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Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest Album

Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest Album

  • Performer: Boards Of Canada
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: Tomorrow's Harvest
  • Released: 2013
  • Style: Downtempo, Ambient, IDM, Drone
  • MP3 version size: 2053 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1208 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 839

Tracklist

White Cyclosa3:13
Palace Posy4:05
Come To Dust4:07
Sundown2:16
Nothing Is Real3:52
New Seeds5:39
Transmisiones Ferox2:18
Cold Earth3:42
Split Your Infinities4:28
Uritual1:59
Jacquard Causeway6:35
Semena Mertvykh3:30
Collapse2:49
Gemini2:56
Reach For The Dead4:47
Telepath1:32
Sick Times4:16

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WARPLP257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(2xLP, Album)Warp Records, Music70WARPLP257UK2013
WARPCD257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Warp Records, Music70WARPCD257Europe2013
BRC-382, noneBoards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Beat Records, Warp Records, Music70BRC-382, noneJapan2013
WARPCD257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Warp Records, Music70WARPCD257US2013
noneBoards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(17xFile, AAC, Album, 256)Warp RecordsnoneUK2013
WARPCDD 257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(17xFile, ALAC, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCDD 257UK2013
WARPCDD257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(17xFile, FLAC, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCDD257UK2013
WARPCDD257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Warp RecordsWARPCDD257UK2013
WARPCDD257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(17xFile, WAV, Album, 24-)Warp RecordsWARPCDD257Europe2013
WARPCDD257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(17xFile, WAV, Album, 24b + 17xFile, FLAC, Album, 1)Warp RecordsWARPCDD2572013
WARPLP257Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)Warp Records, Music70WARPLP257UK2013
WARPCD257XBoards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig)Warp Records, Music70WARPCD257XUK & Europe2013
WARPCD257X, WARPCD257 (Misprint)Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, M/Print, Art)Warp Records, Music70WARPCD257X, WARPCD257 (Misprint)US2013
none, BRC-382Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Dig)Warp Records, Music70, Beat Recordsnone, BRC-382Japan2013

Album

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Performer

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Comments

MOQ MOQ
2013; looking forward to new music. Hopefully 2020 is perfect number to send new music.
Deodorant for your language Deodorant for your language
Nothing is Real might be the best thing they've ever created. In fact, some of their very best moments happen on this record. It's dark, dusty, disjointed, and dystopian. Grab a pair of headphones and prepare to be immersed.
MrCat MrCat
Like others, this is definitely up there for me in terms of BOC releases. Amazing how this can be the best background music but still makes for a good active listen
Castiel Castiel
I couldn't agree with you more. In my opinion, this was definitely worth the wait.
Gavinranadar Gavinranadar
Not my favorite BOC record, but this has unbelievable sound! It was listed among "The Best Vinyl LPs to Really Show Off Your Turntable" in this article: https://gearpatrol.com/2019/05/14/best-vinyl-to-play-on-turntable/ so I had to give the vinyl a shot, and it does not disappoint. "It’s rare that a modern synth record will translate onto vinyl as well as this set of retro-electroica from the analog-obsessed Boards of Canada. Every swishy filter sweep, grinding bass tone, and live drum beat is rendered with sculptural realism. You’ll find yourself sitting up straight in the sweet spot and admiring your rig’s bass response and mid-range articulation as these moody, dystopian tracks chronicle our fast-changing world."
Bolanim Bolanim
This is a really nice album. It hasn't fatigued at all over the years when it comes up on my playlist. Well done fellas.
Rocky Basilisk Rocky Basilisk
Listened a few times now waiting for something to happen...which hasn't. I respond viscerally to works of art, if I don't get the feeling I usually don't, I feel this is a lazy dull record, minimal and dark? yes, interesting.no. Got it on vinyl and it sounds very bright and harsh, had to mess with controls which didn't help. Got to the end of side three and did not have the motivation to put on side 4, poorly produced also.Maybe I need to go back on the drugs cos right now, in my world its a shit record. Anyway I'm happy cos I just sold a Val Doonican single on Cogs for £8.99...whadaya know!!!!
Zargelynd Zargelynd
This album really grows on me with every listen, and I must have listened to this a lot more than most albums in the last decade. I think a lot of people who don't get it should give it another spin. It's got a different vibe to some of their earlier albums, maybe darker in some respects but not despairing by any means. This rewards patience.
Iphonedivorced Iphonedivorced
My favorite album of theirs and my favorite album of all time.
Silver Globol Silver Globol
Dark distopian soundtrack for the inner ear cinema. Seriously nice music not really dance oriented more minimalist minor keyed soundscapes, arpeggios, accented drum beats and nice warbly analog synths thrown in for good measure. I for one love music that isnt over produced or cluttered with too many over-dubs and says nothing. Not the case for Tomorrows Harvest! When listening this comes across almost like a soundtrack for a conspiratorial cold war 1970's era documentary.
Fordrekelv Fordrekelv
I think this really is the best way to approach this album. There are few 'standout' tracks such as their earlier albums contained, but as a whole it flows really well and creates a sweeping cinematic experience, with peaks and valleys, and of course that warped 70s vibe. I like that they touch on Berlin School elements with the arpeggios, as well.
