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Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:41 pm
by arvy
Echelon wrote:
Roswell wrote:Just thought I'd put out my predictions, not sure if i already have but gotta keep this thread alive!!

2019: Some smaller releases for Warp30 anniversary, they'll definitely put out something for this.

2020: BoC set hopefully, MDG did say that it would be after the next release, which was TH, so hopefully thats whats coming next, regardless-something big should be coming in 2020.

2022: Geogaddi 20th anniversary, we will all feel very sad and old. but hey maybe another lithograph print!


So far Roswell's prediction in February was right! Sure enough we got something for Warp 30.

I'm willing to bet on the other two too. I mean 2022 is a given, but I have a good feeling about 2020. Just a bunch of weird little things seem to hint at it


2020 is a logical date. But, 2022 is also in this category. Tho, I really don't know what I will be doing in 2022...The fact, that Boards of Canada sound should add so much and change beyond almost everything by that time. People should take that in mind.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:08 pm
by drillkicker
maybe they'll make a jazz album

















please

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:38 am
by arvy
drillkicker wrote:maybe they'll make a jazz album

MHTRTC - acoustic album















please

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:41 am
by Echelon
Since Geogandi more or less put us back to square one, I'm curious about an actual event coming up in BOC's history. Does anyone feel they'll be any celebration from Warp over the 20 anniversary of A Beautiful Place Out In The Country?

Perhaps another lithograph?

I will say that the images from that era would look great on a large poster in some way. The images also started the era where BOC began playing up their mythology a bit more. One of the things I liked was that BOC really subverted their "sesame street" electronica image by adopting a more cultish, sinister background to their music. The EP really seemed a commentary on how people built a cult around their first album and the concept of the brothers living in a commune in the wilderness contrasting it with that of the Branch Davidians. The pastoral unease of the EP gave forth to the truly sinister nightmares of Geogaddi and might show what happens when that unease is left unchecked.

A fascinating era to say the least.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:31 am
by Soul_Slip
Echelon wrote:Since Geogandi more or less put us back to square one, I'm curious about an actual event coming up in BOC's history. Does anyone feel they'll be any celebration from Warp over the 20 anniversary of A Beautiful Place Out In The Country?

Perhaps another lithograph?

I will say that the images from that era would look great on a large poster in some way. The images also started the era where BOC began playing up their mythology a bit more. One of the things I liked was that BOC really subverted their "sesame street" electronica image by adopting a more cultish, sinister background to their music. The EP really seemed a commentary on how people built a cult around their first album and the concept of the brothers living in a commune in the wilderness contrasting it with that of the Branch Davidians. The pastoral unease of the EP gave forth to the truly sinister nightmares of Geogaddi and might show what happens when that unease is left unchecked.

A fascinating era to say the least.

Yes I definitely agree with this and have always been impressed with that EP. The title track was one of thr first songs I downloaded on limewire back in the day haha and immediately it felt erie and haunting and I loved it. It reminded me of my friend who soon after took his own life which to me just aided it’s haunting nature, and still to this day. It would be cool if they maybe released the other peel session or maybe a new poster like you said. I have ways wanted that art as an official t-shirt too!

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:51 am
by Echelon
Soul_Slip wrote:
Echelon wrote:Since Geogandi more or less put us back to square one, I'm curious about an actual event coming up in BOC's history. Does anyone feel they'll be any celebration from Warp over the 20 anniversary of A Beautiful Place Out In The Country?

Perhaps another lithograph?

I will say that the images from that era would look great on a large poster in some way. The images also started the era where BOC began playing up their mythology a bit more. One of the things I liked was that BOC really subverted their "sesame street" electronica image by adopting a more cultish, sinister background to their music. The EP really seemed a commentary on how people built a cult around their first album and the concept of the brothers living in a commune in the wilderness contrasting it with that of the Branch Davidians. The pastoral unease of the EP gave forth to the truly sinister nightmares of Geogaddi and might show what happens when that unease is left unchecked.

A fascinating era to say the least.

Yes I definitely agree with this and have always been impressed with that EP. The title track was one of thr first songs I downloaded on limewire back in the day haha and immediately it felt erie and haunting and I loved it. It reminded me of my friend who soon after took his own life which to me just aided it’s haunting nature, and still to this day. It would be cool if they maybe released the other peel session or maybe a new poster like you said. I have ways wanted that art as an official t-shirt too!


Sorry about your friend. Hope that doesn't mar your enjoyment of the music, but I totally understand if it does.

And yes, the EP has a very cold, cynical, post modern "turn of the century" type feel that was present on Radiohead, Beck and even Air albums from around that time but uses it in a totally different way from those artists. I could imagine the title track in a movie or documentary on the Branch Davidians (or any cult for that matter) where you witness the peaceful outdoors outside the compound with maybe an outsider pulling up to the compound in a car. Everything is placid and still, but you can sense a certain cultish unease among the peacefulness. This left turn in BOC's music was so brilliant.

