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

They're not that "random", they're signed on Warp Records since a long time and also released a Peel Sessions alongside Autechre and BoC. So they're in a position where they might know stuff we don't.

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I wouldn't call The Black Dog a "random IDM band" as they are rightly considered pioneers in the movement. Starting out as a trio, (Ken Downie, Ed Handley, and Andy Turner) they've been active since the late '80s. In the mid-'90s Handley and Turner branched off and formed Plaid. Downie continues to release music as The Black Dog though I'm not sure if he is solo or if there are other members now.

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Looking into Black Dog further definitely proves what you guys are saying about them not being "random" but aside from being at Warp for BOC's whole career and the bbc sessions, I don't think there was ever a connection between them.

That said, listening to Spanners on youtube is killer. Definitely another Warp artist to dig into deeper.

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Echelon wrote:I don't think there was ever a connection between them.

Well there's also this. Even though it's probably never going to be released, it's still a sign that they might have had connections imo.

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Echelon wrote:I don't think there was ever a connection between them.

Well there's also this. Even though it's probably never going to be released, it's still a sign that they might have had connections imo.


Ah ok, that seems a lot more tangible. But man, that BD guy pulls no punches with his responses. Makes me miss the days where we used to get reassurances that things were going on.

I wasn't even there for that but I miss it. :lol:

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Does anyone know if they are still "under contract" for more albums with WARP? Or are they at their own pace again?
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I don't think anybody besides a select number of people close to BoC and WARP would happen know that. That being said, they're probably at their own pace and WARP knows they are a special case. I think you'll see another 2 or 3 studio albums in our lifetime, but I think they are going to take their time and make sure they are perfect.

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Mozart wrote:I don't think anybody besides a select number of people close to BoC and WARP would happen know that. That being said, they're probably at their own pace and WARP knows they are a special case. I think you'll see another 2 or 3 studio albums in our lifetime, but I think they are going to take their time and make sure they are perfect.


I would die of laughter if Warp one day just snapped and imposed the same contract they had in the 90s and 2000s, forcing them to churn out EPs and albums every few years.

Of course, BOC would just leave and never come back if that happened. When you're an artist on their level, you definitely get the royal treatment.

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I predict the brothers will have a midlife crisis that will spark a new period of being prolific, new collaborations, etc..
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Hope they are going to release Tomorrow's Harvest part. With more tracks like Gemini, Telepath, Collapse, Semena Mertvykh. But more psychedelic, drony, dark. That people would literally be mindfucked by this album.
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arvy wrote:Hope they are going to release Tomorrow's Harvest part. With more tracks like Gemini, Telepath, Collapse, Semena Mertvykh. But more psychedelic, drony, dark. That people would literally be mindfucked by this album.

This!! ^^^
I would also take a more shoegazey and traditional psychedelic style album maybe in the vein of Slowdive or MBV!...

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arvy wrote:Hope they are going to release Tomorrow's Harvest part. With more tracks like Gemini, Telepath, Collapse, Semena Mertvykh. But more psychedelic, drony, dark. That people would literally be mindfucked by this album.


Mindfucked? there are thousands of artists doing minimal ambient, why not go check some of those out?
If BoC did an album full of that stuff it would be weak as hell, I mean, It would be nice etc but all this time for an ambient album? They and most people could knock something like that up in weeks or even days.
Their effort shows in the thickness of their big tracks, that's why we have to wait so long.

Of course, an ambient album from them would be cool but it better be doubled by another album with monstrous beats.
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What if Tomorrow's Harvest was designed to be the soundtrack for the desolation of BOC's fandom for the next 6 years? If you think of the dearth of what's happened, it's kind of fitting :lol:

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arvy wrote:Hope they are going to release Tomorrow's Harvest part. With more tracks like Gemini, Telepath, Collapse, Semena Mertvykh. But more psychedelic, drony, dark. That people would literally be mindfucked by this album.


Mindfucked? there are thousands of artists doing minimal ambient, why not go check some of those out?
If BoC did an album full of that stuff it would be weak as hell, I mean, It would be nice etc but all this time for an ambient album? They and most people could knock something like that up in weeks or even days.
Their effort shows in the thickness of their big tracks, that's why we have to wait so long.

Of course, an ambient album from them would be cool but it better be doubled by another album with monstrous beats.


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I would be immensely disappointed in an ambient only BOC album and honestly I don't think they'll ever do one. When they're only releasing an LP every 7 years or so and they're already in their late 40's I just don't see it happening. IF they ever did it'd be under a different moniker.

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Geogandhi wrote:
arvy wrote:Hope they are going to release Tomorrow's Harvest part. With more tracks like Gemini, Telepath, Collapse, Semena Mertvykh. But more psychedelic, drony, dark. That people would literally be mindfucked by this album.


Mindfucked? there are thousands of artists doing minimal ambient, why not go check some of those out?
If BoC did an album full of that stuff it would be weak as hell, I mean, It would be nice etc but all this time for an ambient album? They and most people could knock something like that up in weeks or even days.
Their effort shows in the thickness of their big tracks, that's why we have to wait so long.

Of course, an ambient album from them would be cool but it better be doubled by another album with monstrous beats.


This meme is not my own opinion but really the more I think about it.... : )

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I would be immensely disappointed in an ambient only BOC album and honestly I don't think they'll ever do one. When they're only releasing an LP every 7 years or so and they're already in their late 40's I just don't see it happening. IF they ever did it'd be under a different moniker.


I've been making electronic music for years, and in my experience it's a lot harder to make good ambient music than it is to make a track with 'monstrous beats'.

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Nah I don't think most people would hold that veiw.
It would take me maybe 1-2 months to make an ambient album I would be happy with but it woud take me a year to do a complete album of the stuff I want to put out, which like BoC, it would be big full tracks and many interlude tracks.

That's not blowing my trumpet or self depricating, it's an honest, conservative estimate based on previous music I have made.
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The whole idea is to continue there Tomorrows Harvest left. A strong (probably tthe strongest ambient track they ever put in) , Semena of the Dead.
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I have to say that if their next album was entirely ambient, most fans would be cheesed a.k.a. 'not happy' with that outcome. I would probably still listen to it dozens of times because the brothers' output is always great, but I also would feel somewhat disappointed that we waited 6+ years for an entire album of ambient tunes.

I also have to agree with Deadfly that GOOD ambient music isn't easy to produce. There's a lot of variation in quality out there.

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I can imagine them doing something out of left field, a bold move. It would probably be in the style of the tape. More poppy songs with maybe a couple tracks of added singing. Will probably be a more open/personal album.

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So, kinda weird....

I was watching the fan made Buckie High video tonight and saw a weird looking bit of info in the artist line for the copyright claim...it's not claimed by Boards themselves...but by "Alexander Lynch Totheark". I went to his YouTube channel, there's not a lot there (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylX3FVvv0nAd_PcL-Fj3TQ/featured.

The Song's info
Song: Boards of Canada: Buckie High (Alexander Lynch Totheark Remix)
Artist: Alexander Lynch Totheark
Licensed to YouTube by: ONErpm

I checked on Google Play Music, and sure enough, the guy has the song "officially" released.

What could claims like that be used for in terms of monetization? I don't think that video gets heavy traffic, but still...

Looking through the releases on Google Play, looks like he's really a bit fan of BoC...
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