I applied online. Pitchfork: Was it always just the two of you playing together? Mike: We've really experienced high expectation regarding the new record, partly because it took such a long time. Mike: Yes, to some extent I think it is. 17 tracks (62:51). When Geogaddi came out you were saying that the new album was already half finished. A lot of the tracks don't really have much structure. This was mentioned in the top section of this article when talking about what labels they are signed to, you can check out the 2 hour broadcast in that section as well. I was asked to come back for a 2nd interview with a the same two people plus a third manager from the hiring area. It's really a case of saying: All the mystery and magic and all this kind of nonsense that built up around the last record got to a point where it was just silly. The Best Fit Interview. I interviewed at The Conference Board of Canada. Mike asks Marcus if it's ok to talk about it*. When we started releasing records we just wanted to avoid comparisons to Orbital... Mike: Or even the Osmonds or the Jacksons [laughs]. Mon, 23 Sep 2019. 2017-02-17 | Boards of Canada remixed Mr Mistake by NEVERMEN(Instrumental). Published May 31, 2019 . I had another 3rd interview further explaining my experiences. Mike: We both relocated and built new studios. In a 2001(?) ... [at the time of the interview—she stepped down in April], and that board is 50-50 men and women. Pitchfork: But Warp Records have changed a lot too, if you think about bands like Max•mo Park, Broadcast etc. I interviewed at Government of Canada (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in July 2019. And it's got guitars on it as well. I think that, even if we don't sound like them, there's a connection in terms of the approach to the music. Jockey Slut Volume 02, Number 22 (Oct/Nov 1999), p.47 . Boards of Canada, photo courtesy of the band. Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Marcus: We saw them in both Canada and Scotland. I mean much more guitar-y than what ended up on the record. So you play guitar one minute and then something extremely electronic the next minute. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. 3 interviews, two by phone and one in person. In person interview was frustrating because almost all the same questions were asked that came up in phone interview. Thu, 13 Jun 2019. I emailed 2 weeks ago (3 weeks after my interview! At one point in the mid-80s Marcus was in a really trashy heavy metal band and I wasn't into their music at all. What indicators would you need to examine and forecast the business sector in Canada (similar question to health expenditures in 20-50 years). Pitchfork: But this will not happen. Did the pre-screening questions and surprised to find out how low the salary was but nonetheless accepted a second phone interview with the hiring manager and another HR. Mike Sandison: Oh. The Jockey Slut article by Richard Southern describes Play by Numbers as follows: "Five-track CD from what was now a trio, boasting a My Bloody Valentine influence in places, shifting further into electronics in others.". 01 March 2018 Coming Of Age: 20 Songs Turning 20 In 2018. I applied online. All rights reserved. I applied online. Interview with director was fine, but she didn't end up staying with the organisation very long afterwards. The pair do seem to have been stirring of late, with their Twitter feed recently directing fans towards a YouTube channel. HR called aftera month also I had applied online and apologized for the late connection. Pitchfork: Why did the educational TV films from the National Film Board of Canada, that you named yourself after, have such a big impact on you and your music if you'd only been exposed to them for a year? If true, the album would represent the band's first batch of new material since the release of 2006 EP 'Trans Canada Highway'. Personal things happen in everyone's lives and you find that it's very difficult to get on with work. He helped to build the Saddle Dome in Calgary. Asked all the routine questions about MS suite of products and related experience and proficiency. Would you like us to review something? Mike: We were about 6 or 7 years old when we started to learn instruments and play together. CN Entertainment. We've been based around Edinburgh for the last 20 years, so this is home. Pitchfork: In the interviews you've given over the years and in the bios that your record label sends out it's never been mentioned when and how you got to know each other. ### Label Biography Boards of Canada is a Scottish electronic music duo comprised of brothers Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin. It's a losing battle. 1. So that's a strange feedback loop. Copyright © 2008–2020, Glassdoor, Inc. "Glassdoor" and logo are registered trademarks of Glassdoor, Inc. We kept changing what we were doing. [Laughs]. Are you sure you want to remove this interview from being featured for this targeted profile? The problem with us as a band is that we have a schizophrenic approach to music, which still haunts us. Mike: But when we came home [from school] we were recording music together. You have to stick with something. Our mission is to help newcomers achieve their potential, and finding work that you enjoy is a crucial component to your new life in Canada. Our parents were in the same gang of friends. We have this system of working where we never work in a linear fashion. We were the only group at our high school to use synths. Actually can I just stop the recorder there for a second? We haven't gone out of our way to conceal the fact we're brothers. Plus we don't