Zahisan Zahisan
Oh, boy. The way some fans have been anticipating this album, you'd think BoC were God Himself, resurrected and ready to rescue the world from itself on release date. Such was the fervor for any new, official material from the brothers that after they uploaded their new single onto YouTube, their website crashed the same day due to traffic overload. Masterpiece incoming? Well....I've listened to the whole album several times and I gotta say, for keeping a rather cool head since the announcement for this album's release, I'm not moved much by it. If Mike and Marc were aiming to make a dystopian horror soundtrack, then mission complete. You can practically do the zombie shuffle through it all (and even creepy zombie moans would sound appropriate in "Uritual"), as if hearing their Day of the Dead take on the aptly titled "White Cyclosa" wasn't evidence enough by then. It's almost like the brothers are pulling a BoC on their *own* past; everything that was once alive is now made ghostly, distant, and nostalgic.A real disappointment is that the breather tracks simply aren't great leaders ("Collapse," "Transmisiones Ferox"), which is shocking when one considers that some fans were looking forward to those the most exactly because they typically lead into their best songs, e.g. "Ready Lets Go" leading into "Music is Math," "Bocuma"'s lead-in to "Roygbiv," "A Moment of Clarity" to "84 Pontiac Dream," the opener for "Everything You Do Is a Balloon", etc. Without a doubt, the biggest lost opportunity of the album is "Split Your Infinities," which opens with such a gorgeous 90 seconds that is so organic and other-worldly you feel buoyant, and then it fizzles out. This could've been the best track of the album, yet the melody fades out nearly as soon as it begins, repetitiously drumming onward for the final three minutes while some garbled & distorted voice makes some noises. What a waste!As for the good? "Reach For The Dead" sums up the whole intended eco-collapse theme of the record, the Geogaddi-like "Cold Earth" exhibits some somber sonics, and "Sick Times" is a great example of that ethereal place you'll end up in after passing underneath the Coke sign. But the finest track here, "Nothing Is Real," is a wonderful piece of chin-up after all the depressive atmospheres one must slog through to get to it. It is such a bright contrast to the surrounding darkness (and a funny title in hindsight, considering it's the most *tangible* melody of the record) that it helps expose the weakness of Tomorrow's Harvest as a whole: pursuing said eco-collapse theme for an entire record.In closing, I really do hope that Michael and Marcus find something positive and hopeful for their futures, and that they realize that not everything is as dead as this album impresses so hard. What does it say that fans expect more along the lines of Music Has The Right To Children and not of The Campfire Headphase? Rigid to change? Immune to hope? "I'd rather sadly roam the earth, long-face pointed downward, shuffling towards the inevitable end of our precious ecosystem"? [Shrugs] Who knows. Take my opinion for what it's worth, or don't. But I *do* know one thing: this deathly album's sound is BoC's eco-dirge, their requiem mass for the earth. Contrast this to their previous LP, the most cheerful and enjoyable album of their career that "true" fans loathe so much, and you may ache for relief, too. Having said that, I won't be extending my arm out again to reach for the dead... I'd sooner keep it in the Campfire.
Snowskin Snowskin
it's a bummer of a record. I've tried...nice review here.
Mr.mclav Mr.mclav
Honestly, it reads like you copied and pasted an old review so you could be at the top again. I can't be bothered to go through all of them to see if I'm right, but that sure is what it feels like.
Reggy Reggy
Write whatever kind of review you like, but write it correctly. You've written this review as if the album was just released, which is clearly not the case. It's not that there's a problem with you negative review, the problem is that it's written terribly. "The way some fans have been anticipating this album", should be the way some fans had been, past tense. "I've listened to the whole album several times", "for keeping a rather cool head since the announcement for this album's release"... five years ago? Also, it's entertaining that you keep trying to insult a certain type of BOC fan, but then repeatedly show yourself to be one of those fans in your writing.
Kajishakar Kajishakar
Numanoid If they want to make a record nobody likes, it is their choice. And if I want to write a review no one likes about an album I don't like, that's my choice, as well.
Cerana Cerana
BoC are not gods, they are a pair of related geezers from Edinburgh who happen to make music more interesting than the mainstream, this album being one of the better anybody will hear in this decade. What I don't understand is why anybody would waste their time writing a 600+ word review of a record they don't like, I don't believe "Michael and Marcus" (like you know them personally) owe anybody anything. If they want to make a record nobody likes, it is their choice.
Lianeni Lianeni
To this day I don't understand all the hype around this album. It just sounds like generic melancholy music....Stuff you might hear in a commercial or some Hollywood movie or some crappy tv show.
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Numanoid Fair enough, but instead of complaining the user should make some better music. If you don't like it, top it if you can! That is an Earth-shatteringly stupid take. That's the equivalent to saying "If you don't like this car, build a better one yourself". People are allowed to have opinions without having to be skilled in the art of producing music lmao.
Mananara Mananara
TH really does sound a lot more generic and that's because it has almost NONE of the magic present in their prior music. Call it artists moving on if you will but they've moved on to weaker things, I'd say.
Alexandra Alexandra
Fair enough, but instead of complaining the user should make some better music. If you don't like it, top it if you can!
Kamuro Kamuro
It's your loss, IMO this is among Boards of Canada's best albums, so if you don't get it, it is you who are losing out.
romrom romrom
Narrow minded? What...? Please do respect other peoples opnion, will you?And, NO, this album is far from being mesmerizing (I wish it would be) , but no, which makes it so disappointing.
