Friday, June 14, 2013

New BOC Album


Thoughts?

dc

6 comments:

Bill Zink said...

I saw the title, and thought there was a new Blue Oyster Cult album.

Needless to say, I am disappointed.

rootless said...

Still digesting it, but first few listens I'd say it's a lot darker than Campfire Headphase, no anthems like "Danyan Cowboy", sparser. I read an interview with those guys and they are living out in the boonies in Scotland and feeling pretty cynical about mankind's future.

CS said...

I'm debating getting it. While snooping around, I discovered something which everyone else here is probably familiar with, a record called "Dive" by some guy who goes by Tycho. It's blatant BOC rip-off, but it's really really good.

DC said...

I like that Tycho joint, it's like BOC meets Banana Republic slacks-buying music.

The New Boards of Canada record... at first, i was underwhelmed. I mean, i bought that shit ASAP sight unseen, that's automatic. A new BOC album is like catching a leprechaun. So, maybe my expectations were too high. But after multiple listens I started to sink in. It's a good'un, not my favorite release by them.

EJ said...

I have a lot to say about this record...but I'll keep it short. Yeah, this record doesn't have a "Dayvan Cowboy" type of anthem, in fact there aren't many tracks that have a catchy melody at all. It's definitely darker than Campfire Headphase, in more of a Geogaddi kind of way. Although Geogaddi has some dark, weird, unsettling undertones, Tomorrow's Harvest is downright bleak. Just from the song titles you have some clues, like "Sick Times," "Collapse," "Come To Dust." However, what the album lacks in accessibility it makes up for in rich, detailed texture and incredibly complex scope. I'd say it's the most complex BOC record yet. BOC's attention to sound is unparalleled. You won't be humming any melodies to yourself, but you will find after a few listens that you're subtly haunted by its ominous atmosphere.

CS said...

Okay... somewhat related question: I can buy this on Amazon for $6.99 or on iTunes for $10.99. Any reason not to go Amazon?