even have the time. That took us about a year. The hiring practice seemed to be taken out of an old HR 'how to hire' textbook from 1960. Mike: Well, I went to high school before Marcus did, and I formed a band there with friends. Mike: We are both Sandisons. The Conference Board of Canada Interviews. Mike: Yeah. Marcus says yes. Marcus: I thought they were. Latest News. LISTEN: WXAXRXP Highlights Christian Eede , June 24th, 2019 13:01 Mixes from Boards Of Canada and Flying Lotus were amongst the highlights This past weekend saw Warp Records take control of NTS Radio for over 100 hours of broadcasts across the station's two live streams, and now some of the highlights have begun to emerge online. With 2019 marking 30 years of Warp Records, the label's anniversary celebrations continue in November with the release of the WXAXRXP Sessions box set.. I applied through an employee referral. Only recently did we find out that they had used our music on some of their films. At the same time their sound of electronic psychedelia has been copied so often as to make the duo wonder what to do next. Listen free to Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children (Wildlife Analysis, An Eagle in Your Mind and more). Tape decks Grundig Unknown tape deck “We love these low-quality tape machines,” Eoin says. Marcus: Back then television was a really big deal for us because we were so bored. Yes, on June 23rd of this year, 2019, Boards of Canada did a live 2 hour broadcast for WARP Records 30th Anniversary. I applied online. Mike Sandison (born 1 June 1970) & Marcus Eoin (born 21 July 1971) are an electronic duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Pretty shameful practices if you ask me. The process took 2 weeks. But it's correct that we had done a lot of work on this record by the time Geogaddi came out. We work parallel on lots and lots of music at once. Of course we are massive fans of My Bloody Valentine. For me it didn't really fit together. Our drive with this record is to try and get us out of the dance section and into the main section with all the others bands, like ABBA and A-Ha. I felt a deception but I quickly did the questions and send it to them. Mike: We also started working on an acoustic version of Music Has the Right to Children years ago and it still exists. The process took 8+ months. Recorder is switched on again.]*. Pitchfork: You only started sending demo tapes to record labels in the mid-90s. He can be reached at heiko@groove.de. Boards of Canada haven’t released any new music since their 2013 album Tomorrow’s Harvest. Nobody's gonna want to listen to a record where there's an electronic tune and, let's say, a banjo tune right after. The report provides a jurisdictional comparison of work-related fatality rates in Canada between 2012 and 2017 using data from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC). Application. So it was really crude old-school multitrack recording. Play By Numbers is the name of Boards of Canada's fourth known release. Marcus: Yeah but I wouldn't describe it as Boards of Canada music at that time. At Moving2Canada we’re committed to helping you succeed and find work in Canada. Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside making it easy to find a job that’s right for you. Interview. That’s what Boards of Canada were going for when they recorded Music Has the Right to Children in the late 1990s. 2019. A week later, I had the second phone interview with questions about my background. I applied through a staffing agency. And that became more important than the music itself. I interviewed at The Conference Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON) in July 2019. It's not that big of a deal. We both have pretty short attention spans. Not an IDM band, not an electronic band, and not a dance band. 2. Marcus Eoin: Obviously, certain people know us as real people. The process took 2+ months. Mike Eoin: Maybe not now, but in five or 10 years-- if shops are still selling CDs. I was eight years old and Marcus was a bit younger. Please describe the problem with this {0} and we will look into it. If your parents have tape recorders, pianos and stuff like lying around in the house you are just going to play around with them. We knew that we had to break away from this thing. What you could do is record something on one tape recorder, play it back across two feet of air and while it was playing accompany it with something else on the guitar, the piano, the drums, whatever. We moved around quite a lot and then relocated to Scotland. Various online sources indicate that good emulations of Boards of Canada can be made using the FM synthesis in the Native Instruments FM7 (or FM8 (new version)). Their main concern was how many other competitions I was in and what other offers I had received. Are they not? I also received a salary screening call and had to complete a writing test. Mike: We always have enough material for several other albums but what tends to happen is that our tastes move on and we kind of get fed up with what we're doing. Some songs are more soundscapes. Interview. So this time we really wanted to try and break out. I applied through other source. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). I actually rate bands like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson who are a hybrid of electronic and guitar music. Pitchfork: So who had to adopt a new family name for the sake of Boards of Canada? The idea of making music where it's really difficult to figure out which instruments you are listening to but you just don't care. We can't release them under this project. We're already seeing from the reactions to this record that some people love it and are really happy that we've done something different. Your California Privacy Rights. Tell about a time when you had to prioritize multiple demands for multiple people. Maybe it's a slightly gothic thing. [Laughs]. We're not trying to be an IDM band and we're not trying to be a Warp band or anything. Period!! The films were on television in the UK for years. He's been trying for about four years to persuade us do some work on his label Bella Union but we are contractually not allowed to do that. Marcus: Some of the tracks that we worked on are so extreme in one direction that we just can't use them. Warp ain't saying nuffink, with Boards Of Canada seemingly out on a limb with this one. sector in Canada. These people came back to me with written questions. You would never know that it was us. Marcus: For me, there's an era of music in the early 90s when people started to combine electronic music with guitar music, forcing them to come together, and I always hated this music. This is something that we've done slightly deliberately. Reclusive electronic duo Boards Of Canada took charge for a two hour mix, a trippy, lysergic dive into left field psychedelia, shoegaze, ambient, and out-electronics. In a 2001 interview with Mate Galic of Native Instruments, Boards of Canada was revealed to use Native Instruments products, but not specifically which one(s). After the interview. 2017. :Boards of Canada" by Toby Manning . Advertisement. Comprising old radio and studio sessions from the likes of Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Seefeel, Flying Lotus and Oneohtrix Point Never, the set will be split across 10 12" records. At the same time we also tried to get away from the notion that our music is entirely contained within electronic boxes. COVID-19 UPDATES For graduates looking to become certified, select one of the following: June 25, 2019. Are you sure you want to replace it? The name Boards Of Canada derives from the National Film Board of Canada, whose documentary films inspired the duo. Then I became a father last year and that was another year lost. But if you're gonna be a band you can't really afford to do that. Pitchfork: Is The Campfire Headphase a direct reaction for you on Geogaddi? are you a canadian citizen? But it's a shame because we are such huge fans of theirs. But there are some people having a problem with the guitars. Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone. The same day i started reading the reviews on glass door and realise that this is not a place that I want to be working for. We're just a band. With their Warp albums Music Has the Right to Children and Geogaddi, Boards of Canada have become one of the most well-loved and critically revered contemporary artists without releasing singles, videos, or even going on tour. Marcus: We realized that there are some people who would listen to our records but instead of listening to the music they would start looking for some hidden things immediately. And we are not like that at all. If you were successful in the assessment, you will be notified about the next steps in the … We had a kind of battle when we worked on this album [The Campfire Headphase]. We would do this, swap the cassettes over and do it again and again until the tapes started getting so distorted that you couldn't do it any longer. You will be contacted to confirm what your status is within the competition. Marcus: Definately. I interviewed at The Conference Board of Canada. WXAXRXP Sessions includes previously unreleased work from Boards Of Canada, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kelly Moran and more. Pitchfork: It seems that on one hand you're afraid to alienate your audience but on the other you try to avoid being pigeonholed. And we think this works against us as well. So I invited him to play with my band. Post a comment. I was offered minimum wage for a position that requires a degree and relevant past experience. I interviewed at Government of Canada (Edmonton, AB) in November 2017. We actually have a huge amount of music that people will probably never get to hear. So we just went out and vandalized property. They don't fit the BoC thing at all. And of course it's a big help when your parents play instruments...[pauses]. Mike: People will look for secret things now in this record even if there aren't any. I think they are brilliant but the kind of people who are into that kind of thing now are not as broad-minded as maybe people were 20 years ago. Easy to talk to, more of a conversation. Look at these charts and tell us what you see. ), and was told that they are still in the hiring process and I should hear back within a week. The new record is probably the slowest record that we've done. © 2018 Condé Nast. WXAXRXP (2019) In 2019, Warp Records kicked off the celebrations for their 30th anniversary, entitled WXAXRXP, with a 100-hour takeover of online radio station NTS Radio, featuring mixes, radio shows and unreleased music from a number of artists on their roster. It never has been and we are not big fans of laptop music. In this interview, ... Marcus: Yeah but I wouldn't describe it as Boards of Canada music at that time. Pitchfork: Do you mean bands like EMF or Jesus Jones? And they don't actually fit in the same category... Marcus: ...but we would listen to them at the same time. Mike: Because we've always listened to huge amounts of different music we experiment with lots of things. Questions asked will be related to those on the posting and specifically the essential or asset criteria. I interviewed at The