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I believe that BoC are through, and will never release anything again. Their interviews in 2013 reflected an outlook that they thought humanity was heading towards its expiration, and nothing that has happened since has done anything but double down on confirming that feeling. They're paranoid about the internet, cynical about the environment, self - described nihilists who don't believe in humanity anymore. If anything they'd release something to fulfill a contract with Warp, and they most certainly don't care about impact beyond that. I'm perfectly happy if they never release anything ever again, knowing they've influenced a ton of genres and artists we all know and listen to nowadays. Though it'd be sick if they remixed something my band made lol
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Underground nuclear bunkers are expensive! I'm sure they still are going to release 2-3 more albums before they've paid off their mortgage on it.

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TaoTapeTao wrote:I believe that BoC are through, and will never release anything again. Their interviews in 2013 reflected an outlook that they thought humanity was heading towards its expiration, and nothing that has happened since has done anything but double down on confirming that feeling. They're paranoid about the internet, cynical about the environment, self - described nihilists who don't believe in humanity anymore.


And why would all that be a reason for them not to release anything anymore? I fail to see a connection here.
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The brothers aren’t done. They’ve said in 2013 interviews that they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Not only that but I feel that their Twitter is a nice way of letting us know they’re still here and still planning on stuff. This isn’t the first time we’ve had a gap of semi-scilence, so trust me when I say we’re going to see more releases. Don’t forget about Warp30!!
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Let's not forget that the "radio silence" between TCH and TH was way more... silent. If I'm not mistaken, all we had was a black box for two years. At least this time around we have a weird Twitter game going on. They will release a new record soon. Probably this year if I had to guess.
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Roswell wrote:The brothers aren’t done. They’ve said in 2013 interviews that they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Not only that but I feel that their Twitter is a nice way of letting us know they’re still here and still planning on stuff. This isn’t the first time we’ve had a gap of semi-scilence, so trust me when I say we’re going to see more releases. Don’t forget about Warp30!!


This. They also, fairly explicitly, stated that the wait between releases would be shorter this time around. Or at least that they intend for it to be. Silence is usually golden in this situation as it likely means they are hard at work.

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dp wrote:Let's not forget that the "radio silence" between TCH and TH was way more... silent. If I'm not mistaken, all we had was a black box for two years. At least this time around we have a weird Twitter game going on. They will release a new record soon. Probably this year if I had to guess.

Also this.

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Either on or before 2021 there should be a release. Going by what they said in the interview. 8 years between TCH and TH.. So the same or less

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Yawn. They aren't done making music.

Something is definitely on the horizon. Might be this year, might be next year... no one knows. But to take some imaginative leap and declare they are never going to release anything again seems quite preposterous, especially given a lot of their interview quotes and twitter likes regarding new music. These things take time. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'd rather them take their good old time with their artwork then rush through it. I don't care if I have to wait another 5 years (that would be rough though).

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TaoTapeTao wrote:They're paranoid about the internet, cynical about the environment, self - described nihilists who don't believe in humanity anymore. If anything they'd release something to fulfill a contract with Warp, and they most certainly don't care about impact beyond that.


Sorry, but i think that's a little bit far fetched. They're most likely 2 very normal guys with families, bills and other things going on in their lives just like everyone else. Boards of Canada won't be the only thing they live and breathe. A new release will happen eventually, just need to be patient!

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I can wait another 5 years easy, listening to all the current stuff never gets boring for me.

And when something new arrives it'll be a blessing.
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yeah, they're just a band! The world's ending for all of us, I doubt they're so preoccupied by it that they've put all the synths on gumtree and curled up in the fetal position. There'll be an album eventually, I'm happy to wait.

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I think BOC would either wait till 2022 and release something Geogadi part2 in 20 the anniversary of the album.
Or, they will release something on 2020, but also in contrast to Tomorrow;s Harvest it will be something similar to Campfire Headphase. Many warm, nostalgic sounds, probably with some acoustic instruments. A complete 180 from the previous album. I even see a possible release date - 2020.02.20
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a fresh Hell Interface release would suit the times we're living in.
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I feel pretty thirsty for some type of sign that they are thinking of their fans, no matter how insignificant of a sign. The patience game is tough to play when you regard BoC as your favourite musical act :l

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They said the wait wouldn't be as long as last time right? I'm hoping that if we don't get anything by the end of this year we should be getting something in 2020. Waiting is tough, if they were to announce something I could probably cry from happiness, though considering most people here have been waiting for longer than me I can't really complain much :lol:

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I don't know if they said anything like that, but if anyone knows I'd be interested to see the quote. I feel like something will be released early 2020, but that is no more than an imaginative hunch. They were "liking" a bunch of tweets mostly revolving around a new album back in October, but since then it has been complete radio silence except for the tweet about Pete Standing Alone when he passed (RIP). It wouldn't take much to tide me over in the waiting game, for instance if MDG were to pop up or even if we saw another tweet. No worries, though.

I'm interested to see what type of direction they'll take in the next album. I am sure it will contain the quintessential BoC complexities, but I am curious as towards what approach they'll take. Will it be dark like Tomorrow's Harvest? Chill like The Campfire Headphase? We can only wait and see. Gets me really excited just thinking about it, though.

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tonx wrote:a fresh Hell Interface release would suit the times we're living in.


I've been thinking that for quite a while. It would be interesting to hear what a HI album of new material would sound like - maybe some of the more extreme parts of Geogaddi?

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I can't help but hope that the next release will be something huge. If I remember well, either mdg or the brothers once said circa TH's release that they had several albums close to be finished. Knowing this, plus seeing the years that have passed since TH, plus also considering the rumors about a box set of old stuff, all this raises my expectations for some big announcement. But hey, even a single LP would be awesome.

I also wonder if we're going to see a new exciting ARG like in 2013 or if they'll go for something simpler this time.

For now I think the closest we are to hear new stuff is if a 30th Warp anniversary compilation gets released. But still, are we sure it's going to happen?

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I'd be stoked if the next release was really long, like 6-8 sides of vinyl. Fingers crossed for some news this year!

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