Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)

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TRACKLIST

1. Gemini
2. Reach For The Dead
3. White Cyclosa
4. Jacquard Causeway
5. Telepath
6. Cold Earth
7. Transmisiones Ferox
8. Sick Times
9. Collapse
10. Palace Posy
11. Split Your Infinities
12. Uritual
13. Nothing Is Real
14. Sundown
15. New Seeds
16. Come To Dust
17. Semena Mertvykh

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I hardly know her!

controversial vegan pregnancy (contenderizer), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

is this real

ciderpress, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes it's real

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Released: June 10th 2013
Preorder (double vinyl + mp3 / CD + mp3 / 3 t-shirts) https://bleep.com/boards-of-canada-tomorrows-harvest

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

nothing is real

ciderpress, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

So, no (ft. Adele) track, thank god that rumor was a joke.

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't really care about boards of canada but i think it's funny because wasn't their whole thing "nostalgia" (like samples of kids voices etc) and now 30-somethings are excited about a new album because of nostalgia for their college years and so it's like double nostalgia or nostalgia squared

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:17 (five years ago) Permalink

...for an age yet to come.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, no. Please don't turn this thread into another Random Access Memories thread when we overanalyze if BoC is for the children.

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

This album is ripe for an ILM pre-covers, btw.

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Split Your Infinities is perhaps the BoCesque track title of all BoC track titles.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Gemeni and White Cyclosa, too

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

iamokaywiththis.jpg

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

me too! it gives me that warm, fuzzy, almost nostalgic feeling. reminds me of some forgotten past that i never directly experienced but that i understand in a collective unconscious sorta way! also reminds me of lol college. we should talk about this!

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Bleep.com has bleeping crashed, hasn't it?

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow's Harvest is the top trending topic on Twitter. Probably the first and last time that BoC will achieve that.

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 29 April 2013 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Does anyone with iTunes hear anything here? (also: track lengths?)

http://boardsofcanada2013.tumblr.com/post/49193502112

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

hasitleakedyet

am0n, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:21 (five years ago) Permalink

No previews.

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

we live in sick times

am0n, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyone speak Russian? Is Semena Mertvykh "seeds of the dead" ?

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

All the hype, I knew, was just going to result in solely this, but it's a bit disappointing that it wasn't lengthened out for a good time longer... would've loved for the final mystery to be the Buy button for the mp3 album, links for vinyl and all such provided therein.

I follow Warp on FB as well and thought it a bit pre-mature/odd that the label announced the album before BoC did, even if they were working hand-in-hand to promote this. BoC carries the air of mystery, Warp is located in London and contracts hip, young artists

kelpolaris, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Quick! Someone rename 17 copies of that Rick Astley song & upload them somewhere!

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:32 (five years ago) Permalink

would've loved for the final mystery to be the Buy button for the mp3 album, links for vinyl and all such provided therein.

imo such nerdery just cheapens the final work

the late great, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

if your damn album is so good why do you need viral marketing nonsense

the late great, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost: Dead Seeds.

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

previews are up... glorious... breathtaing... boc are gods!...

am0n, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:40 (five years ago) Permalink

what? were?

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

where?

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

http://bit.ly/12URC6y

am0n, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:44 (five years ago) Permalink

You have to click all of the tiles in the right order to hear them, though.

StanM, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:49 (five years ago) Permalink

if your damn album is so good why do you need viral marketing nonsense

― the late great, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:33 (12 minutes ago) Permalink

BoC likely makes more in t-shirt sales than they do albums. considering that the majority will download this - for free - and that they're albums are continually running out of print, BoC would be more successful in selling their aura, mystery of brand rather than actualized product. attempting this whole viral thing and having it run into conclusion would validate the concept itself as well as the idea of boc being entirely nontraditional... hence the fact that they've given like, what, 2 interviews ever?

what i'm saying is that the album would sell regardless of the way it was put forth, and it does no harm to have it sell in a way that benefits both the group and label in really being both a musical group and label that releases art for arts sake, progressive work for consideration rather than transaction

kelpolaris, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

sir, step away from the bong

we're up all night to get relegated (Noodle Vague), Monday, 29 April 2013 19:58 (five years ago) Permalink

this whole campaign was pretty half baked no? It seemed as someone started this whole long winded thing and then just became bored early on.
Anyway, album to be released in June as we knew from the start

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 29 April 2013 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

this whole campaign was pretty half baked no?

its all kinda gone to pot after the whole thing went up in smoke

am0n, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

this news is going to make me go back and listen to all the BoC stuff again and try to hear what everyone else apparently was hearing that I wasn't

calstars, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyway, album to be released in June as we knew from the start

We did?