Conference Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON) in June 2016. Mike: Well, that's a great compliment. I interviewed at The Conference Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON) in September 2013. We weren't old enough to go to the cinema and we were in a town where there was absolutely bugger all to do. Marcus: Instead of starting on one song and working on it until its finished we have hundreds of songs on the go at one time and depending on our mood we try working on different ones. I wasn't going to name names but, yes. In 2017 Boards of Canada released a remix of "Sometimes" by The Sexual Objects. Professional Geomatics Associations and Groups in Canada September 17, 2020 - 5:35 pm GeoIgnite: Leadership in Times of Disruption July 8, 2020 - 7:39 pm Nova Scotia Civic Address Finder April 19, 2020 - 3:44 pm Mike: From 1979 to 1980. The sleeve of Dummy. There was a lot of work at that time in Canada so that's why we moved there. I interviewed at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (Toronto, ON) in October 2019. The whole mood of this record is really uplifting and happy generally. Interview. I applied online. Mike: No, they just pretend that they are. Pitchfork: And you really started recording music at the age of 10? We lived in the same place near Inverness in Scotland, a very small coastal town in the middle of nowhere. Music Has the Right to Children is the first studio release by Boards of Canada and their first with Warp Records, who would be home to their later releases. I interviewed at Government of Canada (Ottawa, ON) in January 2019. [Laughs] Or sneak in video nasties from the local video store. Marcus: Initially we were in different bands in high school. Pitchfork: Are you coming from musical families? It was a theme that we wanted to persue on that record but people have understood from that that we always put secret, dark, sinister, and satanic things in our music. Why did it take you such a long time to approach a label to release your music? You have to stay with a flavor. Mike: See, some people go out of their way to do things like that, while we are trying to avoid it. Ad Choices. In this interview, which took place at the Royal Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland,ÊMike and Marcus Sandison speak for the first time about their backgrounds, obsessive reactions to Geogaddi, and their upcoming new album The Campfire Headphase. Quick and to the point. Met with three people, one from HR and one person from the hiring area. 31.7%. Mike: Obviously we didn't have a multitrack recorder, but we had two tape recoders. Learn how to enable cookies. Pitchfork: So what took you so long? So that's a pretty simple explanation. People were understanding things from our music that we didn't put in there and were saying there was an evil underrcurrent to everything. When the two men met, Barrow was a ponytailed 19-year-old making demos with the 26-year-old Gibbons at the city’s Coach House Studios (Barrow and … After each question was asked and answered, the interviewers recorded my response in writing. Entretien vidéo panel avec un HR Generalist, deux senior économistesPar skype ProfessionalProcessus prévoyant entretien avec d'autres senior economist par la suitej'ai reçu une réponse 8 jours après l'entretien, ils étaient tous amicaux mais je pense que je ne les regardais pas assez dans les yeux. One of the early hallmarks of Boards Of Canada's music was the way that through artificially degrading or treating sounds, it employed a sense of nostalgia in a way that was by turn dreamy or creepy. Mike: Or maybe it just seems like that from our point of view here in Scotland. Buy their music, don't download. And Eoin is actually Marcus' middle name. The interview consisted of a small panel that asked questions from a standard set used for all job candidates. 2017-07-24 | Boards of Canada remixed Sometimes by The Sexual Objects. And I think it would have been harder for us to release a record with guitar sounds if that hadn't been the case. Phone interview with HR and hiring manager followed by in person and analysis and writing test. The interview follows a very scripted process. Marcus: Exactly! Now there's a feeling that if you are one of these kids wearing black eyeliner who's into Marilyn Manson you will never be open-minded enough to listen to electronic music. Answer briefly, but try to avoid yes/no answers. That was part of the problem. Mike: They have a newsletter and even ran an article on us a couple of years ago. 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Did the pre-screening questions and surprised to find out how low the salary was but nonetheless accepted a second phone interview with the hiring manager and another HR. Thank the interview panel for the opportunity to be considered for the position. So if we'd really gone full-on with that they would have just never believed that it's the same group. The process took 5 weeks. Latest News. Pitchfork: More than any of your records before this one reminds me most of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. Pitchfork: Don't you underestimate your audiences openness for change? Phone- a few HR questions, the rest were mostly questions on how I would analyze certain situations, and my writing experienceIn person + written test- friendly interview, and test wasn't so bad. Marcus: It's just another manifestation of this schizophrenic problem, trying to do too many things at once. Finland. Professional approach and spent time talking about the organization and opportunity for longer term employment. 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