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rodox_head wrote:This surprises me too since I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone make a comment akin to "This gives me BoC vibes" elsewhere on the web. I haven't listened to NoW in ages, probably not since "In A Space Outta Sound" when I was in high school. I would say not releasing an album in 8 years takes a hit, but Broadcast sits at 396k monthly listeners, which is equidistant between BoC and NoW.

I'm gonna guess the listens are mostly concentrated on a couple of classic hits, like "You Wish" and "Les Nuits."

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rodox_head wrote:This surprises me too since I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone make a comment akin to "This gives me BoC vibes" elsewhere on the web. I haven't listened to NoW in ages, probably not since "In A Space Outta Sound" when I was in high school. I would say not releasing an album in 8 years takes a hit, but Broadcast sits at 396k monthly listeners, which is equidistant between BoC and NoW.

I'm gonna guess the listens are mostly concentrated on a couple of classic hits, like "You Wish" and "Les Nuits."

You Wish: 51.5 mil
Les Nuits: 23.4 mil

Roygbiv: 21.8 mil
Dayvan Cowboy: 20.1 mil
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SamuraiDrifter wrote:
rodox_head wrote:This surprises me too since I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone make a comment akin to "This gives me BoC vibes" elsewhere on the web. I haven't listened to NoW in ages, probably not since "In A Space Outta Sound" when I was in high school. I would say not releasing an album in 8 years takes a hit, but Broadcast sits at 396k monthly listeners, which is equidistant between BoC and NoW.

I'm gonna guess the listens are mostly concentrated on a couple of classic hits, like "You Wish" and "Les Nuits."

You Wish: 51.5 mil
Les Nuits: 23.4 mil

Roygbiv: 21.8 mil
Dayvan Cowboy: 20.1 mil


It’s strange since I’ve been listening to NoW and BoC a fare amount recently (I guess the new single has sparked my interest) I got into nightmares at the same time as our brothers sandison, but I can’t name half as much of his song titles. BoC is part of warp records ‘electronic three’ (Aphex Twin, BOC, autechre) But yet nightmares has more streams :? (Not a bad thing tho)
I agree that the big hits take up a majority
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Keep in mind, though, Spotify isn't the definitive measure of how popular an artist is - people have different listening habits on different mediums.

On last.fm, BOC have 1.5 million listeners, where NoW has 965k.

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SamuraiDrifter wrote:On last.fm, BOC have 1.5 million listeners, where NoW has 965k.


Yeah I agree. Id probably bet that at least half of those BOC streams are us avid fans on twoism replaying the old material before a (hopeful) new one drops :D
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SamuraiDrifter wrote:Keep in mind, though, Spotify isn't the definitive measure of how popular an artist is - people have different listening habits on different mediums.


I suspect something like that as well. Spotify greatly emphasizes playlists and shuffle play, something I almost never do with BoC myself. I usually listen to them in chunks at the least, if not a whole album.
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SamuraiDrifter wrote:Keep in mind, though, Spotify isn't the definitive measure of how popular an artist is - people have different listening habits on different mediums.


I suspect something like that as well. Spotify greatly emphasizes playlists and shuffle play, something I almost never do with BoC myself. I usually listen to them in chunks at the least, if not a whole album.


That’s the thing I love about their projects is that they are semi-concept albums, exploring a mood instead of a story. I usually can’t just plonk on a song, its an entirety thing for me.
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rodox_head wrote:
SamuraiDrifter wrote:Keep in mind, though, Spotify isn't the definitive measure of how popular an artist is - people have different listening habits on different mediums.


I suspect something like that as well. Spotify greatly emphasizes playlists and shuffle play, something I almost never do with BoC myself. I usually listen to them in chunks at the least, if not a whole album.


That’s the thing I love about their projects is that they are semi-concept albums, exploring a mood instead of a story. I usually can’t just plonk on a song, its an entirety thing for me.

Sometimes you have one of those days where you just gotta listen to "I Saw Drones" on loop for an hour.
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tumuli_stump_jumper wrote:One from the archive to fill the big gaping hole...

Sarin Sunday (ComTruise) The Lonely Hike
https://archive.org/details/AH013_sarin_sunday_-_the_lonely_hike/
I love Sarin Sunday and I think it has to be some of com trues’s better works. I’ve actually got three sarin Sunday projects on my hard drive. They are all great!


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Any chance you have links to uploads of the other 2 projects??? :D I love his early works!!
Sure! I have the files on my computer at home and I could send them to you but I'm not sure what I should use. I could probably send them to you on discord or something of the like.


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That endlessly rising and falling looping synth in I saw drones is something I could listen to without pause!
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Kinda sucks the blocks for the quarter are filled. Neither Mira nor Nightmares are groups I listen to, unless they are the fantastic BOC remix in Calix's case. I'm sure fans are happy and good for them, but I'll definitely be taking a break from Warp for the fall.

Oh well...at least last fall was IDM heaven :D

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Orbited insanitarium wrote:That endlessly rising and falling looping synth in I saw drones is something I could listen to without pause!
https://youtu.be/iW_mGgxz2lQ I could let this version especially go on for hours.


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Wow Oneohtrix Point Never got a collab with Cocteau Twins Elizabeth Fraser before BOC. At least publically. I'm sure BOC and CT got together at some point and made some secret tunes.

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I bet NoW finds themselves on pandora/spotify stations being played at coffee shops, boutiques, et al a lot more than BoC ever does.

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I love how I'm typically calm and collected, no rush, I'm okay with Boards taking their time to work on a new album...

But the moment there is activity BAM, the cravings start, I begin to crave a new lp

BoC is like crack, their social media activity causes me to have withdrawals
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I'm pretty sure they're going to be doing something more funky for the next release, and a bit like their 1996 stuff too. Hopefully the sounds of children will return as well.
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