Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country - EP by Boards of Canada, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country - EP

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Forget everything you ever thought was dull or ponderous about ambient music, as Boards of Canada return like Greek heroes — unbound from a genre that often sounds like a washing machine begging for a swift kick. Pay attention, Radiohead. Boards of Canada traced a disturbed childhood in the arctic, austere Music Has the Right to Children, but here there's a slightly warmer feeling. More central, tweaked vocals add a new dimension to the "hard beats + bittersweet melodies" pattern of the past; songs like the gorgeous, ice-melting "Zoetrope" glide along on simple celestial glimmers without a single bassline in sight. It's as if the band is thawing out in preparation for something. Even when it's hard to tell what that might be. Tiny, exploratory decisions — no matter. You'll likely want to crawl inside this EP's washing machine for a long, long time. [An LP version was released in 2013.]

Customer Reviews

four tracks long

... and still my favorite boards of canada release. "kid for today" is the epitome of boc -- a careful mixture of nostalgia, melancholy, and childlike melody. "zoetrope" mimics the movement of its namesake, and constructs a jilted melody that hints at the joy of finding a moving image within. perfect for sunny, rainy, cloudy days -- listen and let your memories meld with the moment.

Comfort Food from BOC

This record gave me much comfort in times of need. Nostalgic is often used to describe them in general, and is not an ill-placed adjective in describing this EP. I have played it over and over again and still remains an easily accessable favorite of mine. Sooooothing, beautiful.


I listened to this album before I went to bed for about 5 years and it never got old to me. BOC always brings me back to what it was like being a kid. Something really special here in this atmosphere.


Formed: 1996 in Scotland

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Boards of Canada are the duo of Michael Sandison (born June 1, 1970) and Marcus Eoin (born July 21, 1971). Based on the northern coast of Scotland, the group got its start on acclaimed experimental electronica label Skam in 1996 after recording an obscene number of tracks and pressing the best of them up as a miniscule-run 12", Twoism, an eight-track promo EP the group sent to labels in lieu of a demonstration tape. The pair's first official release appeared on Skam toward the middle of 1996, and...
Full Bio