Position Position, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

marketing gimmick was fun. i mean, come on, fuck it. let em have a good time.

illegalblues, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

kinda better marketing than beyonce atm amirite

Van Horn Street, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Best viral marketing since Blair Witch Project 2

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 29 April 2013 20:34 (five years ago) Permalink

lol --> http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=4516654&ev=rb

am0n, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

would be better to spend that sorta coin on drugs

illegalblues, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Wtf! That's not even a real single.

Moka, Monday, 29 April 2013 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

3.00 / 5 (2 ratings)

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Monday, 29 April 2013 21:00 (five years ago) Permalink

I was just wondering how much someone would be willing to pay for that but I'm pretty sure it's not $5000

frogbs, Monday, 29 April 2013 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

wow, damn. gotta say this is probably the best album of the year.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 29 April 2013 21:03 (five years ago) Permalink

hard to believe they've not called a track "Gemini" until now.

i lost my shoes on acid (jed_), Monday, 29 April 2013 21:05 (five years ago) Permalink

i miss when these guys used to make *true techno music*

the late great, Monday, 29 April 2013 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

can we stop talking about Boards of Canada like they're Merzbow

Bitch Fantastic (DJP), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 13:51 (five years ago) Permalink

a sports car in a tropical fishtank

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I thought we were talking about them as if they were George Michael?

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I've got a couple of Tomorrow's Harvest tracks on a compilation and always enjoy them but it's definitely the album I feel least compulsion to play (and there's no obvious reason for that).

djh, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

The fact that we're all different people to who we were 8/11/15 years ago?

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

"nothing is real" might be the most boc-like boc track.

clouds, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 18:36 (five years ago) Permalink

x-post. Yes, that.

djh, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Just as counterpoint, Campfire Headphase was the first BoC album I heard and is still my favorite of theres. I never had any earlier listening history with them, I guess I'm one of those "stockbrokers" that digs the sound, but it was the first forward-thinking electronics+guitar album that got my attention since those Global Communication/Chapterhouse remixes.

Still listening to Tomorrow's Harvest a lot - mostly when programming fwiw.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I've heard all four full-lengths in the order they were released. I'd say Music Has the Right and Campfire Headphase are my favorites; I'd take both over Geogaddi, which felt a little too woozy and choppy for me. In the years since Campfire came out, that's the one I've probably reached for most.

New one hasn't really clicked for me, but I honestly haven't spent much time with it. It did sound nice while I was falling asleep last night.

Geoffrey Schweppes (jaymc), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Re-issue lp's in the mail to me now!

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow's Harvest is my new favorite record to listen to while driving through America's southwestern deserts.

octobeard, Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Where's the best (cheapest) place to order the reissues? Anybody doing special items (stickers, post cards etc)?

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I dunno, despite not returning to it much, the new one for me thematically clicks in a similar way to Music Has the Right. Whereas the first was a reflection on childhood, psychedelia and nostalgia in the post-rave moment, they rework the dread and unsettling elements of their sound along with the retro-aesthetics seems really well in Tomorrow's Harvest with a kind of persistent dark imaginary around ecological issues, especially the return to entropic themes within cybernetics from Limits to Progress to contemporary anxieties around climate change and disastrous pursuit of surplus. I didn't really grasp that kind of unified theme in Geogaddi or Campfire Headphase.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Of course, that's a very conceptual way to approaching the records tho.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Got mine right from Bleep. I believe they came with some sort of sticker set.

kwhitehead, Thursday, 17 October 2013 20:35 (five years ago) Permalink

http://thevinylword.info/boards-of-canada-25-off/#sthash.2kwXyEA4.dpbs

25% off at Insound, this week only (until Oct 21st) - don't know where they're based though, USA?

StanM, Friday, 18 October 2013 03:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, Insound still exists?

