soupbandit wrote:-Semena Mertvykh is the track from the Tomorrow's Harvest Transmission.
paul wrote:kidfortoday70 wrote:paul wrote:Helicoid wrote:paul wrote:harpoon dodger wrote:BoC bless the dude with the nice camera on a tripod. THAT video will be making the rounds, I'm sure
Yes it will my friends. I will get the edit to you asap. Still gotta make the gawdawful drive home 6 hours ... and its fucking bumper to bumper. But, if I gotta get stuck in traffic to be a part of what just happened ... yeah. Can do.
Sketchy connection out here in the desert so full report later will be edging what I shot first thing when home. Sorry again for not keeping up while live. Damn phone died.
PAUL! You came through! your'e my hero! No seriously. Will it be posted or should i give you my email?
Nah, just had the gear and decided since it was in my beautiful state, and i love the desert ... it had to be done! i also knew so many of you were here sending us all some seriously good vibes and couldn't be there for countless reasons. I was seriously planning on a live gig. Since that didn't happen I have a nice locked shot of the ... airstream the truck and speakers. Sorry guys. Guess I was too optimistic. Yes, I brought the "dead kitty" wind muffler for my ZOOM recorder. Quite nice - pretty much zeroed out any hint of wind. I will edit it when I get home but that won't be til 3a PDT. Sleep can wait. Will load it to my YouTube page (look for Turk 242). There's already my humble reatment of the cosecha transmission there but tomorrow will be today's festivities.
Ok, so enough of the dry tech talk. To asnwer your question Decorah: kennychiwa147 said it best. I am still a little in disbelief. I quickly got over the no live show thing. It was just really cool to look around and see literally every walk of life there - young and old. That's when you know it's quality music. The setting was impeccable. Surreal. I am an avid trailer camper so this set piece made me smile wide. When the music came on I was pretty much swept away. I considered taking notes but felt like a tool as i was already standing up there with the camera. my buddy kept encouraging me to enjoy the experience too (he was the one rocking the ray bans in the blue t shirt). Yes the air was thick, sweet and sticky.
Ok, music - I listened to RFTD for 90 minutes yesterday on loop while running in big sur. never did that with any track in my life. It did not get old. So when I heard it today I wasnt sure how i would react. gotta say i got pretty choked up. I think it was everything - setting, with fellow BOCers, the sky - and the transition was wicked. The opening bits were really a blur. I was shaking and trying not to fuck up the recording. I do remember the fanfare and thought that was really nice. As for the rest, well you'll just have to wait I guess. I will say this - game changer. BEST. ALBUM. EVER.
Yeah, that's right ...
I believe I was literally right next to you, on your right.
We're you sitting on the rock? Sorry mate - wish id intro'd myself. regardless, it was pleasure to be there and share this experience with you.
honeypower wrote:off topic but god, 'skyliner' is so underrated
Synthetrix wrote:I took this photo of some happy Boccers atop one of the old waterslide towers.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/417 ... occers.jpg
mikektm450 wrote:In honour of a fantastic event and day... here's a lovely desktop wallpaper in a couple of different flavours.
I take no credit for the original image.
Synthetrix wrote:The clouds that rolled in as the afternoon progressed were a welcome relief from the heat and offered some additional visual drama to the event.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/417 ... CSKIES.jpg
PlatrixECV wrote:Here's my notes on the songs/ general review
Ok, just got back. Here are my thoughts. In general, awesome experience, the setting was perfect. In honor of Scotland I took a few swills of some Ardbeg (neat). As to the album I would not call BoC going back to a Geogaddi or MhtRtC style, or a combo of th two. It is definitely a logical progression from TCH although primarily from something like Oscar See Through Red Eye. They make dense, layered complex stuff now. The minimalism is gone. In some respects I like hearing their sounds with a chance to breathe. You get a little of that in the ambient interludes. That being said, Tomorrow's Harvest is an intense, detailed great ride. I mentioned earlier there were noticeable elements of extremely vintage synths (think 70s Tangerine Dream (Phaedra) of Jean Michael Jarre's Oxygen). Maybe some Bladerunner sounding Vangelis. John Carpenter has been mentioned. It's all swirling around in there.
I have a video of the first three tracks. I think the sound quality came out pretty good. Trying to figure out how to ujpload it right now.
I took notes on each track.
Gemini, Reach for the Dead, White Cyclosa - you heard them. Gemini was a perfect into track, got me in the proper mindframe for BoC.
Jacquard Causeway - Intense. When the album kicks into high gear. I really dug what I found to be almost jazzy sounding noodling on what may have been a wurlitzer. It gave a lose feel. One of highlights of album for sure.
Telepath - the darking counting voice one. I wrote "unmistakably BoC. Nice interlude track. Keeps mood intense."
Cold Earth - You've heard this one by now. A better track in its full sonic glory. I put this own down as giving me a Vangelis vibe on some of the synths.
Transmisiones Ferox - Psycaedelic, buried vocals, really dark heartbeat style bass pulse.
Sick Times - This one again had an almost jazzy feel with a vintage electric organ or piano sound. Don't know if the beat is the "dopest" but it is a hard kicking break beat. The melody parts give the feel of quick tempo that vaguely reminded me of Poppy Seed. Again with the vintage synths (something close to Oxygene sounding). Another one of the best cuts on the album.
Collapse - This is the one I think might have had a Moog sequencer. It reminded me of Phaedra. Deep track with a great bass line that also functions as a counter melody. Everything from Jacquard Causway to here flowed and was all excellent. As good a stretch as there is on any Boc album IMO.
Palace Posy - This one was a bit eccentric. Vaguely pizzicato string sounding melody.
Split Your Infities - This was my initial favorite track on the album. Swirling melody that morphs into what I wrote was "ominous and joyous at the same time. Holy fuck." All the great elements of a great Boc track and shows how skilled they are in their craft.
Uritual - Buzzy dissosant drone. One of better interludes I can recall and again keeps momentum from Split Your Infities.
Nothing in Real - Treated piano, retro sounding break beat. Nice track I could see this one being popular with the non-diehards but I don't mean that as a slight.
Sundown - Very Boc synth pads, layered again with what I call the ancient analog Vangelic et all sound.
New Seeds - Creates a melody almost out of radio static. After that I thought I heard discernable guitar sound... Sounds like what I know to be called col legno on a violin where you flip the blow and hit the strings with the wood part (used most prominently at the beginning of Holtz's Mars). Keeps buildings and immensely dense. This could be a polarizing track.
Come to Dust - "Eerie with a great laconic break beat." Also a highlight of the album for me.
Semena Mertvykh - This is more or the less the song from the trailer. The static is gone and there is instead a stunning dark and dissonant background noise. It sounds a little bit like the beginning of Metallica's "Damage Inc" (the last seconds before the thrash guitar comes in ) but with a strong helicopter effect. I love the melody of this song. Glad it is on the album. A perfect closer really (as exit music).
I loved the album overall. Where it rates in the context of their catalog? No idea at this point. Really glad to have the experienence of the build up and then the surprise listening party. Def treat for US fans. There were probably 100 people there, some came from as far as Arizona.
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