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9.28.2005

Coming Soon

original posted by josko @ 8:42 PM Sept. 25, 2005

Update. Here is an interview with boc (thanks Mark). They seem pretty weird and I like it. I hope the new album is good, 'cause I've been waiting a long time and was disappointed with their last one, Geogaddi.

If you go to this website, you can buy one of the tracks from the album (ppsh, yeah right), and link to listen to all of them in shitty RealPlayer (click the top left little album-cover thumbnail and you'll see all the tracks laid out). I listened to all of them, but I won't caste judgment 'till I hear it proper.

6 Comments:

At 8:48 PM, Blogger joško said...

Full tracklist:

01 Into the Rainbow Vein
02 Chromakey Dreamcoat
03 Satellite Anthem Icarus
04 Peacock Tail
05 Dayvan Cowboy
06 A Moment of Clarity
07 '84 Pontiac Dream
08 Sherbet Head
09 Oscar See Through Red Eye
10 Ataronchronon
11 Hey Saturday Sun
12 Constants Are Changing
13 Slow This Bird Down
14 Tears From the Compound Eye
15 Farewell Fire

Wooo!

 
At 2:31 AM, Blogger Trevor said...

i hear that some people have it already.

*cough*

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger joško said...

ya sick?

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger joško said...

So I just finished reading this BoC interview, and I realize that reading about music is generally pretty lame. Furthermore, it's been a phenomenon for me (and I talked to Trevor about this) that reading a little in-depth about a band or musical group that I like usually leaves me disappointed. Case in point is Radiohead. I like their music, but whenever I get around to reading an interview with them, they sound like drunken retards. Shoot, not even drunk, just retards, and their retarded intent for certain songs ends up being different than what I had in mind, so my feelings for certain songs ends up changing in a direction I may not like. And really--what does taht shit have to do with music?!

This brings up the question, to me, of art in general (books, music, art pieces) and whether the _intent_ of the artist should really influence my reading and enjoying of it. On one extreme, I read somewhere in Vice about a dude in a university who took issue with the professor's take on Hemingway, that he'd personally read an interview with Hemingway contradicting what the professor had just said. The professor retorted that the class had to "read _beyond_ Hemingway." Like, come on! I think Hemingway knows what Hemingway meant. It's like in the movie 'Back to School,' when Rodney Dangerfield gets a C- on his paper on Kurt Vonnegut that he hired Kurt Vonnegut to write.

On the other hand, should I give a fuck about what Thom York says inspired him to write a song? Does it matter? I mean, Radiohead is just an example, but everytime I read about music that I like, I end up a little disappointed that I've read it wrong, or the gravity of the inspiration doesn't live up to expectations, and so on. Music should be enjoyed for music's sake. Celebrity, addiction, and ego all usually play a huge roll in big-shot and small-shot musicians' lives, and with that I just can't usually relate (except the addiction part: glug-glug-glug ;).

I bring all this up 'cause this Boards of Canada interview seems super preoccupied with 'the direction' BoC wants to take their music, especially with what the audience expects, and--fer God's sakes--which fucking section of the music store they want Boards of Canada to be found! That's fucking retarded. "We're not IDM! We're not dance music! We're not satanic! We use guitars!" WTF? Stop whining and make a good record, biatches!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Miguel said...

I mentioned Radiohead's blog to you in person, but never gave you the URL

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Ivan said...

One of my favorite songs on “Hail To The Theif” is "The Gloaming", which I've been told is about the rise of the Republican Party. "Your alarm bells...should be ringing".

It is a much better song in a general sense, a desperate existential paranoia. That feeling, to me, is why OK Computer was good. To be a theme song against a relatively benign political party trivializes it, and will certainly seem anachronistic 30 years from now (though I'll probably still like the song under the other interpretation).

For quite some time, I've chosen to believe the true intent of a song is the one I project it to be. I'm probably only half wrong if you consider the listener as being involved in the music.

Trevor, why don’t you put some music online, and email trusted folks the temporary link :)

 

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