Matty Matty
HAHA and yet to this very day, I still can't understand why people (like yourself) can be so unbelievably narrow-minded as well as just rather insular when it comes to listening to good music. Come on man, you're better than this... Boards of Canada without a doubt are legends, if not also world-renown and "Tomorrow's Harvest" is a downright mesmerizing album in itself.
Onaxan Onaxan
people are paying whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat for these test presses??? are they insane?
Landaron Landaron
Yes, yes they are. Test pressings don't make the music sound any better. It's just collectors doing their collecting thing. "Must. Have. Everything!" I don't get it, but to each their own and all that.
August August
I just don't get why users talk about this album in present day political terms. Trump (or Carter, or Reagan, or whoever) is the flavor of the month. Boards Of Canada is timeless.
Ber Ber
man-created indeed, as in it's a fabrication devised from the minds of sick men (and women) to instill fear in the masses and prolong the apocalyptic alternate timeline that is "history" AKA their rule... which is coming to an inevitable end... and they're flipping shit. TRUMP is a signifier of this... You're witnessing the systematic destruction of the "old guard" or the satus quo... wake up. TRUMP IS TIMELESS AS ARE WE ALL. 17 MORE YEARS ;]
Pipet Pipet
While it is kinda silly to derive so much textual meaning from instrumental music, you've gotta admit that they probably weren't thinking bright happy thoughts while naming an album "Tomorrow's Harvest" and putting songs called stuff like "Sick Times" and "Collapse" in it...I've always seen it as a reference to man-created climate change
Tiainar Tiainar
I think this is a good BoC album but I was overall disappointed. It was a long stretch from the last release and i got no sense of progression for them. Personally I think BoC is amazing, especially the early stuff up to and including Geogaddi. From there on there hasn't been much to really get excited about. I would like to see them try something entirely different but through their lens rather than repeating their early work. Overall a pretty one dimensional act, but boy did they ever master that one dimension.
Kit Kit
It took many years for it to hit me the right way, but in my opinion The Campfire Headphase is a better album as a whole than Geogaddi. Tomorrows Harvest has definitely not grabbed me, though. Which is fine, it's one album in a fast catalogue of brilliance.
Waiso Waiso
I'm still wondering why they are so absent musician.But then i realize that driving the project in that way is what has make them "singular". ________... just waiting for new music. expectant as many people too.
Kirizan Kirizan
I'll be honest, I never really 'got' this album at all. It never coalesced into anything tangible, meaningful or memorable (despite a number of strong tracks). Like a story you read that is strong enough to act on metaphorical levels it just seemed devoid of any significance. Then I heard Loscil's 'Monument Builders' and everything slid into place. It's a paean to Man's inevitable slide into decline. Socially, environmentally, philosophically. Not a zombie movie event but a kind-of dreary sadness pervades. The mood hardly ever lifts. Our sunset blinds us to our momentary triumphs. Maybe everyone has left Earth and are in cold storage? This is the music playing in the deserted nth-dimension portal lost luggage dept.
Samut Samut
To anyone wondering it is a very good pressing. Also a huge grower, took me a year of random listens to fully appreciate this album.
Domarivip Domarivip
Looking forward to what boc release in the post-trump world
Risky Strong Dromedary Risky Strong Dromedary
Some great soundscapes and a number of tunes are among the best ever. (Cold Earth, Sick Times) A few tunes are truly awful, and the oppressive atmosphere never lets up. A different emotional range than traditional BoC. A number of very weak tunes bring this one down - but only to 4 stars, which says something.
Jan Jan
The atmosphere of Tomorrow's Harvest is fantastic. It's extremely dreamlike, almost mournful; even the more upbeat tracks like New Seeds, Come To Dust and Jacquard Causeway are haunting and often feel fuzzy, surreal. The production, as expected, is gorgeous; punchy when needed and polished beautifully, there's an almost nostalgic tone throughout the whole thing, but it's also strangely futuristic. Like advanced technology, androids and artificial intelligence had been created in the 90's. There's countless words to describe this album, and a lot of other users use some great ones, otherwordly, cinematic, murky, dark, fuzzy, organic, bizarre.Repeated listens do it no end of justice, and it's become one of my favourite albums despite not being that impressed on the first listen. It's one I always come back to, and one that creates a mood like few others can.
from earth from earth
Probably the best BOC album, gets better with each passing year. They've never been about the beats (though those present here are decent), it's always been about the otherworldly tones and atmosphere and the evocative melodies, and all that is certainly present in this release, it's just that BOC predicted what our current, 2016 mood would be, awaiting humanity's impending downfall..."Geogaddi" seems like kiddie stuff in comparison. Also, with this album, BOC (along with the likes of Zombi) predicted the popularity of John Carpenter-like synthscapes on account of the "Stranger Things" soundtrack, though BOC have a much more lush and cinematic take on the style.
caif caif
I'm sure BOC are very optimistic about our species' future, that's why they included songs called "Collapse" and "Come to Dust" in an album with a harrowing, bleak vibe which they named "Tomorrow's Harvest"
Clonanau Clonanau
"it's just that BOC predicted what our current, 2016 mood would be, awaiting humanity's impending downfall"Are you serious ? :D
Tegore Tegore
I agree - good summary - a forbearing of doom, gloom and sick times indeed. Brilliant album. My favourite from them - other than Beautiful place ep of course!
