Twoism began life as a small, vinyl-only independent offering in 1995 on Boards of Canada's Music70 label, swelling into a sought-after eBay item by the end of the decade.

RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26
Twoism began life as a small, vinyl-only independent offering in 1995 on Boards of Canada's Music70 label, swelling into a sought-after eBay item by the end of the decade. When online bids for it topped out at nearly $1,200 in 2001, the Scottish electronic duo knew that the nine-song set was probably due for a wider release. Sounding neither dated nor prey to dying electronic genres, Twoism is refreshingly untrendy. Even these formative songs give an impression of a pair obsessed with their studio gear, mirroring the natural skill of Warp labelmates like Aphex Twin and Autechre and offering up soothing, almost pastoral sounds ripe for visualization without bringing nearly as much menace out of the machines. Is it worth more than $1,000? Doubtful, but a welcome offering nonetheless.—TP