A t-shirt would be really cool too. I was personally a bit underwhelmed with the MHTRTC ones but having some of those thumbnails on a shirt would look bad ass! I love how BOC is basically a legacy band now and what we're doing is speculating on their merchandise! :lol:

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:25 am
by Soul_Slip
It doesn’t negatively effect the music for me at all as he was the one who introduced me to them with Dayvan Cowboy. He literally looks identical to the person on the front of CH and also the person in the liner picture collage that has bushy dark hocky/70’s hair style! His name was David and my friends and I have this little gimmick where we say he “transcended” this world and entered into a permanent Boards of Canada headspace dimension and is forever contained in the Campfire Headpase haha Dayvan/David Cowboy! ;)
My two bands Soul Slip and Kevlar are my homage to him and his psychedelic frame of existence.
I also agree with you about the older T-shirts and wish we had a larger variety of official shirt designs.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:24 pm
by Echelon
Soul_Slip wrote:It doesn’t negatively effect the music for me at all as he was the one who introduced me to them with Dayvan Cowboy. He literally looks identical to the person on the front of CH and also the person in the liner picture collage that has bushy dark hocky/70’s hair style! His name was David and my friends and I have this little gimmick where we say he “transcended” this world and entered into a permanent Boards of Canada headspace dimension and is forever contained in the Campfire Headpase haha Dayvan/David Cowboy! ;)
My two bands Soul Slip and Kevlar are my homage to him and his psychedelic frame of existence.
I also agree with you about the older T-shirts and wish we had a larger variety of official shirt designs.


That's amazing, man. I really love that album and I have no idea why so many fans hate on it, so to hear this story is really touching and awesome! It's really cool that your friend had such a connection to it. My friend always said the guy on the cover was Beck but that's such a cooler way to think about it in honor of your friend.

And yeah, the designs of the t-shirts are kind of plain. I do like the trees/house logo and the hexagon logo (reminds me of Northface actually) but I cannot say that they're the most imaginative coolest things ever. I hope that Beautiful Place and Geogaddi themed merch might be a lot cooler when the time comes.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:50 pm
by Valotonin
(Unrelated to the posts or the users above)

Mike and Marcus aren't reading the forum. At all.
People's writing has really changed since they were under the impression after the Societas X tape that they are reading the posts here on Twoism. The like spree was likely a Warp employee or MDG, and MDG rarely if ever reads the forums.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:11 pm
by Mozart
2020 :twisted:

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:06 pm
by Geogandhi
Valotonin wrote:People's writing has really changed since they were under the impression after the Societas X tape that they are reading the posts here on Twoism.


Really? As far as I can tell there are a handfull of regular users and they all seem fairly young and new to BoC so they are excited to dig around. All the old guard are jaded and quiet on the BoC front. But this is only from my perspective and I don't come on here much at all either.
It's cool to have new blood keep this place going and shows that BoC can appeal to new audiences and not just tubby bearded geeks.

I am half joking by the way, no one needs to take any offence.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:16 pm
by Valotonin
It is maybe just me. You see it a lot elsewhere, though. People's conversations being held publicly and online so therefore they always present a facade. I see a lot less of that here which is nice.

Can anyone tell that I am sleep deprived today? I don't know why I am being so negative.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:43 pm
by Geogandhi
I think you're just picking up on the eagerness from new users and assuming they are older like the rest of us. There is a difference to this place right now because of it. Not a bad thing. This place will fill back up when and if we ever get anything from BoC.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:53 pm
by Echelon
@Valotonin, MDG confirmed himself to me that he doesn't have time to go on here much. Even though Mexicola told me that he recently contacted him about bootlegged merchandise, so MDG is still doing his thing, just more in the shadows. I personally think he got sick of reassuring angry people that there is something new on the way. Was a thankless task really because BOC do take their sweet time with everything. After all, telling people in 2009 that a new album on the way is kind of useless because of all the years it took afterward. I guess even if he told us now about something it would be the same issue.

@Geogandi, Yeah, I'm happy to help generate more conversation the best I can as I am relatively new to the fandom. I'm honestly still hyped since Societas but it becomes clearer and clearer that XYZ was the height of what we're going to get for a while. Big shame because if I was them, I would have capitalized on the hype generated by Societas

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:12 pm
by drixlin
I just love this thread. The ups and downs in these pages over the years are amazing.

I really do hope something happens soon, though. I'm a masochist enough that every time I see the notification of a new post, I still get excited *just in case* some new development gets mentioned.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:34 pm
by drillkicker
Curtis Roads spends literal decades working on songs, and then releases them about a decade after they’re done, so if you’re ever frustrated about BoC taking too long, just remember that.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:12 am
by Nottoolate
drillkicker wrote:Curtis Roads spends literal decades working on songs, and then releases them about a decade after they’re done, so if you’re ever frustrated about BoC taking too long, just remember that.

I was just thinking about how The Wrens have been working on a new record for 16 years so honestly yeah it could always be worse lol

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:40 am
by Echelon
Nottoolate wrote:
drillkicker wrote:Curtis Roads spends literal decades working on songs, and then releases them about a decade after they’re done, so if you’re ever frustrated about BoC taking too long, just remember that.

I was just thinking about how The Wrens have been working on a new record for 16 years so honestly yeah it could always be worse lol


I top that with Peter Gabriel. I/O was promised to come out 18 months after Up's release in 2002 but it still hasn't come out in what's going to be 18 years.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 pm
by Geogandhi
Smile by Brain Wilson took the longest, that I can think of. Cracking album too.

Re: GENERAL NEW RELEASE SPECULATION TOPIC

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:05 am
by SamuraiDrifter
Let’s not forget The Avalanches. Took 16 years to get a follow-up to Since I Left You, and it’s only their second.

Yeah, it could be worse. Still, I’m thankful for groups like Thee Oh Sees that release bomb records every year and just keep getting better.