Nikobar Nikobar
Es el mejor grupo de musica IDM que he visto, tiene melodias que podian acompañar en el dia, el album tiene un aliento fresco que los sonidos de los viejos tiempos, sean tu mejor momento. Se los recomiendo bastante, ademas, le doy 5 estrellas.
Iriar Iriar
The flow of the album and listening experience is destroyed by that awful "Jacquard Causeway" hammering snare drum. Could have been their best album otherwise. Reach for the Dead, Telepath/Cold Earth and Come to Dust are among their best ever tracks.All in all, nevertheless my gripes, my opinion is that this is a contender for their best ever album. Twenty years into their career they still manage to come up with gold.
RUsich155 RUsich155
Jacquard Causeway is awesome, it is a great example of the "phasing" compositional technique used by minimalist composers like Steve Reich
Nahelm Nahelm
No, I have tried to get into it, listened again and again, but "Jaq" does not gel with this person. Still there is enough sweet stuff on this album to keep me content for years. I have enjoyed so many beautiful sunsets with "Reach for the Dead" on the headphones :-)
Moogugore Moogugore
C'mon guys, are you kidding me? This whole album is gold, not to mention both Jacquard Causeway and palace posy are damn good tracks.
Dilmal Dilmal
Opinions... "Jacquart" is the best track here as for me. But "Palace Posy" is the ugly duckling.
Gavirim Gavirim
This record delivers nothing short of perfection. Perfect 5/5 stars. Each listen is even more fulfilling than the last.
Malodred Malodred
If BOC cannot be bothered to write melodies - or even play their synths - any more, then I certainly can't be bothered with their new music. This is BOC watered down, a pastiche, an anorexic shell of what once was. The production is strong - the album sounds BIG and FULL all the way through - but NONE of it is memorable. Where are the cute melodies that they used to write? There are NONE on this album.
Kulalbine Kulalbine
just give it a few more times. i had the same impression after the first try. but then discovered something amazing soon.
Delalbine Delalbine
A slow burner of an album that stands up very well to repeated listens.
Gaeuney Gaeuney
BOCs finest release to date. Rate this one: Highly recommended
Walianirv Walianirv
This unmistakably unique record is a little difficult for me to evaluate. At first I found it depressing and hard to listen to. It downright refuses to give me what I want: strong melodies and crunchy repetitive drums (in the style of their older releases), and the general tone of the album is quite abbrasive. A number of tracks stand out in their richness or familiarity, such as: Reach for the Dead (the most 'complete' track, Telepath, Cold Earth, Sick Times (with its old school drums), Split Your Infinities, Nothing Is Real, New Seeds and Come to Dust, which comes down to about half of the album. There are times though when I expect these tracks to develop into a more epic and expansive composition but they are often quite muted and modest, and while that fits the overall style of this album, it still leaves me wanting more. Overall, the fact that it isn't instantly appealing and gratifying makes me very interested to find out how I will like it in a few years time. It is apparent that, as others have noted, repeated listening will be rewarded.
Quemal Quemal
Great album, dark, murky, sad. Probably chronicling the inevitable demise of our species. It's an album you need to experience as a whole and it rewards repeat listens and attention to detail. The intricacy of the production and recording goes far beyond anything they have done before despite some people thinking it's more simplistic, you just need to listen carefully and try to ask yourself where each sound is coming from, as usual they blend and warp acoustic instruments to the point of it being a kind of game to figure out what is what, Campfire Heaphase was a beautiful, psychedelic experience, warm, fuzzy and down-to-earth (and criminally underrated among the 'IDM' community because it has clearly audible guitars and was out of step with what was trending at that time), Tomorrow's Harvest is bleaker, colder and more challenging but probably more rewarding. I hope they drop an EP and we don't have to wait years for another release.
Kerahuginn Kerahuginn
This covers, thematically, the same territory as The Flaming Lips "The Terror" LP. Both apocalyptic in feel.
Love Me Love Me
The intro of Reach For the Dead is just incredible, the rest of the album as well.
Winawel Winawel
This is one of those albums that very, very slowly grows on you and now it is such a rich, rewarding listen. From rare interviews with BOC, this album is heavily influenced by science fiction soundtracks and all the individual pieces of this release gel so superbly it is hard to just skip through to your "favourite" tracks, it requires full commitment. Lovely stuff.
Enila Enila
this one's a grower. 5 stars!
Akta Akta
interesting that only 15 copies were made and yet 52 to people on Discogs claim to 'have' it haha! So many pretenders...whats the point?
Kupidon Kupidon
A bit late to the party here since I didn't think the last couple releases were up to par, but this one is pretty spectacular. If the intention was to have three landmark albums then this is the third one, along with Music Has The Right and Geogaddi.
Oreavi Oreavi
Couldn't get into this album as much as Music has the right to Children and Geogaddi. There was little distinction between tracks. This isn't me not being open either, I appreciate a lot of abstract music but I couldn't help feeling this album was a bit lazy. Geogaddi's tracks have much more character and style to them, Music has the right to Children offers more interesting sound tones and patterns. I Just felt like Tomorrows Harvest was the same sound with a few different chords every single song. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate it, It's pretty in places but it doesn't show all Boards of Canada have to offer and I would recommend listening to one of their more vibrant albums first.
Oppebro Oppebro
That's because they're not bothering to play their synths any more. Just produce weak copies of what they used to make but without the awesome melodies they used to write on tracks like EYDIABalloon, Olson, Twoism etc etc. This album is a waste of time.
