Massive repress! OG copies of Boards' Warp debut LP routinely go for triple digits on the used market. Finally Warp has gotten around to reissuing their back catalog and those that missed out the first time around have a chance to get theirs for a fair price. Here's what the mgmnt had to say when we first carried the album: Occasionally there's a record that causes such movement that people that aren't even into the genre hear about it. That's how we came about this record. Heads that were strictly into hip-hop were telling us to give this a listen. Released in 1998 by a production duo from Scotland, Music Has the Right To Children has been gaining favorite status in many personal libraries. It's not something that's going to hit you as groundbreaking, but give it a few listens and you'll find yourself truly enjoying it. The composition is very simple electronica, reminiscent of the laid back tracks of Selected Ambient Works. It has that warm sound to it. Checkout "Turquoise Hexagon Sun." Even when they add harder beats the tracks retain the warm sound like on bass booming "Sixtyten." Each track is usually separated by a beatless ambient section, allowing for moments of contemplation. On "Smokes Quantity" they flip a traditional break over their ambient sounds for a dreamy hook. If you are into chill-out music, this is the record is a must. Recommended.
- music label: Warp Records 2013