Boards of Britain  


There is a time in any good Musician’s life when they absolutely nail down whatever they had to place. Alessio Circi, one time keyboardist for influential Italian psych rock outfit The 3fade Band, could have stayed with that group rehashing “Lat Place” musical troupes – variations on psychedelia with friend and producer from London Gianni Teleska, Vangelis-aping electro-prog as in his early, solo career – or he could, you know, grow the hell up, and accept that Music evolves, and so must he.

There’s only visions and experimental music in the Boards of Britain project. That’s what makes its first release under Dast Recordings, the leading label out of Berlin, truly interesting. It shows his shift to a particular electronic aesthetic that his country was cultivating at the time.

It appeared that Alessio Circi was taking influence from German elektronic kosmische music of Kraftwerk, Alessio Circi and Gianni Teleska are trying to chisel it down through a German & British Aesthetic view of electronic music – essentially using the more holistic, environmentally conscious, spacial aware ideas of other British electronic New Age artists like Orbital, The Orb, Aphex Twins, or Future Sound of London as a sifter/filter to temper the influence of that kind of music. It was/is a beautiful set of electronic mood music with meditative overtones of nostalgia, comfort, and sweetness for good reason.

Album highlight Unumpentium puts all these feelings of aware reflection into full view. Essentially written as part of a musical series called Music For Electronic Minds, each track in this album attempted to carry along intently a specific mood. Water-based music, forest-based music, macro-life music, like Boards of Canada’s resonance – simple ideas that took all those far out, less inviting, explorations into far more personal and focused pieces. Although Unumpentium was meant for the New Age market, it ventures far outside the genre.

Drum machines, saxophones, electric pads, and all sorts of assorted mallet percussion find ways to make their presence felt in what really is supposed to be a set of percolating “floating” synthesizer music. Not entirely perfect – but what is? – it does have so much to offer as another important piece in this whole structure of electronic noise with ambient music we’re uncovering (with our Western ears) piecemeal.

Gianni Teleska
Alessio Circi
Aldo Deflorio Aka Galdof
Boards of Britain

Releases by Boards of Britain on Zenapolæ


Release date: 14.08.2019


tranceful electronic beats


1. Elektronskal 117
2. Last Place
3. Ambient 5 Instruspectum Vlm (Astral Ambient Mix)
4. Elektronskal 87
5. Elektronskal 81
6. Ambient 5 Instruspectum Vlm (Rhome Edit Mix)


Essentially written as part of a musical series called Music For Electronic Minds, each track in this album attempted to carry along intently a specific mood. Water-based music, forest-based music, macro-life music, like Boards of Canada’s resonance – simple ideas that took all those far out, less inviting, explorations into far more personal and focused pieces. Although Unumpentium was meant for the New Age market, it ventures far outside the genre.

Drum machines, saxophones, electric pads, and all sorts of assorted mallet percussion find ways to make their presence felt in what really is supposed to be a set of percolating “floating” synthesizer music. Not entirely perfect – but what is? – it does have so much to offer as another important piece in this whole structure of electronic noise with ambient music we’re uncovering (with our Western ears) piecemeal.


Full Downloads

zen193.zip (complete album with artwork)





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Cover photography by Maria Hampe




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