Made-with-Love Made-with-Love
some part of LP reminds me "Escape from new York" movie...each time i've learn much more from "Tomorrow Harvest"it's something for me, something for my heart, mind...so much respect for BOC team.
TheFresh TheFresh
This album keeps on growing on me. Fan-tas-tic.
Zololmaran Zololmaran
one of my favorites.I never get tired of listening to it.
Chinon Chinon
It's maybe a strange opinion but I like their earliest EP's (Hi Scores & Twoism) and this album the most. "Music has the Right to Children" seems a bit overrated (yes I know that many tracks of the aforementioned EP's appear on it) and "Geogaddi" and "Campfire" have no real magic. Oh and of course "In a beautiful Place..."....that record is untouchable. However "Tomorrows Harvest" has enough mystery and enough new sounds to keep me interested. It's a great album with no real stand out tracks and I think it was really meant to be heard as a whole. Yeah well...that pointless review comes to an end now...
Burisi Burisi
I agreed with you a year or two ago when this came out, I thought it was their best work since Hi Scores/Boc Maxima/Old Tunes. I still really love the pre-MHTRTC stuff (I think that album itself is just a tad overrated), but I've also come to love Geogaddi, which is probably their finest official LP, and Campfire Headphase, which is stunningly beautiful. Tomorrow's Harvest is rather too bleak to listen to very often, but when listened to as a whole it comes together brilliantly and chillingly, and has some of their finest songs. It definitely hits the mark of what they were trying to accomplish with that 80s VHS-era horror/sci-fi soundtrack vibe.
Original Original
Oh I didn't know that my mini review would be regarded as the definitive statement on the album ;-) The thing is that I even got into BoC's music when Geogaddi came out...it sounded fresh then but something just didn't click with me. I always prefered their other work. But at least you convinced me to listen to Geogaddi again..right now!
Granirad Granirad
You should start your sentences with "in my opinion". Saying that Geogaddi has no magic is blasphemy.
Silvermaster Silvermaster
This album's really underrated but you are dead wrong about geo and campfire. Geogaddi is amazing in a crazy way, Campfire Headphase is obliterating when you start to hear it right.
Snowseeker Snowseeker
It would be a major understatement to claim that Tomorrow’s Harvest was a highly anticipated release. It seems that ever since the group’s last record in 2005, The Campfire Headphase, the internet would light up with annual gossip of their return, the frenzy spreading fast and wide only to dead-end in another discredited rumor. So it’s no wonder that this time around, when Warp used the incredibly clever marketing campaign of embedding cryptic codes via six distinct entities (like BBC Radio 1, NPR and Adult Swim), I took some time in confirming the announcement’s authenticity. So what’s the big deal about Boards of Canada, and at what point did the Scottish electronic music duo reach this near cultish following? And why did I, along with so many, listened to the premiere of the album via YouTube and then immediately preordered both, the CD and vinyl? The word is that the two brothers, Mike Sandison and Marcus Eouin, began slowly working on their fourth studio album following the release of The Campfire Headphase. And if it took them almost eight years to produce the follow-up, then it was the eight years worth waiting for. There are many things I can say about the album, but it all boils down to this: Tomorrow’s Harvest is a classic Boards Of Canada album that only Boards Of Canada could make. Recorded at BoC’s own studio, called Hexagon Sun (located in south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland), the duo seemed interested in escaping the urban environment, preferring to work in isolation away from evolving genres and latest growing fads. This is perhaps why the sound of Tomorrow’s Harvest is so timeless, yet imprinted with that one specific point in time when Towism, Hi Scores and Boc Maxima used to dominate my playlists.“The challenge with this record was crafting the tunes into a specific style and time period we want to reference. [...] In this case there’s a deliberate VHS video-nasty element throughout the record and to get there it wasn’t just a case of processing sounds through old media, which is a given with us anyway, but we even went to the extent of timing changes in the music and the composition of the pieces, in really specific ways to give an impression of something familiar from soundtrack work that was around 30 years ago.” – Mike Sandison [1]The sound is full of lush, rich and deep ambient textures, stretching and warping through downtempo rhythms, like an old cassette tape left in a hot car over a weekend. There are plenty of vintage analog synth sounds and lo-fi treatments with even more subliminal messages and hypnotic layered patterns which immediately bring back the nostalgia of that dear ‘ol Boards of Canada. The title of the album, by the way, is inspired by Deadly Harvest, a 1977 film on widespread crop failures in North America, but that’s as close as the music comes to being post-apocalyptic. What’s even more explicit is the newly confirmed fact that those who’ve tried to replicate the BoC sound have definitely failed, as this imaginary soundtrack to the dusty documentary on ghostly cities is still the strength within their work. And that’s what the brothers have been working on all these years. There is a lot more that I could say about this record. But as with many critically acclaimed albums I often wonder if I should even bother. It’s not like I feel a responsibility of proclaiming my new discovery to the world and letting you know that this is an album you must own – I’m sure that you already do. It’s not like I must produce a counted amount of words to keep my day job as a critic – I’m sure I’d never write a word. I guess for me, this coverage is more like a statement of an acknowledgment, that yes, I’ve had incredibly high hopes for Boards of Canada, and yes, it certainly delivered! And after more than a dozen plays, here’s to many more rotations to come!
