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Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase Album

  • Performer: Boards Of Canada
  • Title: The Campfire Headphase
  • Size MP3 ver: 2164 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1505 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 21 Oct 2013
  • Style: Downtempo, Ambient
  • # Catalog: WARPLP123R
  • Label: Warp Records, Music70
  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Genre: Electronic
Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase Album


2Tears From The Compound Eye4:03
3Constants Are Changing1:42
4Hey Saturday Sun4:56
5Oscar See Through Red Eye5:08
6Dayvan Cowboy5:00
7Farewell Fire8:28
8Chromakey Dreamcoat5:47
9Sherbet Head2:41
10Satellite Anthem Icarus6:08
11'84 Pontiac Dream3:49
12Peacock Tail5:24
13Slow This Bird Down6:09
14A Moment Of Clarity0:51
15Into The Rainbow Vein0:44


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
warpcd123Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Warp Records, Music70warpcd123UK2005
noneBoards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256)Warp RecordsnoneUnknown
warpcd123Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Warp Records , Music70warpcd123Russia2005
WARPCDD123Boards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Warp RecordsWARPCDD123Unknown
WARPLP123RBoards Of Canada The Campfire Headphase ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP)Warp Records, Music70WARPLP123RUK2014


  • Artwork, DesignBoards Of Canada, Natasha Morton
  • Mastered ByNS
  • Written-By, Performer, ProducerMarcus Eoin, Michael Sandison


Reissued in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves. Includes download code and sticker.

© 2013 Warp Records Limited ℗ 2005 Warp Records Limited


  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 81231 7
  • Barcode (String): 801061812317
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 59577 1A WARPLP 123 NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 59577 1B WARPLP 123
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 59577 1C WARPLP 123 NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 59577 1D WARPLP 123


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
  • Recorded At – Hexagon Sun
  • Published By – Warp Music


Comments (29)

