Also for the record, I ain't criticizing BOC. I'm mostly just finding ways to talk about them since there's really nothing else to discuss.
I just want more music so I'll stop being a bored fan and analyzing their marketing habits
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sixtyniner wrote:What you are saying is that not only are their themes the means to the end of making more money instead of genuine sincere artistic expression, they are lying through their teeth when they talk in interviews about their personal ideas and viewpoints, which is a cynical viewpoint.
Valotonin wrote:No worries Echelon!
What I wrote on the last page wasn't directed towards you, and you are about as loyal a fan as it gets at times.
I reported my own comment with the last one there, it was too late to remove it, but the mods aren't awake at the moment. I think mentioning "the occupation" isn't advised and I probably shouldn't have.
Valotonin wrote:This will get me screamed at from higher up if I don't phrase it correctly, but why do you think someone (who is entirely theoretical) on a Major label would have a day job? Particularly a group where only the more dedicated fans actually buy physical copies of anything. If said theoretical people also had a need for multiple items of gear that cost thousands of pounds a unit, sometimes just to create sounds that end up being several seconds of an entire album and purely for the artistic integrity and authenticity of the track, maybe the return they see on that investment isn't as magically high as some think it is.
The Spaniard wrote:The market is the ultimate place where they send their albums, I don't think that what moves them to create their albums is their "genuine sincere artistic expression". It isn't just the money either, and this is what I would have modified from my comment. There are more things than money behind the creation of an album, but it is naive to think it is just art for art's sake what moves them. $30 t-shirts, $25 LPs and $30 posters (and this is not a criticism, I am glad to pay for their music and help them).
♄ope keeper wrote:So I'd say - stay calm because they have many hidden stuff that can be released any day, that's one difference from other bands, second - if there's something out, it will be (and must be) another original gem sounding like nothing before...
2020k wrote:I expected Warp to fly into Hexagon Sun with a vile of Coronavirus and threaten to unleash it in their studio if they didn't release a record or EP during this time. The mood is perfect for them. We're basically living out Tomorrow's Harvest IRL.
I'm honestly so surprised we haven't had a muttering from them.
At first, I wondered if they didn't want to put it out right now because of how delicate the economic world is right now, but came to the conclusion that the band and the label know BOC listeners are fiercely loyal and if someone had to pirate it, they'd go snatch up a CD or vinyl when they were financially able.
Heck, even the logistics of getting physicals pressed wouldn't stand in their way if you look at how Fiona Apple (who is just as reclusive between album cycles as BOC, she hadn't released since 2012) pushed her label to put out the digital-only release of her record, months ahead of when it was originally scheduled. Her label just put up a store where fans could buy physicals and let them know it'd be shipping out later in the year. It's all doable.
Now, I'm with the rest of everyone in thinking it's just that whatever they've been working on still isn't finished. I work slow too. I get it. But, I want ittttttt.
2020k wrote:I've reached the level of boredom to where I opened this thread, went back to the first days of the pandemic, and just read through everything. Through it, I thought about sending Warp an email as well, but only to ask them if they could give us any information. They can't, so the attempt to contact them seems more self-serving than it is anything else, but it was a thought.
Even during an album cycle, they're unhelpful aside from mass emailed press releases. When I was reporting on the Tomorrow's Harvest campaign I was getting my sources from everyone but Warp, so they're very tight-lipped about the band. I'd leave them alone. I'm sure they're busy.
That being said, the thing I loved most about scouring the pages was that Warp is doing a weekly mixtape and http://wacocult.tripod.com/visit.html this.
Someone reminded me too that Mike and Marcus have lives outside of the band too. It's something I always think about, but I'm sure what they do day to day has been affected by the pandemic as well and they've had to adjust. When this all started it took me a month and a half to even think about opening a DAW between changes in my employment (working from home) and being exhausted by asinine conspiracy theorists and the president.
All this being said, I still want the album
Radiobuzz wrote:I have Facebook so I'm writing a comment on their latest post to let them know it would make me very happy to hear something. Surely won't accomplish much but it can't hurt either. If you want you can join and post when you read this.
Echelon wrote:No Warp Earth Tape so far this week. Did they give up on it already or are they busy wrangling the Sandison bros to make one for their starved fans?
2020k wrote:I'm honestly so surprised we haven't had a muttering from them.
Josh wrote:I want Echelon to get a YouTube channel and give us daily updates on the new BoC album. Kind of like how David Lynch gives a daily weather report on his channel, but instead Echelon checks boardsofcanada.com and just says, "Nope. Nothing today". This would be a repetitive and boring thing to watch *until* something happens -- and when something does happen -- I know I wouldn't want to miss seeing the reaction.
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