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Geogandhi wrote:Personally I think it's a bit rude to be giving BoC as much credit as some of you are. Attributing this alongside their output and saying it's better than tomorrow's harvest should be testament to all the artists they included. Of course, BoC curated it very tastefully and it's a great window into their tastes but lets not get all weird about it.


I do enjoy it a bit more than Tomorrow's Harvest though. Personally I think TH is their weakest album (though I still enjoy the hell out of it) and there are just some better compositions on Societas X Tape. Compared to anything else in their catalog though, they wipe the floor with Societas X Tape, no contest.

I'm not attributing it to their catalog as much as considering it a chapter for them. Which I really only am because they've mostly been silent for 6 years with little to no hints on where they're going next or if they're are doing anything at all. It's more just me being hopeful and hyped than any cultist mentality towards BOC.

I just tend to paint with broad strokes when I write, so I understand why you would think what you think about what I wrote.


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I'm patient as can be for a new album, but after seeing this shitpostbot5000 template, I had the perfect idea for a meme. :P

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how likely is a 2019 release? even for longtime fans it can be hard to guess. The fact that Tomorrow's Harvest shows qualities of palindromes in its tracklist etc. made me think, possibly, they had this all planned out and TH is the 'crux' or centerpiece to an array of albums they had planned out well in advance, in terms of the timing of everything. Probably not, just an idea I had.

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I think 2020 is the year we receive something substantial from BoC.

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Sherbet Head wrote:I think 2020 is the year we receive something substantial from BoC.


Clearly.

Seriously though, 2020 just sounds right. We get to live to see the '20s! They will undoubtedly shed the electronic hifi production in favor of some big band styles.

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Sherbet Head wrote:I think 2020 is the year we receive something substantial from BoC.


2020 it will be
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Definitely agree with 2020. Although I'd gladly accept a new album tomorrow, lol. Societas X will tide me over for quite some time, and if anything that mixtape was direct evidence that they are just as alive as ever. Really interested to see what direction the next album will go in :)

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My latest prediction of where BOC are going to go next: a BOC rock album.

One of the most notable things about the Sometimes remix is the straightforward drums where the technophilic IDM drum sound is entirely absent. There are fills, authentic sounding drums and even a triangle ting sound. Couple this with the Societas X Tape where there is no IDM type music as far as I know, just lots of non-techno drum beats and even a rock influence in a lot of the tracks.

The last indication might be how BOC has always talked about in interviews how they've done stuff that doesn't fit the Boards name. Lots of rock and guitar type music. (One of them commented that the other was an excellent guitarist but he never got to showcase it.)

What's my thoughts on this potential direction? I'm all for it! Just as long as they keep their melodic sensibilities, I'm fine with anything they do. Hey, this might even be a grown up version of Play By Numbers and what could be better than that?


...Or I could be completely wrong about all of this. But still, I'm willing to bet that there will be a hint of this in their next album.

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Echelon wrote:My latest prediction of where BOC are going to go next: a BOC rock album.

One of the most notable things about the Sometimes remix is the straightforward drums where the technophilic IDM drum sound is entirely absent. There are fills, authentic sounding drums and even a triangle ting sound. Couple this with the Societas X Tape where there is no IDM type music as far as I know, just lots of non-techno drum beats and even a rock influence in a lot of the tracks.

The last indication might be how BOC has always talked about in interviews how they've done stuff that doesn't fit the Boards name. Lots of rock and guitar type music. (One of them commented that the other was an excellent guitarist but he never got to showcase it.)

What's my thoughts on this potential direction? I'm all for it! Just as long as they keep their melodic sensibilities, I'm fine with anything they do. Hey, this might even be a grown up version of Play By Numbers and what could be better than that?


...Or I could be completely wrong about all of this. But still, I'm willing to bet that there will be a hint of this in their next album.


Good idea. Some "New Seeds" type of album
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Echelon wrote:My latest prediction of where BOC are going to go next: a BOC rock album.

One of the most notable things about the Sometimes remix is the straightforward drums where the technophilic IDM drum sound is entirely absent. There are fills, authentic sounding drums and even a triangle ting sound. Couple this with the Societas X Tape where there is no IDM type music as far as I know, just lots of non-techno drum beats and even a rock influence in a lot of the tracks.

The last indication might be how BOC has always talked about in interviews how they've done stuff that doesn't fit the Boards name. Lots of rock and guitar type music. (One of them commented that the other was an excellent guitarist but he never got to showcase it.)

