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I love coming here and seeing all the wild theories
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demo wrote:What if BoC have planned to only ever release 6 albums in total?

When we think about the image of the hexagon and what it represents to BoC, maybe they have their whole musical career planned out? It would mean we have 2 more albums to go, spacing them decades apart is probably a good thing if that was the case. This is pure speculation, but something about this theory makes me feel good.


The idea that they would either stop creating or stop releasing music “just because” does not make me feel good. If it were Kanye West it wouldn't bother me a bit, but I genuinely don’t understand how “less music from an artist you like” is at all appealing.

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Once again...

Please don't post photos, or personal information about the band which aren't in the public domain as 'Boards of Canada'. This includes school photos, student photos, family information, business information etc etc etc.

I feel we really shouldn't need to explain this to people.
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demo wrote:I love coming here and seeing all the wild theories


Good because I'm going to keep creating them haha. :D

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IronMark wrote:I'm tired of checking this thread to see if there's anything more from an official source only to see three pages of discussion about some random posting coordinates in a Youtube comment or something :cry:


No more speculation in the speculation thread!


New release speculation, not speculation about random posts on social media that could literally be the work of anyone.

I'm not saying it should be banned, silenced or censored at all, just expressing my opinion that I'm not a big fan. Others are, such is life. No Biggie.

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I’d like to apologize to the forum at large. It was definitely not my intent to ‘dox’ or in any other way breach the privacy of the band. Thanks to Mexicola for being cool about it.

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Skyraider wrote:
IronMark wrote:I'm tired of checking this thread to see if there's anything more from an official source only to see three pages of discussion about some random posting coordinates in a Youtube comment or something :cry:


No more speculation in the speculation thread!


New release speculation, not speculation about random posts on social media that could literally be the work of anyone.

I'm not saying it should be banned, silenced or censored at all, just expressing my opinion that I'm not a big fan. Others are, such is life. No Biggie.


I kind of wish someone official from Hexagon Sun would let us know who exactly is liking the posts. I think that would actually put a lot of these posts you don't like to rest. Because until we actually know, people are going to talk about the likes and if they have any significance.

Perhaps this is the great BOC enigma post TH and they catered it exactly to the social media age :lol:

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I have no crazy theories, no numerology, and I didn't sacrifice a goat or anything else to arrive at this conclusion...but my guess for the next IG post, marking their 5th post, from the only full length album not yet represented:

Telephastic Workshop, specifically this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orG5TIOU8Ts

Don't know why, but I have a good feeling about the IG page being theirs, and this will be the next post. Soon...ish.
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drixlin wrote:I have no crazy theories, no numerology, and I didn't sacrifice a goat or anything else to arrive at this conclusion...but my guess for the next IG post, marking their 5th post, from the only full length album not yet represented:

Telephastic Workshop, specifically this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orG5TIOU8Ts

Don't know why, but I have a good feeling about the IG page being theirs, and this will be the next post. Soon...ish.

Olson was the first post. am I missing something here?
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Nope, just me being a dumbass.

I'm a better lurker than problem solver. I'll see myself out...
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northernlite wrote:I’d like to apologize to the forum at large. It was definitely not my intent to ‘dox’ or in any other way breach the privacy of the band. Thanks to Mexicola for being cool about it.


No harm done. Relax ;-)
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Some of you have been talking about the possible “space theme” for the 5th LP.

Speculating, if so, It would maybe be a cool idea to use this video for the 5th IG video since it has space imagery, it’s the only official video - but manipulate it to hide something new embedded in it to hint towards a 5th album.

https://youtu.be/A2zKARkpDW4

I personally find it a bit hard to see BoC going full on “space” theme - since many of the themes of their work is grounded in some way back to earth, nature, environment, place, people, life, living and the like.

Also the “space” album concept is a bit trite nowadays in my opinion.


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drixlin wrote:Nope, just me being a dumbass.

I'm a better lurker than problem solver. I'll see myself out...


Not embarrassing at all my friend. Especially when you remember I was dead set on them performing at Shibuya (or whereever it was) and it turned out to be the band, !!!


Edit: Also just an update on the Bleep inquiry: they never responded. First time that's ever happened. They usually respond in one working day (excluding weekends) but not this time. I'm starting to feel that people want this to be a mystery.

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Echelon wrote:I kind of wish someone official from Hexagon Sun would let us know who exactly is liking the posts. I think that would actually put a lot of these posts you don't like to rest. Because until we actually know, people are going to talk about the likes and if they have any significance.

