Music Has the Right to Children is the debut studio album by Scottish electronic music duo Boards of Canada. It was released on 20 April 1998 in the United Kingdom by Warp and Skam Records and in the United States by Matador Records.
ITC Bauhaus (1975) in all-lowercase letters feature on front, back and CD.
Childhood daydreaming mixed with ’70s kitsch; a wistful nostalgia refracted and distorted; an artificial recreation of a (probably false) memory. Music Has The Right To Children sums this up with its cover art—a sun-bleached vacation photo of a family whose faces have all been blurred out, eroded by time or your own failing mental faculties. As [band member Michael] Sandison explained, “If there’s sadness in the way we use memory, it’s because the time you’re focusing on has gone forever… It’s a theme we play on a lot, that bittersweet thing where you face up to the fact that certain chapters of your life are just Polaroids now.” — Sean O’Neal, The A.V. Club