My favourite Boards album, but then each one of them is my favourite but for different things, this one is excellent for just careless relaxation, lounging and daydreaming.The record itself is.. pretty nice, could be better, could do without a few cyclic crackles at the start of 3 out of 4 sides, oh and there was mysterious substance all over my side D that I had to clean off ?? I don't want to say someone may have jizzed on my copy of Campfire Headphase.. but that was weird to find.
Relieved to report that my copy has no noise! I'd say go buy this right now.
Got this on CD when it was released but have just got a vinyl copy (2013) repress. Listen through tonight on headphones and my copy seems fine. No sound issues or scratches to the vinyl.
I got 2 download codes and no exclusive sticker with my copy! XD
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Just been reading through all these comments on the repressings of the boc vinyl. So far I've gotten Hi Scores, MHTRTC, Twoism, ABPOITC… all of them were well pressed and played well without any surface noise or errors. But man, from what people have said about TCH and TransCanadaHighway, and Geogaddi, (and I've read Twoism had issues too) it seems they really fakked something up in these repressings. Campfire Headphase is probably my least favourite boc album so I'm gonna save it for last, and I'm glad I chose to do so. Hoping I can get the newest one that ISN'T a bad pressing.
Early Waffle
I have the same problem with side c and d. What a waste of money. I bought it from a record store as an exchange for a badly pressed American reissue of SAW 2. Now I'm stuck with another poor-sounding record. Thanks warp and warner for screwing the fans.
Golden Lama
People who ordered from Bleep are having the exact same problem, there's a page dedicated to the faulty disc here somewhere.Some people who even ordered replacement discs received ones with the same marks and surface noise on them, you got lucky.
Your record store was probably carrying old batches of this. Order from Bleep to get a good copy.
Got my copy of this today from Bleep. I think the new batches they have been pressing have solved these issues mentioned below, I can't find any of the problems on mine. Plays great with little surface noise, and i have no clicks or distortion. I would be wary though when buying from resellers and other stores as they may be selling you the bad copies with flaws.
Bad sound, i just know when i play compare with original.
just received the replacements, they only send the vinyls without the picture cover, both vinyls have exactly the same (identical i would say) mark/trace which cause audible cracks & pops. how amature is that ?
Sides A and B sound fantastic. Unfortunately, sides C and D have some pretty serious surface noise on one or two on the tracks on each side.
Got copies of MHTRTC, Geogaddi & Campfire Headphase from our US distro as of January 17th 2014.All 3 items are flawless. No visible marks and perfect play.Took 4 months to arrive here in Montreal, perhaps a repress of the original October 2013 copies (which were flawed)?Worth the wait. Perfect presses.
Love Me
They have both at Phonopolis. On Bernard, if you're not familiar with it.
I Send it back. Second copy exact the same problem on the d-side. A huge scratch. avoid !!!
same problem !
Same issue as mentioned before: a surprising amount of noise on this pressing. Especially inner tracks (Constants Are Changing, Farewell Fire)
Bad repress, especially side C and D. Lots of surface noise and a distortion in the right channel. The songs constants are changing and tears from the compound eye sounds horrible. My brother has the same issues with his album. How the hell is it possible that this repress past quality control?
Terrible repress!!! The first copy I've ordered had a WOOD SPLINTER pressed into the vinyl. After I returned the second copy has terrible surface noise in the end of the 2nd and 3rd side. Too bad Warp Records!!
Not a great repress, lots of surface noise. Anyone else with a scratch on the D-side?
Mysterious Wrench
The first copy I bought also had a scratch on side 4 and lots of crackle on the last song of Side 3.Side 4 sounded terrible! I took it back to the record shop and checked a few other copies with the owner.It seems that a whole batch of this wonderful album has this unfortunate problem. However, I did find a cleaner copy in the same shop.There's still some crackle on the last song of side C, but the surface noise on side 4 is completely absent and there's no scratch.I expect a better quality control from Warp on all future releases and reissues.
I have it too. But mine is really superficial and it´s not noticeable when playing. Bleep is aware of this issue and they're replacing them if you send a picture of the scratch. There's also a thread in Twoism forums about this.
Dancing Lion
Glad to get this repress. Original copies have been going for silly money especially since Tomorrow's Harvest.Back in the mid-2000s I was buying less vinyl but of course I have a CD copy, so I wished to complete my colection. Nevertheless , The Campfire Headphase remains my least favourite BoC Long-player, but that said they still sit very high in the upper echelons of my favourite artists, and this is not a "bad" album!.There is a critical point that always catches me, and that is "Chromakey Dreamcoat". After short sweet intro, this track comes in, and after all these years, I still can't twist my ears around that de-tuned guitar and enjoy this track. It puts me off the rest of the album, and has coloured my perception of the whole release forever.After that things smooth out, and the dream-like qualities, and the very folky, outdoor kinda feel all start to swing together. It somehow lacks the cohesion of "Music Has the Right", with its children's voices and strange messages. It also doesn't get as heavy and hip-hop driven as Geogaddi; perhaps all in all the guitar led sound on this is what makes the whole thing less appealing than these other albums, as I am a deep electronica-head. Tracks such as Dayvan Cowboy,'84 Pontiac Dream and Slow This Bird Down are amazing, and lift the album, and when the detuned guitar returns on Hey Saturday Sun and Constants are Changing it has been toned down and does not offend my ears.So I have from now on to skip track 2, whatever format I am listening to, and rebuild my appreciation for this great piece of work.
It makes me sad to see people criticize BoC for this album. I think it's beautiful, just like all their others. The real problem is that people need to have more of an open mind, in my opinion.
The funny thing is that they've been using guitars and accoustic instruments from the beginning.
Strange. Chromakey Dreamcoat is easily one of my favorite tracks. That, Farewell Fire, and Peacock Tail are easily my favorites. They made the album trying to break away from their same old formula. They meant for it to be a futuristic campfire songs compilation. And I think they hit it right on the head. It was a very well done album, but if you don't care much for the departure of sound than that's understandable.
Just bought this today, and, is it normal that the end of side 4 is pressed in a really low volume? Checked the mp3 and it's also really low volume... but I just want to make sure that I didn't get a bad copy!
No, side four sounds like garbage in the later repress.
Farewell Fire is supposed to be quiet and have a really long fade out.

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