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Nlogax (Boards Of Canada Studio Session Cover)

by Memory Scale

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This is a cover of Boards of Canada's Nlogax recorded during a studio session in April 2018 then edited in July 2019. We chose this tune as final track for a live performance for the Ahoy Festival in Bordeaux. Nicolas Godin plays guitar and Guillaume Flamen, Korg Monopoly (bassline).

I always loved this track. It's not the best known of the Scottish duo's discography (it appeared on the EP Hi Scores published in 1996) but its structure is fascinating, with the drums sample taken from Indeep and its psychedelic progression.

"The word Nlogax is thought to have been derived from the common mathematical expression n·logax = logaxn." -

The following is taken from Forcefield Magazine, April 1998:
"We sometimes make a tune metamorphose as it plays. An example is "Nlogax" from the Hi Scores EP on Skam, which begins like an old electro or disco track but halfway through it suddenly becomes something nightmarish, like your brain is starting to malfunction in the middle of the tune. Psychedelics make music sound entirely different. Tiny details become massive, a five-minute track can feel like it's five hours long on psychedelics. You know when you're on a ride at a fairground, the pitch of the music rises and falls because of the Doppler-Effect? That's another thing we love to do in our tracks, and it's a fairly psychedelic-sounding effect too."


released December 23, 2019
Nicolas Godin: guitar
Guillaume Flamen: Korg Monopoly


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A cinematographic universe based on sound textures and synthetic melodies, Memory Scale mixes electronica and ambient to create a hybrid and contemplative pop.

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