Perhaps this is the great BOC enigma post TH and they catered it exactly to the social media age :lol:

Why wouldn’t BoC be running their own account?

I've seen a few people saying "oh, it couldn't possibly be them" but to me that just sounds like part of the tendency to over-mystify them. They’re not total luddites or anything, and it's not like they're such big celebrities they can't be bothered with social media. They're not hugely social but we have no reason to believe they despise their fans so much they can't spend a couple of minutes a day liking posts.

To me their account activity seems very much in the band's communication style- vague hints, nothing more. And the allegation that there's someone at Warp HQ running their social media account sounds like a conspiracy theory.

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Echelon wrote:I kind of wish someone official from Hexagon Sun would let us know who exactly is liking the posts. I think that would actually put a lot of these posts you don't like to rest. Because until we actually know, people are going to talk about the likes and if they have any significance.

Perhaps this is the great BOC enigma post TH and they catered it exactly to the social media age :lol:

Why wouldn’t BoC be running their own account?

I've seen a few people saying "oh, it couldn't possibly be them" but to me that just sounds like part of the tendency to over-mystify them. They’re not total luddites or anything, and it's not like they're such big celebrities they can't be bothered with social media. They're not hugely social but we have no reason to believe they despise their fans so much they can't spend a couple of minutes a day liking posts.

To me their account activity seems very much in the band's communication style- vague hints, nothing more. And the allegation that there's someone at Warp HQ running their social media account sounds like a conspiracy theory.

agreed 100%. the thing I always hear is “they hate the internet, they hate social media!!!” and yes while they did seem very cynical to the ideal of social media (and the internet in general) in past interviews, people change. I think they’ve gotten over themselves a little bit and realized that running a twitter/instagram account won’t destroy their morals.

the idea that BoC wouldn’t be running their accounts because it doesn’t seem “BoC-like” is a direct contradiction because does letting some random Warp intern run their entire online presence sound “BoC-like”? no not at all, remember when they said they had trust issues.
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PerniciousKnid wrote:Some of you have been talking about the possible “space theme” for the 5th LP.

Speculating, if so, It would maybe be a cool idea to use this video for the 5th IG video since it has space imagery, it’s the only official video - but manipulate it to hide something new embedded in it to hint towards a 5th album.

https://youtu.be/A2zKARkpDW4

I personally find it a bit hard to see BoC going full on “space” theme - since many of the themes of their work is grounded in some way back to earth, nature, environment, place, people, life, living and the like.

Also the “space” album concept is a bit trite nowadays in my opinion.


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Let's go bigger than imagining space as a theme for BoC's next album. What about space as the way BoC delivers music and content? For example, SpaceX has its Starlink program which is deploying thousands of miniature satellites in Earth orbit with the goal of making access to space-based telecommunications relatively cheap. People are already thinking that in the very near future cell phone plans will be obsolete and satellite telephony will be the norm. I don't know if that's for sure, but we'll know soon.

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My point in bringing up Starlink was that these mini-satellites are designed to transmit and receive from space to anywhere on Earth -- that would include New Zealand. :mrgreen:
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PerniciousKnid wrote:it’s the only official video

https://youtu.be/A2zKARkpDW4


Let’s not forget Reach for the Dead! :)

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A spaced-themed BoC album would be amazing and would follow nicely after the themes of in Tomorrrow's Harvest of having to leave a dying planet for space....
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Josh wrote:


Let's go bigger than imagining space as a theme for BoC's next album. What about space as the way BoC delivers music and content? For example, SpaceX has its Starlink program which is deploying thousands of miniature satellites in Earth orbit with the goal of making access to space-based telecommunications relatively cheap. People are already thinking that in the very near future cell phone plans will be obsolete and satellite telephony will be the norm. I don't know if that's for sure, but we'll know soon.

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My point in bringing up Starlink was that these mini-satellites are designed to transmit and receive from space to anywhere on Earth -- that would include New Zealand. :mrgreen:[/quote]

That’s big thinking, friend!

Massive Attack reissued mezzanine as DNA so why not go big or go home!

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/massive ... -dna-album


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The only thing I fear about a space themed album is that it might be very dry like Tomorrow's Harvest. A lot of the interludes on TH seem more like soundtrack-y mood setters than miniature melodic worlds like the Geogaddi and Music interludes. If the next album is indeed a soundtrack to the stars, I really hope it's inspired by acid rock 60s musicians like Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead and their fixations on space rather than something you'd hear in a planetarium XD

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