Hellmaster Hellmaster
how do 32 people own a vinyl limited to 15 copies? lololol
ndup ndup
Having listened to this record alot since release day, I'm of the opinion that it's by far their weakest release. It sounds quite dull and trite in places and just doesn't have the magic of their other releases. I find it, frankly, quite boring. If I'm in a BoC mood (and I am often in a BoC mood) I'm realising that I'm never reaching for this record, when I can go for Music, or Geo or, even, Camp instead.
Mr.jeka Mr.jeka
In general, it does not take a lot of time for an experienced ear to come to such a conclusion.
Camper Camper
Completely agree!
Adokelv Adokelv
but you have not listened to this record alot since release day, how can you have such strong opinion?
Anyshoun Anyshoun
The vinyl is $13.23 on amazon at the moment and prime eligible, cheapest I've seen it yet.
Agalas Agalas
I've been waiting to pick up Tomorrow's Harvest and when I saw that price I grabbed it instantly. After I ordered it I figured something would be wrong, but it's perfect. An insanely low price for a fantastic record.
Ndav Ndav
This album has really been growing on me. Yeah I know, 'Tomorrow's Harvest' does not have that sonic novelty value of their first albums but give it time.There is real atmosphere and depth here that reveals itself only with repeated listens. I absolutely love how 'Tomorrow's Harvest' is full of mystery. Beautiful and disturbing album!
lolike lolike
awesome album melodico:D
Akinozuru Akinozuru
4/5. Really digging it. Mellow and bubbly ambiance. Just what I needed to fill a gap in my vinyl collection.Not one song sticks out, it a whole album kinda thing.Really picks up the groove when played at 45rpm.
Maldarbaq Maldarbaq
45 rpm idea is intriguing...
Doomwarden Doomwarden
just picked up the pack- great album as always
Cha Cha
I really like it. It is a litlle different from their other albums and i think that is a GOOD THING. The album is overall 'better' then The Campfire Headphase i think. There aren't people crying about that one. Weird..
Xor Xor
Great album,cheers lads.
Jerinovir Jerinovir
After "Music has the right to children" this is my second favourite BOC Album. Very melodic, deep, melancholic , Nostalgic and also Dark. A BIG THANKS TO THE BROTHERS OF BOC FOR THIS AMAZING ALBUM!!!
Beardana Beardana
Please note that the negative reviews below are of people who are upset with a new sound, not the 500 people that reviewed it as nearly 5 stars on here.
Wafi Wafi
Please note that nobody cares about your opinion.
Coron Coron
Whats the point of recreating an album of more of the same. I applaud them for always trying something new and not a rehash. With that said it is always a joy to listen to anything made by them. I discovered them at Reckless records here in Chicago and based purely on the album art and the label I bought me a copy of "Music has the Right to Children" for a mere 16.99 usd in '98. On the first play I instantly was overjoyed at the music. I have collected and listened to all that I could since then. As for this album I actually really like it! I am a fan of ambient and dark. I feel there really is another excellent chapter in their music with this release. With songs like "reach for the dead" and "sundown" Also still a harkening back to the MHTRTC and Geo days with Jacquard causeway and palace posy. I like that they still kept the little sound scape short pieces like "Telepath" in there as well. I also feel those of you who are let down might just need to let it settle for a bit and not compare it to what you expect. I had this reaction at first to campfire.. Then I can to love it and appreciate it. For me the song that I so wish would get re-released is XYZ. Just recently listened again to that song. I suppose at the time I always felt that it was a great song but never got around to buying the peel sessions as it is so short. Now that is one of my biggest regrets. I know that MHTRTC will always be my favorite album, however I am still happy to hear this new material. I hope more will come like the Trans canada highway EP did after The Campfire headphase album. As for me I have been and always will be a fan and most likely will like what they produce. As it is always different and distinctive. This album is just another evolution into the sound of BOC. Wasn't Campfire a deviation from Geogaddi and Geogaddi a change from Music Has The Right To Children ? The term and style "chill wave" is more accurate to The Campfire Headphase than any of their other releases. Funny how an album that was so different is possibly also when they came to be more discovered ? It has been 8 years since anything and again a deviation, and for me a welcomed journey that captivates, influences and explores new frontiers.
Twentyfirstfinger Twentyfirstfinger
I'm 48 years old and have been listinihg to music since I was 5. I love nusic, all kinds, as long as it good.When I was in my 20'es Techno arrived. Was pretty much what I had been longing for, because I was tired of post punk.Went to a lot of rave parties and learned that there was a a new ting called "chilled out".Cool, reminded me of some old school Brian Eno.Some years are passing and suddenly we're hearing Boards of Canada. Wow, we were already suckers for groovy dope beats, but this was something new. That sound! It was incredible.Music has the right to Children will always be one of my top ten LP's. And then came Geo and Campfire. Campfire is despite the average anti-guitar opinion actually close to my own private favourite Boc LP.And now we have Tomorrows's Harvest.....Yes, it's BoC for sure. That sound. We will all easily recognise it.But WHAT I MISS on the new LP is all those twisted, distorted voices. IMHO the signature of BoC along with those dreamy dope beats.I love BoC but I'm crying inside because now give me a more a less instrumental album.They're experts when it comes to that nostalgic sound of forgotten childhood memories that never was.Man, they invented a whole new sound for electronica sound heads, BUT I'M MISSING A BIT MORE TWISTED VOICES on their new LP.Only 4 tracks have "Voices" the rest is isnstrumental. And no doubt about it Boc certainly make the coolest instrumentals ever.But please... More tracks with dopey distorted sampled voices on your next LP.Love you guys, you've changed my world, and thousands of other fans as well.
