Is it weird that I already feel incredibly nostalgic about the time Societas happened? It happened at a pretty important time for me, I graduated from the school I've been attending for the last 5+ years, saying farewells here and there. Societas was my soundtrack to the last few days there. I remember being so eager to tell my former music teacher about it the day after it broadcasted, since he knew how much of a BoC fanatic I am.
My listening experience can be summarized with me, sitting in the dark at around midnight when it began broadcasting and listening to the music while simultaneously browsing Twoism. It was so incredible to see everyone's reactions coming in at such a fast pace. I won't forget the collective freakout everyone experienced at the Aquarius samples.
My personal highlight of the tape was the Dreamers Cloth track. I remember nearly tearing up when it started to get to me. It was this feeling of being overwhelmed with so much optimism that it may in fact be something old BoC (which turned out not to be the case) and it being one of the warmest, most accepting tracks I've heard.
The Bruce Haack track at the end gets me really emotional on subsequent listens as well. All is love, love is all.
Societas X has really been growing on me recently and I've been more accepting of it. In a weird way, I'm kind of glad that it wasn't a new album or something along the lines. We've been exposed to so much music we didn't even know existed and we have the brothers to thank for that. It was a magical adventure to experience with you all.