right! let’s hear an entire Bibio album of BoC covers… damn, that’d be rad.
thanks so much for posting these tunes, Jakub. this remix and Seven Forty Seven would be the primary reasons i’d get that box set.
1 down, 1 to go. :D
WH says:September 22, 2009 at 7:23 am
I’d just prefer a new BoC album…any day now guys.
greg says:September 22, 2009 at 11:57 am
That Gravenhurst cover is okay, but they’re nowhere near as talented or innovative as Broadcast.
R M Pinti says:September 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm
I’m curious as to how this didn’t get more attention on the blog — I read this blog daily and I completely missed this until a friend pointed it out.
This seems like its going to be an insane release and its not even a featured post? There are probably a good of readers on this site who’d be interested in buying.
(Or maybe I’m just the one guy who just didn’t notice it)
Colin says:September 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm
I’m a lucky early owner. When I can find a moment, I’ll be featuring it on Hard Format. It’s served to really remind me just how great Warp have been. The thing I love most about the box is the choice of 10″ format – it’s my favourite size.
effixx says:September 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm
R M Pinti… try subscribing to the Warp newsletter. It’s really good for keeping up on all Warp releases, events, and updates.
R M Pinti says:September 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm
I didn’t know they had a newsletter. Thanks effixx, I’ll jump to it.
Jakub says:September 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm
R M Pinti –
I’ll get it featured soon, my Ps keeps quitting on me so I can’t make the small banner! ha
R M Pinti says:September 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Sounds good Jakub. Hopefully it’ll give the release a bit more publicity…because we all know it deserves it!
Garvin says:September 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm
Wow that BoC cover is pretty epic. It’s pretty true that whatever he touches is gold. I bumped into his music a little late with his Ted EP, but man have I been addicted ever since. Can’t wait to own this piece for myself.
mart says:September 25, 2009 at 4:04 am
My box set just arrived. It’s beeaaaauuuutiful – will be taking pics later, so may pimp my tumblr with those later if anyone’s interested. Just ripped the CDs – 4.8 hours of music. Plus vinyl too! It’s expensive to drop in one go, but incredibly good value when you consider it all.
mg33 says:September 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm
I am eagerly awaiting the box set! To those that don’t know, I am pretty sure it will be next to impossible to buy them now. They only printed as many as were preordered. One of the reasons I bought one is because a friend is convinced these are going to be huge collectors items at some point. Who knows… But, excited to get it!
LD says:September 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm
The Pivot cover of Colorado is eppppppppic. Damn.
For-W-Art says:September 30, 2009 at 6:29 am
I’m waiting for ages for this thing to arrive in my mailbox. Made a pre-order of this ages ago, I’m just dying to hold it in my hands.
effixx says:September 30, 2009 at 8:26 am
Yeah man they delayed the shipping to the states until Oct. 2nd. I’ve been keeping an eye on the order status for a while and then saw a post on the warp home page this week…
clippingimages says:October 6, 2009 at 11:12 am
Bibio’s album really awesome. BoC cover looks great. Thanks for sharing this nice post.