Sennnel Sennnel
But that's exactly what I've done. Listened to it closely in my head phones, but I still can't hear any voices except for on those four tracks.Maybe my ears are getting older as well. Damn, would hate if that was the reason! LOLBut anyway... it's still a killer album.The sounds they (BoC) create are amazing.
Purestone Purestone
There are lots of voices on this record but they are not as overtly featured (other than the sample used on 'Telepath'). BoC themselves commented in a recent interview that TH has more 'subliminals' than any of their previous albums! Listen closely and you'll hear them!
Mmsa Mmsa
indescribably mesmerizing
SING SING
Speaking of the quality of pressing, the only disadvantage is that the previous records made by BoC were more heavy and sort of solid.
catterpillar catterpillar
Nothing new under the HEXAGON SUN but the sound that BOC creates can only be made by Boards Of Canada them selves. Their sounds(scapes) are truly unique.
LONUDOG LONUDOG
A couple of tracks will no doubt become iconic ("Reach For The Dead", "Cold Earth" or "Nothing Is Real" perhaps); new representations of a necessarily reinvented BOC mantra. But there's a surprising sonic/rhythmic flatness to many others--unexpected, given their demonstrated history of textural wizardry and timbral creativity.These are the makers of "A Beautiful Place Out In The Country", "Everything You Do Is A Balloon" and "Dayvan Cowboy". I'm not getting a comparable emotional connection here.I think there's too often a danger of overrating a much-anticipated album. I don't like to rain on anyone's parade but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed.Ironically, many nameless and unfairly labeled "BOC imitator" indie artists are producing superior material. Though, perhaps likewise, only temporarily.
Ttyr Ttyr
With regards to the flatness, I agree. I called it muted in my review but flatness is fitting. I do think it's intentional but that doesn't make it less disappointing. However, learning to let go of the expectations that were formed through earlier releases is a good challenge and perhaps you have, like me, come to appreciate this after repeated listening? Do you feel the same almost 2 years later?
Dark_Sun Dark_Sun
Name the nameless.
Modimeena Modimeena
Anyone know how many copies of this Artcard Edition were produced?
mr.Mine mr.Mine
I pre-ordered it from Bleep and somehow my order got lost. A week later I queried it and they sent out my order again but told me the CD was out of stock and they were waiting for new stock "from the US" so I would guess it was reasonably limited as it's already sold out.EDIT: Replacement got lost, chased it up. Sent me a 3rd (!) copy. I asked how many they pressed. They told me it's not limited at all, just a different version. So I guess it's not a limited edition at all.
Urllet Urllet
If I ever step onto a space station where I can look back down on our beautiful cold earth this is one album I want with me. Reach for the Dead and some of the other tracks will make perfect sense then. Bravo
Vareyma Vareyma
Their best work since 'MHTRTC'. More of a slow burner then previous albums. The beats and hooks aren't as instantly infectious as previous works, it's more of a specific atmosphere of both excitement and dread the album creates as a whole. Brings to mind desolate landscapes, the movie 'Walkabout', post-apocalyptic sci-fi. It really stays with you. They still have the uncanny magic touch of evoking memories you forgot you had. Single 'Reach for the Dead'-outstanding track- represents the album pretty well. Could this be the most radical album to break iTunes top 10 albums chart?
Tall Tall
Certainly has a different vibe to it than previous albums, more of a flow where the whole needs to be appreciated, instead of individual tracks standing out. After four listens, I still feel there's so much more to discover. Intriguing, and definitely not the big letdown I was fearing it might be.
Hurus Hurus
A new Boards Of Canada album, what can you say?
Gldasiy Gldasiy
I'm immediately getting a "soundtrack to a mental movie" vibe from this one. There's a lot to unpack here, and there's a definite flow. From the opening fanfare (reminds me of the cheesy VIACOM or TRI-STAR logos from bad 70's horror movies) to the deliberate pacing, this is definitely the kind of record I could put on and match up with my own mental imagery. Or better yet, a movie with the sound off, like Damnation Alley or A Boy and His Dog. But I'm really enjoying the fact that it builds and builds, each part seeming to be part of a whole. This definitely isn't an album for anyone who's impatient or looking for easy hits like "Julie and Candy" or "ROYGBIV". It requires your attention, and I appreciate that. It's like they're moving further away from anything resembling the dreaded IDM tag and more and more towards something like what Stars of the Lid or even GYBE might be doing, even if it is in a different idiom. Maybe because it's because I have a high tolerance for music that takes it's time, and kind of enjoy drone/noise music, but I'm really enjoying this one. And when the beat oriented stuff finally kicks in (Cold Earth, New Seeds, Palace Posey) it gets so great. This is quickly turning into one of my favorite releases of this year so far.