Geoffrey Schweppes (jaymc), Friday, 18 October 2013 04:37 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks. went ahead and ordered the LP bundle from Bleep.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 18 October 2013 04:38 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Almost exactly one year later, something seems to be happening @ adult swim :

https://twitter.com/adultswim/status/459795172101210112/photo/1

( not exactly the same as this background but possibly suspicious : https://twitter.com/boctransmission )

StanM, Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:48 (four years ago) Permalink

I got into BoC big time because of Tomorrow's Harvest. I love their sounds, but I can't shake the feeling that some of the songs would be all too appropriate in films of the adult variety.

austinato (Austin), Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:41 (four years ago) Permalink

like mature relationship dramas

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 28 April 2014 05:04 (four years ago) Permalink

good i hope they make 3 records a year now

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:01 (four years ago) Permalink

They could if they wanted to, they're sitting on enough good material

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:06 (four years ago) Permalink

geogaddi sessions plz kthxbye

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:21 (four years ago) Permalink

o..u have a new 'transmission' ? .. on adult swim?? wow

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:22 (four years ago) Permalink

just put it out this shit isnt fun anymore

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:22 (four years ago) Permalink

But it'd spoil their mystique

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:28 (four years ago) Permalink

was not fun the 1st time either

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 28 April 2014 09:39 (four years ago) Permalink

False alarm.

https://twitter.com/adultswim/status/460499565909512192

StanM, Monday, 28 April 2014 10:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Do you think these guys have day jobs? I'm just curious about the economics of releasing music so infrequently and not being a touring group. I guess there's a lot of licensing?

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Monday, 28 April 2014 23:43 (four years ago) Permalink

you get paid a lot for music used in mainstream TV & ads, something they've had a lot of success with. plenty of tunes were used in Top Gear for example, which is shown on repeat worldwide, and you get paid for every repeat via PRS and the like. my dad knows a guy who wrote the theme tune to a popular kids TV show that was sold worldwide, he never has to work again apparently.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 28 April 2014 23:57 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

how have i not posted on this thread

surm, Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:12 (four years ago) Permalink

beautiful, beautiful album

surm, Sunday, 22 June 2014 23:13 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naAtv1gdLTM

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:07 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA1zvjb9LBM

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:08 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

An entire Tomorrow's Harvest movie was assembled from band videos, fan-made projects, etc.
https://vimeo.com/93641491

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:59 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Hi in case anyone forgot this album is fucking poetry in sound.

Okay, have a great weekend everyone.πŸ‘πŸ»

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i've started to entertain the idea that this might be their best record

ciderpress, Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I need to give this it’s due. I love BoC and have never connected with it.

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 9 March 2019 02:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

their masterpiece IMO

umsworth (emsworth), Saturday, 9 March 2019 05:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's a weird album.. incomparable to TCH. Been enjoying each of them for different reasons. TCH is underrated

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 9 March 2019 06:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's way better than Campfire but I still maintain that nothing touches the 90s stuff. sometimes I wonder if people even hear/get what's special about the 90s stuff anymore.

brimstead, Saturday, 9 March 2019 06:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

People who enjoy the older albums, like Music has the Right / Geogaddi / In a Beautiful Place / Twoism, Boc Maxima et al- do you question their experiences or appreciation of those albums?

Tomorrow's Harvest is very 'unlike' Campfire, I wouldn't say either is better than the other..

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 9 March 2019 17:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tomorrow's harvest is too dark for me to cope with

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 9 March 2019 17:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TH is too boring for me to cope but then again I love Campfire so

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 9 March 2019 18:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The only time I have listened to this all the way through in one go is when it was just released and Limmy improvised a story over it on YouTube.

*there's (Noel Emits), Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/b73ozBQXHFo

*there's (Noel Emits), Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TH has some lovely tracks. It's a bit spotty midway through, where it feels kind of like an ambient collage, but it begins promisingly, and finishes strongly. Split Your Infinities, Nothing is Real, New Seeds, Come to Dust, and Reach for the Dead are mostly good to great tracks, and there are nice little moments throughout the entire thing. Sick Times could've been longer (?), and Cold Earth ain't bad!? it took a me while to warm up to Jacquard Causeway. On the whole, it's an 'easy' listen, and it makes for a nice ambient album. It seems to lack the presence or momentum of other Boards albums.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really loved the cryptic release shenanigans at the time, found it genuinely exciting. For that reason the alum still has a slight glow of magic even if the material is a little uninvolving at times. "Telepath" reliably creeps me out, but then I love Geogaddi so it's unsurprising.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i usually have no truck with "concept albums" but this LP really works for me a single piece with a narrative arc, with an end of civilisation > desolation > rebirth theme - i find it super emotionally powerful on this basis and for this reason need to be in a very particular mood to listen to it - it's subject matter that i don't always feel like confronting

no other record has the effect that this one has on me

umsworth (emsworth), Monday, 11 March 2019 06:58 (one week ago) Permalink


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