Boards Of Canada Open Up

Reluctantly.

Pitchfork: Are you coming from musical families?

Mike: Yeah. And of course it’s a big help when your parents play instruments… [pauses]. Actually can I just stop the recorder there for a second?

[Recorder is switched off. Mike asks Marcus if it’s ok to talk about it. Marcus says yes. Mike checks if the recorder is off and explains that they are in fact brothers, but have concealed that as they didn’t want to provoke comparisons to Orbital, the electronic duo of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, when they started to release records in the mid-90s. Recorder is switched on again.]

Read the rest of P-Fork’s Q&A with the mysterious musicians here.