Yesterday was an amazing experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I didn't think anything was actually going to happen until I saw this forum blowing up so I jumped into the car at 3pm and hauled some serious ass to the middle of the desert. I made it at 4:59 pm.
I know most of you who attended think the album is truly an exceptional piece of work and while I tend to agree, I don't think it will go down as their defining piece of work.
I jumped on the BoC bandwagon when Music Has the Right to Children was released. And as much as I love everything they put out, Trans Canada Highway takes the cake. I know I know, its not even a full length, but memories aside I think this small EP had the biggest impact on me.
Anyway, back to the point. I think TH is truly a special album, I dont think it eclipses any full length that they have released to date, including Campfire Headphase. I know many of you write that album off and I understand why, but I find it very engaging and rather refreshing when compared to some of their heavier material. TH flows between dark and light. It tromps you through the depths of tense melancholy and then lifts you to a comforting warm embrace. The album flows like any of their other major releases, with ample droning interjections that relay you to the next chapter. Its so familiar, but seemingly new. It never fails to intrigue.
TH is a solid mix between Geogaddi and Music Has the Right to Children. There are a couple of gems that really shine and then there are a few others (as someone else mentioned) that take some getting used to. For those of you absolutely aching to hear the new album, I really believe its worth waiting for. Each song is extremely complex and I highly doubt low quality recordings would be able to pick up on the nuance each song offers. Yes, you'll at least know what the damn thing sounds like, but would it be worth it? Was waiting for so many years worth taking a peak at low quality recordings?
Half of me hopes no one uploads the full set and the other half of me wishes I was "that" guy who saved the day for all of those who don't live in SoCal.
So until June 10th comes, I will be checking this forum regularly to see which one of you makes the first move for sharing the other tunes. Am I going to judge you? Probably, but I totally know why you'd do it