What's my thoughts on this potential direction? I'm all for it! Just as long as they keep their melodic sensibilities, I'm fine with anything they do. Hey, this might even be a grown up version of Play By Numbers and what could be better than that?


...Or I could be completely wrong about all of this. But still, I'm willing to bet that there will be a hint of this in their next album.


Good idea. Some "New Seeds" type of album


I'd love to hear an album of Boards jamming. Sort of like Autechre's Quaristice.

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Yeah, that's right! I would be down for that. Almost any idea they land on, I'll gladly welcome. In the spirit of speculative thought, it'll most likely be a collection of different signature BoC sounds that contribute to an overall theme, akin to how the other studio albums flow. If they wanted to do a wholly ambient album, count me in. If they somehow went the route of symphonies, count me in. If they decide on Mongolian throat singing, count me... well okay that'd be a bit too much. But you get the point. Any direction they pursue will be of interest to us fans. Since they are the opposite of prolific artists such as the two fantastic members of Autechre, I've always felt that each BoC piece carries a lot of weight, even though music is subjective in nature. I guess I personally assign each BoC piece from their studio albums with a lot of meaning/significance and sentimental value. When you are left with a select bunch of tracks, it feels like a whole different ballgame than having/getting to comb through a massive oeuvre like Schubert's, Beethoven's, or Haydn's. That is precisely why I feel like the next album is going to be incredible and everything we could hope for as BoC fans. I'm curious what others think BoC will decide on as far as the overall mood of the album: is it going to contain more uplifting vibes (like what we witnessed with The Campfire Headphase) and we will see a slight stray from their darker side? Will we return to the "inevitable stage that lies in front of us" like what we gathered from Tomorrow's Harvest? I'm so curious!

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Here's an idea I just thought of as far as archival releases. A long time ago, MDG teased that the "Bocset" might come out in installments. What if the installments are meant to mimic the kinds of tapes Boards of Canada would make for people and give out in extremely limited quantities (See DJ Food's BBC sessions tape for example) but these releases are brand new combinations of cleaned up work? It would definitely give it a personal feel i.e. "Here's a gift from Music 70."

Then it got me thinking, what if the X in Societas X Tape means it's the 10th tape in a series of installments? This one was just to "test the market" so to say. Maybe we might see Societas I Tape in the Warp Bleepstore one day. The Societas Tape series does have a good ring to it, does it not?

Again, this is mostly baseless speculation, but tell me that's not a really cool idea!

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I figure I can share this and Odd Nosdom (he's a really nice guy btw, I'm happy BOC introduced me to his work) won't mind since this was public, but even Odd doesn't know what Boards are up to these days. One can only guess. To misquote Tom Waits: "What're they building in there?"

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idk if this is really the right thread to say all this, but its been bugging me forever and i just wanted to get it out there

plenty of people always say the reason the duo havent released early albums is because theyre of too low quality, and wouldnt even be worth listening. but everyone seems to forget a lot of their best/strongest works have come from leaked old tapes. songs like whitewater, 5-9-78, red moss, sequoia, and "5D", all came from early unreleased compilations. clearly their early work should still stand well today, especially considering theyve even reused some of the songs themselves on official releases!
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Mexicola wrote:Perhaps they don't agree.


That's what I'm thinking. It's not uncommon for artists to prefer their newer creative output, which is understandable. They've put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into it more recently and probably like to think they're improving on their sound.

I personally love TH and would be stoked to hear more songs like New Seeds, Palace Posy, Come to Dust etc.

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The official BoC twitter account retweeted the following tweet regarding NASA/musical galaxy cluster:

https://twitter.com/TigNotaro/status/11 ... 0812662785

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Mozart wrote:The official BoC twitter account retweeted the following tweet regarding NASA/musical galaxy cluster:

https://twitter.com/TigNotaro/status/11 ... 0812662785


That's actually....pretty freaking cool!

Space-Geogaddi confirmed :mrgreen:
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ArbitersGround wrote:I'm starting to believe they're releasing music under an alias and we don't know who they are. It seems like they've abandoned Boards Of Canada.


I did a search on the forum to see if this has been mentioned before...

I was wondering (almost) this same thing. I don't think they've given up Boards (this was from 2012, lol) - but I wouldn't be shocked at all to find out that they had releases under another alias or two.
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I wonder what that Black Dog incident was all about last year. In response to a question about a new album they said they know something, but then later backpeddled and said "What new album? There's no new album."

Was it BOC coming to break their kneecaps? Or is there something happening that's not a new album, but possibly a new release?

What would some random IDM band know about BOC anyway? I don't recall BOC being close with any Black Dog members ever.

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