Anen Anen
Nearly 8 years have passed since Boards Of Canada are back with a new album. I was so excited when I heard the news and I could not wait until I can hear their first songs.When the brothers finally released one of their new ones (Reach From The Dead) on Youtube, I realized that it was not the revelation that I expected especially after 8 years and a huge hype by a spectacular marketing strategy.However, I did not want to jump to conclusions so I was looking forward to hear the live transmission of their full album. After that transmission the disappointment was great.Compared with their older works, this one is "only a good" album. However, for me it's better than "The Campfire Headphase" but does not reach the class of the amazing "Music Has The Right To Children" or "Geogaddi".The tracks do not stand out enough from one another. I will also add that the album comes acoustically too sterile. It really hurts to write these words particularly I'm a big fan and I never thought about, that my first more negative review will be about BOC but I think they didn't do a step forward with this album. It is good as I mentioned before but not a masterpiece! Just my 2 cents!I wish, they finally would release some of their older tracks from their live transmissions back in the old days such like this one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDAglAOcqy8It would be sooo awesome when I finally could buy this track on a proper mastered 12"! A re-release of their old tapes would also be great!But I bought this one anyway just to keep my collection as complete as possible!Only 4 of 5 possible stars!(Sorry, BOC!)
Dondallon Dondallon
Less tuneful BOC.This one requires more listening to pick out the hidden layers.
Shakar Shakar
First impressions. Bought mine from bleep (mp3 only).This is a good album, but not great. I would place it above Geogaddi (their weakest in my opinion), but probably below Campfire. It's a more consistent album than Campfire (that is, fewer throwaways), but it also has fewer standout tracks. I'll post more if I can. Right now I'm thinking 4/5.I can only imagine that this album will get banner reviews and ratings, if only for the long wait. It's doubtful it will ever be judged objectively on its merits alone. Several reviewers, for example, dust off the ancient cliche that BoC make faux-70s documentary music. Good grief; please give them a little more credit that they can still produce something original and of value. When the band released their debut, the 70s were almost as old as that album is now!!
Maman Maman
  Corpse1: Sorry to interrupt you, but I also think that Geogaddi is their weakest album (3/5) and I really love those two guys and the music they gave us. Different people, different opinions. As easy as that.
Ganthisc Ganthisc
Uyehuguita Uyehuguita
Does anyone else's pop and tick quite often? :(
Tantil Tantil
Yes... especially during side B...
Mamuro Mamuro
Mine pops on track one now and then but the rest seems cool.
Mr_Mix Mr_Mix
Mine has no pops or crackels or something like that. :<
Vertokini Vertokini
Yeah, mine pops fairly often through side A. The rest is great though.
Madi Madi
Yes mine has a pop on track one. Pressing plant flaw. Otherwise excellent quality
Levaq Levaq
For those who didn't pre-order...Insound is/was offering a free 18x24" poster with purchase. I ordered mine from Bleep. oh well.
CONVERSE CONVERSE
Oh and by the way there are some lovely moments on this LP. And the artwork is, as always, very nice too. I was skeptical after hearing the live transmission but that's probably because it was a low bit rate sound quality for live transmission purposes. The vinyl sounds lush.
SkroN SkroN
I bought mine from boomkat...does that make me a bad person? Those of you who like to tell people where they should buy from obviously didn't see the photo that Bleep put on Facebook of their stockroom which showed piles and piles of this LP ready to send out. I really don't think they are gonna have to struggle to shift these such is the legend of B.O.C.
Global Progression Global Progression
https://vimeo.com/67911828
Shazel Shazel
What an adventure! I have spent the last day listening to this album constantly, firstly last night when I found an illegal mp3 copy online (I simply could not wait!) and now playing my lovely 2xLP vinyl copy.I think I have listened to the album 5 times over the past day in total (I was working most of the day, and had my headphones in when appropriate), and it is in my opinion up there with the rest of the BoC catalogue.Worried fans who have to wait until the (by now history that is) 10th June 2013 should rest easy.This comment is but a placeholder to state that Tomorrow's Harvest is fantastic.Please scroll up to see what I expect to be multiple reviews of this newest episode in the continuing work of one of our most celebrated acts.
Brol Brol
Got the record but can´t find the download-code :CONFUSED:
Lightseeker Lightseeker
nothing in the gatefold :( no piece of paper on the floor … Hm, i don´t destroy the whole jacket for that code! it sucks to take the pirate way!It´s a good piece of BoC-work and i don´t want that the records are going in same condition like i.a.b.p.o.i.t.c. :D
happy light happy light
Mine's def. missing too. :-(
Eseve Eseve
Mine has the code. Fell out as soon as I tipped the sleeve on its side.I know you've probably already tried this but what about removing the inner sleeves and prising open the gatefold?Sometimes cards, inserts etc can be wedged in the crease of gatefolds.
Wrathmaster Wrathmaster
the same here... :/
Alsath Alsath
This on Discogs?! Pfft, what a joke. Support Boards of Canada and get it from Bleep or Amazon.
digytal soul digytal soul
Amazon, is that a joke? Way to put it to the man. I'd rather buy it from anyone but them.
Kuve Kuve
I got a call from my local record store... 'your vinyl copy of boards of canada is ready to pick up'... i dropped the phone.
DarK-LiGht DarK-LiGht
Yea...don't buy this from anywhere other than Bleep or a record store
Questanthr Questanthr
To support the band/label instead of somebody on discogs profiting from it.
Kaghma Kaghma
I bought mine at HHV.de and got it earlier this day. <3
Dammy Dammy
Why is that? Is the Japanese version inferior for some reason? Referring to both vinyl versions.
Liarienen Liarienen
can we split up the BRC and WARP copies, if only to clarify which one you are purchasing, i don't see any reason to have them combined